2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Blackwood (SA)

Code SSC40051 (SSC)
People 4,053
Male 1,952
Female 2,101
Median age 44
Families 1,153
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,828
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,313
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,605
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 4,053 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,952 48.2 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,101 51.8 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31 0.8 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,053 people in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs) of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 211 5.2 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 204 5.0 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 211 5.2 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 279 6.9 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 228 5.6 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 178 4.4 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 210 5.2 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 262 6.5 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 296 7.3 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 296 7.3 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 316 7.8 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 294 7.3 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 305 7.5 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 231 5.7 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 162 4.0 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 126 3.1 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 122 3.0 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 119 2.9 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,780 52.0 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 86 2.5 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 311 9.1 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 209 6.1 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,039 30.3 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 52.0% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,630 51.4 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 283 8.9 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,258 39.7 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 50 4.4 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 235 20.7 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 14 1.2 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 82 7.2 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 154 13.5 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 14 1.2 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 76 6.7 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 82 7.2 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 248 21.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 37 3.3 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 145 12.8 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,137 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs) 28.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.1% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 28.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,052 75.3 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,054 27.0 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 346 8.9 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 247 6.3 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,257 57.8 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), 57.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 27.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,185 53.7 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 802 36.4 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 122 5.5 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 96 4.4 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,205 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,205 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs). Of these 53.7% were employed full time, 36.4% were employed part-time and 4.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 263 12.5 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 247 11.7 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 288 13.7 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 350 16.6 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 837 39.7 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 667 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,786 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,313 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs) was $667.

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

Unpaid work Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,843 83.0 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,074 31.4 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 481 14.1 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 904 26.4 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 83.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.4% provided care for children and 14.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 862 25.2 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,073 31.3 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 547 16.0 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 358 10.5 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), 31.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 501 43.4 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 482 41.8 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 153 13.3 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 18 1.6 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), 41.8% were couple families with children, 43.4% were couple families without children and 13.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.9 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.1 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs) 20.9% of single parents were male and 79.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,267 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,459 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,459 and those without children was $2,267.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 187 19.1 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 46 4.7 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 250 25.5 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 111 11.3 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 60 6.1 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 208 21.2 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 62 6.3 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 55 5.6 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 25.5% 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 Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,669 93.0 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 126 7.0 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), 93.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,387 83.2 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 242 14.5 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 38 2.3 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 Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), 83.2% were separate houses, 14.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 30 1.8 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 413 24.8 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 796 47.8 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 415 24.9 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 0.8 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 Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.8% had 1 bedroom, 24.8% had 2 bedrooms and 47.8% 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 Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 695 41.7 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 666 40.0 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 259 15.6 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 16 1.0 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 29 1.7 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), 41.7% were owned outright, 40.0% were owned with a mortgage and 15.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,147 68.8 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 469 28.2 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 50 3.0 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.8% were family households, 28.2% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.7 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.8 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), 20.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.8% 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 Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,605 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.3 -- 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 Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
None 116 7.0 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 625 37.5 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 638 38.3 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 269 16.1 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 18 1.1 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), 37.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.1% 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 Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 31 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 14 45.2 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 17 54.8 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 14 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), there were 31 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 14 (or 45.2%) were male and 17 (or 54.8%) were female. The median age was 14 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,833 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,833.

Mortgage and rent Blackwood (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 83 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Blackwood (SA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $83 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,800.

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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