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Gawler

Code UCL412001 (UCL)
People 23,957
Male 11,525
Female 12,432
Median age 39
Families 6,740
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 10,192
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,062
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $225
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 Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Total 23,957 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 11,525 48.1 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 12,432 51.9 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 325 1.4 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 23,957 people in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,547 6.5 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,572 6.6 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,612 6.7 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,767 7.4 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,445 6.0 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,416 5.9 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,284 5.4 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,530 6.4 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,729 7.2 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,797 7.5 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,733 7.2 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,448 6.0 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,218 5.1 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,031 4.3 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 923 3.9 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 789 3.3 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 615 2.6 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 501 2.1 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,736 50.6 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 613 3.2 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,838 9.6 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,203 6.3 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,836 30.4 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 50.6% were married and 12.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 9,052 51.3 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,668 9.5 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,920 39.2 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 322 4.7 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,200 17.4 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 353 5.1 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 768 11.1 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 473 6.8 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 479 6.9 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 574 8.3 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 592 8.6 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 646 9.3 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 155 2.2 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,354 19.6 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,916 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.6% were in primary school, 22.1% in secondary school and 17.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 18,640 77.8 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,807 25.6 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,731 7.6 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,476 6.5 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 13,692 60.3 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), 60.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,833 57.9 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,629 30.7 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 696 5.9 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 646 5.5 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 11,804 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 11,804 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 57.9% were employed full time, 30.7% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,278 11.5 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,022 9.2 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,324 11.9 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,260 20.3 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,575 41.0 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 541 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,372 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,062 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) was $541.

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

Unpaid work Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 14,043 73.0 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,812 30.2 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,274 11.8 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,653 19.0 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.2% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,005 20.8 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,273 27.4 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,605 13.6 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,162 11.2 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,629 39.0 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,871 42.6 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,165 17.3 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 74 1.1 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.6% were couple families with children, 39.0% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.1 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.9 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) 19.1% of single parents were male and 80.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,893 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,149 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,149 and those without children was $1,893.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,114 20.3 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 195 3.5 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,311 23.8 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 790 14.4 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 247 4.5 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,139 20.7 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 347 6.3 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 354 6.4 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 20.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 23.8% 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 Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,188 92.9 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 702 7.1 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,076 87.9 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 843 9.2 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 239 2.6 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 23 0.3 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), 87.9% were separate houses, 9.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 35 0.4 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 270 2.9 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,440 15.7 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,534 49.3 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,768 30.1 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 141 1.5 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 2.5 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 15.7% had 2 bedrooms and 49.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,706 29.4 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,825 41.6 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,312 25.2 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 148 1.6 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 198 2.2 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.4% were owned outright, 41.6% were owned with a mortgage and 25.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 6,656 72.4 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,327 25.3 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 205 2.2 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 72.4% were family households, 25.3% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.3 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.4 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.4% 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 Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 225 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.1 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.9 -- 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 Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.6 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.4 -- 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 Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
None 680 7.4 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,257 35.5 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,358 36.6 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,678 18.3 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 214 2.3 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.3% 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 Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 322 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 155 48.1 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 167 51.9 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 322 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 155 (or 48.1%) were male and 167 (or 51.9%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 833 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $833.

Mortgage and rent Gawler % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 230 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,419 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $230 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,419.

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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