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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

South Plympton

Code SSC40679 (SSC)
People 3,984
Male 1,869
Female 2,115
Median age 38
Families 1,044
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 1,986
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $977
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,603
Median weekly rent $250
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 South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Total 3,984 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,869 46.9 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,115 53.1 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31 0.8 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,984 people in South Plympton (State Suburbs) of these 46.9% were male and 53.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 239 6.0 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 201 5.0 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 180 4.5 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 178 4.5 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 317 8.0 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 326 8.2 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 334 8.4 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 279 7.0 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 268 6.7 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 261 6.6 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 265 6.7 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 235 5.9 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 217 5.4 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 127 3.2 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 120 3.0 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 132 3.3 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 135 3.4 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 169 4.2 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Plympton (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.0% of the population.

Registered marital status South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,480 44.0 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 96 2.9 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 298 8.9 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 277 8.2 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,210 36.0 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Plympton (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.0% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 83 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Plympton (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,362 43.3 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 283 9.0 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,500 47.7 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In South Plympton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Plympton (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 50 4.5 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 159 14.4 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 69 6.2 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 56 5.1 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 66 6.0 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 49 4.4 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 45 4.1 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 98 8.9 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 251 22.7 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 36 3.3 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 228 20.6 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,107 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Plympton (State Suburbs) 27.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.7% were in primary school, 14.5% in secondary school and 32.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,732 68.6 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,399 37.3 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 282 7.5 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 183 4.9 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,882 50.2 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In South Plympton (State Suburbs), 50.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 37.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,203 58.8 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 624 30.5 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 121 5.9 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 97 4.7 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,045 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,045 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Plympton (State Suburbs). Of these 58.8% were employed full time, 30.5% were employed part-time and 4.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 216 11.1 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 194 9.9 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 218 11.2 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 401 20.5 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 807 41.3 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Plympton (State Suburbs), 11.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South Plympton (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 549 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,386 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 977 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Plympton (State Suburbs) was $549.

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

Unpaid work South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,477 73.7 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 818 24.3 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 390 11.6 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 557 16.6 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In South Plympton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.3% 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, 16.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 773 23.0 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,006 29.9 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 408 12.1 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 291 8.7 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Plympton (State Suburbs), 29.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 440 42.2 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 401 38.4 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 170 16.3 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 32 3.1 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Plympton (State Suburbs), 38.4% were couple families with children, 42.2% were couple families without children and 16.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.6 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.4 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In South Plympton (State Suburbs) 20.6% of single parents were male and 79.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,908 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,072 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Plympton (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,072 and those without children was $1,908.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 165 19.7 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 36 4.3 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 189 22.6 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 111 13.2 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 48 5.7 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 178 21.2 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 57 6.8 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 54 6.4 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In South Plympton (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 22.6% 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 South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,764 91.5 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 164 8.5 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In South Plympton (State Suburbs), 91.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,170 66.4 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 253 14.4 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 337 19.1 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 South Plympton (State Suburbs), 66.4% were separate houses, 14.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 118 6.7 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 621 35.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 802 45.5 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 185 10.5 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 35 2.0 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In South Plympton (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.7% had 1 bedroom, 35.3% had 2 bedrooms and 45.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 541 30.7 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 563 31.9 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 540 30.6 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 54 3.1 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 65 3.7 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Plympton (State Suburbs), 30.7% were owned outright, 31.9% were owned with a mortgage and 30.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,033 58.6 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 640 36.3 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 91 5.2 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In South Plympton (State Suburbs), of all households, 58.6% were family households, 36.3% were single person households and 5.2% were group households.

Household income South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.5 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.7 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Plympton (State Suburbs), 30.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.7% 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 South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.4 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.6 -- 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 South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,603 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.3 -- 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 South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
None 232 13.2 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 741 42.0 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 561 31.8 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 172 9.8 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 57 3.2 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In South Plympton (State Suburbs), 42.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.8% 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 South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 29 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 20 69.0 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 9 31.0 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 8 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Plympton (State Suburbs), there were 29 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 20 (or 69.0%) were male and 9 (or 31.0%) were female. The median age was 8 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 841 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Plympton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $841.

Mortgage and rent South Plympton % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 142 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 800 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In South Plympton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $142 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $800.

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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