2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Statistical Subdivisions

Riverland

Code 42005 (SSD)
People 40,156
Male 20,328
Female 19,828
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 36,664
People born overseas 4,183
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 233
Families 10,984
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 20,122
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $721
Median monthly mortgage repayment $802
Median weekly rent $116
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People — demographics
People Riverland % Australia %
Total 40,156 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 20,328 50.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 19,828 49.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 973 2.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 40,156 people were usually resident in Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions): of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Of the total population 2.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Riverland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,406 6.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 5,660 14.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 4,320 10.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 15,939 39.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 5,295 13.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 6,536 16.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.1% of people usually resident in Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Riverland % Australia %
Australian citizenship 36,664 91.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,183 10.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 233 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.3% of people usually resident in Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions) were Australian citizens, 10.4% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Riverland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 17,283 53.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 3,687 11.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,355 7.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 8,769 27.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 53.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions) were married, 11.5% were either separated or divorced, 7.3% were widowed and 27.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Riverland % Australia %
Australia 33,536 83.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Riverland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Riverland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 11,174 59.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 5,481 29.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 727 3.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 472 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 943 5.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 11,663 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 18,797 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 18,797 people aged 15 years and over in Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions) were in the labour force. Of these 59.4% worked full-time, 29.2% worked part-time, 3.9% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.0% were unemployed. 11,663 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Riverland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 384 -- 466 --
Family 971 -- 1,171 --
Household 721 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $384, the median family income was $971 and the median household income was $721.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Riverland % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,927 44.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 4,469 40.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,460 13.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 128 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 10,984 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 10,984 families in Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions): of these 44.9% were couple families without children, 40.7% were couple families with children, 13.3% were one parent families and 1.2% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Riverland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 16,425 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 20,122 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 16,425 occupied private dwellings were counted in Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions).

Dwelling structure Riverland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 14,145 86.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 677 4.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 834 5.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 749 4.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 20 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions), 86.1% were separate houses, 4.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.1% were flats, units or apartments and 4.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Riverland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,120 37.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 4,831 29.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 4,261 25.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 229 1.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 983 6.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions), 37.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.4% were owned with a mortgage and 25.9% were rented.

Landlord type Riverland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,158 27.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 843 19.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,023 47.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 237 5.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 27.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 19.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 47.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Riverland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 116 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 802 -- 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 Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions), the median weekly rent was $116. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $802. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Riverland % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 10,892 66.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 4,272 26.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 321 2.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Riverland (Statistical Subdivisions), 66.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.0% were single (or lone) person households and 2.0% 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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