Murray Bridge (RC)

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA45040
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 963
Male 53.0%
Female 47.0%
Median age 23
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 398
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $942
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,195
Median weekly rent $215

(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 Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 945 98.1 32,617 95.4 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 12 1.2 941 2.8 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 6 0.6 634 1.9 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Murray Bridge (RC), there were 963 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 53.0% were male and 47.0% were female.

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Age Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 23 --
0-4 years 111 11.3 3,787 11.1 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 210 21.5 7,631 22.3 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 197 20.1 6,564 19.2 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 145 14.8 4,851 14.2 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 100 10.2 3,706 10.8 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 97 9.9 3,614 10.6 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 64 6.5 2,439 7.1 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 54 5.5 1,581 4.6 30,952 4.8

In Murray Bridge (RC), the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 23 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 33.4% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 5.5% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Married 135 20.6 4,778 21.0 105,086 24.5
Separated 27 4.1 1,012 4.4 19,112 4.5
Divorced 47 7.2 1,571 6.9 28,796 6.7
Widowed 16 2.4 755 3.3 13,794 3.2
Never married 430 65.6 14,641 64.3 261,980 61.1

In Murray Bridge (RC), 20.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 116 21.3 3,859 19.6 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 88 16.1 3,237 16.4 60,051 16.0
Not married 341 62.6 12,585 63.9 228,281 60.9

In Murray Bridge (RC), 21.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 16.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Pre-school 32 7.4 1,020 7.1 16,698 6.4
Primary 162 37.6 5,406 37.6 97,859 37.5
Secondary 87 20.2 3,165 22.0 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 8 1.9 799 5.6 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 13 3.0 847 5.9 15,489 5.9
Other 11 2.6 306 2.1 5,047 1.9
Not stated 118 27.4 2,853 19.8 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Murray Bridge (RC), 44.6% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.6% were attending a primary school, 20.2% were attending a secondary school and 4.9% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 15 2.3 1,198 5.3 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 35 5.3 1,159 5.1 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 15 2.3 776 3.4 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 109 16.6 2,932 12.9 56,625 13.2
Year 12 73 11.1 2,846 12.5 59,949 14.0
Year 11 71 10.8 2,906 12.8 34,674 8.1
Year 10 96 14.6 3,510 15.4 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 0 0.0 77 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 12 0.1 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 84 12.8 3,101 13.6 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 7 1.1 224 1.0 4,256 1.0
Not stated 131 20.0 3,452 15.2 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Murray Bridge (RC), 11.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Ngarrindjeri 75 7.8 283 0.8 302 0.0
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English only spoken at home 778 80.5 28,540 83.5 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 80.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Murray Bridge (RC). The only other response for language at home was Ngarrindjeri 7.8%.

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Ancestry, top responses Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australian 617 48.0 21,514 45.8 399,843 45.0
English 215 16.7 7,980 17.0 152,758 17.2
Australian Aboriginal 174 13.5 7,936 16.9 140,480 15.8
Irish 49 3.8 1,992 4.2 45,887 5.2
Scottish 47 3.7 1,602 3.4 30,843 3.5

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 Murray Bridge (RC) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Murray Bridge (RC), the most common ancestries were Australian 48.0%, English 16.7%, Australian Aboriginal 13.5%, Irish 3.8% and Scottish 3.7%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 132 45.1 4,770 43.9 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 78 26.6 3,195 29.4 61,049 27.4
Away from work 17 5.8 733 6.7 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 66 22.5 2,164 19.9 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 350 53.4 10,821 47.5 190,132 44.3

There were 293 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Murray Bridge (RC). Of these 45.1% were employed full time, 26.6% were employed part-time and 22.5% 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.

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
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Community and Personal Service Workers 62 27.6 1,671 19.2 30,991 17.0
Labourers 39 17.3 1,371 15.8 27,814 15.3
Technicians and Trades Workers 25 11.1 944 10.9 24,399 13.4
Professionals 22 9.8 1,191 13.7 24,339 13.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 22 9.8 1,162 13.4 23,174 12.7
Sales Workers 18 8.0 717 8.3 15,791 8.7
Machinery Operators and Drivers 18 8.0 714 8.2 16,774 9.2
Managers 12 5.3 609 7.0 12,844 7.1

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Murray Bridge (RC), the most common occupations were Community and Personal Service Workers 27.6%, Labourers 17.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 11.1%, Professionals 9.8%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 9.8%, Sales Workers 8.0%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 8.0% and Managers 5.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Meat Processing 12 6.6 26 0.3 932 0.5
Other Allied Health Services 9 4.9 40 0.5 1,218 0.7
Secondary Education 8 4.4 145 1.7 3,079 1.7
State Government Administration 7 3.8 339 3.9 4,176 2.3
Preschool Education 7 3.8 73 0.8 1,010 0.6

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Murray Bridge (RC), the most common industries of employment were Meat Processing 6.6%, Other Allied Health Services 4.9%, Secondary Education 4.4%, State Government Administration 3.8% and Preschool Education 3.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 426 -- 413 -- 441 --
Household 942 -- 1,014 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Murray Bridge (RC) was $426 and the median weekly household income was $942.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 342 52.3 13,372 58.8 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 171 26.2 6,560 28.8 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 72 11.0 3,026 13.3 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 90 13.8 3,230 14.2 63,303 14.8

In Murray Bridge (RC), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 52.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.2% 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, 13.8% 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
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) 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 Murray Bridge (RC), 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
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 215 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,195 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Murray Bridge (RC), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $215 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,195.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 61 15.5 2,308 15.6 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 111 28.2 3,979 26.9 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 114 28.9 4,112 27.8 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 12 3.0 353 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 5 1.3 152 1.0 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 3 0.8 236 1.6 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 16 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 88 22.3 3,544 24.0 53,195 20.2

In Murray Bridge (RC), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 15.5% were a couple family with no children, 29.4% were a couple family with children and 29.7% 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
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 334 83.9 11,459 77.7 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 61 15.3 2,519 17.1 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 0 0.0 703 4.8 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 3 0.8 69 0.5 2,897 1.1

In Murray Bridge (RC) there were 398 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 83.9% were separate houses, 15.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Murray Bridge (RC) % Murray Bridge (RC) South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 41 10.4 1,509 10.2 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 90 22.8 3,734 25.2 68,085 25.9
Rented 240 60.9 8,841 59.7 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 3 0.8 119 0.8 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 20 5.1 602 4.1 10,182 3.9

In Murray Bridge (RC), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 10.4% were owned outright, 22.8% were owned with a mortgage and 60.9% were rented.

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