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Peterborough

Code UCL415034 (UCL)
People 1,486
Male 740
Female 746
Median age 50
Families 376
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 925
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $542
Median monthly mortgage repayments $520
Median weekly rent $125
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Total 1,486 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 740 49.8 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 746 50.2 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 79 5.3 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,486 people in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.3% of the population.

Age Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 84 5.6 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 86 5.8 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 99 6.7 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 76 5.1 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 49 3.3 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 58 3.9 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 52 3.5 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 58 3.9 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 86 5.8 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 88 5.9 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 141 9.5 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 108 7.3 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 124 8.3 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 118 7.9 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 102 6.9 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 74 5.0 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 50 3.4 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 34 2.3 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 50 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities) was 50 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 25.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 528 43.1 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 64 5.2 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 167 13.6 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 123 10.0 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 343 28.0 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 43.1% were married and 18.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 60 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities) was 60 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 450 42.1 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 87 8.1 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 532 49.8 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 59 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 53 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities) was 59 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 22 5.7 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 78 20.3 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 43 11.2 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 71 18.4 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 4 1.0 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 30 7.8 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 10 2.6 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 4 1.0 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 123 31.9 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 385 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities) 25.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.4% were in primary school, 19.5% in secondary school and 10.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,229 82.6 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 214 15.8 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 77 5.7 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 60 4.4 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,006 74.1 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), 74.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 197 42.8 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 187 40.7 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 23 5.0 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 53 11.5 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 460 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 460 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 42.8% were employed full time, 40.7% were employed part-time and 11.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 84 20.8 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 49 12.1 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 52 12.9 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 54 13.4 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 144 35.6 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), 20.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 51 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

Occupation Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 353 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 720 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 542 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities) was $353.

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

Unpaid work Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 760 62.0 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 259 21.1 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 164 13.4 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 345 28.1 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.1% provided care for children and 13.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 28.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 152 12.4 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 255 20.8 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 161 13.1 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 191 15.6 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), 20.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 188 49.9 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 90 23.9 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 91 24.1 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 8 2.1 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.9% were couple families with children, 49.9% were couple families without children and 24.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.0 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.0 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities) 18.0% of single parents were male and 82.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,078 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,468 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,468 and those without children was $1,078.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 33 11.8 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 12 4.3 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 30 10.8 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 24 8.6 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 29 10.4 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 118 42.3 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 5 1.8 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 28 10.0 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 11.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 10.8% 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 Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 679 78.5 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 186 21.5 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), 78.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 657 95.9 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 0.4 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 16 2.3 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 9 1.3 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), 95.9% were separate houses, 0.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.4 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 21 3.1 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 139 20.4 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 413 60.5 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 85 12.4 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 22 3.2 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 20.4% had 2 bedrooms and 60.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 323 47.4 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 202 29.7 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 123 18.1 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 5 0.7 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 28 4.1 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), 47.4% were owned outright, 29.7% were owned with a mortgage and 18.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 371 54.6 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 289 42.5 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 20 2.9 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 54.6% were family households, 42.5% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

Household income Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 54.7 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.6 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), 54.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 1.6% 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 Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 125 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 520 -- 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 Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
None 92 13.5 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 333 48.8 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 163 23.9 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 69 10.1 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 25 3.7 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), 48.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 23.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.1% 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 Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 79 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 35 44.3 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 44 55.7 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 79 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 35 (or 44.3%) were male and 44 (or 55.7%) 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 Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 549 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $549.

Mortgage and rent Peterborough % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 130 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 650 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Peterborough (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $130 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $650.

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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