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The Coorong (DC)

Code LGA47800 (LGA)
People 5,525
Male 2,844
Female 2,681
Median age 44
Families 1,477
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,947
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $785
Median monthly mortgage repayments $877
Median weekly rent $110
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 5,525 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,844 51.5 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,681 48.5 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 333 6.0 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,525 people in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.5% were male and 48.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.0% of the population.

Age The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 296 5.4 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 362 6.6 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 394 7.1 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 327 5.9 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 236 4.3 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 241 4.4 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 289 5.2 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 311 5.6 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 332 6.0 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 441 8.0 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 437 7.9 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 386 7.0 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 423 7.7 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 394 7.1 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 258 4.7 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 169 3.1 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 120 2.2 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 107 1.9 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.0% of the population.

Registered marital status The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,422 54.2 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 147 3.3 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 384 8.6 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 284 6.4 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,234 27.6 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.2% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,093 54.3 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 376 9.8 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,384 35.9 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 56 3.7 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 458 30.2 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 13 0.9 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 44 2.9 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 228 15.0 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 4 0.3 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 67 4.4 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 83 5.5 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 49 3.2 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 15 1.0 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 502 33.0 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,519 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas) 27.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.9% were in primary school, 19.7% in secondary school and 8.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 4,672 84.6 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 504 9.9 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 228 4.5 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 218 4.3 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,127 81.3 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), 81.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,498 58.1 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 782 30.3 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 165 6.4 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 134 5.2 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,579 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,579 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 58.1% were employed full time, 30.3% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 290 11.9 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 214 8.8 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 274 11.2 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 306 12.5 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,193 48.8 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), 11.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

Occupation The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 427 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 964 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 785 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas) was $427.

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

Unpaid work The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,156 70.6 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,287 28.8 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 515 11.5 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,536 34.3 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.8% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 34.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 857 19.2 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,066 23.8 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 602 13.5 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 633 14.2 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), 23.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 707 47.9 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 566 38.3 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 184 12.5 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 20 1.4 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), 38.3% were couple families with children, 47.9% were couple families without children and 12.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 28.8 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 71.2 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas) 28.8% of single parents were male and 71.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,331 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,436 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,436 and those without children was $1,331.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 241 18.9 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 61 4.8 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 292 23.0 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 167 13.1 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 74 5.8 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 286 22.5 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 64 5.0 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 87 6.8 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 23.0% 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 The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,120 76.6 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 646 23.4 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), 76.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 23.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,005 94.6 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 43 2.0 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 16 0.8 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 52 2.5 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), 94.6% were separate houses, 2.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.8% were flats, units or apartments and 2.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 62 2.9 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 288 13.6 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,236 58.4 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 468 22.1 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 59 2.8 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 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 13.6% had 2 bedrooms and 58.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 893 42.2 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 602 28.4 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 509 24.0 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 43 2.0 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 70 3.3 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), 42.2% were owned outright, 28.4% were owned with a mortgage and 24.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,468 69.3 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 597 28.2 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 53 2.5 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.3% were family households, 28.2% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.3 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.8 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), 36.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.8% 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 The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 110 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 877 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.4 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.6 -- 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 The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 112 5.3 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 637 30.1 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 752 35.5 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 540 25.5 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 75 3.5 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), 30.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 25.5% 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 The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 332 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 157 47.3 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 175 52.7 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), there were 332 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 157 (or 47.3%) were male and 175 (or 52.7%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics The Coorong (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 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 688 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In The Coorong (DC) (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 $688.

Mortgage and rent The Coorong (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 115 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In The Coorong (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $115 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $867.

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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