South Australia

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State/Territory
Area code 4
People 1,676,653
Male 49.3%
Female 50.7%
Median age 40
Families 443,733
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 765,786
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,206
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,491
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

Search all persons QuickStats for another area

Map is loading.
Other 2016 Census products available for this area:
To view more QuickStats or Community Profiles for a different area, see Search Census data.

People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Male 825,997 49.3 787,217 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 850,652 50.7 809,351 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 34,184 2.0 30,432 1.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,676,653 people in South Australia. Of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.0% of the population.

View the data quality statement for Place of Usual Residence (PURP)
Age South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Median age 40 -- 39 -- 38 --
0-4 years 97,072 5.8 96,143 6.0 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 100,466 6.0 93,203 5.8 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 95,461 5.7 97,590 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 100,686 6.0 103,248 6.5 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 107,986 6.4 105,588 6.6 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 107,361 6.4 104,507 6.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 110,751 6.6 97,819 6.1 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 102,818 6.1 103,966 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 106,650 6.4 112,406 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 113,619 6.8 113,085 7.1 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 113,272 6.8 111,857 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 111,896 6.7 102,010 6.4 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 102,028 6.1 97,598 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 96,286 5.7 74,667 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 72,563 4.3 58,536 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 53,885 3.2 46,631 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 39,374 2.3 39,562 2.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 44,479 2.7 38,155 2.4 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in South Australia was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.3% of the population.

View the data quality statement for Age (AGEP)
Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Married 659,638 47.7 633,442 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 44,199 3.2 38,964 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 127,916 9.2 118,732 9.1 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 83,281 6.0 83,001 6.3 985,204 5.2
Never married 468,621 33.9 435,501 33.3 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in South Australia aged 15 years and over, 47.7% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

View the data quality statement for Registered marital status (MSTP)
Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 582,236 47.4 575,816 48.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 126,020 10.3 113,169 9.6 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 520,539 42.4 492,205 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In South Australia, of people aged 15 years and over, 47.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.3% were in a de facto marriage.

View the data quality statement for Social marital status (MDCP)
Education South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Preschool 20,292 4.2 20,579 4.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 94,526 19.5 87,779 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 26,196 5.4 26,164 5.7 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 22,589 4.7 22,599 4.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 52,721 10.9 52,220 11.4 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 19,484 4.0 18,906 4.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 21,053 4.3 19,825 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 31,394 6.5 34,845 7.6 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 78,780 16.2 65,955 14.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 11,501 2.4 11,098 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 106,438 21.9 98,693 21.5 1,707,023 23.7

In South Australia 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.5% were in primary school, 19.2% in secondary school and 22.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

View the data quality statement for Educational Institution Attendee Status (TYSTAP)
Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 256,510 18.5 -- -- 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 115,102 8.3 -- -- 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 42,793 3.1 -- -- 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 188,790 13.6 -- -- 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 214,813 15.5 -- -- 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 128,782 9.3 -- -- 941,531 4.9
Year 10 138,607 10.0 -- -- 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 1,077 0.1 -- -- 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 174 0.0 -- -- 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 119,572 8.6 -- -- 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 11,000 0.8 -- -- 145,844 0.8
Not stated 129,257 9.3 -- -- 1,974,794 10.4

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

Of people aged 15 and over in South Australia, 15.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

View the data quality statement for Level of highest educational attainment (HEAP)

Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
English 639,350 28.5 608,346 29.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 560,374 25.0 551,097 26.5 7,298,243 23.3
Scottish 140,424 6.3 128,042 6.2 2,023,470 6.4
Irish 134,437 6.0 121,248 5.8 2,388,058 7.6
German 129,923 5.8 124,625 6.0 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in South Australia were English 28.5%, Australian 25.0%, Scottish 6.3%, Irish 6.0% and German 5.8%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in South Australia (including those who did not state an ancestry).

View the data quality statement for Ancestry (ANCP)
Country of birth South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Australia 1,192,546 71.1 1,170,789 73.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 97,392 5.8 102,681 6.4 907,570 3.9
India 27,594 1.6 18,739 1.2 455,389 1.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 24,610 1.5 15,932 1.0 509,555 2.2
Italy 18,544 1.1 20,708 1.3 174,042 0.7
Vietnam 14,337 0.9 12,025 0.8 219,355 0.9

In South Australia, 71.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.8%, India 1.6%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.5%, Italy 1.1% and Vietnam 0.9%.

View the data quality statement for Country of birth (BPLP)
Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 513,545 30.6 467,496 29.3 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 109,094 6.5 107,090 6.7 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 79,405 4.7 75,325 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 869,207 51.8 853,039 53.4 11,070,538 47.3

In South Australia, 51.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of father and/or mother (BPPP)
Country of birth of father, stated responses South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Australia 954,233 56.9 -- -- 12,231,150 52.3
England 144,172 8.6 -- -- 1,403,096 6.0
Italy 51,307 3.1 -- -- 470,138 2.0
India 35,854 2.1 -- -- 616,939 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 31,646 1.9 -- -- 704,658 3.0

2011 comparison data is not available for this table. For the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses, only whether a person's father was born in Australia or overseas was collected. In 2016, this question expanded to collect the actual country of birth of a person's father.

