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City of Onkaparinga

Market characteristics

The City of Onkaparinga 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 Onkaparinga's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Onkaparinga'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 Onkaparinga20112006Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents159,583100.0100.0149,736100.0100.0+9,847
Males78,40949.149.373,71349.249.2+4,696
Females81,17450.950.776,02350.850.8+5,151
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years31,12019.518.030,28620.218.5+834
15 - 24 years20,81613.013.120,70613.813.3+110
25 - 54 years64,63940.540.362,50441.741.1+2,135
55 - 64 Years20,91413.112.518,15212.111.7+2,762
65 years and over22,09413.816.118,06012.115.4+4,034
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school14,9009.38.615,39410.39.2-494
Secondary school9,8096.15.79,6256.45.8+184
TAFE3,6222.32.23,3452.22.2+277
University4,8293.04.13,9772.73.5+852
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born34,79621.822.031,27520.920.3+3,521
Non-English speaking backgrounds10,6726.712.69,3626.310.7+1,310
Speaks another language and English well or very well24,12415.19.421,91314.69.6+2,211
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree14,81211.515.911,0819.313.0+3,731
Certificate level30,43623.718.825,65821.517.2+4,778
No qualification61,92848.248.162,96252.751.7-1,034
Household income--------------
Nil to $59913,95322.925.1--------
$600 to $1,24917,52628.827.2--------
$1,250 to $1,999 12,59820.718.4--------
$2,000 or more 11,19618.419.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned17,64728.432.017,12529.733.7+522
Purchasing26,92343.334.125,24443.833.5+1,679
Renting14,01822.527.311,84420.625.6+2,174
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house60,72789.578.955,71089.678.8+5,017
Medium house6,5579.718.65,8369.418.7+721
High density1370.21.62240.41.4-87

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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