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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Adelaide

Code UCL401001 (UCL)
People 1,103,979
Male 540,055
Female 563,924
Median age 38
Families 295,999
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 484,468
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,090
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,528
Median weekly rent $250
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 Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Total 1,103,979 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 540,055 48.9 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 563,924 51.1 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 14,592 1.3 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,103,979 people in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 66,134 6.0 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 61,896 5.6 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 64,114 5.8 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 71,454 6.5 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 80,844 7.3 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 79,790 7.2 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 72,790 6.6 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 74,027 6.7 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 77,244 7.0 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 76,776 7.0 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 74,920 6.8 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 67,402 6.1 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 63,719 5.8 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 47,585 4.3 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 38,098 3.5 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 31,637 2.9 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 27,762 2.5 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 27,786 2.5 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 425,651 46.7 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 26,588 2.9 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 83,328 9.1 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 57,679 6.3 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 318,581 34.9 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 46.7% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 390,948 47.1 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 76,159 9.2 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 363,440 43.8 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 14,092 4.3 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 55,610 17.2 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 20,288 6.3 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 14,218 4.4 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 32,911 10.2 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 14,927 4.6 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 13,887 4.3 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 25,183 7.8 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 57,463 17.7 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 8,568 2.6 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 67,097 20.7 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 324,244 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.8% were in primary school, 19.0% in secondary school and 25.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 764,862 69.3 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 384,848 37.0 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 79,049 7.6 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 54,305 5.2 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 521,248 50.1 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 50.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 37.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 312,822 57.0 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 172,026 31.3 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 31,339 5.7 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 32,637 5.9 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 548,824 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 548,824 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 57.0% were employed full time, 31.3% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 61,286 11.9 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 50,523 9.8 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 60,218 11.7 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 111,011 21.5 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 201,814 39.1 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 550 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,389 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,090 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) was $550.

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

Unpaid work Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 649,028 71.2 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 249,932 27.4 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 107,203 11.8 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 155,035 17.0 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.4% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 206,354 22.6 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 246,787 27.1 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 112,122 12.3 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 83,764 9.2 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 114,380 38.6 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 124,582 42.1 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 51,328 17.3 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 5,709 1.9 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.1% were couple families with children, 38.6% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.2 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.8 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities) 18.2% of single parents were male and 81.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,013 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,213 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,213 and those without children was $2,013.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 47,304 19.8 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 9,441 4.0 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 53,950 22.6 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 34,352 14.4 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 13,713 5.7 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 51,664 21.6 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 14,571 6.1 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 13,973 5.8 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 19.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 22.6% 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 Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 431,516 91.9 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 37,881 8.1 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 325,875 75.5 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 56,050 13.0 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 48,577 11.3 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 856 0.2 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 75.5% were separate houses, 13.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 1,039 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 15,865 3.7 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 91,166 21.1 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 229,088 53.1 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 86,914 20.1 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 7,444 1.7 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 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 21.1% had 2 bedrooms and 53.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 134,770 31.2 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 153,478 35.6 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 125,904 29.2 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6,354 1.5 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 11,010 2.6 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.2% were owned outright, 35.6% were owned with a mortgage and 29.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 291,719 67.6 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 122,011 28.3 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 17,787 4.1 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.6% were family households, 28.3% were single person households and 4.1% were group households.

Household income Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.5 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.0 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.0% 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 % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.7 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.3 -- 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 % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,528 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.2 -- 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 % South Australia % Australia %
None 42,627 9.9 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 165,778 38.4 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 150,764 34.9 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 60,196 13.9 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 12,151 2.8 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.9% 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 % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 14,593 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 7,152 49.0 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 7,441 51.0 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 14,593 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 7,152 (or 49.0%) were male and 7,441 (or 51.0%) 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 Adelaide % 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 880 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), 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 $880.

Mortgage and rent Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Adelaide (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

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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