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Mount Barker (SA)

Code UCL413002 (UCL)
People 14,452
Male 6,877
Female 7,575
Median age 36
Families 4,024
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,002
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,169
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,690
Median weekly rent $271
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 Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 14,452 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,877 47.6 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,575 52.4 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 123 0.9 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,452 people in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,107 7.7 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,037 7.2 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,093 7.6 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 998 6.9 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 889 6.2 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 878 6.1 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 872 6.0 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,102 7.6 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,084 7.5 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,006 7.0 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 912 6.3 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 869 6.0 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 826 5.7 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 584 4.0 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 400 2.8 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 314 2.2 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 250 1.7 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 231 1.6 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,717 51.0 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 341 3.0 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,120 10.0 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 585 5.2 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,454 30.8 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 51.0% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,280 51.1 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,114 10.8 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,943 38.1 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 200 4.7 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 832 19.5 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 310 7.3 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 455 10.7 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 445 10.4 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 193 4.5 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 309 7.2 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 346 8.1 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 487 11.4 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 88 2.1 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 604 14.1 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,269 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.4% were in primary school, 22.2% in secondary school and 19.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 11,860 82.1 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,775 20.0 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,082 7.8 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 748 5.4 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,261 66.8 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,220 56.4 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,459 32.9 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 424 5.7 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 376 5.0 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,479 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 7,479 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 56.4% were employed full time, 32.9% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 908 12.8 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 684 9.6 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 863 12.2 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,346 19.0 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,870 40.4 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mount Barker (SA) % 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 Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 584 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,444 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,169 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $584.

Travel to work, top responses Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,825 78.7 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,907 34.8 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,366 12.2 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,700 24.1 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.8% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,595 23.1 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,285 29.3 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,665 14.8 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,283 11.4 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,476 36.7 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,822 45.3 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 696 17.3 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 31 0.8 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 45.3% were couple families with children, 36.7% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,014 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,091 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,091 and those without children was $2,014.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 693 21.1 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 140 4.3 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 848 25.8 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 511 15.5 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 180 5.5 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 507 15.4 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 196 6.0 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 217 6.6 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 21.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 25.8% 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 Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,393 92.2 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 458 7.8 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,848 89.9 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 214 4.0 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 304 5.6 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 25 0.5 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.9% were separate houses, 4.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 14 0.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 126 2.3 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 555 10.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,890 53.6 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,737 32.2 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 72 1.3 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.3% had 1 bedroom, 10.3% had 2 bedrooms and 53.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,305 24.2 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,275 42.2 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,624 30.1 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 84 1.6 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 106 2.0 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.2% were owned outright, 42.2% were owned with a mortgage and 30.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,971 73.6 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,281 23.7 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 142 2.6 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 73.6% were family households, 23.7% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.4 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.9 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.9% 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 Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 271 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.7 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.3 -- 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 Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.3 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.7 -- 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 Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
None 327 6.1 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,853 34.4 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,224 41.2 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 864 16.0 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 126 2.3 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.0% 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 Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 125 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 60 48.0 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 65 52.0 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 125 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 60 (or 48.0%) were male and 65 (or 52.0%) 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 Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 779 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $779.

Mortgage and rent Mount Barker (SA) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 270 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,343 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Barker (SA) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $270 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,343.

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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