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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Northern Territory | Statistical Divisions

Darwin

Code 705 (SD)
People 105,991
Male 55,084
Female 50,907
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 87,997
People born overseas 19,395
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,645
Families 25,774
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 43,408
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,282
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,308
Median weekly rent $200
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Darwin % Australia %
Total 105,991 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 55,084 52.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 50,907 48.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 10,259 9.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 105,991 people were usually resident in Darwin (Statistical Divisions): of these 52.0% were male and 48.0% were female. Of the total population 9.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Darwin % Australia %
People
0-4 years 7,996 7.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 15,919 15.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 15,221 14.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 51,052 48.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 10,181 9.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 5,623 5.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.6% of people usually resident in Darwin (Statistical Divisions) were children aged 0-14 years, and 14.9% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Darwin % Australia %
Australian citizenship 87,997 83.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 19,395 18.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,645 2.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 83.0% of people usually resident in Darwin (Statistical Divisions) were Australian citizens, 18.3% were born overseas and 2.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Darwin % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 34,139 41.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 11,249 13.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,293 2.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 34,393 41.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 41.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Darwin (Statistical Divisions) were married, 13.7% were either separated or divorced, 2.8% were widowed and 41.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Darwin % Australia %
Australia 74,984 70.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Darwin % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Darwin % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Darwin % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 39,021 69.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 11,057 19.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,653 4.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,503 2.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,953 3.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 17,021 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 56,187 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 56,187 people aged 15 years and over in Darwin (Statistical Divisions) were in the labour force. Of these 69.4% worked full-time, 19.7% worked part-time, 4.7% were away from work, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.5% were unemployed. 17,021 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Darwin % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Darwin % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Darwin % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 682 -- 466 --
Family 1,488 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,282 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Darwin (Statistical Divisions), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $682, the median family income was $1,488 and the median household income was $1,282.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Darwin % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,156 35.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 11,609 45.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 4,589 17.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 420 1.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 25,774 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 25,774 families in Darwin (Statistical Divisions): of these 35.5% were couple families without children, 45.0% were couple families with children, 17.8% were one parent families and 1.6% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Darwin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 40,659 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 43,408 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 40,659 occupied private dwellings were counted in Darwin (Statistical Divisions).

Dwelling structure Darwin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 25,720 63.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,158 10.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 8,078 19.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 2,668 6.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 35 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Darwin (Statistical Divisions), 63.3% were separate houses, 10.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.9% were flats, units or apartments and 6.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Darwin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,296 17.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 13,743 33.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 14,527 35.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 159 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4,937 12.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Darwin (Statistical Divisions), 17.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 33.8% were owned with a mortgage and 35.7% were rented.

Landlord type Darwin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 5,675 39.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 3,082 21.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 5,432 37.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 338 2.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Darwin (Statistical Divisions), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 39.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 21.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 37.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Darwin % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,308 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Darwin (Statistical Divisions), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,308. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Darwin % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 25,174 61.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 7,943 19.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 2,060 5.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Darwin (Statistical Divisions), 61.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.5% were single (or lone) person households and 5.1% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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