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Australia | South Australia | Local Government Areas

Southern Mallee (DC)

Code LGA47290 (LGA)
People 2,100
Male 1,076
Female 1,024
Median age 43
Families 550
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,090
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $866
Median monthly mortgage repayments $780
Median weekly rent $95
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 2,100 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,076 51.2 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,024 48.8 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 34 1.6 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,100 people in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population.

Age Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 138 6.6 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 132 6.3 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 130 6.2 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 103 4.9 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 98 4.7 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 124 5.9 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 121 5.8 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 121 5.8 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 139 6.6 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 158 7.5 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 148 7.0 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 129 6.1 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 167 7.9 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 109 5.2 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 86 4.1 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 73 3.5 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 50 2.4 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 75 3.6 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 923 54.3 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 51 3.0 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 145 8.5 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 140 8.2 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 440 25.9 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.3% were married and 11.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 840 56.8 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 137 9.3 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 501 33.9 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 47 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 37 7.3 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 174 34.4 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 1.2 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 114 22.5 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 7 1.4 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 11 2.2 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 24 4.7 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 9 1.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 7 1.4 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 117 23.1 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 506 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas) 24.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.4% were in primary school, 26.0% in secondary school and 6.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,846 87.9 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 200 10.0 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 78 3.9 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 49 2.4 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,679 83.7 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), 83.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 673 62.7 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 306 28.5 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 64 6.0 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 30 2.8 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,073 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,073 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.7% were employed full time, 28.5% were employed part-time and 2.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 103 9.8 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 90 8.6 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 113 10.8 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 84 8.0 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 590 56.4 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), 9.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 56.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 480 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,060 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 866 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas) was $480.

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

Unpaid work Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,219 71.8 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 480 28.3 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 180 10.6 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 677 39.9 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.3% provided care for children and 10.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 39.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 345 20.3 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 410 24.1 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 233 13.7 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 236 13.9 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 264 48.0 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 230 41.8 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 52 9.5 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 4 0.7 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), 41.8% were couple families with children, 48.0% were couple families without children and 9.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 26.3 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 73.7 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas) 26.3% of single parents were male and 73.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,369 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,528 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,528 and those without children was $1,369.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 129 26.1 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 14 2.8 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 153 31.0 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 60 12.1 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 16 3.2 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 73 14.8 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 29 5.9 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 20 4.0 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 26.1% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 31.0% 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 Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 830 78.5 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 227 21.5 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), 78.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 808 97.3 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 19 2.3 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.4 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), 97.3% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.7 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 29 3.5 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 111 13.4 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 489 58.9 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 179 21.6 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 16 1.9 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 13.4% had 2 bedrooms and 58.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 402 48.4 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 206 24.8 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 184 22.1 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 20 2.4 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 19 2.3 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), 48.4% were owned outright, 24.8% were owned with a mortgage and 22.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 550 66.2 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 265 31.9 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 16 1.9 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 66.2% were family households, 31.9% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.9 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.4 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), 33.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.4% 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 Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 95 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.6 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.4 -- 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 Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 780 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.9 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.1 -- 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 Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 36 4.3 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 227 27.4 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 301 36.3 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 237 28.6 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 28 3.4 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), 27.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 28.6% 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 Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 35 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 17 48.6 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 18 51.4 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 10 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), there were 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 17 (or 48.6%) were male and 18 (or 51.4%) were female. The median age was 10 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Southern Mallee (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 4.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 779 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.1, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $779.

Mortgage and rent Southern Mallee (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,192 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Southern Mallee (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,192.

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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