2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | Local Government Areas

Murray Bridge (RC)

Code LGA45040 (LGA)
People 19,742
Male 9,949
Female 9,793
Median age 40
Families 5,188
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 8,851
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $836
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 19,742 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,949 50.4 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,793 49.6 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 980 5.0 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 19,742 people in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.0% of the population.

Age Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,276 6.5 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,205 6.1 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,302 6.6 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,397 7.1 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,192 6.0 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,168 5.9 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,040 5.3 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,206 6.1 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,461 7.4 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,398 7.1 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,319 6.7 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,170 5.9 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,190 6.0 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,039 5.3 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 831 4.2 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 655 3.3 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 485 2.5 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 407 2.1 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,444 46.7 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 613 3.8 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,514 9.5 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,082 6.8 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,302 33.2 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 46.7% were married and 13.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,605 46.8 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,546 10.9 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,971 42.3 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 238 4.2 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 925 16.3 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 342 6.0 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 416 7.3 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 688 12.1 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 49 0.9 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 394 7.0 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 420 7.4 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 250 4.4 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 123 2.2 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,821 32.1 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,666 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas) 28.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.7% were in primary school, 19.9% in secondary school and 11.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 16,160 81.9 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,917 16.2 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 928 5.2 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 700 3.9 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 13,470 74.8 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), 74.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,797 55.5 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,647 30.6 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 576 6.7 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 627 7.3 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,647 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 8,647 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.5% were employed full time, 30.6% were employed part-time and 7.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 896 11.2 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 711 8.9 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,036 12.9 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,557 19.4 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,241 40.4 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 454 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,026 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 836 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas) was $454.

Travel to work, top responses Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,729 67.2 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,191 26.3 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,876 11.8 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,433 21.5 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.3% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,920 18.3 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,794 23.8 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,106 13.2 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,910 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 Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), 23.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% 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 Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,190 42.2 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,971 38.0 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 949 18.3 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 79 1.5 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), 38.0% were couple families with children, 42.2% were couple families without children and 18.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.3 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.7 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas) 20.3% of single parents were male and 79.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,488 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,755 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,755 and those without children was $1,488.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 743 17.9 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 169 4.1 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 851 20.5 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 529 12.7 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 286 6.9 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,077 25.9 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 268 6.4 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 238 5.7 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 20.5% 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 Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,507 88.0 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,020 12.0 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), 88.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,523 86.9 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 645 8.6 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 268 3.6 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 68 0.9 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), 86.9% were separate houses, 8.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 20 0.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 264 3.5 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,209 16.1 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,247 56.6 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,589 21.2 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 179 2.4 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 16.1% had 2 bedrooms and 56.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,374 31.6 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,236 29.8 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,520 33.6 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 138 1.8 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 241 3.2 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), 31.6% were owned outright, 29.8% were owned with a mortgage and 33.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 5,116 68.1 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,151 28.7 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 240 3.2 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.1% were family households, 28.7% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.0 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.7 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), 35.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.7% 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 Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.1 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.9 -- 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 Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 605 8.1 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,676 35.6 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,547 33.9 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,407 18.7 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 272 3.6 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), 35.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.7% 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 Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 980 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 526 53.7 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 454 46.3 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), there were 980 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 526 (or 53.7%) were male and 454 (or 46.3%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 793 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $793.

Mortgage and rent Murray Bridge (RC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 168 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,170 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Murray Bridge (RC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $168 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,170.

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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