2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Happy Valley (SA)

Code SSC40273 (SSC)
People 11,332
Male 5,579
Female 5,753
Median age 39
Families 3,311
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 4,617
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,311
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $295
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 11,332 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,579 49.2 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,753 50.8 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 56 0.5 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,332 people in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 699 6.2 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 673 5.9 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 710 6.3 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 735 6.5 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 699 6.2 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 682 6.0 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 758 6.7 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 744 6.6 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 786 6.9 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 744 6.6 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 859 7.6 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 881 7.8 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 828 7.3 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 421 3.7 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 320 2.8 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 316 2.8 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 265 2.3 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 213 1.9 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,210 56.3 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 234 2.5 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 724 7.8 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 458 5.0 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,620 28.3 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.3% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,855 56.5 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 753 8.8 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,982 34.7 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 147 4.8 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 789 25.7 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 109 3.5 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 161 5.2 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 436 14.2 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 64 2.1 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 149 4.9 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 259 8.4 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 439 14.3 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 73 2.4 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 446 14.5 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,072 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs) 27.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.5% were in primary school, 21.1% in secondary school and 22.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 8,900 78.5 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,815 25.8 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 829 7.6 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 620 5.7 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,661 61.0 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), 61.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,576 57.1 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,047 32.7 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 368 5.9 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 268 4.3 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,259 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,259 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs). Of these 57.1% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 721 12.1 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 611 10.2 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 710 11.9 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,243 20.8 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,333 39.0 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 624 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,515 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,311 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs) was $624.

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

Unpaid work Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,253 78.5 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,905 31.4 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,147 12.4 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,881 20.3 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.4% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,172 23.5 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,866 31.0 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,328 14.4 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 890 9.6 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), 31.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,336 40.4 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,537 46.4 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 414 12.5 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 24 0.7 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), 46.4% were couple families with children, 40.4% were couple families without children and 12.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.4 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.6 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs) 21.4% of single parents were male and 78.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,969 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,100 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,100 and those without children was $1,969.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 576 20.1 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 108 3.8 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 784 27.3 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 401 14.0 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 135 4.7 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 522 18.2 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 193 6.7 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 152 5.3 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 27.3% 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 Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,247 93.3 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 307 6.7 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), 93.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,771 88.8 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 471 11.1 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6 0.1 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 Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), 88.8% were separate houses, 11.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 25 0.6 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 458 10.8 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,578 60.7 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,151 27.1 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 38 0.9 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.6% had 1 bedroom, 10.8% had 2 bedrooms and 60.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,357 31.9 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,105 49.5 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 467 11.0 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 242 5.7 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 78 1.8 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), 31.9% were owned outright, 49.5% were owned with a mortgage and 11.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,276 77.1 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 882 20.8 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 91 2.1 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), of all households, 77.1% were family households, 20.8% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.7 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.6 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), 18.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.6% 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 Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 295 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.0 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.0 -- 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 Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
None 142 3.3 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,340 31.5 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,803 42.4 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 896 21.1 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 68 1.6 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), 31.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.1% 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 Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 55 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 21 38.2 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 34 61.8 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), there were 55 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 21 (or 38.2%) were male and 34 (or 61.8%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Happy Valley (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 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,274 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,274.

Mortgage and rent Happy Valley (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 270 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,100 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Happy Valley (SA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $270 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,100.

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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