In South Australia, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 56.9%, England 8.6%, Italy 3.1%, India 2.1% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.9%.

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of father (BPMP)
Country of birth of mother, stated responses South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Australia 985,020 58.7 -- -- 12,643,365 54.0
England 140,701 8.4 -- -- 1,302,147 5.6
Italy 43,864 2.6 -- -- 395,775 1.7
India 35,249 2.1 -- -- 605,777 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 31,453 1.9 -- -- 699,074 3.0

2011 comparison data is not available for this table. For the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses, only whether a person's mother was born in Australia or overseas was collected. In 2016, this question expanded to collect the actual country of birth of a person's mother.

In South Australia, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 58.7%, England 8.4%, Italy 2.6%, India 2.1% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.9%.

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of mother (BPFP)
Religious affiliation, top responses South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 594,313 35.4 440,174 27.6 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 301,034 18.0 317,959 19.9 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 167,658 10.0 200,439 12.6 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 150,215 9.0 153,511 9.6 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 118,229 7.1 142,430 8.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in South Australia were No Religion, so described 35.4%, Catholic 18.0%, Anglican 10.0%, Not stated 9.0% and Uniting Church 7.1%. In South Australia, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (53.9%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

View the data quality statement for Religious affiliation (RELP)
Language, top responses (other than English) South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Italian 29,106 1.7 33,294 2.1 271,597 1.2
Mandarin 28,780 1.7 16,497 1.0 596,711 2.5
Greek 22,993 1.4 25,250 1.6 237,588 1.0
Vietnamese 19,017 1.1 15,969 1.0 277,400 1.2
Cantonese 9,666 0.6 9,000 0.6 280,943 1.2
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 1,311,533 78.2 1,303,066 81.6 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 117,512 17.4 101,644 16.4 1,971,011 22.2

In South Australia 78.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 1.7%, Mandarin 1.7%, Greek 1.4%, Vietnamese 1.1% and Cantonese 0.6%.

View the data quality statement for Language spoken at home (LANP)

Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 435,110 53.9 445,075 56.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 270,409 33.5 247,599 31.6 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 40,582 5.0 46,682 6.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 60,488 7.5 44,968 5.7 787,452 6.9

There were 806,589 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Australia. Of these 53.9% were employed full time, 33.5% were employed part-time and 7.5% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

View the data quality statement for Labour force status (LFSP)
Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 95,282 12.8 88,382 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 77,283 10.4 72,516 9.8 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 97,844 13.1 86,703 11.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 153,550 20.6 146,291 19.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 281,566 37.7 298,788 40.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in South Australia, 12.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.7% worked 40 hours or more.

View the data quality statement for Hours worked (HRSP)
Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Professionals 151,091 20.3 145,127 19.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 100,142 13.4 104,588 14.1 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 99,540 13.3 106,216 14.4 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 94,075 12.6 93,295 12.6 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 89,625 12.0 77,702 10.5 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 82,850 11.1 82,328 11.1 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 71,761 9.6 70,882 9.6 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 45,515 6.1 47,070 6.4 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in South Australia included Professionals 20.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.4%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.3%, Managers 12.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.0%, Labourers 11.1%, Sales Workers 9.6% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.1%.

View the data quality statement for Occupation (OCCP)
Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 30,463 4.1 28,458 3.8 411,808 3.9
Aged Care Residential Services 22,642 3.0 18,097 2.4 211,621 2.0
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 21,632 2.9 20,832 2.8 254,275 2.4
Primary Education 16,651 2.2 14,867 2.0 231,198 2.2
Cafes and Restaurants 15,530 2.1 12,159 1.6 253,385 2.4

Of the employed people in South Australia, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.1%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.0%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.9%, Primary Education 2.2% and Cafes and Restaurants 2.1%.

View the data quality statement for Industry of employment (INDP)
Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Personal 600 -- 534 -- 662 --
Family 1,510 -- 1,330 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,206 -- 1,044 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Australia was $600.

