2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

McLaren Vale

Code SSC40416 (SSC)
People 3,861
Male 1,891
Female 1,970
Median age 47
Families 1,102
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,728
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $993
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Total 3,861 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,891 49.0 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,970 51.0 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 20 0.5 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,861 people in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 200 5.2 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 203 5.3 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 241 6.2 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 255 6.6 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 161 4.2 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 109 2.8 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 157 4.1 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 228 5.9 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 262 6.8 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 291 7.5 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 271 7.0 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 250 6.5 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 253 6.6 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 271 7.0 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 203 5.3 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 169 4.4 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 150 3.9 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 185 4.8 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 47 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 25.5% of the population.

Registered marital status McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,842 57.2 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 85 2.6 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 263 8.2 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 263 8.2 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 767 23.8 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 57.2% were married and 10.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,636 56.7 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 228 7.9 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,022 35.4 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 48 4.8 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 222 22.2 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 14 1.4 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 101 10.1 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 98 9.8 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 28 2.8 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 107 10.7 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 67 6.7 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 119 11.9 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 25 2.5 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 169 16.9 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 998 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs) 25.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.8% were in primary school, 23.4% in secondary school and 18.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,800 72.5 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,136 30.7 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 288 7.8 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 220 5.9 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,055 55.6 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), 55.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 976 53.4 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 685 37.5 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 95 5.2 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 73 4.0 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,829 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,829 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs). Of these 53.4% were employed full time, 37.5% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 248 14.1 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 204 11.6 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 234 13.3 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 274 15.6 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 706 40.2 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), 14.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 519 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,316 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 993 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs) was $519.

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

Unpaid work McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,398 74.5 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 944 29.3 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 374 11.6 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 750 23.3 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.3% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 612 19.0 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 904 28.1 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 528 16.4 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 356 11.1 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), 28.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 515 46.7 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 440 39.9 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 139 12.6 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 9 0.8 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), 39.9% were couple families with children, 46.7% were couple families without children and 12.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.8 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.2 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs) 14.8% of single parents were male and 85.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,944 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,135 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,135 and those without children was $1,944.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 150 15.8 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 64 6.8 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 223 23.5 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 111 11.7 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 59 6.2 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 246 25.9 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 46 4.9 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 49 5.2 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), of couple families, 15.8% had both partners employed full-time, 6.8% had both employed part-time and 23.5% 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 McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,494 88.7 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 191 11.3 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), 88.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,294 86.5 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 142 9.5 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 35 2.3 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 25 1.7 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), 86.5% were separate houses, 9.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.6 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 46 3.1 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 281 18.8 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 703 47.0 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 438 29.3 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 20 1.3 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 18.8% had 2 bedrooms and 47.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 641 42.8 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 505 33.8 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 241 16.1 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 70 4.7 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 39 2.6 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), 42.8% were owned outright, 33.8% were owned with a mortgage and 16.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,092 73.0 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 375 25.1 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 29 1.9 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), of all households, 73.0% were family households, 25.1% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.9 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.7 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), 26.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.7% 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 McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 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 McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
None 77 5.1 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 512 34.2 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 590 39.4 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 285 19.0 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 33 2.2 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), 34.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.0% 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 McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 21 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 8 38.1 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 13 61.9 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), there were 21 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 8 (or 38.1%) were male and 13 (or 61.9%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 350 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,340 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In McLaren Vale (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,340.

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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