2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Adelaide

Code SSC40002 (SSC)
People 12,962
Male 6,911
Female 6,051
Median age 29
Families 2,050
Average children per family 1.4
All private dwellings 7,318
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $949
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,842
Median weekly rent $321
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Total 12,962 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,911 53.3 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,051 46.7 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 172 1.3 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,962 people in Adelaide (State Suburbs) of these 53.3% were male and 46.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 284 2.2 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 167 1.3 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 133 1.0 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 773 6.0 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,223 24.9 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,092 16.1 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,249 9.6 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 868 6.7 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 686 5.3 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 642 5.0 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 636 4.9 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 565 4.4 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 611 4.7 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 377 2.9 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 238 1.8 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 167 1.3 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 135 1.0 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 117 0.9 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 29 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Adelaide (State Suburbs) was 29 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 4.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,894 23.4 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 329 2.7 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 993 8.0 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 280 2.3 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 7,883 63.7 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Adelaide (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 23.4% were married and 10.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Adelaide (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,048 21.9 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,129 12.1 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,192 66.1 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Adelaide (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 21.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Adelaide (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 43 0.7 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 130 2.1 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 26 0.4 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 25 0.4 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 126 2.0 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 34 0.5 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 72 1.2 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 384 6.2 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,483 56.0 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 183 2.9 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,710 27.5 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,216 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Adelaide (State Suburbs) 47.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 2.9% were in primary school, 3.7% in secondary school and 62.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 5,460 42.1 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,805 60.5 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 649 5.8 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 465 4.1 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,335 29.6 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Adelaide (State Suburbs), 29.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 60.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,591 55.6 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,844 28.6 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 293 4.5 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 726 11.2 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,454 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,454 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Adelaide (State Suburbs). Of these 55.6% were employed full time, 28.6% were employed part-time and 11.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 770 13.4 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 548 9.6 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 521 9.1 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,111 19.4 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,481 43.3 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Adelaide (State Suburbs), 13.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 34 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 27 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Adelaide (State Suburbs) was 34 years and for people who were employed part-time was 27 years.

Occupation Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 486 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,699 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 949 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Adelaide (State Suburbs) was $486.

Travel to work, top responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,162 57.9 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,135 9.2 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 767 6.2 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,225 18.0 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Adelaide (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 9.2% provided care for children and 6.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,338 27.0 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,816 22.7 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 672 5.4 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 337 2.7 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Adelaide (State Suburbs), 22.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,267 61.8 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 368 18.0 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 246 12.0 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 169 8.2 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Adelaide (State Suburbs), 18.0% were couple families with children, 61.8% were couple families without children and 12.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.1 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.9 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Adelaide (State Suburbs) 16.1% of single parents were male and 83.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,344 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,488 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Adelaide (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,488 and those without children was $2,344.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 458 28.0 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 89 5.4 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 288 17.6 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 224 13.7 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 117 7.2 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 268 16.4 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 82 5.0 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 109 6.7 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Adelaide (State Suburbs), of couple families, 28.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.4% had both employed part-time and 17.6% 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 Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,523 87.2 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 812 12.8 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Adelaide (State Suburbs), 87.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 353 6.4 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,850 33.5 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3,292 59.6 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 21 0.4 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (State Suburbs), 6.4% were separate houses, 33.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 59.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 110 2.0 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,190 21.5 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,778 50.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,061 19.2 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 231 4.2 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 153 2.8 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Adelaide (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 21.5% had 1 bedroom, 50.3% had 2 bedrooms and 19.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2. The average household size was 1.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 825 14.9 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 906 16.4 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,591 65.0 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 52 0.9 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 148 2.7 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (State Suburbs), 14.9% were owned outright, 16.4% were owned with a mortgage and 65.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,031 36.8 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,427 44.0 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,063 19.3 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Adelaide (State Suburbs), of all households, 36.8% were family households, 44.0% were single person households and 19.3% were group households.

Household income Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.1 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.2 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Adelaide (State Suburbs), 38.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.2% 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 Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 321 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 66.3 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 33.7 -- 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 Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,842 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
None 2,111 38.2 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,307 41.8 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 744 13.5 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 136 2.5 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 226 4.1 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Adelaide (State Suburbs), 41.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 13.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.5% 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 Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 171 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 114 66.7 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 57 33.3 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 34 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Adelaide (State Suburbs), there were 171 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 114 (or 66.7%) were male and 57 (or 33.3%) were female. The median age was 34 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 566 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Adelaide (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.8, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $566.

Mortgage and rent Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 120 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,253 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Adelaide (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $120 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,253.

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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