2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | State/Territory

South Australia

Code 4 (STE)
People 1,514,337
Male 745,209
Female 769,128
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 1,336,357
People born overseas 307,681
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 9,238
Families 407,485
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 679,662
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $887
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,018
Median weekly rent $150
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People — demographics
People South Australia % Australia %
Total 1,514,337 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 745,209 49.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 769,128 50.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 25,557 1.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,514,337 people were usually resident in South Australia (State/Territory): of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Of the total population 1.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 87,334 5.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 193,490 12.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 200,865 13.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 621,697 41.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 177,824 11.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 233,127 15.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 18.5% of people usually resident in South Australia (State/Territory) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics South Australia % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,336,357 88.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 307,681 20.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 9,238 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.2% of people usually resident in South Australia (State/Territory) were Australian citizens, 20.3% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 610,802 49.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 145,510 11.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 83,973 6.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 393,226 31.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in South Australia (State/Territory) were married, 11.8% were either separated or divorced, 6.8% were widowed and 31.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth South Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,120,080 74.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 426,178 58.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 218,545 30.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 27,632 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 17,539 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 38,176 5.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 441,820 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 728,070 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 728,070 people aged 15 years and over in South Australia (State/Territory) were in the labour force. Of these 58.5% worked full-time, 30.0% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.2% were unemployed. 441,820 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 433 -- 466 --
Family 1,103 -- 1,171 --
Household 887 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in South Australia (State/Territory), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $433, the median family income was $1,103 and the median household income was $887.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 162,909 40.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 172,403 42.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 65,605 16.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 6,568 1.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 407,485 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 407,485 families in South Australia (State/Territory): of these 40.0% were couple families without children, 42.3% were couple families with children, 16.1% were one parent families and 1.6% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 609,911 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 679,662 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 609,911 occupied private dwellings were counted in South Australia (State/Territory).

Dwelling structure South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 482,150 79.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 64,745 10.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 56,167 9.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 6,506 1.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 343 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in South Australia (State/Territory), 79.1% were separate houses, 10.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 205,435 33.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 204,075 33.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 156,288 25.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 7,828 1.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 36,286 5.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in South Australia (State/Territory), 33.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 33.5% were owned with a mortgage and 25.6% were rented.

Landlord type South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 50,144 32.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 40,475 25.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 60,753 38.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 4,917 3.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in South Australia (State/Territory), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 32.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 25.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 38.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics South Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,018 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in South Australia (State/Territory), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,018. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Australia % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 402,994 66.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 161,818 26.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 19,140 3.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in South Australia (State/Territory), 66.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.5% were single (or lone) person households and 3.1% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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