2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Port Augusta West

Code SSC40584 (SSC)
People 4,153
Male 2,054
Female 2,099
Median age 38
Families 1,070
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,986
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,081
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $160
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Total 4,153 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,054 49.5 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,099 50.5 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 625 15.0 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,153 people in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 15.0% of the population.

Age Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 303 7.3 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 324 7.8 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 275 6.6 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 286 6.9 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 233 5.6 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 219 5.3 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 230 5.5 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 294 7.1 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 292 7.0 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 335 8.1 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 316 7.6 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 244 5.9 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 273 6.6 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 189 4.5 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 120 2.9 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 95 2.3 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 78 1.9 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 48 1.2 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,409 43.3 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 140 4.3 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 260 8.0 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 222 6.8 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,221 37.5 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 43.3% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,224 43.8 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 386 13.8 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,187 42.4 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 69 5.7 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 251 20.8 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 137 11.4 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 11 0.9 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 112 9.3 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 126 10.4 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 55 4.6 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 46 3.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 16 1.3 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 383 31.8 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,206 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs) 29.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.2% were in primary school, 19.7% in secondary school and 8.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,530 85.0 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 429 11.2 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 194 5.1 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 127 3.3 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,070 80.4 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), 80.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,193 60.0 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 559 28.1 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 128 6.4 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 107 5.4 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,987 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,987 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs). Of these 60.0% were employed full time, 28.1% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 188 10.0 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 163 8.7 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 208 11.1 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 409 21.8 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 786 41.8 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 570 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,413 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,081 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs) was $570.

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

Unpaid work Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,161 66.4 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 927 28.5 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 379 11.7 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 588 18.1 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.5% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 584 18.0 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 829 25.5 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 401 12.3 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 343 10.5 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), 25.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 401 37.5 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 445 41.6 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 212 19.8 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 12 1.1 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), 41.6% were couple families with children, 37.5% were couple families without children and 19.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.9 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.1 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs) 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,941 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,266 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,266 and those without children was $1,941.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 194 23.0 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 26 3.1 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 192 22.8 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 82 9.7 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 46 5.5 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 150 17.8 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 63 7.5 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 90 10.7 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 22.8% 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 Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,553 90.2 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 168 9.8 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), 90.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,233 79.4 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 261 16.8 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 27 1.7 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 32 2.1 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), 79.4% were separate houses, 16.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.7% were flats, units or apartments and 2.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 15 1.0 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 57 3.7 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 119 7.7 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,039 67.0 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 282 18.2 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 39 2.5 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 Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 7.7% had 2 bedrooms and 67.0% 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 Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 422 27.2 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 454 29.2 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 625 40.2 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 0.8 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 40 2.6 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), 27.2% were owned outright, 29.2% were owned with a mortgage and 40.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,056 68.0 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 453 29.2 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 44 2.8 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.0% were family households, 29.2% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.2 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.0 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), 28.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.0% 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 Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 160 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 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 Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.3 -- 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 Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
None 176 11.3 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 548 35.3 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 524 33.7 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 241 15.5 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 64 4.1 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), 35.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.5% 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 Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 623 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 276 44.3 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 347 55.7 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), there were 623 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 276 (or 44.3%) were male and 347 (or 55.7%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 657 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $657.

Mortgage and rent Port Augusta West % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 159 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,094 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Port Augusta West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $159 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,094.

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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