Greater Adelaide

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 4GADE
People 1,295,714
Male 48.9%
Female 51.1%
Median age 39
Families 343,888
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 562,147
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,265
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $285
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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

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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
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male 633,888 48.9 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 661,823 51.1 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 18,403 1.4 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,295,714 people in Greater Adelaide. Of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

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Age Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 39 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 76,145 5.9 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 77,270 6.0 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 72,533 5.6 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 79,385 6.1 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 89,535 6.9 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 87,807 6.8 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 90,495 7.0 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 83,037 6.4 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 84,217 6.5 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 87,943 6.8 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 86,131 6.6 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 83,406 6.4 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 74,316 5.7 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 69,278 5.3 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 51,538 4.0 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 39,078 3.0 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 29,423 2.3 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 34,170 2.6 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Greater Adelaide was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Married 502,352 47.0 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 33,083 3.1 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 98,319 9.2 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 62,039 5.8 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 373,982 35.0 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Greater Adelaide aged 15 years and over, 47.0% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 449,278 46.7 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 95,529 9.9 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 417,467 43.4 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Greater Adelaide, of people aged 15 years and over, 46.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 15,950 4.2 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 70,299 18.4 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 21,917 5.7 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 18,091 4.7 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 37,340 9.8 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 17,154 4.5 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 18,238 4.8 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 25,721 6.7 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 73,792 19.3 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 9,752 2.6 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 73,906 19.3 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Greater Adelaide 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.9% were in primary school, 19.0% in secondary school and 26.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 227,145 21.2 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 93,765 8.8 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 33,282 3.1 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 138,174 12.9 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 176,151 16.5 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 92,134 8.6 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 97,203 9.1 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 746 0.1 1,077 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 145 0.0 174 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 83,286 7.8 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 9,775 0.9 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 89,239 8.3 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Greater Adelaide, 16.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.8% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
English 483,198 27.8 639,350 28.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 400,485 23.0 560,374 25.0 7,298,243 23.3
Scottish 106,312 6.1 140,424 6.3 2,023,470 6.4
Irish 104,573 6.0 134,437 6.0 2,388,058 7.6
German 88,691 5.1 129,923 5.8 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Greater Adelaide were English 27.8%, Australian 23.0%, Scottish 6.1%, Irish 6.0% and German 5.1%.

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 Greater Adelaide (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 884,244 68.2 1,192,546 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 80,795 6.2 97,392 5.8 907,570 3.9
India 26,270 2.0 27,594 1.6 455,389 1.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 23,919 1.8 24,610 1.5 509,555 2.2
Italy 17,398 1.3 18,544 1.1 174,042 0.7
Vietnam 13,932 1.1 14,337 0.9 219,355 0.9

In Greater Adelaide, 68.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 6.2%, India 2.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.8%, Italy 1.3% and Vietnam 1.1%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 458,106 35.4 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 91,001 7.0 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 65,325 5.0 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 607,386 46.9 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Greater Adelaide, 46.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 35.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 676,208 52.2 954,233 56.9 12,231,150 52.3
England 118,406 9.1 144,172 8.6 1,403,096 6.0
Italy 47,883 3.7 51,307 3.1 470,138 2.0
India 33,999 2.6 35,854 2.1 616,939 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 30,805 2.4 31,646 1.9 704,658 3.0

In Greater Adelaide, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 52.2%, England 9.1%, Italy 3.7%, India 2.6% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.4%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 703,058 54.3 985,020 58.7 12,643,365 54.0
England 115,226 8.9 140,701 8.4 1,302,147 5.6
Italy 41,229 3.2 43,864 2.6 395,775 1.7
India 33,431 2.6 35,249 2.1 605,777 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 30,605 2.4 31,453 1.9 699,074 3.0

