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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Greater Capital City Statistical Areas

Greater Adelaide

Code 4GADE (GCCSA)
People 1,225,235
Male 600,010
Female 625,225
Median age 39
Families 330,405
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 533,511
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,106
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,545
Median weekly rent $250
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 Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Total 1,225,235 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 600,010 49.0 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 625,225 51.0 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 15,597 1.3 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,225,235 people in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 73,558 6.0 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 70,120 5.7 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 72,954 6.0 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 80,319 6.6 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 87,304 7.1 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 85,283 7.0 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 78,636 6.4 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 82,102 6.7 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 86,831 7.1 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 86,544 7.1 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 84,503 6.9 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 75,868 6.2 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 71,537 5.8 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 53,418 4.4 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 42,135 3.4 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 34,515 2.8 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 29,944 2.4 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 29,664 2.4 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 478,913 47.5 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 29,194 2.9 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 91,604 9.1 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 62,231 6.2 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 346,663 34.4 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.5% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 440,224 47.9 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 84,799 9.2 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 394,383 42.9 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 15,721 4.4 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 62,886 17.5 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 21,845 6.1 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 17,987 5.0 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 36,507 10.1 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 16,448 4.6 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 16,878 4.7 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 27,733 7.7 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 61,680 17.1 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 9,334 2.6 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 72,866 20.2 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 359,885 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) 29.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.5% were in primary school, 19.4% in secondary school and 24.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 860,282 70.2 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 413,642 35.8 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 88,384 7.7 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 61,328 5.3 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 591,914 51.2 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 51.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 35.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 348,427 56.9 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 193,321 31.6 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 35,074 5.7 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 35,404 5.8 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 612,226 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 612,226 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas). Of these 56.9% were employed full time, 31.6% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 68,980 12.0 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 56,682 9.8 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 67,661 11.7 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 121,357 21.0 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 227,072 39.4 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 554 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,403 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,106 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was $554.

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

Unpaid work Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 724,021 71.8 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 281,113 27.9 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 119,340 11.8 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 178,583 17.7 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.9% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 227,049 22.5 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 274,980 27.3 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 126,728 12.6 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 95,262 9.4 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 27.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 127,894 38.7 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 140,835 42.6 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 55,696 16.9 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 5,980 1.8 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 42.6% were couple families with children, 38.7% were couple families without children and 16.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.4 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.6 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,008 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,211 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,211 and those without children was $2,008.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 53,119 19.8 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 10,894 4.1 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 61,587 22.9 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 38,638 14.4 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 15,362 5.7 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 56,730 21.1 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 16,491 6.1 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 15,907 5.9 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of couple families, 19.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 22.9% 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 Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 475,428 91.9 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 41,823 8.1 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 366,912 77.2 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 57,695 12.1 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 49,413 10.4 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 1,226 0.3 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 77.2% were separate houses, 12.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 1,193 0.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 17,050 3.6 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 96,906 20.4 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 250,100 52.6 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 102,168 21.5 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 8,010 1.7 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 Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 20.4% had 2 bedrooms and 52.6% 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 Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 149,886 31.5 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 173,179 36.4 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 133,592 28.1 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6,916 1.5 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 11,854 2.5 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 31.5% were owned outright, 36.4% were owned with a mortgage and 28.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 325,617 68.5 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 131,149 27.6 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 18,660 3.9 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of all households, 68.5% were family households, 27.6% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.1 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.1 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 26.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.1% 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 Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.1 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.9 -- 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 Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,545 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.6 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.4 -- 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 Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
None 44,378 9.3 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 178,056 37.5 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 168,852 35.5 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 71,075 14.9 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 13,065 2.7 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 37.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.9% 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 Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 15,595 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 7,635 49.0 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 7,960 51.0 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), there were 15,595 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 7,635 (or 49.0%) were male and 7,960 (or 51.0%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Greater Adelaide % 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 900 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical 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 $900.

Mortgage and rent Greater Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Greater Adelaide (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

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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