2011 Census QuickStats

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Port Pirie

Code UCL413006 (UCL)
People 13,819
Male 6,748
Female 7,071
Median age 40
Families 3,661
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,530
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $740
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,000
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 Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Total 13,819 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,748 48.8 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,071 51.2 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 444 3.2 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,819 people in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.2% of the population.

Age Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 842 6.1 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 895 6.5 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,025 7.4 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 988 7.1 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 741 5.4 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 730 5.3 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 692 5.0 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 830 6.0 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 938 6.8 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 935 6.8 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 876 6.3 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 839 6.1 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 858 6.2 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 737 5.3 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 635 4.6 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 501 3.6 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 412 3.0 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 345 2.5 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,923 44.5 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 400 3.6 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,030 9.3 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,000 9.0 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,702 33.5 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 44.5% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,539 45.6 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,047 10.5 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,365 43.9 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 185 5.0 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 843 22.6 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 393 10.5 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 87 2.3 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 499 13.4 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 329 8.8 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 81 2.2 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 221 5.9 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 103 2.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 65 1.7 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 927 24.8 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,733 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) 27.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.4% were in primary school, 24.4% in secondary school and 8.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 12,140 87.9 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,527 11.7 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 701 5.4 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 406 3.1 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,379 79.8 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,927 52.4 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,854 33.2 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 349 6.2 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 455 8.1 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,585 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,585 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 52.4% were employed full time, 33.2% were employed part-time and 8.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 705 13.7 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 544 10.6 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 604 11.8 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 879 17.1 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,050 39.9 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Port Pirie % 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 Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 394 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 977 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 740 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) was $394.

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

Unpaid work Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,155 64.7 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,031 27.4 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,295 11.7 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,086 18.9 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.4% 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, 18.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,819 16.5 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,540 23.0 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,421 12.9 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,375 12.4 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,520 41.5 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,349 36.9 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 740 20.2 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 51 1.4 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.9% were couple families with children, 41.5% were couple families without children and 20.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.9 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.1 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.9% of single parents were male and 83.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,773 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,008 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,008 and those without children was $1,773.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 395 13.8 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 91 3.2 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 618 21.5 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 335 11.7 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 178 6.2 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 884 30.8 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 163 5.7 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 204 7.1 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 13.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 21.5% 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 Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,656 89.0 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 699 11.0 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,614 81.6 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 648 11.5 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 354 6.3 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 36 0.6 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.6% were separate houses, 11.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 14 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 236 4.2 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 845 14.9 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,470 61.4 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 981 17.4 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 108 1.9 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 Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 14.9% had 2 bedrooms and 61.4% 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 Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,826 32.3 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,742 30.8 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,906 33.7 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 27 0.5 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 154 2.7 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.3% were owned outright, 30.8% were owned with a mortgage and 33.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,630 64.2 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,907 33.7 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 117 2.1 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 64.2% were family households, 33.7% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 41.5 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.2 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.2% 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 Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.9 -- 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 Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,000 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
None 740 13.1 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,321 41.0 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,698 30.0 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 701 12.4 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 195 3.4 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.4% 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 Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 445 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 205 46.1 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 240 53.9 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 445 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 205 (or 46.1%) were male and 240 (or 53.9%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Port Pirie % 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 680 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Pirie (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 $680.

Mortgage and rent Port Pirie % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 152 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 758 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $152 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $758.

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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