2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Birkenhead

Code SSC40048 (SSC)
People 1,716
Male 841
Female 875
Median age 39
Families 480
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 764
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,172
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,600
Median weekly rent $255
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Total 1,716 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 841 49.0 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 875 51.0 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 62 3.6 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,716 people in Birkenhead (State Suburbs) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.

Age Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 96 5.6 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 109 6.3 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 112 6.5 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 113 6.6 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 106 6.2 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 100 5.8 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 117 6.8 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 133 7.7 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 154 9.0 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 164 9.6 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 134 7.8 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 115 6.7 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 86 5.0 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 49 2.9 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 33 1.9 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 51 3.0 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 28 1.6 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 17 1.0 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Birkenhead (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 537 38.4 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 51 3.6 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 171 12.2 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 74 5.3 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 567 40.5 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Birkenhead (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 38.4% were married and 15.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Birkenhead (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 509 39.5 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 199 15.5 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 579 45.0 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 39.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Birkenhead (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 20 4.0 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 105 21.1 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 50 10.1 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 4 0.8 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 58 11.7 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 39 7.8 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 4 0.8 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 44 8.9 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 60 12.1 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 12 2.4 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 101 20.3 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 497 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs) 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.0% were in primary school, 20.5% in secondary school and 20.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,351 78.7 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 403 24.9 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 136 8.4 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 86 5.3 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 993 61.4 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs), 61.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 556 59.5 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 263 28.2 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 63 6.7 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 52 5.6 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 934 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 934 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Birkenhead (State Suburbs). Of these 59.5% were employed full time, 28.2% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 92 10.4 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 78 8.8 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 90 10.2 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 186 21.1 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 373 42.3 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Birkenhead (State Suburbs), 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Birkenhead (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 628 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,445 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,172 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Birkenhead (State Suburbs) was $628.

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

Unpaid work Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,024 73.1 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 409 29.2 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 165 11.8 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 195 13.9 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.2% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 339 24.2 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 393 28.0 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 172 12.3 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 121 8.6 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Birkenhead (State Suburbs), 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 180 37.4 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 181 37.6 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 111 23.1 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 9 1.9 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Birkenhead (State Suburbs), 37.6% were couple families with children, 37.4% were couple families without children and 23.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.9 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.1 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs) 17.9% of single parents were male and 82.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,022 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,037 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,037 and those without children was $2,022.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 95 26.5 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 11 3.1 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 91 25.3 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 43 12.0 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 13 3.6 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 58 16.2 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 30 8.4 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 18 5.0 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs), of couple families, 26.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 25.3% 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 Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 687 92.5 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 56 7.5 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs), 92.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 615 89.7 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 46 6.7 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 25 3.6 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Birkenhead (State Suburbs), 89.7% were separate houses, 6.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.4 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 14 2.0 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 190 27.7 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 403 58.8 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 65 9.5 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 10 1.5 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.0% had 1 bedroom, 27.7% had 2 bedrooms and 58.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 170 24.7 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 302 44.0 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 194 28.2 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 21 3.1 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Birkenhead (State Suburbs), 24.7% were owned outright, 44.0% were owned with a mortgage and 28.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 475 69.0 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 195 28.3 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 18 2.6 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.0% were family households, 28.3% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.7 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs), 25.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.4% 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 Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 255 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.2 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.8 -- 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 Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.4 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.6 -- 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 Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
None 69 10.0 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 280 40.8 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 225 32.8 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 95 13.8 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 18 2.6 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs), 40.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.8% 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 Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 64 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 26 40.6 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 38 59.4 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 12 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Birkenhead (State Suburbs), there were 64 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 26 (or 40.6%) were male and 38 (or 59.4%) were female. The median age was 12 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 650 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $650.

Mortgage and rent Birkenhead % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 285 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Birkenhead (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $285 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,383.

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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