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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Port Lincoln

Code UCL413005 (UCL)
People 14,088
Male 6,875
Female 7,213
Median age 38
Families 3,742
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 6,556
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $923
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
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 Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Total 14,088 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,875 48.8 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,213 51.2 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 786 5.6 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,088 people in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.6% of the population.

Age Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 974 6.9 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 926 6.6 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 968 6.9 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 976 6.9 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 878 6.2 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 909 6.5 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 794 5.6 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 903 6.4 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 944 6.7 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 934 6.6 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,006 7.1 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 861 6.1 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 790 5.6 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 650 4.6 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 480 3.4 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 385 2.7 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 365 2.6 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 344 2.4 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Lincoln (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 15.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,147 45.9 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 369 3.3 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,023 9.1 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 773 6.9 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,906 34.8 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.9% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,493 45.4 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,249 12.6 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,155 42.0 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 178 4.6 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 852 22.2 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 322 8.4 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 162 4.2 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 506 13.2 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 253 6.6 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 75 2.0 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 310 8.1 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 149 3.9 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 98 2.6 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 930 24.3 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,835 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.8% were in primary school, 21.8% in secondary school and 12.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 12,190 86.5 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,605 12.1 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 861 6.5 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 537 4.0 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,272 77.4 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), 77.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,669 54.1 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,238 33.0 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 506 7.5 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 374 5.5 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,787 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,787 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 54.1% were employed full time, 33.0% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 729 11.4 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 662 10.3 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 848 13.2 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,126 17.5 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,545 39.7 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 523 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,205 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 923 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities) was $523.

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

Unpaid work Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,932 70.7 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,388 30.2 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,234 11.0 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,657 23.7 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.2% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,275 20.3 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,928 26.1 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,483 13.2 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,244 11.1 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,555 41.5 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,438 38.4 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 699 18.7 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 51 1.4 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.4% were couple families with children, 41.5% were couple families without children and 18.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.9 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.1 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.9% of single parents were male and 83.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,803 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,908 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,908 and those without children was $1,803.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 539 18.0 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 141 4.7 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 705 23.5 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 345 11.5 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 179 6.0 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 586 19.6 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 225 7.5 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 274 9.2 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 23.5% 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 Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,520 87.4 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 799 12.6 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), 87.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,180 75.7 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 837 15.2 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 458 8.3 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 44 0.8 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), 75.7% were separate houses, 15.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 27 0.5 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 212 3.8 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,068 19.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,050 55.2 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,017 18.4 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 147 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 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.8% had 1 bedroom, 19.3% had 2 bedrooms and 55.2% 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 Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,580 28.6 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,715 31.1 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,988 36.0 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 48 0.9 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 191 3.5 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.6% were owned outright, 31.1% were owned with a mortgage and 36.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,704 67.1 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,625 29.4 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 193 3.5 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.1% were family households, 29.4% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

Household income Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.4 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.2 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.2% 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 Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.3 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.7 -- 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 Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
None 461 8.4 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,021 36.6 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,092 37.9 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 746 13.5 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 200 3.6 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.5% 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 Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 784 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 377 48.1 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 407 51.9 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 784 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 377 (or 48.1%) were male and 407 (or 51.9%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 749 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $749.

Mortgage and rent Port Lincoln % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 175 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $175 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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