Mount Gambier (C)

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA44620
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 599
Male 48.6%
Female 51.4%
Median age 19
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 288
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $929
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,192
Median weekly rent $190

(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

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

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

People Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 561 93.7 32,617 95.4 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 24 4.0 941 2.8 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 14 2.3 634 1.9 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Mount Gambier (C), there were 599 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female.

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Age Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 19 -- 23 -- 23 --
0-4 years 86 14.6 3,787 11.1 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 164 27.7 7,631 22.3 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 116 19.6 6,564 19.2 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 75 12.7 4,851 14.2 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 48 8.1 3,706 10.8 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 53 9.0 3,614 10.6 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 30 5.1 2,439 7.1 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 19 3.2 1,581 4.6 30,952 4.8

In Mount Gambier (C), the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 19 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 41.8% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 3.2% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Married 83 24.1 4,778 21.0 105,086 24.5
Separated 20 5.8 1,012 4.4 19,112 4.5
Divorced 27 7.8 1,571 6.9 28,796 6.7
Widowed 17 4.9 755 3.3 13,794 3.2
Never married 198 57.4 14,641 64.3 261,980 61.1

In Mount Gambier (C), 24.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 74 24.4 3,859 19.6 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 44 14.5 3,237 16.4 60,051 16.0
Not married 185 61.1 12,585 63.9 228,281 60.9

In Mount Gambier (C), 24.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 14.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Pre-school 15 6.0 1,020 7.1 16,698 6.4
Primary 119 47.4 5,406 37.6 97,859 37.5
Secondary 53 21.1 3,165 22.0 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 14 5.6 799 5.6 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 10 4.0 847 5.9 15,489 5.9
Other 3 1.2 306 2.1 5,047 1.9
Not stated 37 14.7 2,853 19.8 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Mount Gambier (C), 42.3% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 47.4% were attending a primary school, 21.1% were attending a secondary school and 9.6% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 13 3.8 1,198 5.3 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 20 5.8 1,159 5.1 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 14 4.1 776 3.4 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 71 20.6 2,932 12.9 56,625 13.2
Year 12 35 10.2 2,846 12.5 59,949 14.0
Year 11 47 13.7 2,906 12.8 34,674 8.1
Year 10 56 16.3 3,510 15.4 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 3 0.9 77 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 12 0.1 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 50 14.5 3,101 13.6 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 0 0.0 224 1.0 4,256 1.0
Not stated 30 8.7 3,452 15.2 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Mount Gambier (C), 10.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 24.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.8% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Ngarrindjeri 3 0.5 283 0.8 302 0.0
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English only spoken at home 555 94.1 28,540 83.5 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 94.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Mount Gambier (C). The only other response for language at home was Ngarrindjeri 0.5%.

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Ancestry, top responses Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australian 435 53.3 21,514 45.8 399,843 45.0
English 173 21.2 7,980 17.0 152,758 17.2
Australian Aboriginal 77 9.4 7,936 16.9 140,480 15.8
Irish 43 5.3 1,992 4.2 45,887 5.2
German 25 3.1 1,336 2.8 16,332 1.8

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

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Mount Gambier (C), the most common ancestries were Australian 53.3%, English 21.2%, Australian Aboriginal 9.4%, Irish 5.3% and German 3.1%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 83 43.0 4,770 43.9 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 65 33.7 3,195 29.4 61,049 27.4
Away from work 12 6.2 733 6.7 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 33 17.1 2,164 19.9 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 139 40.5 10,821 47.5 190,132 44.3

There were 193 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Gambier (C). Of these 43.0% were employed full time, 33.7% were employed part-time and 17.1% 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.

For information on the Community Development Programme (CDP) please refer to the Census Data Dictionary. CDP data is available in TableBuilder.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Community and Personal Service Workers 30 20.5 1,671 19.2 30,991 17.0
Labourers 28 19.2 1,371 15.8 27,814 15.3
Technicians and Trades Workers 21 14.4 944 10.9 24,399 13.4
Professionals 19 13.0 1,191 13.7 24,339 13.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 14 9.6 714 8.2 16,774 9.2
Sales Workers 13 8.9 717 8.3 15,791 8.7
Clerical and Administrative Workers 10 6.8 1,162 13.4 23,174 12.7
Managers 8 5.5 609 7.0 12,844 7.1

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Mount Gambier (C), the most common occupations were Community and Personal Service Workers 20.5%, Labourers 19.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.4%, Professionals 13.0%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 9.6%, Sales Workers 8.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 6.8% and Managers 5.5%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Other Social Assistance Services 11 10.0 315 3.7 5,302 2.9
Department Stores 8 7.3 65 0.8 1,218 0.7
Road Freight Transport 7 6.4 122 1.4 2,549 1.4
State Government Administration 6 5.5 339 3.9 4,176 2.3
Forestry 5 4.5 10 0.1 69 0.0

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Mount Gambier (C), the most common industries of employment were Other Social Assistance Services 10.0%, Department Stores 7.3%, Road Freight Transport 6.4%, State Government Administration 5.5% and Forestry 4.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 432 -- 413 -- 441 --
Household 929 -- 1,014 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Mount Gambier (C) was $432 and the median weekly household income was $929.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 203 59.4 13,372 58.8 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 130 37.5 6,560 28.8 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 38 11.0 3,026 13.3 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 55 15.9 3,230 14.2 63,303 14.8

In Mount Gambier (C), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 59.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 37.5% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Dwellings

dwelling characteristics | dwelling structure

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) 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 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5 -- 1.6 -- 1.7 --

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 Mount Gambier (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom and 1.5 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

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Housing costs
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) 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 (C), 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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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 35 12.5 2,308 15.6 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 93 33.3 3,979 26.9 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 82 29.4 4,112 27.8 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 0 0.0 353 2.4 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 0 0.0 96 0.6 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 0 0.0 152 1.0 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 0 0.0 236 1.6 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 16 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 69 24.7 3,544 24.0 53,195 20.2

In Mount Gambier (C), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 12.5% were a couple family with no children, 33.3% were a couple family with children and 29.4% were a one parent family.

In multiple family households, only the family composition of the primary family is recorded. Other household includes lone person households and group households.

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 197 68.4 11,459 77.7 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 64 22.2 2,519 17.1 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 27 9.4 703 4.8 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 0 0.0 69 0.5 2,897 1.1

In Mount Gambier (C) there were 288 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 68.4% were separate houses, 22.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.4% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Mount Gambier (C) % Mount Gambier (C) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 29 10.0 1,509 10.2 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 80 27.7 3,734 25.2 68,085 25.9
Rented 172 59.5 8,841 59.7 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 0 0.0 119 0.8 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 8 2.8 602 4.1 10,182 3.9

In Mount Gambier (C), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 10.0% were owned outright, 27.7% were owned with a mortgage and 59.5% were rented.

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