South Australia

Latest release
2021 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State/Territory
Area code 4
People 1,781,516
Male 49.3%
Female 50.7%
Median age 41
Families 479,770
Average number of children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 806,982
Average number of people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,455
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent (a) $300
Average number of motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(a) For 2021, median weekly rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free.

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People and population

People
All people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male 878,592 49.3 826,001 49.3 12,545,154 49.3
Female 902,924 50.7 850,653 50.7 12,877,635 50.7

More information on Sex (SEXP), Place of usual residence (PURP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Indigenous status
All people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 42,562 2.4 34,181 2.0 812,728 3.2
Non-Indigenous 1,669,314 93.7 1,557,007 92.9 23,375,949 91.9
Indigenous status not stated 69,646 3.9 85,467 5.1 1,234,112 4.9

More information on Indigenous status (INGP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Age
All people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median age 41 N/A 40 N/A 38 N/A
0-4 years 94,232 5.3 97,068 5.8 1,463,817 5.8
5-9 years 103,750 5.8 100,467 6.0 1,586,138 6.2
10-14 years 105,159 5.9 95,462 5.7 1,588,051 6.2
15-19 years 99,152 5.6 100,684 6.0 1,457,812 5.7
20-24 years 109,174 6.1 107,987 6.4 1,579,539 6.2
25-29 years 117,195 6.6 107,362 6.4 1,771,676 7.0
30-34 years 118,095 6.6 110,747 6.6 1,853,085 7.3
35-39 years 118,993 6.7 102,814 6.1 1,838,822 7.2
40-44 years 107,667 6.0 106,650 6.4 1,648,843 6.5
45-49 years 109,716 6.2 113,618 6.8 1,635,963 6.4
50-54 years 114,921 6.5 113,269 6.8 1,610,944 6.3
55-59 years 114,300 6.4 111,898 6.7 1,541,911 6.1
60-64 years 112,846 6.3 102,027 6.1 1,468,097 5.8
65-69 years 102,304 5.7 96,289 5.7 1,298,460 5.1
70-74 years 94,040 5.3 72,562 4.3 1,160,768 4.6
75-79 years 66,986 3.8 53,883 3.2 821,920 3.2
80-84 years 45,666 2.6 39,371 2.3 554,598 2.2
85 years and over 47,325 2.7 44,484 2.7 542,342 2.1

More information on Age (AGEP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Married 682,265 46.1 659,634 47.7 9,665,708 46.5
Separated 47,368 3.2 44,198 3.2 674,590 3.2
Divorced 140,501 9.5 127,925 9.2 1,831,952 8.8
Widowed 84,682 5.7 83,282 6.0 1,029,142 5.0
Never married 523,561 35.4 468,618 33.9 7,583,393 36.5

Note: In December 2017, amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 came into effect enabling marriage equality for all couples. For 2021, registered marriages include all couples.

More information on Registered marital status (MSTP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over, usually resident and present in the household on Census night
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Registered marriage (a) 620,447 46.2 582,237 47.4 8,747,137 46.6
De facto marriage (b) 150,351 11.2 126,023 10.3 2,168,347 11.5
Not married 571,280 42.6 520,542 42.4 7,863,322 41.9

(a) In December 2017, amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 came into effect enabling marriage equality for all couples. For 2021, registered marriages include all couples.
(b) De facto marriage is when two people live together as partners who are not in a registered marriage. It includes people who report de facto, partner, common law husband/wife/spouse, lover, girlfriend or boyfriend.

More information on Social marital status (MDCP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Education

