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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Northern Territory | Local Government Areas

Alice Springs (T)

Code LGA70200 (LGA)
People 23,893
Male 11,793
Female 12,100
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 19,610
People born overseas 3,867
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 916
Families 5,575
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 10,177
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,236
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
Total 23,893 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 11,793 49.4 9,799,252 49.4
Female 12,100 50.6 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,494 18.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 23,893 people were usually resident in Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Of the total population 18.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,849 7.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,722 15.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 3,377 14.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 11,579 48.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,145 9.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,220 5.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.3% of people usually resident in Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 14.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 19,610 82.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,867 16.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 916 3.8 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 82.1% of people usually resident in Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 16.2% were born overseas and 3.8% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,519 41.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,377 13.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 604 3.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 7,816 42.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 41.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas) were married, 13.0% were either separated or divorced, 3.3% were widowed and 42.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
Australia 17,839 74.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Alice Springs (T) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Alice Springs (T) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,945 70.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,601 20.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 541 4.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 337 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 318 2.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,709 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 12,742 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 12,742 people aged 15 years and over in Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 70.2% worked full-time, 20.4% worked part-time, 4.2% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.5% were unemployed. 3,709 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 658 -- 466 --
Family 1,502 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,236 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $658, the median family income was $1,502 and the median household income was $1,236.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,860 33.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,605 46.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 999 17.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 111 2.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 5,575 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 5,575 families in Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas): of these 33.4% were couple families without children, 46.7% were couple families with children, 17.9% were one parent families and 2.0% 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 Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,173 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 10,177 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 9,173 occupied private dwellings were counted in Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,710 62.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,734 18.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 975 10.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 698 7.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 56 0.6 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas), 62.2% were separate houses, 18.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.6% were flats, units or apartments and 7.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,562 17.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,169 34.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,384 36.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 82 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 978 10.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas), 17.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 34.5% were owned with a mortgage and 36.9% were rented.

Landlord type Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,058 31.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 639 18.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,526 45.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 159 4.7 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 31.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 18.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 45.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 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 Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Alice Springs (T) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,438 59.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,091 22.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 425 4.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Areas), 59.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.8% were single (or lone) person households and 4.6% 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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