View the data quality statements for: Total personal income (INCP) Total family income (FINF) Total household income (HIND)

Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 492,357 66.0 471,364 63.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 34,003 4.6 39,168 5.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 32,679 4.4 30,839 4.2 503,582 4.7
Bus 29,592 4.0 30,217 4.1 323,201 3.0
Walked only 20,697 2.8 23,621 3.2 370,427 3.5
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 53,457 7.2 50,864 6.9 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 539,409 72.3 522,801 70.7 7,305,271 68.4

In South Australia, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 66.0%, Car, as passenger 4.6%, Worked at home 4.4%, Bus 4.0% and Walked only 2.8%. On the day, 7.2% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 72.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

View the data quality statement for Method of travel to work (MTWP)
Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 982,036 71.0 936,604 71.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 380,737 27.5 364,336 27.8 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 168,496 12.2 154,651 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 295,670 21.4 258,839 19.8 3,620,726 19.0

In South Australia, of people aged 15 years and over, 71.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.5% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

View the data quality statements for: Unpaid domestic work (DOMP) Unpaid child care (CHCAREP) Unpaid assistance (UNCAREP) Voluntary work (VOLWP)

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 299,651 21.7 282,494 21.6 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 379,617 27.4 351,526 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 174,791 12.6 168,882 12.9 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 127,972 9.2 133,702 10.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Australia, 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

View the data quality statement for Unpaid domestic work, number of hours (DOMP)

Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 178,588 40.2 174,669 40.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 184,733 41.6 178,439 41.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 73,128 16.5 70,082 16.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 7,282 1.6 7,065 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in South Australia, 41.6% were couple families with children, 40.2% were couple families without children and 16.5% were one parent families.

View the data quality statement for Family composition (FMCF)
Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.4 -- 18.9 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.6 -- 81.1 -- 81.8

In South Australia, 19.4% of single parents were male and 80.6% were female.

View the data quality statement for Family composition (FMCF)

Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 67,049 18.5 68,246 19.3 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 16,589 4.6 14,645 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 83,567 23.0 80,406 22.8 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 47,483 13.1 48,840 13.8 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 23,992 6.6 20,309 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 84,108 23.1 76,964 21.8 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 18,943 5.2 21,765 6.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 21,592 5.9 21,930 6.2 311,381 6.2

In South Australia, of couple families with children, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 23.0% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

View the data quality statement for Labour force status of parents / partners in families (LFSF)

Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 638,782 87.4 619,036 88.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 92,242 12.6 83,779 11.9 1,039,874 11.2

In South Australia, 87.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.6% were unoccupied.

View the data quality statements for: Dwelling type (DWTD) Dwelling Structure (STRD)

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Separate house 496,799 77.8 494,472 79.9 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 94,510 14.8 66,465 10.7 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 42,003 6.6 54,965 8.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3,016 0.5 2,809 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in South Australia, 77.8% were separate houses, 14.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.6% were flats or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling structure (STRD)
Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 1,611 0.3 1,691 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 21,505 3.4 21,956 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 118,792 18.6 121,108 19.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 333,035 52.1 328,641 53.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 150,400 23.5 134,863 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 13,455 2.1 10,787 1.7 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In South Australia, of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 18.6% had 2 bedrooms and 52.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

View the data quality statements for: Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD) Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Owned outright 205,531 32.2 203,281 32.8 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 225,670 35.3 218,402 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 182,180 28.5 172,729 27.9 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 9,847 1.5 8,937 1.4 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 15,566 2.4 15,694 2.5 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in South Australia, 32.2% were owned outright, 35.3% were owned with a mortgage and 28.5% were rented.

View the data quality statement for Tenure type (TEND)

Household composition

Household composition South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Family households 436,817 68.4 424,350 68.6 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 179,119 28.0 172,667 27.9 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 22,855 3.6 22,018 3.6 354,917 4.3

In South Australia, of all households, 68.4% were family households, 28.0% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

View the data quality statement for Household composition (HHCD)
Household income South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.8 -- 27.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.7 -- 7.3 -- 16.4

In South Australia, 23.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 10.7% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

View the data quality statement for Household income, total weekly (HIND)

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 South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Median rent 260 -- 220 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 90.7 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.2 -- 9.3 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

View the data quality statement for Rent weekly payments (RNTD)
Mortgage monthly repayments South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,491 -- 1,500 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.4 -- 91.2 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.6 -- 8.8 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

View the data quality statement for Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED)

Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
None 47,848 7.5 54,051 8.7 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 228,940 35.8 227,460 36.7 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 229,930 36.0 220,626 35.6 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 112,047 17.5 99,480 16.1 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 20,017 3.1 17,415 2.8 285,197 3.4

In South Australia, 35.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

View the data quality statement for Number of registered motor vehicles (VEHD)

Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 108,737 17.0 145,363 23.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 515,114 80.6 453,027 73.2 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 14,941 2.3 20,648 3.3 221,494 2.7

In South Australia, 80.6% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Male 16,891 49.4 14,970 49.2 322,171 49.6
Female 17,292 50.6 15,458 50.8 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --

In South Australia, 49.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.6% were female. The median age was 23 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- (a) -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,014 -- 842 -- 1,203 --

a) There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In South Australia, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,014.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
South Australia % South Australia 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 220 -- 165 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,322 -- 1,660 --

In South Australia, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,387.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.