Type of educational institution attending
People attending an educational institution
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Preschool 27,838 5.6 20,291 4.2 484,185 6.3
Primary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Primary - Government 99,929 20.0 94,524 19.5 1,421,300 18.5
Primary - Catholic 26,550 5.3 26,194 5.4 396,758 5.2
Primary - other non-Government 23,115 4.6 22,590 4.7 254,043 3.3
Primary total (a) 149,797 30.0 143,305 29.5 2,075,224 27.0
Secondary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Secondary - Government 56,643 11.4 52,725 10.9 934,138 12.2
Secondary - Catholic 22,369 4.5 19,484 4.0 371,022 4.8
Secondary - other non-Government 23,634 4.7 21,051 4.3 322,314 4.2
Secondary total (b) 102,747 20.6 93,256 19.2 1,629,624 21.2
Tertiary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Tertiary - Vocational education (including TAFE and private training providers) 37,885 7.6 31,393 6.5 601,901 7.8
Tertiary - University or other higher education 83,262 16.7 78,777 16.2 1,185,450 15.4
Tertiary total (c) 121,296 24.3 110,166 22.7 1,789,994 23.3
Other 14,269 2.9 11,500 2.4 242,821 3.2
Not stated 82,819 16.6 106,439 21.9 1,456,618 19.0

(a) For 2021, includes Primary - not further defined.
(b) For 2021, includes Secondary - not further defined.
(c) For 2021, includes Tertiary - not further defined.

More information on Type of educational institution attending (TYPP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Cultural diversity

Ancestry, top responses
All people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
English 676,550 38.0 639,356 38.1 8,385,928 33.0
Australian 578,825 32.5 560,371 33.4 7,596,753 29.9
Scottish 149,449 8.4 140,425 8.4 2,176,777 8.6
Irish 136,035 7.6 134,436 8.0 2,410,833 9.5
German 135,225 7.6 129,924 7.7 1,026,138 4.0

Note 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 sum of all ancestry responses for an area will not equal the total number of people in the area.

Note 2: Calculated percentages represent a proportion of the number of people in the area (including those who did not state an ancestry).

More information on Ancestry multi response (ANCP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth, top responses
All people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 1,273,353 71.5 1,192,549 71.1 17,019,815 66.9
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 95,248 5.3 97,392 5.8 927,490 3.6
India 44,881 2.5 27,592 1.6 673,352 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 25,709 1.4 24,609 1.5 549,618 2.2
Vietnam 17,033 1.0 14,338 0.9 257,997 1.0
Italy 16,653 0.9 18,537 1.1 163,326 0.6

More information on Country of birth of person (BPLP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of parents
All people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Both parents born overseas 578,217 32.5 513,548 30.6 9,321,603 36.7
Father only born overseas 118,741 6.7 109,096 6.5 1,670,476 6.6
Mother only born overseas 87,906 4.9 79,408 4.7 1,257,942 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 909,147 51.0 869,212 51.8 11,663,577 45.9
Not stated 87,514 4.9 105,396 6.3 1,509,188 5.9

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for mother/father if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of parents (BPPP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of father, top stated responses
All people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 1,000,272 56.1 954,232 56.9 12,959,282 51.0
England 160,151 9.0 144,169 8.6 1,626,778 6.4
India 58,825 3.3 35,856 2.1 935,066 3.7
Italy 50,942 2.9 51,311 3.1 477,065 1.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 34,387 1.9 31,648 1.9 784,594 3.1

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for father if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of father (BPMP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of mother, top stated responses
All people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 1,032,002 57.9 985,021 58.7 13,383,605 52.6
England 153,607 8.6 140,705 8.4 1,488,479 5.9
India 57,839 3.2 35,247 2.1 917,541 3.6
Italy 42,610 2.4 43,867 2.6 391,399 1.5
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 34,807 2.0 31,449 1.9 787,673 3.1

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for mother if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of mother (BPFP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Religious affiliation, top responses
All people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
No Religion, so described 806,165 45.3 594,311 35.4 9,767,448 38.4
Catholic 275,849 15.5 301,035 18.0 5,075,907 20.0
Anglican 127,970 7.2 167,661 10.0 2,496,273 9.8
Not stated 107,189 6.0 142,044 8.5 1,751,052 6.9
Uniting Church 84,797 4.8 118,231 7.1 673,260 2.6

Note: 'No Religion, so described' does not include those who reported Secular and Other Spiritual Beliefs such as Atheism, Agnosticism and Own Spiritual Beliefs.

For 2021 in South Australia, Secular Beliefs and Other Spiritual Beliefs and No Religious Affiliation was the largest broad group religious group reported overall (48.7%) (excludes Not stated). The broad group level is the highest and most general level of the Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups, 2016.

