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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Semaphore

Code SSC42561 (SSC)
People 2,832
Male 1,392
Female 1,440
Median age 42
Australian citizenship 2,511
People born overseas 577
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 17
Families 664
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,278
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $958
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,200
Median weekly rent $175
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Semaphore % Australia %
Total 2,832 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,392 49.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,440 50.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 58 2.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,832 people were usually resident in Semaphore (State Suburbs): of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Of the total population 2.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Semaphore % Australia %
People
0-4 years 149 5.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 300 10.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 303 10.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,344 47.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 322 11.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 413 14.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 42 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 15.9% of people usually resident in Semaphore (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 42 years.

Selected characteristics Semaphore % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,511 88.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 577 20.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 17 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.7% of people usually resident in Semaphore (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 20.4% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Semaphore % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 854 35.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 381 16.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 197 8.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 950 39.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 35.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Semaphore (State Suburbs) were married, 16.0% were either separated or divorced, 8.3% were widowed and 39.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Semaphore % Australia %
Australia 2,086 73.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Semaphore % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Semaphore % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 833 58.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 434 30.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 49 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 34 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 67 4.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 830 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,417 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,417 people aged 15 years and over in Semaphore (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 58.8% worked full-time, 30.6% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.7% were unemployed. 830 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Semaphore % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 479 -- 466 --
Family 1,382 -- 1,171 --
Household 958 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Semaphore (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $479, the median family income was $1,382 and the median household income was $958.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Semaphore % Australia %
Couple family without children 254 38.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 283 42.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 114 17.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 13 2.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 664 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 664 families in Semaphore (State Suburbs): of these 38.3% were couple families without children, 42.6% were couple families with children, 17.2% were one parent families and 2.0% 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 Semaphore % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,154 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,278 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,154 occupied private dwellings were counted in Semaphore (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Semaphore % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 773 67.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 155 13.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 226 19.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Semaphore (State Suburbs), 67.0% were separate houses, 13.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Semaphore % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 324 28.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 391 33.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 351 30.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 5 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 86 7.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Semaphore (State Suburbs), 28.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 33.9% were owned with a mortgage and 30.4% were rented.

Landlord type Semaphore % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 186 53.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 40 11.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 110 31.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 14 4.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Semaphore (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 53.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 11.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 31.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Semaphore % Australia %
Median weekly rent 175 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,200 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Semaphore (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $175. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Semaphore % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 658 57.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 390 33.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 51 4.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Semaphore (State Suburbs), 57.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 33.8% were single (or lone) person households and 4.4% 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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