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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Northern Territory | Urban Centres and Localities

Alice Springs

Code UCL700200 (UCL)
People 21,622
Male 10,659
Female 10,963
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 17,564
People born overseas 3,630
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 914
Families 5,101
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 9,433
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,245
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $185
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Alice Springs % Australia %
Total 21,622 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 10,659 49.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 10,963 50.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,617 16.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 21,622 people were usually resident in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Of the total population 16.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Alice Springs % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,715 7.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,376 15.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 3,045 14.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 10,566 48.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,927 8.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 993 4.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.5% of people usually resident in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 13.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Alice Springs % Australia %
Australian citizenship 17,564 81.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,630 16.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 914 4.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 81.2% of people usually resident in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 16.8% were born overseas and 4.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Alice Springs % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,672 40.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,188 13.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 498 3.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 7,168 43.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 40.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.2% were either separated or divorced, 3.0% were widowed and 43.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Alice Springs % Australia %
Australia 15,952 73.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Alice Springs % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Alice Springs % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,324 70.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,378 20.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 510 4.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 308 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 283 2.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,105 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 11,803 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 11,803 people aged 15 years and over in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 70.5% worked full-time, 20.1% worked part-time, 4.3% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.4% were unemployed. 3,105 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Alice Springs % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 677 -- 466 --
Family 1,518 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,245 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $677, the median family income was $1,518 and the median household income was $1,245.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Alice Springs % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,697 33.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,388 46.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 933 18.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 83 1.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 5,101 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 5,101 families in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 33.3% were couple families without children, 46.8% were couple families with children, 18.3% 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 Alice Springs % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,472 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 9,433 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 8,472 occupied private dwellings were counted in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Alice Springs % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,185 61.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,700 20.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 975 11.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 556 6.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 56 0.7 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 61.2% were separate houses, 20.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.5% were flats, units or apartments and 6.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Alice Springs % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,392 16.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,968 35.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,146 37.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 72 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 895 10.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 16.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 35.0% were owned with a mortgage and 37.1% were rented.

Landlord type Alice Springs % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,041 33.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 633 20.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,319 41.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 151 4.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 33.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 20.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 41.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Alice Springs % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 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 (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $185. 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 % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,005 59.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,945 23.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 397 4.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Alice Springs (Urban Centres and Localities), 59.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.0% were single (or lone) person households and 4.7% 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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