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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Statistical Divisions

Adelaide

Code 405 (SD)
People 1,105,839
Male 539,869
Female 565,970
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 965,840
People born overseas 262,367
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 7,424
Families 297,111
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 480,431
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $924
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,083
Median weekly rent $165
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Adelaide % Australia %
Total 1,105,839 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 539,869 48.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 565,970 51.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 12,461 1.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,105,839 people were usually resident in Adelaide (Statistical Divisions): of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Of the total population 1.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Adelaide % Australia %
People
0-4 years 62,256 5.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 135,039 12.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 154,530 14.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 458,825 41.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 125,856 11.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 169,337 15.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.8% of people usually resident in Adelaide (Statistical Divisions) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Adelaide % Australia %
Australian citizenship 965,840 87.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 262,367 23.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 7,424 0.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.3% of people usually resident in Adelaide (Statistical Divisions) were Australian citizens, 23.7% were born overseas and 0.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Adelaide % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 435,784 48.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 108,666 12.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 61,816 6.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 302,280 33.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 48.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Adelaide (Statistical Divisions) were married, 12.0% were either separated or divorced, 6.8% were widowed and 33.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Adelaide % Australia %
Australia 781,446 70.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Adelaide % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Adelaide % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 315,461 58.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 161,769 30.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 19,489 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 12,550 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 28,200 5.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 325,007 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 537,469 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 537,469 people aged 15 years and over in Adelaide (Statistical Divisions) were in the labour force. Of these 58.7% worked full-time, 30.1% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.2% were unemployed. 325,007 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Adelaide % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 447 -- 466 --
Family 1,137 -- 1,171 --
Household 924 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (Statistical Divisions), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $447, the median family income was $1,137 and the median household income was $924.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Adelaide % Australia %
Couple family without children 114,245 38.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 126,833 42.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 50,647 17.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 5,386 1.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 297,111 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 297,111 families in Adelaide (Statistical Divisions): of these 38.5% were couple families without children, 42.7% were couple families with children, 17.0% were one parent families and 1.8% 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 Adelaide % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 447,477 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 480,431 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 447,477 occupied private dwellings were counted in Adelaide (Statistical Divisions).

Dwelling structure Adelaide % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 341,227 76.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 54,826 12.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 49,327 11.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,824 0.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 273 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (Statistical Divisions), 76.3% were separate houses, 12.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Adelaide % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 145,662 32.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 153,456 34.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 116,465 26.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 5,853 1.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 26,041 5.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (Statistical Divisions), 32.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 34.3% were owned with a mortgage and 26.0% were rented.

Landlord type Adelaide % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 39,085 33.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 30,842 26.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 43,677 37.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 2,861 2.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (Statistical Divisions), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 33.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 26.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 37.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Adelaide % Australia %
Median weekly rent 165 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,083 -- 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 Adelaide (Statistical Divisions), the median weekly rent was $165. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Adelaide % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 293,739 65.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 121,275 27.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 15,769 3.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (Statistical Divisions), 65.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 27.1% were single (or lone) person households and 3.5% 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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