2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | Local Government Areas

West Torrens (C)

Code LGA48410 (LGA)
People 54,962
Male 26,854
Female 28,108
Median age 38
Families 14,030
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 25,941
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,014
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,690
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 54,962 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 26,854 48.9 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 28,108 51.1 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 485 0.9 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 54,962 people in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,996 5.5 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,513 4.6 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,562 4.7 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,953 5.4 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 4,818 8.8 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 4,824 8.8 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,296 7.8 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,922 7.1 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,812 6.9 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,609 6.6 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,364 6.1 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,794 5.1 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,571 4.7 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,209 4.0 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,077 3.8 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,956 3.6 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,798 3.3 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,887 3.4 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.1% of the population.

Registered marital status West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 20,341 43.4 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,212 2.6 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,046 8.6 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,324 7.1 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 17,961 38.3 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 43.4% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 18,555 43.2 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,812 8.9 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 20,541 47.9 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 636 4.0 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,028 12.6 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,200 7.5 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 494 3.1 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,236 7.7 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 786 4.9 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 559 3.5 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,393 8.7 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,776 23.5 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 535 3.3 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,432 21.3 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 16,075 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas) 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.2% were in primary school, 16.1% in secondary school and 32.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 36,386 66.2 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 21,527 41.7 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 3,668 7.1 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,337 4.5 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 24,099 46.7 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), 46.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 16,141 57.2 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 8,942 31.7 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,533 5.4 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,616 5.7 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 28,232 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 28,232 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.2% were employed full time, 31.7% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,112 11.7 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,750 10.3 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,085 11.6 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 5,845 22.0 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 10,297 38.7 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), 11.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 546 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,359 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,014 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas) was $546.

Travel to work, top responses West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 32,819 70.0 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 11,360 24.2 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,201 11.1 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,524 16.0 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.2% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 10,982 23.4 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 12,676 27.0 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,328 11.4 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,833 8.2 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,871 41.8 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,574 39.7 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,133 15.2 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 452 3.2 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), 39.7% were couple families with children, 41.8% were couple families without children and 15.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.5 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.5 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas) 18.5% of single parents were male and 81.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,020 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,150 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,150 and those without children was $2,020.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,268 19.8 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 563 4.9 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,465 21.5 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,499 13.1 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 635 5.5 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,643 23.1 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 672 5.9 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 700 6.1 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 21.5% 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 West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 23,014 91.6 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,108 8.4 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), 91.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 15,046 65.4 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,944 12.8 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,998 21.7 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 20 0.1 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), 65.4% were separate houses, 12.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 21.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 77 0.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,389 6.0 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 7,433 32.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 10,687 46.4 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,982 13.0 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 448 1.9 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 6.0% had 1 bedroom, 32.3% had 2 bedrooms and 46.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,379 32.1 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 6,426 27.9 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,165 35.5 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 393 1.7 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 652 2.8 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.1% were owned outright, 27.9% were owned with a mortgage and 35.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 13,847 60.2 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 7,651 33.2 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,516 6.6 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 60.2% were family households, 33.2% were single person households and 6.6% were group households.

Household income West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.7 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.8 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), 28.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.8% 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 West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.6 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.4 -- 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 West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
None 2,915 12.7 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 9,680 42.1 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 7,194 31.3 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,554 11.1 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 672 2.9 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.1% 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 West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 486 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 244 50.2 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 242 49.8 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 486 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 244 (or 50.2%) were male and 242 (or 49.8%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 943 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $943.

Mortgage and rent West Torrens (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 245 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,948 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In West Torrens (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $245 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,948.

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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