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Australia | South Australia | Local Government Areas

Whyalla (C)

Code LGA48540 (LGA)
People 22,088
Male 11,174
Female 10,914
Median age 38
Families 5,825
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 10,690
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $934
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $150
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 Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 22,088 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 11,174 50.6 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,914 49.4 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 921 4.2 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 22,088 people in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.2% of the population.

Age Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,460 6.6 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,455 6.6 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,519 6.9 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,572 7.1 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,391 6.3 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,387 6.3 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,217 5.5 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,526 6.9 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,610 7.3 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,671 7.6 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,540 7.0 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,242 5.6 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,208 5.5 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,033 4.7 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 898 4.1 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 606 2.7 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 444 2.0 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 309 1.4 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,685 43.5 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 620 3.5 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,684 9.5 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,130 6.4 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,534 37.0 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 43.5% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,882 43.8 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,950 12.4 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,896 43.8 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 324 5.0 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,470 22.8 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 478 7.4 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 111 1.7 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 813 12.6 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 458 7.1 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 20 0.3 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 558 8.6 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 321 5.0 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 81 1.3 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,817 28.2 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,451 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas) 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.9% were in primary school, 20.0% in secondary school and 13.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 16,381 74.2 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,775 28.3 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,555 7.6 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,129 5.5 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 11,981 58.6 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), 58.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,744 57.6 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,709 27.2 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 705 7.1 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 812 8.1 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,970 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 9,970 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.6% were employed full time, 27.2% were employed part-time and 8.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 913 10.0 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 830 9.1 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 961 10.5 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,777 19.4 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,970 43.4 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 472 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,276 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 934 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas) was $472.

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

Unpaid work Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 11,652 66.0 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,056 28.6 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,996 11.3 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,436 19.5 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.6% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,957 16.8 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,362 24.7 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,271 12.9 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,063 11.7 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), 24.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,304 39.6 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,234 38.4 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,204 20.7 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 83 1.4 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.4% were couple families with children, 39.6% were couple families without children and 20.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.6 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.4 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas) 20.6% of single parents were male and 79.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,069 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,258 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,258 and those without children was $2,069.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 818 18.0 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 124 2.7 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 962 21.2 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 698 15.4 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 206 4.5 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,060 23.4 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 341 7.5 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 328 7.2 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 21.2% 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 Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,937 88.7 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,142 11.3 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), 88.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,031 67.5 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,495 27.9 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 380 4.3 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 32 0.4 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), 67.5% were separate houses, 27.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 24 0.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 225 2.5 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,365 15.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,647 63.2 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,495 16.7 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 183 2.0 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 Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 15.3% had 2 bedrooms and 63.2% 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 Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,153 24.1 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,037 34.0 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,489 39.0 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 23 0.3 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 236 2.6 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), 24.1% were owned outright, 34.0% were owned with a mortgage and 39.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 5,778 64.6 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,929 32.8 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 232 2.6 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 64.6% were family households, 32.8% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.2 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.3 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.3% 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 Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
None 1,225 13.7 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,451 38.6 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,788 31.2 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,167 13.1 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 306 3.4 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.1% 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 Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 922 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 433 47.0 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 489 53.0 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 922 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 433 (or 47.0%) were male and 489 (or 53.0%) 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 Whyalla (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 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 690 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $690.

Mortgage and rent Whyalla (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 148 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,105 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Whyalla (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $148 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,105.

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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