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4713.4.55.001 - Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, South Australia, 2006  
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


SUMMARY CHARACTERISTICS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

As at 30 June 2006, the preliminary Estimated Indigenous Resident Population (ERP) in South Australia was 26,044 (1.7% of all people in South Australia).

Some key characteristics of the Indigenous population in South Australia, based on 2006 Census usual residence data, are listed below.

  • More than half (56%) of Indigenous respondents were under 25 years of age.
  • On average there were 3.2 people per Indigenous household.
  • An Australian Indigenous language was spoken at home by 12% of Indigenous respondents.
  • 28% and 20% of respondents aged 15 years and over stated Year 10 and Year 12 or equivalent respectively as their highest level of schooling.
  • 51% of Indigenous respondents aged 15 years and over were in the labour force. Of these respondents, unemployed persons accounted for 16%.
  • The most common Occupations reported were Labourers, Community and Personal Service Workers, and Clerical and Administrative Workers (23%, 18% and 13% respectively).
  • The most common Industries of employment reported were Health Care and Social Assistance (17%), Public Administration and Safety (16%), and Education and Training (10%).
  • 60% of Indigenous households were living in rented dwellings and 34% of households were living in dwellings that were owned with or without a mortgage.

Summary Characteristics, South Australia

Indigenous
Non-Indigenous
Male
Female
Total
Male
Female
Total
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Persons(a)

Estimated Resident Population(b)
12 793
13 251
26 044
761 569
780 591
1 542 160
Language spoken at home
English only
10 097
10 901
20 998
. .
. .
. .
Australian Indigenous Languages
1 393
1 561
2 954
. .
. .
. .
Other Languages
170
127
297
. .
. .
. .
Total(c)
11 660
12 589
24 249
. .
. .
. .
Education
Attending
Pre-school
319
319
638
9 106
8 517
17 623
Infants/Primary
2 159
2 145
4 304
68 186
64 916
133 102
Secondary
1 000
1 056
2 056
42 309
41 791
84 100
Technical or Further Educational Institution(d)
295
422
717
14 570
17 170
31 740
University
133
282
415
22 885
30 099
52 984
Other/Institution not stated(e)
482
551
1 033
10 312
13 103
23 415
Total(c)
4 388
4 775
9 163
167 368
175 596
342 964
Highest year of school completed
Year 12 or equivalent
1 192
1 564
2 761
223 142
242 196
465 335
Year 11 or equivalent
1 379
1 679
3 055
117 609
114 310
231 925
Year 10 or equivalent
1 840
2 110
3 950
108 191
113 242
221 435
Year 9 or equivalent
885
956
1 841
38 597
39 068
77 664
Year 8 or below
1 120
1 037
2 150
45 027
51 428
96 452
Did not go to school
180
155
335
3 793
5 101
8 897
Total(c)
6 587
7 500
14 091
536 359
565 341
1 101 701
Highest non-school qualification(f)
Postgraduate Degree
32
33
65
13 207
9 510
22 717
Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate
24
45
69
5 991
9 970
15 961
Bachelor Degree
135
280
415
52 872
67 049
119 921
Advanced Diploma and Diploma
195
303
498
34 829
43 895
78 724
Certificate Level
1 120
1 041
2 161
139 983
68 522
208 505
Total(c)
1 506
1 702
3 208
246 882
198 946
445 828
Work
Labour force status
Employed
3 402
3 169
6 566
363 061
315 081
678 146
Unemployed
698
550
1 248
20 602
15 924
36 526
Total labour force
4 101
3 716
7 812
383 664
331 006
714 672
Not in the labour force
3 161
4 345
7 509
171 548
254 290
425 836
Top three industries for Indigenous persons(g)
Health Care and Social Assistance
405
728
1 133
. .
. .
. .
Public Administration and Safety
535
488
1 023
. .
. .
. .
Education and Training
184
453
637
. .
. .
. .
Top three industries for non-Indigenous persons(g)
Manufacturing
. .
. .
. .
65 887
21 371
87 258
Health Care and Social Assistance
. .
. .
. .
17 462
67 059
84 521
Retail Trade
. .
. .
. .
34 929
45 393
80 322
Top three occupations for Indigenous persons(g)
Labourers
1 046
488
1 534
. .
. .
. .
Community and Personal Service Workers
368
782
1 150
. .
. .
. .
Clerical and Administrative Workers
210
637
847
. .
. .
. .
Top three occupations for non-Indigenous persons(g)
Professionals
. .
. .
. .
57 597
68 170
125 767
Clerical and Administrative Workers
. .
. .
. .
23 092
75 756
98 848
Technicians and Trades Workers
. .
. .
. .
80 998
15 244
96 242
Mean weekly equivalised household income ($)(h)
. .
. .
431
. .
. .
679

Dwellings

Occupied private dwelling(i)
. .
. .
9 949
. .
. .
574 002
Average household size
. .
. .
3.2
. .
. .
2.4
Average number of Children under 15
. .
. .
1.0
. .
. .
0.4
Housing tenure
Owned outright
. .
. .
934
. .
. .
201 947
Owned with a mortgage
. .
. .
2 443
. .
. .
200 696
Rented
Private
. .
. .
2 047
. .
. .
92 393
State/Territory housing authority
. .
. .
2 870
. .
. .
37 334
Community housing group
. .
. .
642
. .
. .
5 709
Other
. .
. .
264
. .
. .
7 339
Landlord type not stated
. .
. .
120
. .
. .
4 561
Total Rented
-
-
5 943
-
-
147 336

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Based on place of usual residence.
(b) Estimates at 30 June 2006 are preliminary and subject to revision. See Glossary. Note: Final estimates have now been released and are available in publication 3238.0.55.001 - Experimental Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, June 2006.
(c) Excludes persons whose response was not stated.
(d) Includes TAFE Colleges.
(e) Other includes persons who are attending but did not indicate the type of institution.
(f) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(g) Employed persons aged 15 years and over.
(h) Comprises persons in households in which there were no temporarily absent adults and all incomes were fully stated.
(i) Excludes non-classifiable households and visitor only households.
Note: .. not applicable



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