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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Local Government Areas

Alexandrina (DC)

Code LGA40220 (LGA)
People 20,715
Male 10,191
Female 10,524
Median age 45
Australian citizenship 18,271
People born overseas 3,254
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 79
Families 5,748
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 12,104
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $703
Median monthly mortgage repayment $997
Median weekly rent $155
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
Total 20,715 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 10,191 49.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 10,524 50.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 220 1.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 20,715 people were usually resident in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Of the total population 1.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,113 5.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,648 12.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,035 9.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 7,419 35.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 3,287 15.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 4,212 20.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 45 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 18.2% of people usually resident in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 36.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 45 years.

Selected characteristics Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 18,271 88.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,254 15.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 79 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.2% of people usually resident in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 15.7% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,602 56.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,131 12.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,187 7.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,037 23.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 56.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) were married, 12.6% were either separated or divorced, 7.0% were widowed and 23.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
Australia 15,838 76.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,654 53.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 3,054 35.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 332 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 204 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 433 5.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 7,053 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 8,677 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 8,677 people aged 15 years and over in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 53.6% worked full-time, 35.2% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.0% were unemployed. 7,053 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 376 -- 466 --
Family 903 -- 1,171 --
Household 703 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $376, the median family income was $903 and the median household income was $703.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,958 51.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,049 35.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 691 12.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 50 0.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 5,748 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 5,748 families in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas): of these 51.5% were couple families without children, 35.6% were couple families with children, 12.0% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,498 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 12,104 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 8,498 occupied private dwellings were counted in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,770 91.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 203 2.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 357 4.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 162 1.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 6 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), 91.4% were separate houses, 2.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,309 38.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,736 32.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,646 19.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 129 1.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 679 8.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), 38.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.2% were owned with a mortgage and 19.4% were rented.

Landlord type Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 658 40.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 154 9.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 754 45.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 80 4.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 40.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 9.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 45.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 155 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 997 -- 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 Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $155. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $997. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Alexandrina (DC) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,690 67.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,023 23.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 147 1.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), 67.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.8% were single (or lone) person households and 1.7% 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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