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City of Adelaide

Market characteristics

The City of Adelaide has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to South Australia.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the City of Adelaide's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Adelaide's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
City of Adelaide20112006Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents19,639100.0100.016,658100.0100.0+2,981
Males10,14851.749.38,75152.549.2+1,397
Females9,49148.350.77,90747.550.8+1,584
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,1495.918.09705.818.5+179
15 - 24 years5,46027.813.14,44926.713.3+1,011
25 - 54 years8,80544.840.37,63545.841.1+1,170
55 - 64 Years2,03210.312.51,75310.511.7+279
65 years and over2,19311.216.11,84811.115.4+345
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4022.08.63392.09.2+63
Secondary school3912.05.73352.05.8+56
TAFE5002.52.23682.22.2+132
University4,84924.74.13,57421.53.5+1,275
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born7,99940.722.05,58533.520.3+2,414
Non-English speaking backgrounds6,29732.112.64,10924.710.7+2,188
Speaks another language and English well or very well1,7028.79.41,4768.99.6+226
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree6,62635.815.95,01832.013.0+1,608
Certificate level1,4687.918.81,1777.517.2+291
No qualification6,32634.248.15,44334.751.7+883
Household income--------------
Nil to $5992,48128.425.1--------
$600 to $1,2491,67419.227.2--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,40716.118.4--------
$2,000 or more 2,23625.619.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned1,67417.732.01,45318.533.7+221
Purchasing1,42915.134.11,35717.333.5+72
Renting5,17554.827.33,82748.825.6+1,348
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house1,24411.678.91,30614.778.8-62
Medium house4,92345.918.64,67752.618.7+246
High density4,40441.11.62,74130.81.4+1,663

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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