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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Significant Urban Areas

Mount Gambier

Code 4002 (SUA)
People 27,756
Male 13,483
Female 14,273
Median age 38
Families 7,564
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 12,611
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $928
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $160
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Total 27,756 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 13,483 48.6 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 14,273 51.4 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 588 2.1 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 27,756 people in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.1% of the population.

Age Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,898 6.8 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,967 7.1 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,952 7.0 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,878 6.8 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,639 5.9 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,784 6.4 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,607 5.8 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,681 6.1 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,935 7.0 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,954 7.0 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,959 7.1 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,691 6.1 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,601 5.8 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,215 4.4 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 994 3.6 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 773 2.8 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 682 2.5 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 544 2.0 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,703 48.8 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 700 3.2 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,011 9.2 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,480 6.7 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 7,042 32.1 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 48.8% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 9,710 48.7 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,135 10.7 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 8,079 40.5 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 405 5.2 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,114 27.1 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 434 5.6 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 304 3.9 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,235 15.9 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 342 4.4 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 160 2.1 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 704 9.0 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 447 5.7 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 131 1.7 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,513 19.4 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,789 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas) 28.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.6% were in primary school, 22.3% in secondary school and 14.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 23,930 86.2 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,791 14.3 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,466 5.5 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 959 3.6 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 20,238 76.5 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), 76.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,762 56.4 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,304 31.3 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 778 5.7 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 913 6.6 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 13,757 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 13,757 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 56.4% were employed full time, 31.3% were employed part-time and 6.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,609 12.5 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,220 9.5 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,481 11.5 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,495 19.4 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,267 41.0 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 513 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,210 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 928 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas) was $513.

Travel to work, top responses Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 16,143 73.6 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 7,016 32.0 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,434 11.1 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,997 22.8 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.0% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,485 20.4 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 6,156 28.1 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,040 13.9 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,461 11.2 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), 28.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.2% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,077 40.7 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,998 39.6 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,405 18.6 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 84 1.1 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), 39.6% were couple families with children, 40.7% were couple families without children and 18.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.0 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.0 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas) 16.0% of single parents were male and 84.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,688 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,885 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,885 and those without children was $1,688.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,209 19.9 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 246 4.0 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,574 25.9 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 838 13.8 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 322 5.3 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,183 19.5 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 332 5.5 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 371 6.1 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 19.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 25.9% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,078 90.2 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,209 9.8 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), 90.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,169 82.8 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 667 6.0 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,196 10.8 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 40 0.4 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), 82.8% were separate houses, 6.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 18 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 338 3.1 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,095 18.9 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 6,106 55.1 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,322 21.0 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 196 1.8 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 18.9% had 2 bedrooms and 55.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,184 28.7 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,898 35.2 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,523 31.8 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 215 1.9 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 258 2.3 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), 28.7% were owned outright, 35.2% were owned with a mortgage and 31.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 7,498 67.7 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,281 29.6 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 298 2.7 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 67.7% were family households, 29.6% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.4 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.8 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), 31.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.8% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 160 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 9.3 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 8.8 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
None 898 8.1 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,051 36.6 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,036 36.4 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,737 15.7 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 357 3.2 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), 36.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 588 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 273 46.4 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 315 53.6 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), there were 588 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 273 (or 46.4%) were male and 315 (or 53.6%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 752 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $752.

Mortgage and rent Mount Gambier % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,268 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Gambier (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,268.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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