Port Pirie

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL413006
People 13,740
Male 48.8%
Female 51.2%
Median age 43
Families 3,515
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 6,725
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $867
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,000
Median weekly rent $170
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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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
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male 6,711 48.8 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,028 51.2 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 556 4.0 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 13,740 people in Port Pirie. Of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.0% of the population.

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Age Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 43 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 717 5.2 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 814 5.9 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 868 6.3 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 915 6.7 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 812 5.9 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 745 5.4 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 699 5.1 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 686 5.0 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 837 6.1 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 933 6.8 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 973 7.1 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 918 6.7 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 831 6.1 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 840 6.1 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 738 5.4 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 575 4.2 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 412 3.0 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 422 3.1 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Port Pirie was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Married 4,802 42.3 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 463 4.1 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,086 9.6 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,001 8.8 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 4,001 35.2 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Port Pirie aged 15 years and over, 42.3% were married and 13.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 4,175 42.5 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,040 10.6 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 4,599 46.9 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Port Pirie, of people aged 15 years and over, 42.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 152 4.2 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 704 19.4 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 361 10.0 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 90 2.5 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 458 12.6 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 308 8.5 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 74 2.0 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 235 6.5 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 156 4.3 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 60 1.7 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,030 28.4 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Port Pirie 26.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.0% were in primary school, 23.3% in secondary school and 10.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 745 6.6 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 569 5.0 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 317 2.8 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,843 16.3 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,373 12.1 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,502 13.2 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,669 14.7 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 16 0.1 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 1,757 15.5 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 39 0.3 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,265 11.2 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Port Pirie, 12.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australian 6,203 34.0 560,374 25.0 7,298,243 23.3
English 5,473 30.0 639,350 28.5 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 1,245 6.8 134,437 6.0 2,388,058 7.6
German 1,068 5.9 129,923 5.8 982,226 3.1
Scottish 1,013 5.6 140,424 6.3 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in Port Pirie were Australian 34.0%, English 30.0%, Irish 6.8%, German 5.9% and Scottish 5.6%.

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 Port Pirie (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 11,750 85.7 1,192,546 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 304 2.2 97,392 5.8 907,570 3.9
Italy 104 0.8 18,544 1.1 174,042 0.7
Philippines 97 0.7 12,465 0.7 232,386 1.0
New Zealand 61 0.4 12,937 0.8 518,466 2.2
Scotland 55 0.4 11,991 0.7 119,417 0.5

In Port Pirie, 85.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.2%, Italy 0.8%, Philippines 0.7%, New Zealand 0.4% and Scotland 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,542 11.2 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 647 4.7 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 403 2.9 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 10,122 73.6 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Port Pirie, 73.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 10,594 77.3 954,233 56.9 12,231,150 52.3
England 571 4.2 144,172 8.6 1,403,096 6.0
Italy 376 2.7 51,307 3.1 470,138 2.0
Scotland 147 1.1 25,390 1.5 276,038 1.2
New Zealand 101 0.7 16,942 1.0 617,331 2.6

In Port Pirie, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 77.3%, England 4.2%, Italy 2.7%, Scotland 1.1% and New Zealand 0.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 10,871 79.2 985,020 58.7 12,643,365 54.0
England 512 3.7 140,701 8.4 1,302,147 5.6
Italy 323 2.4 43,864 2.6 395,775 1.7
Scotland 118 0.9 23,476 1.4 245,915 1.1
Philippines 109 0.8 16,929 1.0 325,049 1.4

In Port Pirie, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 79.2%, England 3.7%, Italy 2.4%, Scotland 0.9% and Philippines 0.8%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 4,686 34.1 594,313 35.4 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 3,559 25.9 301,034 18.0 5,291,834 22.6
Uniting Church 1,423 10.4 118,229 7.1 870,183 3.7
Not stated 1,149 8.4 150,215 9.0 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 1,141 8.3 167,658 10.0 3,101,185 13.3

