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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Local Government Areas

Adelaide (C)

Code LGA40070 (LGA)
People 19,639
Male 10,148
Female 9,491
Median age 30
Families 3,428
Average children per family 1.5
All private dwellings 10,719
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,144
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,857
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 19,639 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,148 51.7 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,491 48.3 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 219 1.1 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 19,639 people in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.7% were male and 48.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 530 2.7 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 312 1.6 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 304 1.5 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,313 6.7 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 4,147 21.1 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,838 14.5 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,742 8.9 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,245 6.3 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 986 5.0 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,010 5.1 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 992 5.1 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 947 4.8 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,078 5.5 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 700 3.6 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 499 2.5 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 324 1.6 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 308 1.6 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 364 1.9 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 30 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) was 30 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 5.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,063 27.4 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 462 2.5 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,493 8.1 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 649 3.5 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 10,829 58.5 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 27.4% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,868 27.8 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,638 11.8 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 8,387 60.4 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 27.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 91 1.0 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 230 2.7 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 50 0.6 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 119 1.4 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 154 1.8 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 59 0.7 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 177 2.0 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 500 5.8 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,850 55.9 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 261 3.0 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,181 25.1 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,672 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) 44.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 4.6% were in primary school, 4.5% in secondary school and 61.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 9,777 49.8 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 9,097 52.3 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,085 6.2 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 791 4.5 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,414 36.9 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 36.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 52.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,638 56.4 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,919 29.2 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 533 5.3 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 913 9.1 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,003 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 10,003 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 56.4% were employed full time, 29.2% were employed part-time and 9.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,246 13.7 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 836 9.2 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 842 9.3 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,651 18.2 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,987 43.9 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 13.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 29 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) was 36 years and for people who were employed part-time was 29 years.

Occupation Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 562 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,870 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,144 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) was $562.

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

Unpaid work Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 11,389 61.6 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,141 11.6 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,309 7.1 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,768 20.4 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 11.6% provided care for children and 7.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,122 27.7 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,430 23.9 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,213 6.6 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 622 3.4 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 23.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,122 61.9 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 723 21.1 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 356 10.4 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 226 6.6 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 21.1% were couple families with children, 61.9% were couple families without children and 10.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.8 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.2 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas) 18.8% of single parents were male and 81.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,401 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,945 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,945 and those without children was $2,401.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 741 26.1 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 166 5.8 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 497 17.5 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 400 14.1 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 202 7.1 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 477 16.8 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 164 5.8 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 197 6.9 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 26.1% had both partners employed full-time, 5.8% had both employed part-time and 17.5% 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 Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,177 86.5 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,276 13.5 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 86.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,017 12.4 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,868 35.1 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,252 52.0 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 25 0.3 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 12.4% were separate houses, 35.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 52.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 133 1.6 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,556 19.0 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,941 48.2 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,843 22.5 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 514 6.3 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 193 2.4 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 19.0% had 1 bedroom, 48.2% had 2 bedrooms and 22.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.2. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,641 20.1 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,395 17.1 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,857 59.4 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 77 0.9 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 208 2.5 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 20.1% were owned outright, 17.1% were owned with a mortgage and 59.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,401 41.6 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,446 42.1 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,331 16.3 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 41.6% were family households, 42.1% were single person households and 16.3% were group households.

Household income Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.4 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.5 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 31.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.5% 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 Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 73.0 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 27.0 -- 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 Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,857 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
None 2,454 30.0 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,620 44.3 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,474 18.0 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 347 4.2 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 285 3.5 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), 44.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 18.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.2% 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 Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 223 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 137 61.4 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 86 38.6 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 223 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 137 (or 61.4%) were male and 86 (or 38.6%) were female. The median age was 30 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 574 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $574.

Mortgage and rent Adelaide (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 115 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,100 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Adelaide (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $115 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,100.

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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