Adelaide

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC40002
People 15,115
Male 52.4%
Female 47.6%
Median age 29
Families 2,340
Average children per family
for families with children 1.4
for all households (a) 0.2
All private dwellings 8,045
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,093
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $380
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.8

(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
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male 7,919 52.4 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,194 47.6 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 206 1.4 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 15,115 people in Adelaide. Of these 52.4% were male and 47.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

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Age Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 29 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 343 2.3 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 223 1.5 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 174 1.2 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,011 6.7 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 3,714 24.6 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,324 15.4 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,612 10.7 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,000 6.6 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 731 4.8 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 667 4.4 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 687 4.5 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 635 4.2 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 597 3.9 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 591 3.9 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 346 2.3 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 223 1.5 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 121 0.8 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 129 0.9 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Adelaide was 29 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 4.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Married 3,264 22.7 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 363 2.5 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,093 7.6 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 280 1.9 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 9,388 65.2 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Adelaide aged 15 years and over, 22.7% were married and 10.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,352 22.8 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,357 13.2 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 6,591 64.0 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Adelaide, of people aged 15 years and over, 22.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 59 0.8 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 193 2.5 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 52 0.7 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 39 0.5 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 145 1.9 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 32 0.4 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 75 1.0 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 421 5.6 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 4,511 59.5 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 199 2.6 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,850 24.4 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Adelaide 50.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 3.7% were in primary school, 3.2% in secondary school and 65.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 5,240 36.5 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,209 8.4 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 214 1.5 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 598 4.2 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 3,648 25.4 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 428 3.0 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 402 2.8 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.0 1,077 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 174 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 286 2.0 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 39 0.3 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,005 13.9 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Adelaide, 25.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 5.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.4% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Chinese 4,249 22.9 52,268 2.3 1,213,903 3.9
English 3,181 17.1 639,350 28.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 2,116 11.4 560,374 25.0 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 1,007 5.4 134,437 6.0 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 884 4.8 140,424 6.3 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in Adelaide were Chinese 22.9%, English 17.1%, Australian 11.4%, Irish 5.4% and Scottish 4.8%.

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

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Country of birth Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 5,835 38.8 1,192,546 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2,640 17.5 24,610 1.5 509,555 2.2
Malaysia 655 4.4 7,749 0.5 138,364 0.6
England 515 3.4 97,392 5.8 907,570 3.9
Hong Kong (SAR of China) 416 2.8 3,576 0.2 86,886 0.4
India 287 1.9 27,594 1.6 455,389 1.9

In Adelaide, 38.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 17.5%, Malaysia 4.4%, England 3.4%, Hong Kong (SAR of China) 2.8% and India 1.9%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 8,516 56.3 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 680 4.5 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 500 3.3 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,573 23.6 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Adelaide, 23.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 56.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 4,094 27.2 954,233 56.9 12,231,150 52.3
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2,861 19.0 31,646 1.9 704,658 3.0
Malaysia 721 4.8 8,522 0.5 156,829 0.7
England 693 4.6 144,172 8.6 1,403,096 6.0
Hong Kong (SAR of China) 374 2.5 2,891 0.2 70,860 0.3

In Adelaide, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 27.2%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 19.0%, Malaysia 4.8%, England 4.6% and Hong Kong (SAR of China) 2.5%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 4,281 28.4 985,020 58.7 12,643,365 54.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2,875 19.0 31,453 1.9 699,074 3.0
Malaysia 699 4.6 8,870 0.5 167,467 0.7
England 677 4.5 140,701 8.4 1,302,147 5.6
Hong Kong (SAR of China) 363 2.4 2,897 0.2 71,771 0.3

In Adelaide, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 28.4%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 19.0%, Malaysia 4.6%, England 4.5% and Hong Kong (SAR of China) 2.4%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 7,204 47.7 594,313 35.4 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 2,283 15.1 150,215 9.0 2,238,735 9.6
Catholic 1,667 11.0 301,034 18.0 5,291,834 22.6
Buddhism 761 5.0 31,289 1.9 563,674 2.4
Anglican 699 4.6 167,658 10.0 3,101,185 13.3

