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Cowell (L)

Code UCL421008 (UCL)
People 942
Male 471
Female 471
Median age 44
Families 239
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 508
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $890
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 942 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 471 50.0 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 471 50.0 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 10 1.1 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 942 people in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 60 6.4 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 63 6.7 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 50 5.3 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 59 6.3 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 52 5.5 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 37 3.9 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 45 4.8 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 48 5.1 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 70 7.4 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 61 6.5 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 48 5.1 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 78 8.3 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 92 9.8 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 76 8.1 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 29 3.1 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 30 3.2 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 21 2.2 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 21 2.2 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 411 53.2 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 18 2.3 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 62 8.0 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 55 7.1 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 227 29.4 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 53.2% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 337 53.9 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 93 14.9 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 195 31.2 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 13 5.0 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 80 31.0 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 0 0.0 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 38 14.7 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 0 0.0 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 12 4.7 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4 1.6 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 7 2.7 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 104 40.3 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 258 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 27.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.0% were in primary school, 14.7% in secondary school and 6.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 785 83.5 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 73 8.7 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 41 4.9 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 31 3.7 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 695 82.7 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 226 52.3 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 155 35.9 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 30 6.9 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 21 4.9 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 432 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 432 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 52.3% were employed full time, 35.9% were employed part-time and 4.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 53 12.9 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 43 10.5 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 55 13.4 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 41 10.0 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 184 44.8 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 446 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,072 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 890 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $446.

Travel to work, top responses Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 540 69.9 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 207 26.8 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 76 9.8 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 275 35.6 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.8% provided care for children and 9.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 35.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 137 17.7 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 175 22.6 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 120 15.5 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 110 14.2 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 132 54.8 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 89 36.9 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 17 7.1 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 1.2 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.9% were couple families with children, 54.8% were couple families without children and 7.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.8 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.2 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 15.8% of single parents were male and 84.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,549 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,762 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,762 and those without children was $1,549.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 31 14.0 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 7 3.2 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 63 28.4 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 17 7.7 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 11 5.0 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 62 27.9 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 14 6.3 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 17 7.7 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 14.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 28.4% 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 Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 350 77.6 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 101 22.4 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 77.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 22.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 317 90.3 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6 1.7 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 23 6.6 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 5 1.4 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.3% were separate houses, 1.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.9 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 14 4.0 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 54 15.4 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 202 57.7 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 74 21.1 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 0.9 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 Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.0% had 1 bedroom, 15.4% had 2 bedrooms and 57.7% 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 Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 151 43.0 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 101 28.8 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 86 24.5 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.9 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 10 2.8 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 43.0% were owned outright, 28.8% were owned with a mortgage and 24.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 241 69.1 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 102 29.2 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 6 1.7 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 69.1% were family households, 29.2% were single person households and 1.7% were group households.

Household income Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.2 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.4% 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 Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.2 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.8 -- 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 Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.6 -- 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 Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
None 23 6.6 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 108 30.9 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 129 36.9 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 72 20.6 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 18 5.1 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.6% 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 Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 10 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5 50.0 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 5 50.0 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5 (or 50.0%) were male and 5 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,750 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,750.

Mortgage and rent Cowell (L) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Cowell (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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