Mount Gambier

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 4002
People 28,684
Male 48.6%
Female 51.4%
Median age 40
Families 7,478
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 13,241
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,087
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,196
Median weekly rent $195
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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People

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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
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male 13,952 48.6 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 14,729 51.4 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 617 2.2 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 28,684 people in Mount Gambier. Of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.2% of the population.

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Age Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 40 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,782 6.2 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,945 6.8 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,951 6.8 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,871 6.5 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,594 5.6 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,666 5.8 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,695 5.9 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,610 5.6 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,737 6.1 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,984 6.9 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,960 6.8 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,923 6.7 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,742 6.1 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,648 5.7 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,187 4.1 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 973 3.4 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 678 2.4 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 723 2.5 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Mount Gambier was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Married 10,935 47.6 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 843 3.7 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 2,238 9.7 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,533 6.7 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 7,442 32.4 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Mount Gambier aged 15 years and over, 47.6% were married and 13.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 9,561 47.4 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 2,233 11.1 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 8,369 41.5 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Mount Gambier, of people aged 15 years and over, 47.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 332 4.1 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 2,075 25.6 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 526 6.5 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 271 3.3 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,265 15.6 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 357 4.4 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 171 2.1 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 557 6.9 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 500 6.2 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 178 2.2 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,872 23.1 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Mount Gambier 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.3% were in primary school, 22.1% in secondary school and 13.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,211 9.6 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,409 6.1 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 819 3.6 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 3,997 17.4 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 3,036 13.2 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,783 12.1 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,899 12.6 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 29 0.1 1,077 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 12 0.1 174 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,824 12.3 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 114 0.5 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,285 9.9 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Mount Gambier, 13.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.1% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australian 12,030 31.1 560,374 25.0 7,298,243 23.3
English 11,873 30.6 639,350 28.5 7,852,224 25.0
Scottish 3,053 7.9 140,424 6.3 2,023,470 6.4
Irish 2,812 7.3 134,437 6.0 2,388,058 7.6
German 2,361 6.1 129,923 5.8 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Mount Gambier were Australian 31.1%, English 30.6%, Scottish 7.9%, Irish 7.3% and German 6.1%.

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 Mount Gambier (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 23,898 83.3 1,192,546 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 740 2.6 97,392 5.8 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 254 0.9 12,937 0.8 518,466 2.2
Myanmar 197 0.7 1,579 0.1 32,655 0.1
Netherlands 177 0.6 6,602 0.4 70,172 0.3
Italy 170 0.6 18,544 1.1 174,042 0.7

In Mount Gambier, 83.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.6%, New Zealand 0.9%, Myanmar 0.7%, Netherlands 0.6% and Italy 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 4,110 14.3 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,450 5.1 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 959 3.3 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 20,432 71.2 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Mount Gambier, 71.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 21,515 75.0 954,233 56.9 12,231,150 52.3
England 1,362 4.8 144,172 8.6 1,403,096 6.0
Italy 448 1.6 51,307 3.1 470,138 2.0
Netherlands 445 1.6 15,010 0.9 175,354 0.7
New Zealand 373 1.3 16,942 1.0 617,331 2.6

In Mount Gambier, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 75.0%, England 4.8%, Italy 1.6%, Netherlands 1.6% and New Zealand 1.3%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 22,006 76.8 985,020 58.7 12,643,365 54.0
England 1,277 4.5 140,701 8.4 1,302,147 5.6
Netherlands 398 1.4 13,519 0.8 152,088 0.6
Myanmar 361 1.3 2,408 0.1 51,099 0.2
Italy 358 1.2 43,864 2.6 395,775 1.7

