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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Adelaide

Code SSC41011 (SSC)
People 10,229
Male 5,580
Female 4,649
Median age 31
Australian citizenship 5,787
People born overseas 3,796
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,442
Families 1,590
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,592
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $893
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,486
Median weekly rent $240
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Adelaide % Australia %
Total 10,229 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 5,580 54.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 4,649 45.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 139 1.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 10,229 people were usually resident in Adelaide (State Suburbs): of these 54.6% were male and 45.4% were female. Of the total population 1.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Adelaide % Australia %
People
0-4 years 196 1.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 270 2.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,808 27.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 5,152 50.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 968 9.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 837 8.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 31 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 4.6% of people usually resident in Adelaide (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 17.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 31 years.

Selected characteristics Adelaide % Australia %
Australian citizenship 5,787 56.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,796 37.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,442 14.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 56.6% of people usually resident in Adelaide (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 37.1% were born overseas and 14.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Adelaide % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,176 22.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,238 12.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 256 2.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 6,097 62.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 22.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Adelaide (State Suburbs) were married, 12.7% were either separated or divorced, 2.6% were widowed and 62.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Adelaide % Australia %
Australia 4,912 48.0 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 2,982 59.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,338 26.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 186 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 71 1.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 432 8.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,270 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,009 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,009 people aged 15 years and over in Adelaide (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 59.5% worked full-time, 26.7% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 1.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.6% were unemployed. 3,270 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 443 -- 466 --
Family 1,489 -- 1,171 --
Household 893 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $443, the median family income was $1,489 and the median household income was $893.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Adelaide % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,009 63.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 251 15.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 208 13.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 122 7.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,590 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,590 families in Adelaide (State Suburbs): of these 63.5% were couple families without children, 15.8% were couple families with children, 13.1% were one parent families and 7.7% 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 4,946 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,592 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 4,946 occupied private dwellings were counted in Adelaide (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Adelaide % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 464 9.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,962 39.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 2,373 48.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 147 3.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (State Suburbs), 9.4% were separate houses, 39.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 48.0% were flats, units or apartments and 3.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Adelaide % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 662 13.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 871 17.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,563 51.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 48 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 801 16.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (State Suburbs), 13.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 17.6% were owned with a mortgage and 51.8% were rented.

Landlord type Adelaide % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,168 45.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 440 17.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 892 34.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 62 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 45.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 17.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 34.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Adelaide % Australia %
Median weekly rent 240 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,486 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $240. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,486. The average people per household was 1.8 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 1,586 32.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,863 37.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 735 14.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (State Suburbs), 32.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 37.7% were single (or lone) person households and 14.9% 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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