2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Mount Compass

Code SSC40459 (SSC)
People 1,731
Male 885
Female 846
Median age 39
Families 506
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 679
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,146
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,673
Median weekly rent $170
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Total 1,731 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 885 51.1 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 846 48.9 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 14 0.8 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,731 people in Mount Compass (State Suburbs) of these 51.1% were male and 48.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 114 6.6 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 144 8.3 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 139 8.0 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 141 8.1 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 74 4.3 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 75 4.3 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 108 6.2 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 101 5.8 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 129 7.5 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 125 7.2 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 159 9.2 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 106 6.1 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 134 7.7 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 87 5.0 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 45 2.6 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 22 1.3 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 16 0.9 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 12 0.7 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Compass (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 791 59.0 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 34 2.5 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 91 6.8 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 42 3.1 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 382 28.5 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Compass (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 59.0% were married and 9.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 63 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Compass (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 738 60.0 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 150 12.2 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 343 27.9 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 23 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Compass (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 31 6.0 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 162 31.1 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 1.2 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 42 8.1 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 91 17.5 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 1.2 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 23 4.4 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 43 8.3 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 38 7.3 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 8 1.5 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 71 13.6 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 521 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs) 30.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 40.3% were in primary school, 23.0% in secondary school and 15.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,360 78.6 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 405 24.4 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 134 8.1 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 102 6.2 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,017 61.3 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs), 61.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 480 52.9 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 322 35.5 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 59 6.5 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 46 5.1 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 907 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 907 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Compass (State Suburbs). Of these 52.9% were employed full time, 35.5% were employed part-time and 5.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 133 15.3 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 100 11.5 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 93 10.7 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 137 15.8 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 343 39.6 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Compass (State Suburbs), 15.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mount Compass % 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 Mount Compass (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 499 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,253 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,146 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Compass (State Suburbs) was $499.

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

Unpaid work Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,057 78.9 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 488 36.5 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 155 11.6 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 323 24.2 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 36.5% 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, 24.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 263 19.6 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 401 29.9 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 204 15.2 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 189 14.1 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Compass (State Suburbs), 29.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 224 44.2 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 233 46.0 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 47 9.3 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 0.6 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Compass (State Suburbs), 46.0% were couple families with children, 44.2% were couple families without children and 9.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.4 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.6 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs) 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,631 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,814 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,814 and those without children was $1,631.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 68 14.8 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 27 5.9 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 122 26.6 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 74 16.2 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 32 7.0 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 72 15.7 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 33 7.2 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 30 6.6 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs), of couple families, 14.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.9% had both employed part-time and 26.6% 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 Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 597 89.2 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 72 10.8 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs), 89.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 592 99.2 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 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 0.8 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Compass (State Suburbs), 99.2% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.7 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 9 1.5 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 52 8.7 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 291 48.7 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 239 40.0 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 0.5 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.5% had 1 bedroom, 8.7% had 2 bedrooms and 48.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 182 30.4 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 333 55.6 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 72 12.0 172,727 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 12 2.0 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Compass (State Suburbs), 30.4% were owned outright, 55.6% were owned with a mortgage and 12.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 505 84.3 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 84 14.0 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 10 1.7 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs), of all households, 84.3% were family households, 14.0% were single person households and 1.7% were group households.

Household income Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.8 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.4 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs), 21.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.4% 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 Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 170 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.2 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.8 -- 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 Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,673 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.8 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.2 -- 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 Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
None 7 1.2 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 129 21.6 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 274 45.9 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 172 28.8 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 15 2.5 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs), 21.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 28.8% 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 Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 15 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 9 60.0 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 6 40.0 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 15 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Compass (State Suburbs), there were 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 9 (or 60.0%) were male and 6 (or 40.0%) were female. The median age was 15 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mount Compass % 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 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,483 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,483.

Mortgage and rent Mount Compass % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Compass (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 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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