2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Lower Mitcham

Code SSC40382 (SSC)
People 2,063
Male 997
Female 1,066
Median age 41
Families 574
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 901
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,371
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $290
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Total 2,063 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 997 48.3 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,066 51.7 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 8 0.4 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,063 people in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs) of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 130 6.3 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 135 6.5 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 118 5.7 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 137 6.6 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 116 5.6 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 90 4.4 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 122 5.9 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 131 6.3 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 149 7.2 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 175 8.5 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 152 7.4 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 131 6.3 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 126 6.1 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 97 4.7 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 76 3.7 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 61 3.0 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 55 2.7 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 63 3.1 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 943 56.1 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 42 2.5 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 128 7.6 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 99 5.9 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 470 27.9 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.1% were married and 10.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 83 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 867 55.2 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 96 6.1 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 607 38.7 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 42 6.9 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 123 20.1 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 28 4.6 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 37 6.0 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 47 7.7 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 16 2.6 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 58 9.5 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 29 4.7 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 140 22.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 11 1.8 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 82 13.4 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 613 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs) 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.7% were in primary school, 19.9% in secondary school and 27.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,635 79.3 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 499 25.0 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 174 8.7 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 132 6.6 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,192 59.7 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), 59.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 589 53.5 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 419 38.1 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 60 5.4 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 33 3.0 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,101 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,101 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs). Of these 53.5% were employed full time, 38.1% were employed part-time and 3.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 182 17.0 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 121 11.3 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 116 10.8 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 176 16.4 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 414 38.7 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), 17.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 690 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,902 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,371 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs) was $690.

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

Unpaid work Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,373 81.6 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 558 33.2 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 254 15.1 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 434 25.8 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 81.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.2% provided care for children and 15.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 415 24.7 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 526 31.3 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 258 15.4 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 169 10.1 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), 31.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 212 37.0 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 283 49.4 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 75 13.1 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 0.5 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), 49.4% were couple families with children, 37.0% were couple families without children and 13.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 25.0 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 75.0 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs) 25.0% of single parents were male and 75.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,328 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,716 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,716 and those without children was $2,328.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 79 16.1 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 26 5.3 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 148 30.2 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 63 12.9 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 30 6.1 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 84 17.1 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 29 5.9 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 31 6.3 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.1% had both partners employed full-time, 5.3% had both employed part-time and 30.2% 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 Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 823 93.3 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 59 6.7 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), 93.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 665 80.7 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 98 11.9 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 61 7.4 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 Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), 80.7% were separate houses, 11.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 39 4.7 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 192 23.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 391 47.5 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 188 22.8 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 1.6 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 23.3% had 2 bedrooms and 47.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 356 43.2 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 299 36.2 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 139 16.8 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 0.8 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 24 2.9 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), 43.2% were owned outright, 36.2% were owned with a mortgage and 16.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 565 68.7 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 237 28.8 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 20 2.4 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.7% were family households, 28.8% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.3 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.1 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), 20.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.1% 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 Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 290 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.7 -- 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 Lower Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
None 67 8.1 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 290 35.2 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 341 41.4 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 111 13.5 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 14 1.7 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), 35.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.5% 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 Mitcham % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 8 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5 62.5 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 3 37.5 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 5 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Lower Mitcham (State Suburbs), there were 8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5 (or 62.5%) were male and 3 (or 37.5%) were female. The median age was 5 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Lower Mitcham % 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 Lower Mitcham (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 Lower Mitcham % 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 Lower Mitcham (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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