In Greater Adelaide, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 54.3%, England 8.9%, Italy 3.2%, India 2.6% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.4%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 460,926 35.6 594,313 35.4 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 246,021 19.0 301,034 18.0 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 126,956 9.8 167,658 10.0 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 110,645 8.5 150,215 9.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 75,009 5.8 118,229 7.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Greater Adelaide were No Religion, so described 35.6%, Catholic 19.0%, Anglican 9.8%, Not stated 8.5% and Uniting Church 5.8%. In Greater Adelaide, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (52.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Italian 27,595 2.1 29,106 1.7 271,597 1.2
Mandarin 27,591 2.1 28,780 1.7 596,711 2.5
Greek 21,464 1.7 22,993 1.4 237,588 1.0
Vietnamese 18,563 1.4 19,017 1.1 277,400 1.2
Cantonese 9,459 0.7 9,666 0.6 280,943 1.2
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English only spoken at home 977,128 75.4 1,311,533 78.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 108,367 21.0 117,512 17.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Greater Adelaide 75.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 2.1%, Mandarin 2.1%, Greek 1.7%, Vietnamese 1.4% and Cantonese 0.7%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 343,558 54.0 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 213,169 33.5 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 30,332 4.8 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 49,051 7.7 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 636,110 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Adelaide. Of these 54.0% were employed full time, 33.5% were employed part-time and 7.7% 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
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 75,146 12.8 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 60,906 10.4 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 77,111 13.1 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 127,270 21.7 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 216,286 36.8 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Greater Adelaide, 12.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Professionals 130,848 22.3 151,091 20.3 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 83,026 14.1 99,540 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 77,599 13.2 100,142 13.4 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 71,974 12.3 89,625 12.0 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 67,230 11.5 94,075 12.6 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 57,749 9.8 82,850 11.1 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 57,531 9.8 71,761 9.6 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 32,166 5.5 45,515 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Greater Adelaide included Professionals 22.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 14.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.3%, Managers 11.5%, Labourers 9.8%, Sales Workers 9.8% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.5%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 26,196 4.5 30,463 4.1 411,808 3.9
Aged Care Residential Services 18,272 3.1 22,642 3.0 211,621 2.0
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 16,780 2.9 21,632 2.9 254,275 2.4
State Government Administration 13,554 2.3 15,118 2.0 158,980 1.5
Cafes and Restaurants 13,327 2.3 15,530 2.1 253,385 2.4

Of the employed people in Greater Adelaide, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.5%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.1%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.9%, State Government Administration 2.3% and Cafes and Restaurants 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 617 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,591 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,265 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Greater Adelaide was $617.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 387,534 66.0 492,357 66.0 6,574,571 61.5
Bus 28,580 4.9 29,592 4.0 323,201 3.0
Car, as passenger 26,600 4.5 34,003 4.6 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 21,075 3.6 32,679 4.4 503,582 4.7
Walked only 12,930 2.2 20,697 2.8 370,427 3.5
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People who travelled to work by public transport 51,739 8.8 53,457 7.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 425,831 72.5 539,409 72.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Greater Adelaide, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 66.0%, Bus 4.9%, Car, as passenger 4.5%, Worked at home 3.6% and Walked only 2.2%. On the day, 8.8% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 72.5% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 763,727 71.4 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 298,736 27.9 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 130,351 12.2 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 208,870 19.5 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Greater Adelaide, of people aged 15 years and over, 71.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.9% 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, 19.5% 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
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 241,880 22.6 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 298,314 27.9 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 131,554 12.3 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 91,979 8.6 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Greater Adelaide, 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 130,851 38.0 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 148,447 43.2 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 58,427 17.0 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 6,168 1.8 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Greater Adelaide, 43.2% were couple families with children, 38.0% were couple families without children and 17.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.9 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.1 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Greater Adelaide, 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% 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
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 53,006 19.0 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 12,506 4.5 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 64,787 23.2 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 38,132 13.7 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 18,603 6.7 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 61,913 22.2 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 14,398 5.2 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 15,962 5.7 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Greater Adelaide, of couple families with children, 19.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 23.2% 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

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 Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 492,435 91.2 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 47,407 8.8 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Greater Adelaide, 91.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 368,244 74.8 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 82,994 16.9 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 38,309 7.8 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 1,379 0.3 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Adelaide, 74.8% were separate houses, 16.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.8% were flats or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 1,034 0.2 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 16,917 3.4 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 95,252 19.3 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 255,351 51.9 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 114,063 23.2 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 9,829 2.0 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Greater Adelaide, of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 19.3% had 2 bedrooms and 51.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 151,060 30.7 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 179,648 36.5 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 142,460 28.9 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 7,806 1.6 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 11,468 2.3 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Adelaide, 30.7% were owned outright, 36.5% were owned with a mortgage and 28.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 338,181 68.7 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 134,833 27.4 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 19,439 3.9 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Greater Adelaide, of all households, 68.7% were family households, 27.4% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

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Household income Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 22.6 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.9 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Greater Adelaide, 22.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.9% 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 Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 285 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.9 -- 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 Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
None 39,478 8.0 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 180,244 36.6 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 177,700 36.1 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 80,526 16.4 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 14,503 2.9 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Greater Adelaide, 36.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 76,139 15.5 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 405,301 82.3 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 11,006 2.2 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Greater Adelaide, 82.3% 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.
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male 8,977 48.8 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 9,426 51.2 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Greater Adelaide, 48.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.2% were female. The median age was 22 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
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,102 -- 1,014 -- 1,203 --

In Greater Adelaide, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,102.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Greater Adelaide % Greater Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 260 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Greater Adelaide, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $260 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

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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.