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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Morphett Vale

Code SSC40454 (SSC)
People 22,602
Male 11,081
Female 11,521
Median age 39
Families 6,372
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 10,027
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $913
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Total 22,602 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 11,081 49.0 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,521 51.0 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 387 1.7 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 22,602 people in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

Age Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,398 6.2 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,268 5.6 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,330 5.9 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,369 6.1 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,530 6.8 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,737 7.7 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,492 6.6 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,442 6.4 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,471 6.5 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,411 6.2 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,461 6.5 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,523 6.7 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,663 7.4 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,250 5.5 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 819 3.6 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 582 2.6 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 466 2.1 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 391 1.7 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,187 44.0 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 680 3.7 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,221 11.9 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,066 5.7 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,448 34.7 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.0% were married and 15.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,569 44.2 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,069 12.1 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,483 43.7 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 268 4.6 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,413 24.2 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 223 3.8 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 260 4.5 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 814 14.0 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 125 2.1 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 207 3.5 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 527 9.0 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 520 8.9 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 158 2.7 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,320 22.6 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,835 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) 25.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.5% were in primary school, 19.6% in secondary school and 18.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 16,760 74.1 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,186 29.1 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,700 8.0 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,320 6.2 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 12,029 56.6 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 56.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 29.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,223 56.5 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,391 30.8 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 649 5.9 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 742 6.7 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 11,005 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 11,005 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs). Of these 56.5% were employed full time, 30.8% were employed part-time and 6.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,048 10.2 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 992 9.7 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,346 13.1 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,624 25.6 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,599 35.1 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 10.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 494 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,128 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 913 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) was $494.

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

Unpaid work Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 13,298 71.5 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,421 29.1 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,303 12.4 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,835 15.2 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.1% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,984 21.4 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,007 26.9 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,400 12.9 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,904 10.2 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,565 40.3 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,352 36.9 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,359 21.3 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 96 1.5 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 36.9% were couple families with children, 40.3% were couple families without children and 21.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.6 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.4 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs) 16.6% of single parents were male and 83.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,651 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,807 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,807 and those without children was $1,651.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 868 17.7 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 192 3.9 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,001 20.4 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 776 15.8 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 333 6.8 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,176 23.9 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 299 6.1 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 270 5.5 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 20.4% 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,193 94.2 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 563 5.8 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 94.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,832 85.2 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 510 5.5 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 845 9.2 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.0 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 85.2% were separate houses, 5.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 18 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 169 1.8 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,350 14.7 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 6,044 65.8 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,490 16.2 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 120 1.3 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.8% had 1 bedroom, 14.7% had 2 bedrooms and 65.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,518 27.4 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,799 41.3 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,583 28.1 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 95 1.0 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 195 2.1 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 27.4% were owned outright, 41.3% were owned with a mortgage and 28.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 6,290 68.4 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,622 28.5 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 281 3.1 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.4% were family households, 28.5% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.4 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.1 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 30.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.1% 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.1 -- 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
None 794 8.6 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,747 40.8 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,122 34.0 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,298 14.1 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 231 2.5 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), 40.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.1% 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 385 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 186 48.3 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 199 51.7 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), there were 385 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 186 (or 48.3%) were male and 199 (or 51.7%) 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 Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 772 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $772.

Mortgage and rent Morphett Vale % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 128 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,196 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Morphett Vale (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $128 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,196.

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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