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Wakefield (DC)

Code LGA48130 (LGA)
People 6,662
Male 3,402
Female 3,260
Median age 42
Families 1,748
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 3,195
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $842
Median monthly mortgage repayments $997
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 6,662 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,402 51.1 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,260 48.9 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 99 1.5 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,662 people in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.1% were male and 48.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

Age Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 426 6.4 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 435 6.5 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 508 7.6 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 417 6.3 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 290 4.4 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 326 4.9 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 341 5.1 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 386 5.8 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 437 6.6 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 471 7.1 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 465 7.0 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 530 8.0 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 447 6.7 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 355 5.3 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 259 3.9 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 209 3.1 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 167 2.5 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 192 2.9 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,711 51.2 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 150 2.8 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 481 9.1 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 405 7.7 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,545 29.2 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.2% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,389 51.1 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 484 10.4 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,803 38.6 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 98 5.5 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 458 25.6 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 21 1.2 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 175 9.8 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 333 18.6 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 15 0.8 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 96 5.4 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 95 5.3 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 70 3.9 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 27 1.5 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 401 22.4 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,789 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas) 26.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.5% were in primary school, 24.9% in secondary school and 9.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 5,694 85.5 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 828 13.2 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 337 5.4 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 252 4.0 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,857 77.4 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 77.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,697 57.4 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 955 32.3 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 172 5.8 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 132 4.5 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,956 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,956 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.4% were employed full time, 32.3% were employed part-time and 4.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 356 12.6 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 269 9.5 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 330 11.7 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 386 13.7 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,308 46.3 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 12.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 460 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,041 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 842 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas) was $460.

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

Unpaid work Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,717 70.3 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,519 28.7 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 652 12.3 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,651 31.2 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.7% 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, 31.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 943 17.8 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,290 24.4 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 725 13.7 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 765 14.5 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 24.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 772 44.2 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 707 40.4 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 249 14.2 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 20 1.1 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 40.4% were couple families with children, 44.2% were couple families without children and 14.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.2 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.8 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas) 20.2% of single parents were male and 79.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,579 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,600 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,600 and those without children was $1,579.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 254 17.2 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 65 4.4 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 341 23.1 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 198 13.4 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 91 6.2 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 342 23.1 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 84 5.7 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 103 7.0 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 23.1% 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 Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,566 82.7 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 537 17.3 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 82.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,477 96.6 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 45 1.8 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 19 0.7 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 21 0.8 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 96.6% were separate houses, 1.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.5 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 95 3.7 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 420 16.4 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,395 54.4 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 595 23.2 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 48 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 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 16.4% had 2 bedrooms and 54.4% 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 Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,023 39.9 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 863 33.7 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 573 22.3 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 32 1.2 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 73 2.8 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 39.9% were owned outright, 33.7% were owned with a mortgage and 22.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,726 67.3 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 780 30.4 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 58 2.3 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.3% were family households, 30.4% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.1 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.0 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 34.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.0% 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 Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 997 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 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 Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 135 5.3 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 868 33.9 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 935 36.5 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 566 22.1 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 60 2.3 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), 33.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.1% 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 Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 100 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 51 51.0 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 49 49.0 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), there were 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 51 (or 51.0%) were male and 49 (or 49.0%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wakefield (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 612 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wakefield (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 $612.

Mortgage and rent Wakefield (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 923 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Wakefield (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $923.

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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