The most common responses for religion in Port Pirie were No Religion, so described 34.1%, Catholic 25.9%, Uniting Church 10.4%, Not stated 8.4% and Anglican 8.3%. In Port Pirie, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (61.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Italian 153 1.1 29,106 1.7 271,597 1.2
Greek 71 0.5 22,993 1.4 237,588 1.0
Filipino 42 0.3 3,861 0.2 71,220 0.3
Tagalog 37 0.3 5,486 0.3 111,273 0.5
Urdu 34 0.2 2,942 0.2 69,293 0.3
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English only spoken at home 12,236 89.2 1,311,533 78.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 363 6.2 117,512 17.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Port Pirie 89.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 1.1%, Greek 0.5%, Filipino 0.3%, Tagalog 0.3% and Urdu 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 2,802 49.5 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,904 33.7 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 283 5.0 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 667 11.8 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 5,656 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Pirie. Of these 49.5% were employed full time, 33.7% were employed part-time and 11.8% 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
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 673 13.5 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 577 11.6 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 655 13.1 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 878 17.6 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,921 38.5 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Port Pirie, 13.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 759 15.3 100,142 13.4 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 711 14.3 89,625 12.0 1,157,003 10.8
Professionals 670 13.5 151,091 20.3 2,370,966 22.2
Labourers 641 12.9 82,850 11.1 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 607 12.2 71,761 9.6 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 575 11.6 45,515 6.1 670,106 6.3
Clerical and Administrative Workers 525 10.5 99,540 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 403 8.1 94,075 12.6 1,390,047 13.0

The most common occupations in Port Pirie included Technicians and Trades Workers 15.3%, Community and Personal Service Workers 14.3%, Professionals 13.5%, Labourers 12.9%, Sales Workers 12.2%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 11.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.5% and Managers 8.1%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining 564 11.6 763 0.1 1,538 0.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 211 4.3 30,463 4.1 411,808 3.9
Aged Care Residential Services 204 4.2 22,642 3.0 211,621 2.0
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 199 4.1 21,632 2.9 254,275 2.4
Other Social Assistance Services 182 3.7 13,552 1.8 158,230 1.5

Of the employed people in Port Pirie, the most common responses for industry of employment included Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining 11.6%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.3%, Aged Care Residential Services 4.2%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 4.1% and Other Social Assistance Services 3.7%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 475 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,187 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 867 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Pirie was $475.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 3,608 72.4 492,357 66.0 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 285 5.7 34,003 4.6 489,922 4.6
Walked only 167 3.4 20,697 2.8 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 85 1.7 32,679 4.4 503,582 4.7
Bicycle 55 1.1 7,455 1.0 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 56 1.1 53,457 7.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 3,925 78.6 539,409 72.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Port Pirie, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 72.4%, Car, as passenger 5.7%, Walked only 3.4%, Worked at home 1.7% and Bicycle 1.1%. On the day, 1.1% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 78.6% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,258 64.0 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,775 24.5 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,401 12.4 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,255 19.9 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Port Pirie, of people aged 15 years and over, 64.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.5% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.9% 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
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,849 16.3 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,648 23.3 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,435 12.7 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,319 11.6 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Pirie, 23.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

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Family composition

Family composition Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,463 41.6 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,233 35.0 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 771 21.9 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 54 1.5 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Port Pirie, 35.0% were couple families with children, 41.6% were couple families without children and 21.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.7 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.3 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Port Pirie, 19.7% of single parents were male and 80.3% 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
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 350 13.0 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 95 3.5 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 559 20.7 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 316 11.7 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 184 6.8 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 859 31.9 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 132 4.9 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 199 7.4 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Port Pirie, of couple families with children, 13.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 20.7% 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 Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 5,549 87.0 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 829 13.0 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Port Pirie, 87.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 4,590 82.7 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 794 14.3 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 112 2.0 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 21 0.4 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Pirie, 82.7% were separate houses, 14.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.0% were flats or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 17 0.3 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 187 3.4 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 809 14.6 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 3,317 59.8 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,060 19.1 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 156 2.8 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Port Pirie, of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 14.6% had 2 bedrooms and 59.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,760 31.7 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,711 30.8 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,876 33.8 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 34 0.6 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 167 3.0 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Pirie, 31.7% were owned outright, 30.8% were owned with a mortgage and 33.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 3,491 63.0 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,941 35.0 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 113 2.0 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Port Pirie, of all households, 63.0% were family households, 35.0% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

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Household income Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 34.7 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Port Pirie, 34.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.4% 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 Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 170 -- 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 Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,000 -- 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 Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
None 600 10.8 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,226 40.2 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,681 30.3 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 801 14.4 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 236 4.3 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Port Pirie, 40.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,641 29.6 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,747 67.6 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 157 2.8 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Port Pirie, 67.6% 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.
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male 259 46.0 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 304 54.0 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 17 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Port Pirie, 46.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.0% were female. The median age was 17 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
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 785 -- 1,014 -- 1,203 --

In Port Pirie, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $785.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Port Pirie % Port Pirie South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 170 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 908 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Port Pirie, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $908.

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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.