2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Mount Gambier

Code SSC40461 (SSC)
People 24,905
Male 12,036
Female 12,869
Median age 37
Families 6,735
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 11,511
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $892
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,250
Median weekly rent $160
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Total 24,905 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 12,036 48.3 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 12,869 51.7 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 569 2.3 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 24,905 people in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs) of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.

Age Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,746 7.0 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,729 6.9 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,664 6.7 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,656 6.6 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,527 6.1 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,707 6.9 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,513 6.1 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,513 6.1 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,637 6.6 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,660 6.7 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,717 6.9 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,504 6.0 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,412 5.7 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,098 4.4 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 916 3.7 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 728 2.9 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 651 2.6 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 527 2.1 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,280 47.0 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 655 3.3 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,890 9.6 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,415 7.2 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,517 33.0 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.0% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,383 46.9 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,980 11.1 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,527 42.1 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 356 5.2 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,854 26.9 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 366 5.3 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 254 3.7 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,073 15.6 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 279 4.1 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 139 2.0 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 634 9.2 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 400 5.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 119 1.7 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,413 20.5 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,887 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs) 27.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.9% were in primary school, 21.7% in secondary school and 15.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 21,371 85.8 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,475 14.7 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,320 5.6 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 880 3.7 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 18,012 76.0 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), 76.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,848 56.4 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,760 31.0 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 678 5.6 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 851 7.0 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 12,137 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 12,137 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs). Of these 56.4% were employed full time, 31.0% were employed part-time and 7.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,417 12.6 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,047 9.3 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,298 11.5 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,266 20.1 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,578 40.6 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), 12.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 502 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,169 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 892 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs) was $502.

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

Unpaid work Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 14,399 72.9 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,198 31.4 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,178 11.0 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,335 21.9 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.4% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,036 20.4 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,519 27.9 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,654 13.4 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,185 11.1 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,754 40.9 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,558 38.0 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,344 20.0 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 79 1.2 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), 38.0% were couple families with children, 40.9% were couple families without children and 20.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.0 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.0 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs) 16.0% of single parents were male and 84.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,670 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,864 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,864 and those without children was $1,670.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,047 19.7 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 210 4.0 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,317 24.8 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 748 14.1 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 287 5.4 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,096 20.6 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 288 5.4 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 319 6.0 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 24.8% 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 Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,120 90.2 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,097 9.8 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), 90.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,238 81.4 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 666 6.6 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,193 11.8 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 19 0.2 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), 81.4% were separate houses, 6.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 17 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 317 3.1 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,014 19.9 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,645 55.8 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,945 19.2 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 181 1.8 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 19.9% had 2 bedrooms and 55.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,783 27.5 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,458 34.2 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,429 33.9 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 209 2.1 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 238 2.4 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), 27.5% were owned outright, 34.2% were owned with a mortgage and 33.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 6,678 66.0 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,151 31.1 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 288 2.8 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.0% were family households, 31.1% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.8 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), 32.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 160 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.5 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.5 -- 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 Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,250 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
None 887 8.8 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,921 38.8 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,626 35.8 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,347 13.3 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 337 3.3 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), 38.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.3% 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 Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 570 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 263 46.1 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 307 53.9 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), there were 570 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 263 (or 46.1%) were male and 307 (or 53.9%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 747 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $747.

Mortgage and rent Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 135 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,250 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Gambier (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $135 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,250.

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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