Note: 'Secular Beliefs and Other Spiritual Beliefs and No Religious Affiliation', comprises entities which are identifiable and useful groupings which, while not satisfying the criteria of a religion, are necessary to enable the capture of the full range of responses to questions on religious affiliation.

More information on Religious affiliation (RELP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Language used at home, top responses (other than English)
All people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Mandarin 32,133 1.8 28,780 1.7 685,274 2.7
Italian 23,828 1.3 29,103 1.7 228,042 0.9
Greek 21,882 1.2 22,997 1.4 229,643 0.9
Vietnamese 21,855 1.2 19,022 1.1 320,758 1.3
Punjabi 20,004 1.1 9,309 0.6 239,033 0.9
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only used at home 1,382,951 77.6 1,311,533 78.2 18,303,662 72.0
Households where a non-English language is used 131,157 19.0 116,889 18.3 2,295,688 24.8

More information on Language used at home (LANP)
Languages used at home data is based on place of usual residence
Households where a non-English language is used, is based on place of enumeration

Income and work

Median weekly incomes (a)
People aged 15 years and over
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Personal (b) $734 N/A $600 N/A $805 N/A
Family (c) $1,889 N/A $1,510 N/A $2,120 N/A
Household (d) $1,455 N/A $1,206 N/A $1,746 N/A

(a) Incomes are collected in ranges. The medians are then calculated using information from the Survey of Income and Housing.
(b) Excludes people aged 15 years and over who did not state their income.
(c) Excludes families where at least one family member aged 15 years and over did not state their income.
(d) Excludes households where at least one household member aged 15 years and over did not state their income.

More information on Total personal income (INCP), Total family income (FINF), Total household income (HIND)
Personal income data is based on place of usual residence
Family and household income data is based on place of enumeration

Unpaid work and care

Unpaid work and care
People aged 15 years and over
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Did unpaid domestic work (week before Census Night) 1,039,235 70.3 982,032 71.0 14,077,657 67.7
Provided unpaid care for child/children (during two weeks before Census Night) 391,531 26.5 380,738 27.5 5,471,756 26.3
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition or due to old age (during two weeks before Census Night) 193,639 13.1 168,492 12.2 2,476,681 11.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 250,655 17.0 295,668 21.4 2,933,646 14.1

More information on Unpaid domestic work (DOMP), Unpaid child care (CHCAREP), Unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition, or due to old age (UNCAREP), Voluntary work for an organisation or group (VOLWP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Less than 5 hours 300,732 20.3 299,652 21.7 4,117,135 19.8
5 to 14 hours 421,381 28.5 379,613 27.4 5,663,904 27.3
15 to 29 hours 190,089 12.9 174,794 12.6 2,511,024 12.1
30 hours or more 127,032 8.6 127,973 9.2 1,785,591 8.6

Note: Measures the time spent during the week before the Census doing domestic work without pay for themselves and their household.

More information on Unpaid domestic work: number of hours (DOMP)
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Health

Type of long-term health condition
All people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Arthritis 179,605 10.1 N/A N/A 2,150,396 8.5
Asthma 159,294 8.9 N/A N/A 2,068,020 8.1
Cancer (including remission) 57,008 3.2 N/A N/A 732,152 2.9
Dementia (including Alzheimer's) 17,330 1.0 N/A N/A 189,162 0.7
Diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes) 101,606 5.7 N/A N/A 1,198,721 4.7
Heart disease (including heart attack or angina) 82,321 4.6 N/A N/A 999,096 3.9
Kidney disease 16,153 0.9 N/A N/A 231,777 0.9
Lung condition (including COPD or emphysema) 36,054 2.0 N/A N/A 441,109 1.7
Mental health condition (including depression or anxiety) 175,203 9.8 N/A N/A 2,231,543 8.8
Stroke 18,763 1.1 N/A N/A 234,609 0.9
Any other long-term health condition(s) 156,640 8.8 N/A N/A 2,041,929 8.0
No long-term health condition(s) 1,032,317 57.9 N/A N/A 15,292,718 60.2
Not stated 123,383 6.9 N/A N/A 2,066,251 8.1

Note 1: Respondents had the option of reporting multiple long-term health conditions. Therefore, the sum of all long-term health condition responses for an area will not equal the total number of people in the area.