In Mount Gambier, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 76.8%, England 4.5%, Netherlands 1.4%, Myanmar 1.3% and Italy 1.2%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 11,190 39.0 594,313 35.4 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 5,338 18.6 301,034 18.0 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 2,517 8.8 167,658 10.0 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 2,383 8.3 150,215 9.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 1,843 6.4 118,229 7.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Mount Gambier were No Religion, so described 39.0%, Catholic 18.6%, Anglican 8.8%, Not stated 8.3% and Uniting Church 6.4%. In Mount Gambier, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (55.3%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Karen 310 1.1 350 0.0 10,270 0.0
Italian 247 0.9 29,106 1.7 271,597 1.2
Swahili 122 0.4 2,004 0.1 11,460 0.0
Greek 59 0.2 22,993 1.4 237,588 1.0
Mandarin 56 0.2 28,780 1.7 596,711 2.5
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English only spoken at home 25,542 89.1 1,311,533 78.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 818 7.0 117,512 17.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Mount Gambier 89.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Karen 1.1%, Italian 0.9%, Swahili 0.4%, Greek 0.2% and Mandarin 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 7,646 55.3 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 4,622 33.5 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 681 4.9 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 867 6.3 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 13,816 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Gambier. Of these 55.3% were employed full time, 33.5% were employed part-time and 6.3% 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.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 1,632 12.6 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,278 9.9 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,711 13.2 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 2,534 19.6 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 5,108 39.5 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Mount Gambier, 12.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,889 14.6 151,091 20.3 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,867 14.4 100,142 13.4 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 1,720 13.3 82,850 11.1 1,011,520 9.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,596 12.3 89,625 12.0 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 1,575 12.2 71,761 9.6 1,000,955 9.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,548 12.0 99,540 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 1,312 10.1 94,075 12.6 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 1,262 9.8 45,515 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Mount Gambier included Professionals 14.6%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.4%, Labourers 13.3%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.3%, Sales Workers 12.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.0%, Managers 10.1% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 9.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Road Freight Transport 434 3.4 10,024 1.3 129,528 1.2
Aged Care Residential Services 410 3.2 22,642 3.0 211,621 2.0
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 353 2.7 21,632 2.9 254,275 2.4
Other Social Assistance Services 328 2.6 13,552 1.8 158,230 1.5
Takeaway Food Services 324 2.5 12,955 1.7 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Mount Gambier, the most common responses for industry of employment included Road Freight Transport 3.4%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.2%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.7%, Other Social Assistance Services 2.6% and Takeaway Food Services 2.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 599 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,416 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,087 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Gambier was $599.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 9,727 75.2 492,357 66.0 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 689 5.3 34,003 4.6 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 338 2.6 32,679 4.4 503,582 4.7
Walked only 287 2.2 20,697 2.8 370,427 3.5
Truck 96 0.7 4,513 0.6 85,892 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 61 0.5 53,457 7.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 10,482 80.9 539,409 72.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Mount Gambier, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 75.2%, Car, as passenger 5.3%, Worked at home 2.6%, Walked only 2.2% and Truck 0.7%. On the day, 0.5% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 80.9% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 16,340 71.0 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,966 30.3 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,727 11.9 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,256 22.8 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Mount Gambier, 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, 30.3% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 4,762 20.7 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 6,301 27.4 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 3,050 13.3 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 2,227 9.7 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Gambier, 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 3,084 41.2 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,964 39.6 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,346 18.0 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 89 1.2 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Mount Gambier, 39.6% were couple families with children, 41.2% were couple families without children and 18.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.2 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.8 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Mount Gambier, 18.2% of single parents were male and 81.8% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 1,171 19.4 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 248 4.1 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,615 26.7 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 708 11.7 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 350 5.8 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,277 21.1 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 304 5.0 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 373 6.2 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Mount Gambier, of couple families with children, 19.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 26.7% 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.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 11,168 88.3 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,484 11.7 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Mount Gambier, 88.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 8,740 78.3 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,414 12.7 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 926 8.3 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 38 0.3 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Gambier, 78.3% were separate houses, 12.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.3% were flats or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 37 0.3 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 306 2.7 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,073 18.6 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 5,989 53.7 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,509 22.5 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 244 2.2 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Gambier, of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 18.6% had 2 bedrooms and 53.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 3,251 29.1 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 3,857 34.6 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 3,603 32.3 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 148 1.3 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 294 2.6 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Gambier, 29.1% were owned outright, 34.6% were owned with a mortgage and 32.3% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 7,415 66.4 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 3,466 31.1 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 281 2.5 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Mount Gambier, of all households, 66.4% were family households, 31.1% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

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Household income Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.1 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.5 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Mount Gambier, 27.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.5% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 195 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.1 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.9 -- 10.2 -- 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,196 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.6 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.4 -- 6.6 -- 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
None 759 6.8 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 4,047 36.3 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 4,012 35.9 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,955 17.5 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 389 3.5 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Mount Gambier, 36.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,431 21.8 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 8,454 75.7 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 281 2.5 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Mount Gambier, 75.7% 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.

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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.
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male 304 49.2 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 314 50.8 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 19 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Mount Gambier, 49.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.8% were female. The median age was 19 years.

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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
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 952 -- 1,014 -- 1,203 --

In Mount Gambier, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $952.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Mount Gambier % Mount Gambier South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 190 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,192 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Mount Gambier, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,192.

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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.