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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Semaphore Park

Code SSC40665 (SSC)
People 4,225
Male 1,975
Female 2,250
Median age 46
Families 1,148
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 2,129
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $826
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $158
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Total 4,225 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,975 46.7 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,250 53.3 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 60 1.4 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,225 people in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs) of these 46.7% were male and 53.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 191 4.5 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 171 4.0 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 210 5.0 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 222 5.3 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 223 5.3 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 235 5.6 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 254 6.0 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 250 5.9 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 267 6.3 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 249 5.9 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 326 7.7 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 298 7.0 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 394 9.3 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 245 5.8 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 175 4.1 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 179 4.2 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 155 3.7 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 183 4.3 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 46 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,495 40.9 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 137 3.7 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 482 13.2 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 380 10.4 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,163 31.8 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 40.9% were married and 16.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 59 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,346 40.9 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 295 9.0 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,647 50.1 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 46 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 43 3.9 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 190 17.3 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 51 4.6 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 22 2.0 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 113 10.3 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 45 4.1 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 32 2.9 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 89 8.1 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 123 11.2 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 22 2.0 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 368 33.5 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,098 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs) 26.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.0% were in primary school, 17.3% in secondary school and 19.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,170 75.0 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,145 28.8 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 315 7.9 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 189 4.8 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,322 58.5 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), 58.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,117 58.5 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 597 31.3 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 105 5.5 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 91 4.8 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,910 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,910 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs). Of these 58.5% were employed full time, 31.3% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 219 12.0 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 167 9.2 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 210 11.6 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 391 21.5 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 728 40.0 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 485 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,224 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 826 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs) was $485.

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

Unpaid work Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,469 67.5 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 838 22.9 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 412 11.3 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 592 16.2 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.9% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 698 19.1 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 964 26.4 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 446 12.2 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 360 9.8 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), 26.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 470 40.9 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 368 32.1 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 282 24.6 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 28 2.4 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), 32.1% were couple families with children, 40.9% were couple families without children and 24.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.4 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.6 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs) 21.4% of single parents were male and 78.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,110 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,296 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,296 and those without children was $2,110.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 175 20.9 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 23 2.7 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 173 20.6 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 110 13.1 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 37 4.4 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 218 26.0 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 45 5.4 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 57 6.8 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 20.6% 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 Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,897 93.3 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 137 6.7 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,137 59.9 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 569 30.0 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 169 8.9 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 22 1.2 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), 59.9% were separate houses, 30.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 93 4.9 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 518 27.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,041 54.9 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 193 10.2 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 44 2.3 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.9% had 1 bedroom, 27.3% had 2 bedrooms and 54.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 567 29.9 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 467 24.6 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 791 41.7 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 20 1.1 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 53 2.8 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), 29.9% were owned outright, 24.6% were owned with a mortgage and 41.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,135 59.8 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 709 37.4 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 53 2.8 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), of all households, 59.8% were family households, 37.4% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.2 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.6 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), 38.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.6% 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 Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 158 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.4 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.6 -- 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 Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 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 Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
None 252 13.3 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 806 42.5 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 568 29.9 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 199 10.5 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 72 3.8 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), 42.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.5% 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 Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 61 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 19 31.1 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 42 68.9 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), there were 61 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 19 (or 31.1%) were male and 42 (or 68.9%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 825 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $825.

Mortgage and rent Semaphore Park % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Semaphore Park (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,383.

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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