The most common responses for religion in Adelaide were No Religion, so described 47.7%, Not stated 15.1%, Catholic 11.0%, Buddhism 5.0% and Anglican 4.6%. In Adelaide, No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (56.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Mandarin 2,950 19.6 28,780 1.7 596,711 2.5
Cantonese 739 4.9 9,666 0.6 280,943 1.2
Arabic 290 1.9 9,292 0.6 321,728 1.4
Korean 284 1.9 3,600 0.2 108,997 0.5
Vietnamese 173 1.1 19,017 1.1 277,400 1.2
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 6,729 44.6 1,311,533 78.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 2,689 38.3 117,512 17.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Adelaide 44.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 19.6%, Cantonese 4.9%, Arabic 1.9%, Korean 1.9% and Vietnamese 1.1%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 3,694 53.3 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,974 28.5 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 298 4.3 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 959 13.8 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 6,925 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Adelaide. Of these 53.3% were employed full time, 28.5% were employed part-time and 13.8% 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
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 790 13.2 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 612 10.2 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 578 9.7 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,269 21.2 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,428 40.6 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Adelaide, 13.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Professionals 2,215 37.0 151,091 20.3 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 856 14.3 94,075 12.6 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 753 12.6 89,625 12.0 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 702 11.7 99,540 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 480 8.0 100,142 13.4 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 449 7.5 71,761 9.6 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 339 5.7 82,850 11.1 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 92 1.5 45,515 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Adelaide included Professionals 37.0%, Managers 14.3%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.7%, Technicians and Trades Workers 8.0%, Sales Workers 7.5%, Labourers 5.7% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 1.5%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Cafes and Restaurants 420 7.1 15,530 2.1 253,385 2.4
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 298 5.0 30,463 4.1 411,808 3.9
Higher Education 292 4.9 11,187 1.5 155,985 1.5
State Government Administration 172 2.9 15,118 2.0 158,980 1.5
Accommodation 163 2.7 7,544 1.0 113,377 1.1

Of the employed people in Adelaide, the most common responses for industry of employment included Cafes and Restaurants 7.1%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.0%, Higher Education 4.9%, State Government Administration 2.9% and Accommodation 2.7%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 474 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,793 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,093 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Adelaide was $474.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Walked only 2,005 33.7 20,697 2.8 370,427 3.5
Car, as driver 1,742 29.3 492,357 66.0 6,574,571 61.5
Bus 432 7.3 29,592 4.0 323,201 3.0
Worked at home 258 4.3 32,679 4.4 503,582 4.7
Bicycle 247 4.1 7,455 1.0 107,756 1.0
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 738 12.4 53,457 7.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,962 32.8 539,409 72.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Adelaide, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Walked only 33.7%, Car, as driver 29.3%, Bus 7.3%, Worked at home 4.3% and Bicycle 4.1%. On the day, 12.4% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 32.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,181 56.9 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,460 10.2 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 921 6.4 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,852 19.8 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Adelaide, of people aged 15 years and over, 56.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 10.2% provided care for children and 6.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.8% 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
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 3,707 25.8 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,283 22.8 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 809 5.6 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 385 2.7 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Adelaide, 22.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,467 62.6 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 454 19.4 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 281 12.0 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 142 6.1 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Adelaide, 19.4% were couple families with children, 62.6% were couple families without children and 12.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 20.9 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 79.1 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Adelaide, 20.9% of single parents were male and 79.1% 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
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 461 24.0 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 117 6.1 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 291 15.1 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 273 14.2 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 138 7.2 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 399 20.8 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 91 4.7 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 152 7.9 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Adelaide, of couple families with children, 24.0% had both partners employed full-time, 6.1% had both employed part-time and 15.1% 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 Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 6,015 84.8 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,076 15.2 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Adelaide, 84.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 353 5.9 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,880 31.3 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 3,661 60.9 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 61 1.0 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide, 5.9% were separate houses, 31.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 60.9% were flats or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 87 1.4 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,240 20.6 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 3,161 52.6 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,170 19.5 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 181 3.0 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 176 2.9 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Adelaide, of occupied private dwellings 20.6% had 1 bedroom, 52.6% had 2 bedrooms and 19.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2. The average household size was 1.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 939 15.6 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,010 16.8 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 3,790 63.1 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 63 1.0 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 205 3.4 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide, 15.6% were owned outright, 16.8% were owned with a mortgage and 63.1% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 2,326 38.7 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,513 41.8 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,176 19.6 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Adelaide, of all households, 38.7% were family households, 41.8% were single person households and 19.6% were group households.

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Household income Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 35.3 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.8 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Adelaide, 35.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.8% 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 Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 380 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 66.7 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 33.3 -- 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 Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 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 Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
None 2,289 38.1 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,598 43.3 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 754 12.6 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 117 1.9 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 247 4.1 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Adelaide, 43.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 12.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 1.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 627 10.4 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 5,182 86.2 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 203 3.4 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Adelaide, 86.2% 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.
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male 126 60.0 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 84 40.0 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 31 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Adelaide, 60.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 40.0% were female. The median age was 31 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
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 1.6 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 593 -- 1,014 -- 1,203 --

In Adelaide, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.6 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $593.

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
Adelaide % Adelaide South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 180 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Adelaide, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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.