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Australia | South Australia | Local Government Areas

Mount Barker (DC)

Code LGA44550 (LGA)
People 29,767
Male 14,463
Female 15,304
Median age 38
Families 8,371
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 12,168
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,254
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,612
Median weekly rent $266
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 29,767 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 14,463 48.6 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 15,304 51.4 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 240 0.8 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 29,767 people in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,125 7.1 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,120 7.1 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,268 7.6 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,069 7.0 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,648 5.5 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,578 5.3 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,658 5.6 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,197 7.4 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,373 8.0 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,260 7.6 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,140 7.2 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,935 6.5 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,770 5.9 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,304 4.4 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 809 2.7 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 586 2.0 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 473 1.6 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 452 1.5 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 12,323 53.0 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 696 3.0 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,230 9.6 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,099 4.7 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,906 29.7 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 53.0% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 11,377 53.2 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,371 11.1 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,621 35.7 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 423 4.8 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,886 21.6 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 472 5.4 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 953 10.9 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 982 11.2 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 313 3.6 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 660 7.6 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 686 7.9 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 986 11.3 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 185 2.1 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,190 13.6 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,736 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.9% were in primary school, 22.4% in secondary school and 19.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 24,531 82.4 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,697 19.9 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,251 7.9 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,637 5.7 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 19,035 66.5 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), 66.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,865 55.9 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 5,352 33.8 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 920 5.8 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 713 4.5 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 15,850 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 15,850 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.9% were employed full time, 33.8% were employed part-time and 4.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,936 12.8 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,548 10.2 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,870 12.4 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,676 17.7 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,193 40.9 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), 12.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 598 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,502 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,254 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas) was $598.

Travel to work, top responses Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 18,498 79.6 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 8,006 34.4 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,849 12.3 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 6,042 26.0 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 79.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.4% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,208 22.4 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 6,955 29.9 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,537 15.2 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,798 12.0 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), 29.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.0% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,184 38.0 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,906 46.7 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,215 14.5 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 67 0.8 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), 46.7% were couple families with children, 38.0% were couple families without children and 14.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.6 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.4 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas) 18.6% of single parents were male and 81.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,971 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,083 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,083 and those without children was $1,971.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,441 20.3 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 345 4.9 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,886 26.6 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,069 15.1 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 415 5.9 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,011 14.3 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 441 6.2 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 483 6.8 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 20.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 26.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,897 91.7 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 992 8.3 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), 91.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 10,126 92.9 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 331 3.0 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 361 3.3 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 71 0.7 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), 92.9% were separate houses, 3.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 28 0.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 268 2.5 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,243 11.4 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,601 51.4 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,615 33.2 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 139 1.3 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 11.4% had 2 bedrooms and 51.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,066 28.1 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,992 45.8 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,486 22.8 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 149 1.4 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 204 1.9 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), 28.1% were owned outright, 45.8% were owned with a mortgage and 22.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 8,262 75.8 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,363 21.7 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 271 2.5 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 75.8% were family households, 21.7% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.6 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.9 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), 21.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.9% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 266 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.4 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.6 -- 9.3 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,612 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 8.8 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 470 4.3 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,229 29.6 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,626 42.5 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,345 21.5 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 226 2.1 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), 29.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 239 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 116 48.5 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 123 51.5 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), there were 239 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 116 (or 48.5%) were male and 123 (or 51.5%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,132 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,132.

Mortgage and rent Mount Barker (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 270 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,300 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Barker (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $270 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,300.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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