2011 Census QuickStats

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Coober Pedy

Code UCL415010 (UCL)
People 1,584
Male 881
Female 703
Median age 45
Families 344
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,144
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $727
Median monthly mortgage repayments $650
Median weekly rent $100
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Total 1,584 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 881 55.6 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 703 44.4 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 272 17.2 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,584 people in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 55.6% were male and 44.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 17.2% of the population.

Age Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 92 5.8 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 102 6.4 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 70 4.4 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 72 4.6 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 79 5.0 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 85 5.4 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 82 5.2 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 103 6.5 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 88 5.6 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 136 8.6 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 116 7.3 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 116 7.3 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 135 8.5 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 136 8.6 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 97 6.1 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 45 2.8 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 18 1.1 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 10 0.6 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 479 36.3 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 66 5.0 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 188 14.3 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 69 5.2 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 517 39.2 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 36.3% were married and 19.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 59 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 35 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 35 years.

Social marital status Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 356 33.9 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 191 18.2 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 503 47.9 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 33.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 53 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 19 4.3 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 81 18.2 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.7 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 49 11.0 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 5 1.1 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 27 6.1 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 8 1.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 6 1.4 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 246 55.4 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 444 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities) 28.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 18.9% were in primary school, 12.4% in secondary school and 7.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 967 61.2 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 525 37.7 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 81 5.8 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 60 4.3 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 728 52.2 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), 52.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 37.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 406 57.2 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 192 27.0 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 51 7.2 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 61 8.6 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 710 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 710 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 57.2% were employed full time, 27.0% were employed part-time and 8.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 60 9.2 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 60 9.2 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 74 11.4 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 121 18.6 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 283 43.6 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), 9.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

Occupation Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 441 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,004 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 727 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities) was $441.

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

Unpaid work Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 672 50.9 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 220 16.7 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 110 8.3 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 223 16.9 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 16.7% provided care for children and 8.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 192 14.6 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 267 20.2 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 112 8.5 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 97 7.4 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), 20.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 174 50.6 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 113 32.8 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 45 13.1 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 12 3.5 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.8% were couple families with children, 50.6% were couple families without children and 13.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.0 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.0 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities) 19.0% of single parents were male and 81.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,545 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,899 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,899 and those without children was $1,545.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 64 22.4 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 15 5.2 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 50 17.5 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 30 10.5 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 23 8.0 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 58 20.3 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 10 3.5 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 36 12.6 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 22.4% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 17.5% 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 Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 656 64.1 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 368 35.9 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), 64.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 35.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 618 94.2 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 15 2.3 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 11 1.7 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 12 1.8 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), 94.2% were separate houses, 2.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.6 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 78 11.8 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 192 29.1 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 240 36.4 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 110 16.7 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 35 5.3 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 11.8% had 1 bedroom, 29.1% had 2 bedrooms and 36.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 238 36.1 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 123 18.6 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 245 37.1 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 11 1.7 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 43 6.5 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.1% were owned outright, 18.6% were owned with a mortgage and 37.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 333 50.7 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 307 46.7 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 17 2.6 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 50.7% were family households, 46.7% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 43.3 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), 43.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 100 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.1 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.9 -- 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 Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 650 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.8 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.2 -- 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 Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
None 80 12.1 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 249 37.8 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 188 28.5 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 93 14.1 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 49 7.4 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.1% 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 Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 270 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 118 43.7 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 152 56.3 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 29 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 270 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 118 (or 43.7%) were male and 152 (or 56.3%) were female. The median age was 29 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 828 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $828.

Mortgage and rent Coober Pedy % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 138 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,896 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Coober Pedy (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $138 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,896.

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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