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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Dover Gardens

Code SSC40159 (SSC)
People 2,581
Male 1,232
Female 1,349
Median age 38
Families 715
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 1,223
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $938
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $245
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 Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Total 2,581 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,232 47.7 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,349 52.3 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 56 2.2 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,581 people in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs) of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.2% of the population.

Age Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 154 6.0 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 149 5.8 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 133 5.1 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 160 6.2 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 193 7.5 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 175 6.8 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 186 7.2 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 168 6.5 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 164 6.3 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 153 5.9 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 189 7.3 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 195 7.5 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 145 5.6 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 98 3.8 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 88 3.4 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 101 3.9 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 85 3.3 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 47 1.8 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 920 42.8 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 73 3.4 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 228 10.6 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 148 6.9 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 779 36.3 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.8% were married and 14.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 846 42.2 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 186 9.3 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 971 48.5 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 15 2.1 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 140 19.4 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 41 5.7 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 22 3.0 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 82 11.3 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 21 2.9 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 13 1.8 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 73 10.1 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 143 19.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 42 5.8 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 131 18.1 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 723 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs) 28.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.1% were in primary school, 16.2% in secondary school and 29.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,853 71.7 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 772 31.4 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 191 7.8 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 123 5.0 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,369 55.8 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), 55.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 684 54.8 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 394 31.6 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 82 6.6 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 88 7.1 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,248 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,248 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs). Of these 54.8% were employed full time, 31.6% were employed part-time and 7.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 127 11.0 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 114 9.9 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 150 13.0 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 242 21.0 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 445 38.5 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 496 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,240 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 938 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs) was $496.

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

Unpaid work Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,556 72.4 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 564 26.2 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 268 12.5 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 401 18.7 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.2% provided care for children and 12.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 525 24.4 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 582 27.1 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 255 11.9 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 193 9.0 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), 27.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 265 37.1 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 265 37.1 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 169 23.6 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 2.2 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), 37.1% were couple families with children, 37.1% were couple families without children and 23.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.2 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.8 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,172 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,014 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,014 and those without children was $2,172.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 93 17.6 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 16 3.0 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 105 19.9 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 72 13.6 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 28 5.3 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 139 26.3 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 43 8.1 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 32 6.1 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 19.9% 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 Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,096 91.6 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 100 8.4 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), 91.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 761 69.6 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 316 28.9 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 16 1.5 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 Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), 69.6% were separate houses, 28.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 5 0.5 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 197 18.0 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 721 65.8 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 149 13.6 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 23 2.1 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 Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.5% had 1 bedroom, 18.0% had 2 bedrooms and 65.8% 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 Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 281 25.7 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 358 32.7 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 406 37.1 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 15 1.4 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 35 3.2 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), 25.7% were owned outright, 32.7% were owned with a mortgage and 37.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 706 64.6 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 326 29.8 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 61 5.6 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.6% were family households, 29.8% were single person households and 5.6% were group households.

Household income Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.1 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.1 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), 31.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.1% 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 Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 245 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.7 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.3 -- 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 Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
None 122 11.2 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 429 39.2 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 378 34.6 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 123 11.3 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 41 3.8 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), 39.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.3% 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 Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 56 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 27 48.2 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 29 51.8 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 14 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), there were 56 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 27 (or 48.2%) were male and 29 (or 51.8%) 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 Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 549 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $549.

Mortgage and rent Dover Gardens % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,033 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Dover Gardens (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,033.

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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