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McLaren Vale

Code UCL415026 (UCL)
People 3,043
Male 1,477
Female 1,566
Median age 48
Families 857
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,374
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $954
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $270
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 McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Total 3,043 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,477 48.5 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,566 51.5 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 11 0.4 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,043 people in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 158 5.2 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 138 4.5 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 186 6.1 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 192 6.3 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 117 3.8 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 88 2.9 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 128 4.2 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 162 5.3 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 207 6.8 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 246 8.1 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 200 6.6 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 181 6.0 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 185 6.1 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 221 7.3 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 165 5.4 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 145 4.8 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 144 4.7 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 179 5.9 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 48 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 28.0% of the population.

Registered marital status McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,464 57.1 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 74 2.9 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 215 8.4 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 233 9.1 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 576 22.5 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 57.1% were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,277 56.5 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 163 7.2 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 821 36.3 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 35 4.5 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 169 21.9 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 7 0.9 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 63 8.2 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 74 9.6 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 21 2.7 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 91 11.8 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 52 6.8 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 88 11.4 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 22 2.9 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 148 19.2 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 770 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities) 25.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.9% were in primary school, 24.3% in secondary school and 18.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,147 70.6 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 943 32.4 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 240 8.2 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 183 6.3 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,548 53.1 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), 53.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 726 53.0 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 512 37.4 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 77 5.6 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 55 4.0 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,370 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,370 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 53.0% were employed full time, 37.4% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 191 14.5 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 151 11.5 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 174 13.2 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 216 16.4 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 507 38.5 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), 14.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 500 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,264 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 954 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities) was $500.

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

Unpaid work McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,882 73.5 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 720 28.1 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 261 10.2 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 596 23.3 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.1% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 497 19.4 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 701 27.4 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 411 16.0 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 274 10.7 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 403 47.0 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 329 38.4 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 116 13.5 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 9 1.1 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.4% were couple families with children, 47.0% were couple families without children and 13.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.0 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.0 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities) 14.0% of single parents were male and 86.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,817 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,117 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,117 and those without children was $1,817.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 103 14.0 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 38 5.2 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 169 23.0 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 79 10.7 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 43 5.8 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 219 29.8 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 39 5.3 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 46 6.2 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 14.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 23.0% 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 McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,197 89.5 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 141 10.5 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,005 84.0 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 134 11.2 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 34 2.8 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 24 2.0 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.0% were separate houses, 11.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.8% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.4 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 40 3.3 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 247 20.7 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 562 47.0 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 324 27.1 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 18 1.5 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 20.7% had 2 bedrooms and 47.0% 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 McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 518 43.2 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 402 33.6 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 176 14.7 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 68 5.7 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 34 2.8 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), 43.2% were owned outright, 33.6% were owned with a mortgage and 14.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 851 71.1 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 324 27.1 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 22 1.8 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 71.1% were family households, 27.1% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

Household income McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.1 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.5 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.5% 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 McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 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 McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
None 71 5.9 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 448 37.5 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 462 38.6 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 189 15.8 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 26 2.2 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.8% 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 McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 10 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3 30.0 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 7 70.0 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 34 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3 (or 30.0%) were male and 7 (or 70.0%) were female. The median age was 34 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.7 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,333 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.7, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,333.

Mortgage and rent McLaren Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 350 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,340 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In McLaren Vale (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,340.

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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