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Whyalla

Code UCL412004 (UCL)
People 21,736
Male 10,980
Female 10,756
Median age 38
Families 5,733
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 10,375
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $932
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Total 21,736 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,980 50.5 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,756 49.5 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 906 4.2 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 21,736 people in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 50.5% were male and 49.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.2% of the population.

Age Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,449 6.7 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,426 6.6 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,490 6.9 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,547 7.1 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,375 6.3 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,381 6.4 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,204 5.5 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,505 6.9 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,585 7.3 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,627 7.5 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,513 7.0 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,215 5.6 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,181 5.4 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,008 4.6 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 884 4.1 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 599 2.8 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 438 2.0 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 309 1.4 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,527 43.3 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 616 3.5 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,653 9.5 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,125 6.5 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,448 37.1 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 43.3% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,747 43.6 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,912 12.3 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,827 44.1 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 322 5.1 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,450 22.8 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 465 7.3 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 105 1.7 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 796 12.5 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 449 7.1 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 20 0.3 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 548 8.6 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 317 5.0 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 76 1.2 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,799 28.3 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,347 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.8% were in primary school, 19.9% in secondary school and 13.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 16,095 74.0 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,726 28.5 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,531 7.6 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,116 5.5 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 11,746 58.4 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 58.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,652 57.7 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,652 27.1 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 693 7.1 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 793 8.1 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,790 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,790 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 57.7% were employed full time, 27.1% were employed part-time and 8.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 895 10.0 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 815 9.1 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 941 10.5 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,742 19.4 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,907 43.4 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 471 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,276 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 932 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) was $471.

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

Unpaid work Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 11,443 65.9 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,988 28.7 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,966 11.3 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,371 19.4 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.7% 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, 19.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,897 16.7 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,301 24.8 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,222 12.8 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,021 11.6 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,261 39.4 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,186 38.1 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,199 20.9 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 87 1.5 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.1% were couple families with children, 39.4% were couple families without children and 20.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.4 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.6 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) 20.4% of single parents were male and 79.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,072 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,258 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,258 and those without children was $2,072.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 799 18.0 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 115 2.6 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 949 21.3 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 685 15.4 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 197 4.4 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,044 23.5 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 333 7.5 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 325 7.3 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 21.3% 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 Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,815 90.1 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 974 9.9 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,915 67.1 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,494 28.3 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 380 4.3 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 26 0.3 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 67.1% were separate houses, 28.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 19 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 216 2.5 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,351 15.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,594 63.5 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,452 16.5 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 184 2.1 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 15.3% had 2 bedrooms and 63.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,112 24.0 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,977 33.8 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,470 39.4 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 23 0.3 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 234 2.7 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.0% were owned outright, 33.8% were owned with a mortgage and 39.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 5,683 64.5 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,901 32.9 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 231 2.6 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 64.5% were family households, 32.9% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.4 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.2 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.2% 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 Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.1 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.9 -- 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 Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
None 1,221 13.8 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,417 38.8 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,743 31.1 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,129 12.8 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 306 3.5 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.8% 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 Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 909 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 428 47.1 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 481 52.9 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 909 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 428 (or 47.1%) were male and 481 (or 52.9%) 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 Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 672 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $672.

Mortgage and rent Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 148 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $148 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200.

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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