Note 2: Calculated percentages represent a proportion of the number of people in the area (including those who did not answer the long-term health conditions question).

Note 3: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Long-term health conditions is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Type of long-term health condition (LTHP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Count of selected long-term health conditions
All people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None of the selected conditions 1,106,075 62.1 N/A N/A 16,302,537 64.1
One condition 362,328 20.3 N/A N/A 4,791,516 18.8
Two conditions 122,395 6.9 N/A N/A 1,490,344 5.9
Three or more conditions 67,338 3.8 N/A N/A 772,142 3.0
Not stated 123,383 6.9 N/A N/A 2,066,251 8.1

Note 1: Selected long-term health conditions include arthritis, asthma, cancer (including remission), dementia (including Alzheimer's), diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes), heart disease (including heart attack or angina), kidney disease, lung condition (including COPD or emphysema), mental health condition (including depression or anxiety) and stroke. Other long-term health conditions are not included in this count.

Note 2: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Long-term health conditions is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Count of selected long-term health conditions (CLTHP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Australian Defence Force service

Australian Defence Force Service
People aged 15 years and over
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Currently serving 5,991 0.4 N/A N/A 84,865 0.4
Previously served (and not currently serving) 41,861 2.8 N/A N/A 496,276 2.4
Has never served 1,359,631 92.0 N/A N/A 18,954,152 91.2
Not stated 70,896 4.8 N/A N/A 1,249,493 6.0

Note 1: Australian Defence Force Service includes service in the Regular and/or Reserves service. Includes Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Second Australian Imperial Force, National Service and NORFORCE. Excludes service for non-Australian defence forces.

Note 2: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Service with the Australian Defence Force is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Australian Defence Force service (ADFP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Families

Family composition
People aged 15 years and over
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Couple family without children 196,627 41.0 178,588 40.2 2,608,834 38.8
Couple family with children 195,738 40.8 184,737 41.6 2,944,140 43.7
One parent family 79,584 16.6 73,128 16.5 1,068,268 15.9
Other family 7,822 1.6 7,280 1.6 108,941 1.6

More information on Family composition (FMCF)
Table based on place of enumeration

Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male N/A 21.0 N/A 19.4 N/A 19.6
Female N/A 79.0 N/A 80.6 N/A 80.4

More information on Sex of lone parent (SLPP)
Table based on place of enumeration

Dwellings

Dwelling count
Private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Occupied private dwellings 691,313 89.2 638,792 87.4 9,275,217 89.9
Unoccupied private dwellings 83,821 10.8 92,244 12.6 1,043,776 10.1

More information on Dwelling type (DWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Separate house 539,001 78.0 496,802 77.8 6,710,582 72.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 100,639 14.6 94,506 14.8 1,168,860 12.6
Flat or apartment 47,026 6.8 42,003 6.6 1,319,095 14.2
Other dwelling 2,766 0.4 3,024 0.5 54,711 0.6

More information on Dwelling structure (STRD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None (includes studio apartments or bedsitters) 1,644 0.2 1,610 0.3 44,864 0.5
1 bedroom 22,895 3.3 21,501 3.4 488,681 5.3
2 bedrooms 124,773 18.0 118,789 18.6 1,768,530 19.1
3 bedrooms 355,736 51.5 333,031 52.1 3,617,803 39.0
4 or more bedrooms 177,701 25.7 150,394 23.5 3,224,351 34.8
Number of bedrooms not stated 8,562 1.2 13,455 2.1 130,989 1.4
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 N/A 3 N/A 3.1 N/A
Average number of people per household 2.4 N/A 2.4 N/A 2.5 N/A

More information on Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD), Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Number of registered motor vehicles
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None 49,186 7.1 47,852 7.5 673,969 7.3
1 motor vehicle 248,514 35.9 228,944 35.8 3,353,737 36.2
2 motor vehicles 251,206 36.3 229,930 36.0 3,366,738 36.3
3 or more vehicles 133,486 19.3 112,052 17.5 1,745,924 18.8
Number of motor vehicles not stated 8,916 1.3 20,019 3.1 134,848 1.5

Note: Motor vehicles excludes motorbikes, motor scooters and heavy motor vehicles.

