2016 Census QuickStats

Australia South Australia State Suburbs

Goolwa

Code SSC40516 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 2,350
Male 44.7%
Female 55.3%
Median age 65
Families 586
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all families 0.3
All private dwellings 1,419
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $734
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education cultural & language diversity employment

People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Male 1,050 44.7 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,297 55.3 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 42 1.8 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,350 people in Goolwa (State Suburbs). Of these 44.7% were male and 55.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

View the data quality statement for Place of Usual Residence (PURP)
Age Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Median age 65 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 72 3.1 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 60 2.6 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 73 3.1 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 68 2.9 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 68 2.9 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 62 2.6 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 42 1.8 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 56 2.4 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 86 3.7 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 108 4.6 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 122 5.2 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 152 6.5 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 184 7.8 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 260 11.1 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 275 11.7 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 257 10.9 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 169 7.2 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 237 10.1 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Goolwa (State Suburbs) was 65 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 8.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 51.0% of the population.

View the data quality statement for Age (AGEP)
Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Married 1,024 47.9 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 56 2.6 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 318 14.9 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 325 15.2 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 413 19.3 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Goolwa (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.9% were married and 17.4% were either divorced or separated.

View the data quality statement for Registered marital status (MSTP)
Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 829 48.2 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 162 9.4 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 729 42.4 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.4% were in a de facto marriage.

View the data quality statement for Social marital status (MDCP)
Education Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Preschool 14 3.5 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 43 10.6 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 15 3.7 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 42 10.4 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 31 7.7 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.7 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 27 6.7 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 21 5.2 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 15 3.7 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 8 2.0 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 186 45.9 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), 17.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.8% were in primary school, 15.7% in secondary school and 8.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

View the data quality statement for Educational Institution Attendee Status (TYSTAP)
Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 192 9.0 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 150 7.0 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 49 2.3 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 312 14.6 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 238 11.1 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 228 10.7 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 290 13.6 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 1,077 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 174 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 258 12.1 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 347 16.2 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Goolwa (State Suburbs), 11.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

View the data quality statement for Level of highest educational attainment (HEAP)
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Goolwa (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

View the data quality statement for Ancestry (ANCP)
Country of birth Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,645 70.8 1,192,546 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

View the data quality statement for Country of birth (BPLP)
Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 539 23.0 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 127 5.4 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 97 4.1 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,314 56.0 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), 56.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of father and/or mother (BPPP)
Country of birth of father, stated responses Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of father (BPMP)
Country of birth of mother, stated responses Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of mother (BPFP)
Religious affiliation, top responses Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Religious affiliation (RELP)
Language, top responses (other than English) Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Language spoken at home (LANP)
People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 246 40.5 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 264 43.5 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 45 7.4 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 52 8.6 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 607 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Goolwa (State Suburbs). Of these 40.5% were employed full time, 43.5% were employed part-time and 8.6% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

View the data quality statement for Labour force status (LFSP)
Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 98 17.4 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 74 13.1 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 100 17.7 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 92 16.3 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 160 28.4 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Goolwa (State Suburbs), 17.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 13.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 28.4% worked 40 hours or more.

View the data quality statement for Hours worked (HRSP)
Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Occupation (OCCP)
Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Industry of employment (INDP)
Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Personal 459 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 944 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 734 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Goolwa (State Suburbs) was $459.

View the data quality statements for: Total personal income (INCP) Total family income (FINF) Total household income (HIND)

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

View the data quality statement for Method of travel to work (MTWP)
Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,330 61.9 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 328 15.3 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 233 10.9 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 512 23.8 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 15.3% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

View the data quality statements for: Unpaid domestic work (DOMP) Unpaid child care (CHCAREP) Unpaid assistance (UNCAREP) Voluntary work (VOLWP)

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 313 14.5 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 491 22.8 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 290 13.5 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 243 11.3 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Goolwa (State Suburbs), 22.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

View the data quality statement for Unpaid domestic work, number of hours (DOMP)

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 385 64.8 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 120 20.2 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 78 13.1 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 11 1.9 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Goolwa (State Suburbs), 20.2% were couple families with children, 64.8% were couple families without children and 13.1% were one parent families.

View the data quality statement for Family composition (FMCF)
Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Male -- 23.5 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 76.5 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), 23.5% of single parents were male and 76.5% were female.

View the data quality statement for Family composition (FMCF)
Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 24 4.7 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 12 2.4 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 57 11.2 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 27 5.3 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 34 6.7 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 299 58.7 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 22 4.3 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 34 6.7 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 4.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.4% had both employed part-time and 11.2% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

View the data quality statement for Labour force status of parents / partners in families (LFSF)

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure household composition mortgage & rent number of motor vehicles internet connection

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,072 78.8 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 288 21.2 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), 78.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.2% were unoccupied.

View the data quality statements for: Dwelling type (DWTD) Dwelling Structure (STRD)

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Separate house 898 83.8 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 108 10.1 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 47 4.4 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 13 1.2 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Goolwa (State Suburbs), 83.8% were separate houses, 10.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.4% were flat or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling structure (STRD)
Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.3 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 69 6.5 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 368 34.4 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 477 44.6 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 125 11.7 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 27 2.5 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.5% had 1 bedroom, 34.4% had 2 bedrooms and 44.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 1.8 people.

View the data quality statements for: Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD) Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 543 51.3 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 191 18.1 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 261 24.7 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 25 2.4 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 38 3.6 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Goolwa (State Suburbs), 51.3% were owned outright, 18.1% were owned with a mortgage and 24.7% were rented.

View the data quality statement for Tenure type (TEND)
Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 589 55.1 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 462 43.3 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 17 1.6 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), of all households, 55.1% were family households, 43.3% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

View the data quality statement for Household composition (HHCD)
Household income Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 39.3 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 2.1 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), 39.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 2.1% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

View the data quality statement for Household income, total weekly (HIND)
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 Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.8 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.2 -- 10.2 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

View the data quality statement for Rent weekly payments (RNTD)
Mortgage monthly repayments Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.3 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.7 -- 6.6 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

View the data quality statement for Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED)
Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
None 88 8.3 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 567 53.2 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 256 24.0 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 115 10.8 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 40 3.8 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), 53.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 24.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

View the data quality statement for Number of registered motor vehicles (VEHD)
Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 295 27.7 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 739 69.5 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 30 2.8 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), 69.5% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Male 21 44.7 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 26 55.3 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 39 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), 44.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 55.3% were female. The median age was 39 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,021 -- 1,014 -- 1,203 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.1 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,021.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Goolwa % South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 250 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 975 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Goolwa (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $975.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 23/10/2017

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat was 23 October 2017 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 2016 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census