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Murray Bridge

Code UCL413003 (UCL)
People 15,967
Male 7,955
Female 8,012
Median age 39
Families 4,137
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 7,000
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $801
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Total 15,967 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,955 49.8 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,012 50.2 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 861 5.4 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 15,967 people in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.4% of the population.

Age Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,046 6.6 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 949 5.9 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,025 6.4 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,118 7.0 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,028 6.4 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,023 6.4 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 872 5.5 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 969 6.1 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,153 7.2 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,080 6.8 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,001 6.3 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 898 5.6 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 917 5.7 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 833 5.2 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 682 4.3 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 565 3.5 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 437 2.7 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 372 2.3 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,825 45.0 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 497 3.8 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,229 9.5 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 956 7.4 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,434 34.3 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.0% were married and 13.3% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,117 45.0 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,252 11.0 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,997 44.0 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 194 4.3 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 692 15.2 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 305 6.7 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 317 7.0 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 533 11.7 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 39 0.9 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 292 6.4 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 332 7.3 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 198 4.3 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 100 2.2 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,555 34.1 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,557 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities) 28.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.9% were in primary school, 19.0% in secondary school and 11.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 12,920 80.9 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,499 17.3 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 735 5.1 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 556 3.8 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,688 73.8 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 73.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,725 55.2 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,028 30.0 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 471 7.0 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 526 7.8 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,750 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 6,750 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 55.2% were employed full time, 30.0% were employed part-time and 7.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 681 10.9 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 545 8.8 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 806 13.0 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,260 20.2 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,462 39.6 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

Occupation Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 448 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 985 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 801 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities) was $448.

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

Unpaid work Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,494 65.6 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,275 25.3 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,514 11.7 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,651 20.5 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.3% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,334 18.0 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,011 23.3 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,674 12.9 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,476 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 Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,747 42.2 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,510 36.5 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 808 19.5 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 71 1.7 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.5% were couple families with children, 42.2% were couple families without children and 19.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Murray Bridge % 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 Murray Bridge (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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,501 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,751 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,751 and those without children was $1,501.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 558 17.1 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 132 4.1 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 626 19.2 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 408 12.5 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 230 7.1 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 907 27.9 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 206 6.3 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 188 5.8 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 17.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 19.2% 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,145 91.0 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 605 9.0 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,239 85.3 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 621 10.1 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 261 4.2 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 21 0.3 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.3% were separate houses, 10.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.1 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 207 3.4 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,002 16.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,573 58.1 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,205 19.6 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 151 2.5 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 16.3% had 2 bedrooms and 58.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,855 30.2 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,674 27.2 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,290 37.3 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 117 1.9 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 208 3.4 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.2% were owned outright, 27.2% were owned with a mortgage and 37.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 4,078 66.4 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,854 30.2 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 213 3.5 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 66.4% were family households, 30.2% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

Household income Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.8 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.6 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.6% 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
None 582 9.5 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,358 38.4 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,013 32.8 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 961 15.6 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 230 3.7 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.6% 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 862 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 467 54.2 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 395 45.8 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 862 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 467 (or 54.2%) were male and 395 (or 45.8%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Murray Bridge % 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 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 843 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $843.

Mortgage and rent Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 175 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $175 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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