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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Port Augusta

Code UCL413004 (UCL)
People 13,504
Male 6,856
Female 6,648
Median age 38
Families 3,327
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,178
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $974
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,203
Median weekly rent $150
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 Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Total 13,504 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,856 50.8 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,648 49.2 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,356 17.4 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,504 people in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 17.4% of the population.

Age Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 972 7.2 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 925 6.8 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 860 6.4 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 894 6.6 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 880 6.5 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 876 6.5 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 808 6.0 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 878 6.5 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 957 7.1 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 965 7.1 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 985 7.3 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 820 6.1 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 812 6.0 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 603 4.5 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 475 3.5 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 328 2.4 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 288 2.1 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 178 1.3 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,449 41.4 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 436 4.1 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 848 7.9 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 700 6.5 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,314 40.1 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 41.4% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,652 41.9 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,286 14.8 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,776 43.3 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 191 4.4 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 808 18.5 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 279 6.4 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 36 0.8 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 416 9.5 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 277 6.3 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 10 0.2 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 212 4.9 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 127 2.9 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 58 1.3 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,950 44.7 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,364 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities) 32.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.8% were in primary school, 16.1% in secondary school and 7.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 11,241 83.2 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,223 10.5 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 578 5.0 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 347 3.0 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,517 81.6 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,471 59.2 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,661 28.3 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 380 6.5 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 351 6.0 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,863 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,863 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 59.2% were employed full time, 28.3% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 561 10.2 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 459 8.3 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 639 11.6 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,243 22.5 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,231 40.5 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 537 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,226 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 974 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities) was $537.

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

Unpaid work Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,548 60.9 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,868 26.7 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,114 10.4 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,716 16.0 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.7% provided care for children and 10.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,738 16.2 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,417 22.5 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,236 11.5 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,156 10.8 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,302 39.1 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,287 38.7 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 677 20.4 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 60 1.8 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.7% were couple families with children, 39.1% were couple families without children and 20.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.5 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.5 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities) 19.5% of single parents were male and 80.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,902 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,125 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,125 and those without children was $1,902.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 535 20.7 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 84 3.2 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 538 20.8 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 277 10.7 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 158 6.1 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 539 20.8 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 169 6.5 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 289 11.2 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 20.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 20.8% 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 Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,853 87.0 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 725 13.0 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), 87.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,183 86.2 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 403 8.3 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 223 4.6 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 40 0.8 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.2% were separate houses, 8.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 23 0.5 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 156 3.2 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 693 14.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,966 61.1 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 895 18.4 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 120 2.5 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 14.3% had 2 bedrooms and 61.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,436 29.6 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,491 30.7 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,774 36.6 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 18 0.4 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 132 2.7 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.6% were owned outright, 30.7% were owned with a mortgage and 36.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,273 67.4 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,455 30.0 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 126 2.6 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.4% were family households, 30.0% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.1 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.7 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.7% 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 Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.1 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.9 -- 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 Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,203 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.3 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.7 -- 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 Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
None 570 11.7 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,788 36.8 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,583 32.6 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 731 15.1 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 181 3.7 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.1% 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 Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,354 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,202 51.1 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 1,152 48.9 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 2,354 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,202 (or 51.1%) were male and 1,152 (or 48.9%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 792 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $792.

Mortgage and rent Port Augusta % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Port Augusta (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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