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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Mount Gambier

Code UCL417400 (UCL)
People 23,494
Male 11,349
Female 12,145
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 21,495
People born overseas 2,296
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 89
Families 6,342
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 10,518
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $814
Median monthly mortgage repayment $910
Median weekly rent $126
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Mount Gambier % Australia %
Total 23,494 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 11,349 48.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 12,145 51.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 369 1.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 23,494 people were usually resident in Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Of the total population 1.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Mount Gambier % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,656 7.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,283 14.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 3,196 13.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 9,634 41.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,392 10.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,333 14.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.0% of people usually resident in Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 24.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Mount Gambier % Australia %
Australian citizenship 21,495 91.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 2,296 9.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 89 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.5% of people usually resident in Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 9.8% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Mount Gambier % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,090 49.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,240 12.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,330 7.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 5,896 31.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 12.1% were either separated or divorced, 7.2% were widowed and 31.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Mount Gambier % Australia %
Australia 19,941 84.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Gambier % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Mount Gambier % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mount Gambier % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,768 58.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 3,220 27.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 470 4.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 308 2.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 811 7.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 6,086 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 11,577 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 11,577 people aged 15 years and over in Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 58.5% worked full-time, 27.8% worked part-time, 4.1% were away from work, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.0% were unemployed. 6,086 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Mount Gambier % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mount Gambier % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 427 -- 466 --
Family 1,050 -- 1,171 --
Household 814 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $427, the median family income was $1,050 and the median household income was $814.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Gambier % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,532 39.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,580 40.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,156 18.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 74 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 6,342 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 6,342 families in Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 39.9% were couple families without children, 40.7% were couple families with children, 18.2% were one parent families and 1.2% 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 Mount Gambier % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,582 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 10,518 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 9,582 occupied private dwellings were counted in Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Mount Gambier % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,341 76.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 887 9.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,290 13.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 64 0.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities), 76.6% were separate houses, 9.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Mount Gambier % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,755 28.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,182 33.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,083 32.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 93 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 469 4.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 33.2% were owned with a mortgage and 32.2% were rented.

Landlord type Mount Gambier % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,172 38.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,098 35.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 756 24.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 56 1.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 38.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 35.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 24.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Mount Gambier % Australia %
Median weekly rent 126 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 910 -- 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 Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $126. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $910. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Gambier % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 6,305 65.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,703 28.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 264 2.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Mount Gambier (Urban Centres and Localities), 65.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 28.2% were single (or lone) person households and 2.8% 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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