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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Whyalla

Code SSC40795 (SSC)
People 3,733
Male 1,900
Female 1,833
Median age 41
Families 960
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,796
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,324
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $156
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 Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Total 3,733 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,900 50.9 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,833 49.1 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 62 1.7 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,733 people in Whyalla (State Suburbs) of these 50.9% were male and 49.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

Age Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 196 5.3 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 240 6.4 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 245 6.6 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 251 6.7 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 187 5.0 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 168 4.5 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 183 4.9 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 292 7.8 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 317 8.5 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 293 7.9 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 290 7.8 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 247 6.6 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 210 5.6 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 156 4.2 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 157 4.2 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 102 2.7 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 107 2.9 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 90 2.4 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Whyalla (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,534 50.2 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 84 2.8 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 262 8.6 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 226 7.4 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 947 31.0 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Whyalla (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.2% were married and 11.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Whyalla (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,336 50.2 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 287 10.8 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,036 39.0 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Whyalla (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Whyalla (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 40 3.7 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 219 20.3 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 117 10.8 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 17 1.6 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 118 10.9 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 120 11.1 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 7 0.6 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 87 8.0 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 74 6.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 13 1.2 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 269 24.9 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,081 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Whyalla (State Suburbs) 29.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.7% were in primary school, 22.7% in secondary school and 14.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,767 74.1 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 984 28.5 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 277 8.0 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 190 5.5 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,005 58.0 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Whyalla (State Suburbs), 58.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,195 63.2 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 504 26.7 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 113 6.0 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 78 4.1 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,890 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,890 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Whyalla (State Suburbs). Of these 63.2% were employed full time, 26.7% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 150 8.3 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 159 8.8 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 193 10.7 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 323 17.8 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 873 48.2 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Whyalla (State Suburbs), 8.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Whyalla (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 634 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,848 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,324 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Whyalla (State Suburbs) was $634.

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

Unpaid work Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,120 69.4 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 871 28.5 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 312 10.2 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 754 24.7 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Whyalla (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.5% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 541 17.7 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 803 26.3 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 437 14.3 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 337 11.0 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Whyalla (State Suburbs), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 398 41.5 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 440 45.8 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 102 10.6 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 20 2.1 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Whyalla (State Suburbs), 45.8% were couple families with children, 41.5% were couple families without children and 10.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.3 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.7 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Whyalla (State Suburbs) 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,367 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,585 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whyalla (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,585 and those without children was $2,367.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 193 23.1 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 17 2.0 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 229 27.4 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 115 13.7 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 25 3.0 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 139 16.6 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 52 6.2 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 67 8.0 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Whyalla (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.1% had both partners employed full-time, 2.0% had both employed part-time and 27.4% 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 Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,473 88.2 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 197 11.8 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Whyalla (State Suburbs), 88.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,076 73.0 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 272 18.5 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 108 7.3 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 17 1.2 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Whyalla (State Suburbs), 73.0% were separate houses, 18.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 60 4.1 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 420 28.5 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 629 42.7 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 319 21.7 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 40 2.7 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 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Whyalla (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 28.5% had 2 bedrooms and 42.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 448 30.4 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 534 36.3 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 434 29.5 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.7 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 47 3.2 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Whyalla (State Suburbs), 30.4% were owned outright, 36.3% were owned with a mortgage and 29.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 954 64.7 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 488 33.1 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 32 2.2 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Whyalla (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.7% were family households, 33.1% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.4 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.3 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whyalla (State Suburbs), 24.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.3% 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 Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 156 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.1 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.9 -- 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 Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
None 128 8.7 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 498 33.8 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 535 36.3 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 258 17.5 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 53 3.6 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Whyalla (State Suburbs), 33.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% 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 Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 64 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 39 60.9 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 25 39.1 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 33 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Whyalla (State Suburbs), there were 64 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 39 (or 60.9%) were male and 25 (or 39.1%) were female. The median age was 33 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Whyalla % 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 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,687 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Whyalla (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,687.

Mortgage and rent Whyalla % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 230 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Whyalla (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $230 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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