2011 Census QuickStats

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Port Pirie City and Dists (M)

Code LGA46450 (LGA)
People 17,333
Male 8,521
Female 8,812
Median age 41
Families 4,678
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 8,158
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $771
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,000
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 17,333 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,521 49.2 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,812 50.8 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 506 2.9 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 17,333 people in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.9% of the population.

Age Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,062 6.1 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,102 6.4 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,296 7.5 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,216 7.0 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 873 5.0 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 871 5.0 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 837 4.8 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,031 5.9 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,164 6.7 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,221 7.0 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,161 6.7 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,119 6.5 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,098 6.3 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 952 5.5 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 785 4.5 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 612 3.5 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 504 2.9 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 427 2.5 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,513 47.0 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 487 3.5 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,248 9.0 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,194 8.6 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,424 31.9 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.0% were married and 12.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,006 48.0 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,290 10.3 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,207 41.6 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 249 5.3 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,090 23.3 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 456 9.7 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 129 2.8 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 643 13.7 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 398 8.5 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 105 2.2 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 265 5.7 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 140 3.0 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 82 1.8 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,123 24.0 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,680 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas) 27.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.8% were in primary school, 24.5% in secondary school and 8.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 15,254 88.0 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,864 11.4 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 849 5.2 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 511 3.1 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 13,138 80.3 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), 80.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,831 53.6 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,336 32.7 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 453 6.3 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 533 7.5 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,153 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 7,153 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 53.6% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 7.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 888 13.4 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 694 10.5 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 754 11.4 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,067 16.1 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,768 41.8 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), 13.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 404 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,006 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 771 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas) was $404.

Travel to work, top responses Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,172 66.1 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,831 27.6 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,663 12.0 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,972 21.4 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.6% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,260 16.3 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,227 23.3 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,864 13.4 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,820 13.1 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), 23.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,022 43.2 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,738 37.2 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 862 18.4 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 55 1.2 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), 37.2% were couple families with children, 43.2% were couple families without children and 18.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.2 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.8 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas) 18.2% of single parents were male and 81.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,750 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,005 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,005 and those without children was $1,750.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 544 14.5 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 123 3.3 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 804 21.4 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 453 12.1 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 224 6.0 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,111 29.6 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 211 5.6 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 286 7.6 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 14.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 21.4% 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 Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,014 88.4 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 923 11.6 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), 88.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,933 84.6 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 663 9.5 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 354 5.0 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 59 0.8 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), 84.6% were separate houses, 9.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 18 0.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 269 3.8 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,015 14.5 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,210 60.0 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,352 19.3 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 147 2.1 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.8% had 1 bedroom, 14.5% had 2 bedrooms and 60.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,456 35.0 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,203 31.4 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,123 30.3 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 33 0.5 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 196 2.8 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), 35.0% were owned outright, 31.4% were owned with a mortgage and 30.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 4,638 66.1 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,239 31.9 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 136 1.9 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 66.1% were family households, 31.9% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 39.8 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.5 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), 39.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.5% 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 Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.5 -- 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 Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,000 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.2 -- 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 Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
None 809 11.5 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,707 38.6 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,217 31.6 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,053 15.0 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 226 3.2 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), 38.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.0% 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 Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 505 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 238 47.1 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 267 52.9 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 505 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 238 (or 47.1%) were male and 267 (or 52.9%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % 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 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 639 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $639.

Mortgage and rent Port Pirie City and Dists (M) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 758 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Port Pirie City and Dists (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $758.

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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