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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Adelaide

Code UCL400200 (UCL)
People 1,040,719
Male 507,416
Female 533,303
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 907,385
People born overseas 249,328
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 7,166
Families 278,635
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 453,806
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $914
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 1,040,719 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 507,416 48.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 533,303 51.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 12,035 1.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,040,719 people were usually resident in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Of the total population 1.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Adelaide % Australia %
People
0-4 years 58,627 5.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 125,745 12.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 146,241 14.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 432,152 41.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 117,221 11.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 160,731 15.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.7% of people usually resident in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) 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 907,385 87.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 249,328 24.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 7,166 0.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.2% of people usually resident in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 24.0% were born overseas and 0.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Adelaide % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 406,541 47.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 102,982 12.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 59,182 6.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 287,637 33.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 12.0% were either separated or divorced, 6.9% were widowed and 33.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Adelaide % Australia %
Australia 732,570 70.4 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 296,584 58.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 150,947 29.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 18,184 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 11,766 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 26,869 5.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 308,038 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 504,350 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 504,350 people aged 15 years and over in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 58.8% worked full-time, 29.9% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.3% were unemployed. 308,038 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 446 -- 466 --
Family 1,133 -- 1,171 --
Household 914 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $446, the median family income was $1,133 and the median household income was $914.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Adelaide % Australia %
Couple family without children 106,971 38.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 118,165 42.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 48,273 17.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 5,226 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 278,635 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 278,635 families in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 38.4% were couple families without children, 42.4% were couple families with children, 17.3% were one parent families and 1.9% 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 Adelaide % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 422,997 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 453,806 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 422,997 occupied private dwellings were counted in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Adelaide % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 318,916 75.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 53,849 12.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 48,569 11.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,395 0.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 268 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 75.4% were separate houses, 12.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Adelaide % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 136,514 32.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 143,415 33.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 112,618 26.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 5,605 1.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 24,847 5.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 33.9% were owned with a mortgage and 26.6% were rented.

Landlord type Adelaide % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 37,673 33.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 30,309 26.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 41,941 37.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 2,696 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 33.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 26.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 37.2% 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 (Urban Centres and Localities), 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 275,510 65.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 116,336 27.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 15,322 3.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 65.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 27.5% were single (or lone) person households and 3.6% 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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