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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Goolwa

Code UCL408200 (UCL)
People 5,882
Male 2,839
Female 3,043
Median age 52
Australian citizenship 4,814
People born overseas 1,120
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 18
Families 1,542
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,910
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $571
Median monthly mortgage repayment $809
Median weekly rent $155
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Goolwa % Australia %
Total 5,882 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,839 48.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,043 51.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 90 1.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 5,882 people were usually resident in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Of the total population 1.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Goolwa % Australia %
People
0-4 years 258 4.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 602 10.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 513 8.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,743 29.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 950 16.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,816 30.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 52 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 14.6% of people usually resident in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 47.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 52 years.

Selected characteristics Goolwa % Australia %
Australian citizenship 4,814 81.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,120 19.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 18 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 81.8% of people usually resident in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 19.0% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Goolwa % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,703 53.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 722 14.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 515 10.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,079 21.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 53.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 14.4% were either separated or divorced, 10.3% were widowed and 21.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Goolwa % Australia %
Australia 3,979 67.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Goolwa % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Goolwa % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 858 47.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 687 38.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 64 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 36 2.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 157 8.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,581 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,802 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,802 people aged 15 years and over in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 47.6% worked full-time, 38.1% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.7% were unemployed. 2,581 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Goolwa % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 323 -- 466 --
Family 646 -- 1,171 --
Household 571 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $323, the median family income was $646 and the median household income was $571.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Goolwa % Australia %
Couple family without children 923 59.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 390 25.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 215 13.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 14 0.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,542 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,542 families in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 59.9% were couple families without children, 25.3% were couple families with children, 13.9% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 Goolwa % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,604 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,910 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,604 occupied private dwellings were counted in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Goolwa % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,223 85.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 102 3.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 242 9.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 34 1.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 3 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.4% were separate houses, 3.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Goolwa % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 993 38.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 579 22.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 604 23.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 61 2.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 367 14.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 22.2% were owned with a mortgage and 23.2% were rented.

Landlord type Goolwa % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 298 49.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 39 6.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 246 40.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 21 3.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 49.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 6.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 40.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Goolwa % Australia %
Median weekly rent 155 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 809 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $155. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $809. The average people per household was 2.1 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Goolwa % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,535 58.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 720 27.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 36 1.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Goolwa (Urban Centres and Localities), 58.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 27.6% were single (or lone) person households and 1.4% 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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