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Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

West Lakes

Code SSC40788 (SSC)
People 5,730
Male 2,803
Female 2,927
Median age 52
Families 1,776
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 2,777
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,164
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $295
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Total 5,730 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,803 48.9 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,927 51.1 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 30 0.5 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,730 people in West Lakes (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 167 2.9 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 201 3.5 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 251 4.4 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 288 5.0 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 347 6.1 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 259 4.5 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 228 4.0 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 237 4.1 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 311 5.4 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 323 5.6 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 437 7.6 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 489 8.5 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 583 10.2 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 467 8.2 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 340 5.9 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 307 5.4 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 276 4.8 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 217 3.8 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 52 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Lakes (State Suburbs) was 52 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 10.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 28.0% of the population.

Registered marital status West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,033 59.4 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 124 2.4 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 370 7.2 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 383 7.5 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,196 23.4 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Lakes (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 59.4% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 60 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 60 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Lakes (State Suburbs) was 60 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,797 59.1 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 277 5.9 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,661 35.1 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In West Lakes (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 60 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Lakes (State Suburbs) was 60 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 42 3.4 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 181 14.7 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 96 7.8 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 46 3.7 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 102 8.3 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 91 7.4 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 50 4.0 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 89 7.2 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 216 17.5 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 34 2.8 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 288 23.3 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,235 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Lakes (State Suburbs) 21.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.2% were in primary school, 19.7% in secondary school and 24.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 4,186 73.1 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,861 34.0 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 391 7.1 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 229 4.2 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,999 54.7 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In West Lakes (State Suburbs), 54.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 34.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,587 56.3 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 935 33.2 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 180 6.4 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 116 4.1 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,818 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,818 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Lakes (State Suburbs). Of these 56.3% were employed full time, 33.2% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 356 13.2 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 265 9.8 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 311 11.5 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 474 17.6 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,114 41.3 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Lakes (State Suburbs), 13.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Lakes (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 48 years.

Occupation West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 592 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,447 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,164 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Lakes (State Suburbs) was $592.

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

Unpaid work West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,641 71.3 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,175 23.0 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 711 13.9 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 909 17.8 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In West Lakes (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.0% provided care for children and 13.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,072 21.0 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,319 25.8 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 748 14.6 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 503 9.8 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Lakes (State Suburbs), 25.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 950 53.5 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 619 34.9 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 182 10.3 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 24 1.4 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Lakes (State Suburbs), 34.9% were couple families with children, 53.5% were couple families without children and 10.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 24.3 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 75.7 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In West Lakes (State Suburbs) 24.3% of single parents were male and 75.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,224 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,565 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Lakes (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,565 and those without children was $2,224.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 238 15.1 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 69 4.4 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 279 17.7 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 183 11.6 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 108 6.9 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 512 32.6 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 93 5.9 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 90 5.7 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In West Lakes (State Suburbs), of couple families, 15.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 17.7% 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 West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,389 88.4 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 312 11.6 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In West Lakes (State Suburbs), 88.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,610 67.4 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 534 22.4 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 245 10.3 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Lakes (State Suburbs), 67.4% were separate houses, 22.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 23 1.0 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 633 26.5 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,076 45.1 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 620 26.0 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 32 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 West Lakes (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.0% had 1 bedroom, 26.5% had 2 bedrooms and 45.1% 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 West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,263 52.8 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 539 22.6 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 422 17.7 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 91 3.8 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 75 3.1 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Lakes (State Suburbs), 52.8% were owned outright, 22.6% were owned with a mortgage and 17.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,747 73.1 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 603 25.2 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 41 1.7 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In West Lakes (State Suburbs), of all households, 73.1% were family households, 25.2% were single person households and 1.7% were group households.

Household income West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.8 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.1 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Lakes (State Suburbs), 22.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.1% 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 West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 295 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
None 135 5.6 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 915 38.3 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 895 37.4 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 399 16.7 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 46 1.9 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In West Lakes (State Suburbs), 38.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.7% 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 West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 28 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 17 60.7 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 11 39.3 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Lakes (State Suburbs), there were 28 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 17 (or 60.7%) were male and 11 (or 39.3%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,449 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Lakes (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,449.

Mortgage and rent West Lakes % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 245 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 9,999 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In West Lakes (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $245 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $9,999.

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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