Semaphore Demographics (SA) Local Stats

Semaphore (5019) is a suburb of Adelaide, Western & Beach Suburbs, South Australia. It is about 14 kms from SA's capital city of Adelaide. Semaphore is in the federal electorate of Port Adelaide.

In the 2011 census the population of Semaphore was 2,826 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Semaphore is 43 years of age.

71.3% of people living in the suburb of Semaphore were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.4% England, 1.3% Scotland, 1.2% Italy, 1.2% New Zealand, 0.8% Germany, 0.8% Ireland, 0.6% United States of America, 0.5% Canada, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Poland, 0.3% India, 0.3% Northern Ireland.

82.9% of people living in Semaphore speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 9.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.5% Italian, 1.3% Other, 1.2% Greek, 0.6% German, 0.5% Polish, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Croatian, 0.2% Tamil.

The religious makeup of Semaphore is 31.1% No religion, 22.5% Catholic, 14.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 12.4% Anglican, 5.2% Uniting Church, 2.8% Lutheran, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Eastern Orthodox, 1.7% Other religious affiliation , 1.3% Baptist.

38.1% of people are married, 39.7% have never married and 12.6% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 151 widowed people living in Semaphore.

58.9% of the people living in Semaphore over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.5% are working on a part time basis. Semaphore has an unemployment rate of 5.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Semaphore are 26.3% Professionals, 14.0% Managers, 12.7% Technicians & trades workers, 12.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.7% Community & personal service workers, 8.4% Labourers, 8.3% Sales workers, 5.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Semaphore work in are 14.3% Health care and social assistance, 10.7% Manufacturing, 9.9% Public administration and safety, 9.7% Education and training, 7.9% Retail trade, 7.3% Construction, 7.1% Accommodation and food services, 6.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.4% Transport, postal and warehousing.

30.3% of homes are fully owned, and 35.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 31.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $604 per week and the median household income is $1299 per week.

The median rent in Semaphore is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1560 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Semaphore postcode 5019

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