2016 Census QuickStats

Australia South Australia State Suburbs

Watervale

Code SSC41534 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 326
Male 53.7%
Female 46.3%
Median age 44
Families 99
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 143
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,403
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2

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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
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Male 175 53.7 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 151 46.3 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 5 1.5 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 326 people in Watervale (State Suburbs). Of these 53.7% were male and 46.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

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Age Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Median age 44 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 18 5.5 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 30 9.1 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 25 7.6 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 6 1.8 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 16 4.9 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 8 2.4 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 18 5.5 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 22 6.7 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 25 7.6 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 19 5.8 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 24 7.3 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 31 9.5 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 31 9.5 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 32 9.8 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 12 3.7 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 7 2.1 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 4 1.2 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Watervale (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Married 162 64.8 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 5 2.0 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 22 8.8 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 6 2.4 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 55 22.0 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Watervale (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 64.8% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 142 63.4 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 37 16.5 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 45 20.1 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Watervale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Preschool 10 9.8 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 36 35.3 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 5.9 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 0 0.0 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 17 16.7 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 0 0.0 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3 2.9 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 3 2.9 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 3 2.9 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 24 23.5 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Watervale (State Suburbs), 29.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.3% were in primary school, 16.7% in secondary school and 5.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 44 16.9 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 25 9.6 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 9 3.4 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 45 17.2 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 34 13.0 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 25 9.6 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 25 9.6 138,607 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 9 3.4 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 29 11.1 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Watervale (State Suburbs), 13.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Watervale % 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 Watervale (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 270 83.9 1,192,546 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 42 12.9 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 17 5.2 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 10 3.1 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 237 72.7 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Watervale (State Suburbs), 72.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Watervale % South Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Watervale % South Australia % Australia %

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

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Language, top responses (other than English) Watervale % South Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 87 52.7 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 66 40.0 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 12 7.3 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 0 0.0 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 165 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Watervale (State Suburbs). Of these 52.7% were employed full time, 40.0% were employed part-time and 0.0% 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.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 20 12.3 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 15 9.3 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 28 17.3 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 22 13.6 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 62 38.3 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Watervale (State Suburbs), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Personal 631 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,562 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,403 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Watervale (State Suburbs) was $631.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 202 79.8 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 93 36.8 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 29 11.6 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 88 35.6 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Watervale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 79.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 36.8% provided care for children and 11.6% 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.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 52 20.6 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 77 30.4 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 49 19.4 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 24 9.5 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Watervale (State Suburbs), 30.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 19.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 55 53.9 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 39 38.2 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 8 7.8 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Watervale (State Suburbs), 38.2% were couple families with children, 53.9% were couple families without children and 7.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Male -- 0.0 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 100.0 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Watervale (State Suburbs), 0.0% of single parents were male and 100.0% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 13 13.4 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 4 4.1 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 33 34.0 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 13 13.4 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 8 8.2 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 12 12.4 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 9 9.3 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 5 5.2 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Watervale (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 13.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 34.0% 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.

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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 Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 114 81.4 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 26 18.6 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Watervale (State Suburbs), 81.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Separate house 114 100.0 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 0 0.0 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Watervale (State Suburbs), 100.0% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 4 3.6 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 17 15.2 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 53 47.3 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 38 33.9 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Watervale (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 15.2% had 2 bedrooms and 47.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 54 47.8 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 41 36.3 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 14 12.4 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 4 3.5 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Watervale (State Suburbs), 47.8% were owned outright, 36.3% were owned with a mortgage and 12.4% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 95 84.1 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 18 15.9 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 0 0.0 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Watervale (State Suburbs), of all households, 84.1% were family households, 15.9% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

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Household income Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 16.8 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 10.3 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Watervale (State Suburbs), 16.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 10.3% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.4 -- 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.4 -- 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.

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Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
None 0 0.0 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 31 26.7 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 56 48.3 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 29 25.0 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 0 0.0 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Watervale (State Suburbs), 26.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 48.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 25.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 15 13.3 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 98 86.7 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 0 0.0 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Watervale (State Suburbs), 86.7% 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.

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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.
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Male 0 0.0 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 3 100.0 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 31 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Watervale (State Suburbs), 0.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 100.0% were female. The median age was 31 years.

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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
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 0 -- 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 Watervale (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2 persons, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Watervale % South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 0 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Watervale (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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