2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Lower Light

Code SSC40381 (SSC)
People 377
Male 202
Female 175
Median age 36
Families 89
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 156
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,026
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,018
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Total 377 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 202 53.6 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 175 46.4 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 10 2.6 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 377 people in Lower Light (State Suburbs) of these 53.6% were male and 46.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.

Age Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 28 7.4 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 26 6.9 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 27 7.1 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 21 5.6 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 17 4.5 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 19 5.0 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 26 6.9 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 23 6.1 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 36 9.5 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 27 7.1 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 31 8.2 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 32 8.5 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 24 6.3 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 15 4.0 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 14 3.7 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 9 2.4 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3 0.8 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 36 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Lower Light (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 130 44.7 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 15 5.2 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 31 10.7 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 9 3.1 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 106 36.4 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Lower Light (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.7% were married and 15.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Lower Light (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 110 45.3 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 31 12.8 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 102 42.0 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Lower Light (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 48 -- 36 -- 33 --

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

Education Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 7 5.3 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 20 15.3 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 2.3 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 8 6.1 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 14 10.7 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 2.3 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 7 5.3 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 4.6 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 0 0.0 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 63 48.1 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 131 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Lower Light (State Suburbs) 35.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.7% were in primary school, 18.3% in secondary school and 4.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 270 71.6 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 80 24.8 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 24 7.4 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 23 7.1 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 196 60.7 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Lower Light (State Suburbs), 60.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 99 61.1 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 45 27.8 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 9 5.6 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 9 5.6 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 162 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 162 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lower Light (State Suburbs). Of these 61.1% were employed full time, 27.8% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 13 8.2 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 12 7.6 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 22 13.9 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 17 10.8 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 83 52.5 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Lower Light (State Suburbs), 8.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Lower Light (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

Occupation Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 522 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,062 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,026 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Lower Light (State Suburbs) was $522.

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

Unpaid work Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 189 64.9 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 73 25.0 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 26 8.9 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 36 12.3 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Lower Light (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.0% provided care for children and 8.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 48 16.6 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 76 26.2 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 29 10.0 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 33 11.4 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Lower Light (State Suburbs), 26.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 33 37.5 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 40 45.5 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 15 17.0 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 Lower Light (State Suburbs), 45.5% were couple families with children, 37.5% were couple families without children and 17.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Lower Light % 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 Lower Light (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 Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,199 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,468 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lower Light (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,468 and those without children was $1,199.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 14 18.4 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 5 6.6 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 20 26.3 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 8 10.5 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3 3.9 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 13 17.1 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 10 13.2 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 3 3.9 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Lower Light (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.4% had both partners employed full-time, 6.6% had both employed part-time and 26.3% 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 Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 129 90.8 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 13 9.2 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Lower Light (State Suburbs), 90.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 120 93.8 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 2.3 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 5 3.9 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Lower Light (State Suburbs), 93.8% were separate houses, 2.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 3.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 2.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 9 7.0 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 21 16.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 53 41.1 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 43 33.3 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Lower Light (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 7.0% had 1 bedroom, 16.3% had 2 bedrooms and 41.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 40 31.5 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 53 41.7 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 30 23.6 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 3.1 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Lower Light (State Suburbs), 31.5% were owned outright, 41.7% were owned with a mortgage and 23.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 87 68.5 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 40 31.5 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 0 0.0 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Lower Light (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.5% were family households, 31.5% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

Household income Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.5 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.7 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lower Light (State Suburbs), 24.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.7% 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 Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.3 -- 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 Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,018 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 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 Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
None 4 3.1 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 36 28.3 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 45 35.4 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 38 29.9 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 4 3.1 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Lower Light (State Suburbs), 28.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 29.9% 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 Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 13 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 6 46.2 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 7 53.8 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 12 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Lower Light (State Suburbs), there were 13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 6 (or 46.2%) were male and 7 (or 53.8%) 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 Lower Light % 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 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,375 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Lower Light (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

Mortgage and rent Lower Light % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 170 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Lower Light (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 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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