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Houghton

Code SSC40304 (SSC)
People 575
Male 280
Female 295
Median age 42
Families 167
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 193
Average people per household 3.2
Median weekly household income $1,730
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $295
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Total 575 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 280 48.7 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 295 51.3 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 0 0.0 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 575 people in Houghton (State Suburbs) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.0% of the population.

Age Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 34 5.9 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 47 8.2 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 41 7.1 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 58 10.1 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 30 5.2 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 15 2.6 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 17 3.0 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 43 7.5 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 38 6.6 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 66 11.5 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 51 8.9 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 47 8.2 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 37 6.4 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 30 5.2 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 16 2.8 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3 0.5 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3 0.5 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Houghton (State Suburbs) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 296 64.8 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 8 1.8 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 22 4.8 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 7 1.5 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 124 27.1 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Houghton (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 64.8% were married and 6.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 24 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 19 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Houghton (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 19 years.

Social marital status Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 277 65.3 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 35 8.3 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 112 26.4 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Houghton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 50 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 20 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Houghton (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 50 years.

Education Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 7 3.8 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 37 20.3 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 9 4.9 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 20 11.0 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 23 12.6 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 8 4.4 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 16 8.8 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 10 5.5 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 34 18.7 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 11 6.0 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 7 3.8 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 182 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Houghton (State Suburbs) 31.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.3% were in primary school, 25.8% in secondary school and 23.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 467 81.1 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 147 26.1 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 62 11.0 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 36 6.4 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 318 56.5 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Houghton (State Suburbs), 56.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 173 51.6 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 120 35.8 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 30 9.0 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 12 3.6 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 335 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 335 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Houghton (State Suburbs). Of these 51.6% were employed full time, 35.8% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 44 13.5 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 39 12.0 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 38 11.7 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 47 14.4 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 128 39.3 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Houghton (State Suburbs), 13.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Houghton (State Suburbs) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 634 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,721 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,730 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Houghton (State Suburbs) was $634.

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

Unpaid work Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 376 82.3 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 145 31.6 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 42 9.2 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 110 24.0 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Houghton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 82.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.6% provided care for children and 9.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 102 22.4 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 124 27.2 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 86 18.9 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 60 13.2 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Houghton (State Suburbs), 27.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 18.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 64 38.6 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 97 58.4 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 5 3.0 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Houghton (State Suburbs), 58.4% were couple families with children, 38.6% were couple families without children and 3.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 0.0 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 100.0 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Houghton (State Suburbs) 0.0% of single parents were male and 100.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,292 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,399 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Houghton (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,399 and those without children was $1,292.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 28 18.1 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 6 3.9 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 46 29.7 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 21 13.5 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 11 7.1 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 23 14.8 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 14 9.0 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 6 3.9 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Houghton (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 29.7% 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 Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 182 95.8 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 8 4.2 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Houghton (State Suburbs), 95.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 174 95.6 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8 4.4 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 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 Houghton (State Suburbs), 95.6% were separate houses, 4.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3 1.6 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 14 7.6 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 79 42.7 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 86 46.5 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 1.6 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Houghton (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.6% had 1 bedroom, 7.6% had 2 bedrooms and 42.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 3.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 59 32.2 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 108 59.0 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 12 6.6 172,727 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 4 2.2 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Houghton (State Suburbs), 32.2% were owned outright, 59.0% were owned with a mortgage and 6.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 159 87.8 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 22 12.2 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 0 0.0 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Houghton (State Suburbs), of all households, 87.8% were family households, 12.2% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

Household income Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 11.0 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.5 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Houghton (State Suburbs), 11.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.5% 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 Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 295 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.3 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.7 -- 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 Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.0 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.0 -- 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 Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
None 0 0.0 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 24 13.3 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 72 39.8 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 78 43.1 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 7 3.9 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Houghton (State Suburbs), 13.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 43.1% 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 Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 0 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 0 0.0 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 0 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Houghton (State Suburbs), there were 0 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 0 (or 0.0%) were male and 0 (or 0.0%) were female. The median age was 0 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 0 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Houghton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

Mortgage and rent Houghton % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Houghton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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