More information on Number of registered motor vehicles (VEHD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Housing

Household composition
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Family households 470,498 68.1 436,818 68.4 6,542,648 70.5
Single (or lone) person households 197,272 28.5 179,120 28.0 2,370,742 25.6
Group households 23,542 3.4 22,855 3.6 361,822 3.9

More information on Household composition (HHCD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Tenure type
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Owned outright 226,902 32.8 205,530 32.2 2,872,331 31.0
Owned with a mortgage (a) 246,341 35.6 225,670 35.3 3,242,449 35.0
Rented (b) 190,462 27.6 176,476 27.6 2,842,378 30.6
Other tenure type (c) 18,214 2.6 15,545 2.4 181,518 2.0
Tenure type not stated 9,389 1.4 15,564 2.4 136,538 1.5

(a) Includes dwellings purchased under a shared equity scheme.
(b) Excludes dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.
(c) Comprises dwellings occupied rent free, occupied under a life tenure scheme and other tenure type.

More information on Tenure type (TEND)
Table based on place of enumeration

Household income
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Less than $650 total household weekly income (a) N/A 19.6 N/A 23.8 N/A 16.5
More than $3,000 total household weekly income (a) N/A 17.7 N/A 10.7 N/A 24.3

(a) Percentages (%) exclude dwellings with 'Partial income stated' or 'All incomes not stated.'

More information on Total household income (weekly) (HIND)
Table based on place of enumeration

Rent weekly payments
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) being rented
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median rent (a) 300 N/A 270 N/A 375 N/A
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Renter households where rent payments are less than or equal to 30% of household income (b) 114,700 60.2 95,674 54.2 1,667,080 58.7
Renter households with rent payments greater than 30% of household income (b) 58,177 30.5 61,422 34.8 915,317 32.2
Unable to determine (c) 17,590 9.2 19,380 11.0 259,992 9.1

(a) Median rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.
(b) The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats, as applicable households included in this calculation have changed. For details on how Household income is derived please refer to RAID.
(c) Unable to determine includes those households in which income and/or housing costs were not, or were only partially stated, by persons in the household.

More information on Rent payments (weekly) (RNTD), Rent affordability indicator (RAID)
Table based on place of enumeration

Mortgage monthly repayments
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) owned with a mortgage or purchased under a shared equity scheme
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 N/A 1,491 N/A 1,863 N/A
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Owner with mortgage households where mortgage repayments are less than or equal to 30% of household income (a) 190,119 77.2 158,649 70.3 2,398,902 74.0
Owner with mortgage households with mortgage repayments greater than 30% of household income (a) 29,515 12.0 39,329 17.4 468,817 14.5
Unable to determine (b) 26,706 10.8 27,687 12.3 374,734 11.6

(a) The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats, as applicable households included in this calculation have changed. For details on how Household income is derived please refer to MAID.
(b) Unable to determine includes those households in which income and/or housing costs were not, or were only partially stated, by persons in the household.

More information on Mortgage repayments (monthly) (MRED), Mortgage affordability indicator (MAID)
Table based on place of enumeration

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples

People characteristics
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male 21,140 49.7 16,890 49.4 403,709 49.7
Female 21,420 50.3 17,296 50.6 409,025 50.3
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Median age 24 N/A 23 N/A 24 N/A

More information on Sex (SEXP), Indigenous status (INGP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Average number of people per household 3 N/A 3 N/A 3.1 N/A
Average number of people per bedroom 1 N/A 1 N/A 1 N/A
Median weekly household income (a) 1,282 N/A 1,014 N/A 1,507 N/A

(a) Excludes households where at least one person aged 15 years and over in the household did not state their income.

More information on Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD), Household composition (HHCD), Total household income (HIND), Indigenous household indicator (INGDWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
South Australia, 2021 % South Australia, 2021 South Australia, 2016 % South Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median weekly rent (a) 250 N/A 220 N/A 300 N/A
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,365 N/A 1,387 N/A 1,721 N/A

(a) Median rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.

More information on Rent weekly payments (RNTD), Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED), Indigenous household indicator (INGDWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Please note that there are small random adjustments 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 table totals.