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1306.4 - South Australia at a Glance, 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/05/2008   
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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
SA(a)
Aust.(a)(b)
Composition
Jun 2007
Jun 2007

Total population
'000
1 584
21 017
Male population
'000
783
10 452
Female population
'000
802
10 565
Population
Aged 0-14 years
%
18.1
19.4
Aged 15-64 years
%
66.7
67.5
Aged 65 years and over
%
15.2
13.1
Median age of total population(c)
years
38.9
36.8
SA(d)
Aust.(b)(d)
Aug 2006
Aug 2006

Indigenous population
'000
25.6
455.0
Median age of indigenous population
years
21.0
20.0

(a) Estimated resident population.
(b) Includes Other Territories.
(c) Preliminary.
(d) 2006 Census of Population and Housing.

SA
Aust.
Population growth
2006-07
2006-07

Births(a)
'000
18.7
272.9
Deaths(a)
'000
12.0
134.8
Net overseas migration(a)
'000
13.1
177.6
Net interstate migration
'000
-3.6
. .
Total population increase
'000
16.3
315.7
Total population growth
%
1.0
1.5

(a) Preliminary.



FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
SA
Aust.
Living arrangements
2006
2006

Average family size - persons
no.
2.9
3.0
Families with children aged under 15 years
'000
171
2 261
Couple families
'000
363
4 732
Persons aged 65 years and over who live
alone
%
30.8
25.9
Children aged under 15 living in one-parent
families
%
23.1
19.0
SA
Aust.
Demographics
2006
2006

Marriage rate (per 1,000 population)
rate
5.0
5.5
Divorce rate (per 1,000 population)
rate
2.5
2.5
Median duration of marriage until final
separation
years
10.2
8.9
Total fertility rate (per female)
rate
1.79
1.81
Births outside marriage - of all births
%
36.6
32.7




HEALTH
SA
Aust.
Health Status
2006
2006

Life expectancy at birth
Males
years
78.6
78.7
Females
years
83.6
83.5
Mortality
Standardised death rate (per 1,000
population)
rate
6.0
6.0
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)
rate
3.2
4.7
SA
Aust.
Causes of Death(a)
2006
2006

Leading causes
Diseases of the circulatory system
rate
198.7
201.9
Malignant neoplasm
rate
178.0
176.3
Ischaemic heart disease
rate
97.8
101.8
Diabetes mellitus
rate
17.0
16.4

(a) Standardised death rate per 100,000 of the mid year 2006 population.


SA
Aust.
Road Deaths(a)
2007
2007

Road crash deaths
no.
124
1 611
Road death rate(b)
rate
7.8
7.7
Males, of all road deaths(c)
%
75.2
73.1

(a) Source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau - Road Deaths, Australia, December 2007
(b) Rate per 100,000 population.
(c) SA 2007 figure - Source: SA Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure - Road Fatalities in SA, December 2007

SA
Aust.
Health insurance
Dec qtr 2007
Dec qtr 2007

Total insured persons
'000
707
9 391
Proportion of population with a health
insurance policy(a)
%
44.4
44.4
Total adults with Lifetime Hospital Cover
'000
519
6 751
Top three general treatment services, as a
proportion of all general treatment services
provided(b)
%
72.3
68.3

(a) Preliminary.
(b) Top three general treatment services are Dental, Chiropractic and Physiotherapy.
Source: Private Health Insurance Administration Council - Quarterly Industry Statistics


LABOUR MARKET
SA
Aust.
Labour Force - trend
Mar 2008
Mar 2008

Total labour force
'000
814.5
11 126.3
Participation rate
%
62.9
65.2
Females in total labour force
%
45.1
45.2
Total unemployed
'000
37.0
449.4
Unemployment rate - aged 15 and over
%
4.5
4.0
Unemployment rate - aged 15-19(a)
%
14.9
13.2

(a) Original series only.




HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND EXPENDITURE
SA
Aust.
Disposable income
2006-07
2006-07

Gross household disposable income per
capita
$
28 964
31 061

SA
Aust.
Average weekly earnings(a)
Nov 2007
Nov 2007

Males
$
970.60
1 059.70
Females
$
638.60
691.10
Persons
$
804.10
880.30

(a) Total earnings, trend.

SA
Aust.
Housing occupancy and costs, all households
2005-06
2005-06

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


EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SA
Aust.
2007
2007

School students
'000
258.8
3 441.0
Proportion of full-time students in government
schools
%
65.2
66.4
SA
Aust.
2006
2006

Higher education students(a)
'000
69.4
984.1
Overseas students - of all higher education
students(a)
%
26.7
25.5
Vocational Education and Training
students(b)(c)
'000
121.7
1 676.0
SA
Aust.
Sept qtr 2007
Sept qtr 2007

Apprentices and trainees(b)(d)
'000
35.1
418.8

(a) Source: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Selected Higher Education Statistics, 2006
(b) Source: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) - Apprentices and Trainees, September quarter, 2007; Students and Courses, 2006
(c) Use figures with caution. SA data may be under-reported and changes to reporting in NSW have caused break in time series for Australian figure.
(d) Estimate.

CRIME AND JUSTICE
SA
Aust.
Corrective Services
2007
2007

Persons in full time custody
average daily no.
1 776
26 305
Males, as a proportion of all persons in full
time custody
%
93.4
92.8
Imprisonment rate(a)
rate
144.9
164.2

(a) Rate per 100,000 adult population


INTERNET ACTIVITY
SA
Aust.
Aug 2006
Aug 2006

Proportion of dwellings with internet
connection
%
57.9
63.0
SA
Aust.
Dec qtr 2007
Dec qtr 2007

Internet service subscribers
'000
441
7 030



VOLUNTARY WORK
SA
Aust.
2006
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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