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1306.4 - South Australia at a Glance, 2009  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/05/2009  Final
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PEOPLE


Population

Family and Community

Health

Labour Market

Household Income and Expenditure

Education and Training

Crime and Justice

Internet Activity

Voluntary Work


POPULATION

Composition
South Australia September qtr 2008(a)
Australia September qtr 2008(a)(b)

Total population ('000)
1 607
21 542
Male population ('000)
793
10 717
Female population ('000)
813
10 825
Population
Aged 0-14 years (%)
18.1
19.2
Aged 15-64 years (%)
66.6
67.5
Aged 65 years and over (%)
15.3
13.2

(a) Estimated resident population.
(b) Includes Other Territories.
South Australia June 2008
Australia June 2008

Median age of total population (years)
39.0
36.9

South Australia June 2006
Australia June 2006(a)

Indigenous population ('000)
28.1
517.0
Median age of Indigenous population (years)
21.2
21.0

(a) Includes Other Territories.

Population growth(a)
South Australia 2007-08
Australia 2007-08

Births ('000)
20.2
287.7
Deaths ('000)
12.4
142.0
Net overseas migration ('000)
14.3
213.7
Net interstate migration ('000)
-4.5
-
Total population increase ('000)
17.6
359.3
Total population growth (%)
1.1
1.7


(a) Preliminary.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

Living arrangements
South Australia 2007
Australia 2007

Average family size (persons)
2.9
3.0
Families with children aged under 15 years ('000)
160.0
2 240.0
Couple families
361.0
4 773.0
Proportion of persons aged 65 years and over who live alone (%)
29.1
25.8
Proportion of children aged under 15 living in one-parent families (%)
23.4
19.5


Demographics
South Australia 2007(a)
Australia 2007(a)

Marriage rate (per 1,000 population)(b)
5.1
5.5
Divorce rate (per 1,000 population)
2.2
2.3
Median duration of marriage until separation (years)
10.4
8.9

(a) At 30 June 2007.
(b) Preliminary.

South Australia 2007
Australia 2007

Total fertility rate (per female) (no.)
1.92
1.93
Births outside marriage (% of total births)
36.6
33.4




HEALTH

Health status
South Australia 2007
Australia 2007

Mortality
Standardised death rate (per 1,000 population)
6.0
6.0
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)
4.5
4.2
Life expectancy at birth
Males (years)
78.8
79.0
Females (years)
83.9
83.7


Causes of death(a)
South Australia 2007
Australia 2007

Leading causes(a)
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) (rate)
175.2
173.5
Ischaemic heart diseases (rate)
100.7
96.3
Cerebrovascular diseases (strokes) (rate)
50.4
48.2
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease (rate)
33.3
30.0

(a) Standardised death rate per 100,000 persons.

Road deaths(a)
South Australia 2008
Australia 2008

Road crash deaths (number)
99
1 463
Road deaths (rate per 100,000 population)
6.2
6.8
Males, of all road deaths (%)
71.7(b)
73.5

(a) Source: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government - Monthly Bulletins.
(b) Source: SA Deptartment for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure.

Health insurance
South Australia December 2008
Australia December 2008

Total insured persons ('000)
721
9 657
Proportion of population with a health insurance policy (%)(a)
44.8
44.8
Total adults with lifetime hospital cover ('000)
530
6 954

(a) Preliminary.


Source: Public Health Insurance Administration Council - Quarterly Industry Statistics.


LABOUR MARKET

Labour force - trend
South Australia March 2009
Australia March 2009

Total labour force ('000)
836.2
11 405.0
Participation rate (%)
63.3
65.5
Females in total labour force (%)
46.2
45.6
Total unemployed ('000)
48.3
612.8
Unemployment rate - aged 15 and over (%)
5.8
5.4
Unemployment rate - aged 15-19 (%)(a)
13.4
17.6

(a) Original series only.



HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

Disposable income
South Australia 2007-08
Australia 2007-08

Gross household disposable income per capita ($)
30 404
32 898


Average weekly earnings(a)
South Australia November qtr 2008
Australia November qtr 2008

Persons ($)
848.60
911.30
Males ($)
1 009.50
1 101.70
Females ($)
683.60
720.10

(a) Total earnings, trend.

Housing occupancy and costs, all households
South Australia 2005-06
Australia 2005-06

Mean housing cost per week ($)
145
185
Housing costs as a proportion of gross income (%)
13
14




EDUCATION AND TRAINING

South Australia 2008
Australia 2008

School students ('000)
258.4
3 457.0
Proportion of full-time students in government schools ('000)
64.6
65.9

South Australia 2007
Australia 2007

Higher education students ('000)(a)
72.9
1 029.9
Overseas students - of all higher education students (%)(a)
28.3
26.5
Vocational Education and Training students ('000)(b)
123.0
1 665.0

(a) Source: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) - Selected Higher Education Statistics, 2007.
(b) Source: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) - Students and Courses, 2007.

South Australia 2008
Australia 2008

Apprentices and trainees(a)(b)
33.5
429.5

(a) As at 30 September, 2008.
(b) Source: National Centre for Vocational Education Research - Apprentices and Trainees, September quarter, 2008.



CRIME AND JUSTICE

Corrective services
South Australia 2008
Australia 2008

Persons in full time custody (average daily number)
1 908
26 885
Males, as a proportion of all persons in full time custody (%)
93.4
92.9
Imprisonment (rate)(a)
153.5
164.7

(a) Rate per 100,000 adult population.



INTERNET ACTIVITY

South Australia 2007-08
Australia 2007-08

Proportion of households with internet connection (%)
62
67


South Australia June qtr 2008
Australia June qtr 2008

Internet service subscribers ('000)
496
7 228




VOLUNTARY WORK

South Australia 2006
Australia 2006

Volunteers ('000)
367.6
5 226.5
Volunteer rate (%)
31.4
34.1
Average annual hours (hours)
123.6
130.0




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