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Australia | South Australia | Commonwealth Electoral Divisions

Port Adelaide, SA

Code CED409 (CED)
People 160,213
Male 79,265
Female 80,948
Median age 37
Families 42,453
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 68,350
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,002
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Total 160,213 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 79,265 49.5 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 80,948 50.5 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,303 2.1 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 160,213 people in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.1% of the population.

Age Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,459 6.5 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 9,459 5.9 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 9,736 6.1 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 10,688 6.7 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 11,064 6.9 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 12,240 7.6 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 11,385 7.1 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 11,286 7.0 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 11,956 7.5 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 11,594 7.2 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 11,323 7.1 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 9,399 5.9 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 8,103 5.1 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 5,662 3.5 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,878 3.0 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 4,104 2.6 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3,451 2.2 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3,425 2.1 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57,268 43.9 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 4,525 3.5 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 12,936 9.9 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 8,201 6.3 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 47,627 36.5 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) aged 15 years and over, 43.9% were married and 13.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52,859 44.2 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 11,446 9.6 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 55,376 46.3 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 2,209 4.7 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 7,728 16.3 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 4,140 8.8 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,314 2.8 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 5,222 11.0 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,788 5.9 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,114 2.4 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,981 8.4 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 5,780 12.2 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 1,295 2.7 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 11,704 24.8 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 47,275 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.9% were in primary school, 19.3% in secondary school and 20.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 105,871 66.1 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 63,979 42.8 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 10,692 7.2 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 6,876 4.6 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 67,951 45.5 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 45.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 42.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 44,848 58.5 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 21,958 28.7 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,563 6.0 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 5,232 6.8 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 76,601 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 76,601 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions). Of these 58.5% were employed full time, 28.7% were employed part-time and 6.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 7,633 10.7 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 6,250 8.8 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 8,076 11.3 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 17,653 24.7 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 27,193 38.1 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 496 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,237 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,002 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was $496.

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

Unpaid work Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 86,640 66.4 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 35,442 27.1 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 15,035 11.5 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 16,182 12.4 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 27,641 21.2 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 32,925 25.2 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 14,543 11.1 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 11,531 8.8 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 25.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 14,505 34.2 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 18,305 43.1 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 8,778 20.7 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 866 2.0 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 43.1% were couple families with children, 34.2% were couple families without children and 20.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,936 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,005 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,005 and those without children was $1,936.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 6,900 21.0 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,179 3.6 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 6,443 19.6 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,172 15.8 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,852 5.6 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 7,285 22.2 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 2,104 6.4 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,872 5.7 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of couple families, 21.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 19.6% 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 Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 61,113 92.5 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,939 7.5 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 92.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 47,041 77.0 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8,047 13.2 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,739 9.4 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 261 0.4 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 77.0% were separate houses, 13.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 172 0.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 2,011 3.3 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 13,763 22.5 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 33,564 54.9 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 10,332 16.9 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,269 2.1 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 22.5% had 2 bedrooms and 54.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 16,732 27.4 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 22,714 37.2 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 19,242 31.5 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 595 1.0 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,831 3.0 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 27.4% were owned outright, 37.2% were owned with a mortgage and 31.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 41,537 68.0 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 17,315 28.3 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,261 3.7 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of all households, 68.0% were family households, 28.3% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

Household income Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.1 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.1 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 29.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.1% 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 Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.3 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.7 -- 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 Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.0 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.0 -- 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 Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
None 6,647 10.9 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 23,526 38.5 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 20,665 33.8 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 8,208 13.4 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,067 3.4 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 38.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.4% 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 Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3,304 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,608 48.7 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 1,696 51.3 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), there were 3,304 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,608 (or 48.7%) were male and 1,696 (or 51.3%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Port Adelaide, SA % 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 894 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 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 $894.

Mortgage and rent Port Adelaide, SA % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,475 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Port Adelaide, SA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,475.

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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