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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Northern Territory | Urban Centres and Localities

Darwin

Code UCL702000 (UCL)
People 66,291
Male 34,208
Female 32,083
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 55,085
People born overseas 14,187
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,385
Families 16,159
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 28,337
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,286
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,343
Median weekly rent $200
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Darwin % Australia %
Total 66,291 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 34,208 51.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 32,083 48.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 6,233 9.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 66,291 people were usually resident in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 51.6% were male and 48.4% were female. Of the total population 9.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Darwin % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,434 6.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 8,910 13.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 9,827 14.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 32,087 48.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 7,058 10.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,974 6.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.1% of people usually resident in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 16.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Darwin % Australia %
Australian citizenship 55,085 83.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 14,187 21.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,385 3.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 83.1% of people usually resident in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 21.4% were born overseas and 3.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Darwin % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 21,247 40.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 7,373 13.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,611 3.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 22,713 42.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 40.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.9% were either separated or divorced, 3.0% were widowed and 42.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Darwin % Australia %
Australia 45,411 68.5 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 25,151 69.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 7,283 20.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,686 4.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 991 2.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,277 3.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 11,045 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 36,388 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 36,388 people aged 15 years and over in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 69.1% worked full-time, 20.0% worked part-time, 4.6% were away from work, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.5% were unemployed. 11,045 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 687 -- 466 --
Family 1,524 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,286 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $687, the median family income was $1,524 and the median household income was $1,286.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Darwin % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,011 37.2 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 6,888 42.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,954 18.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 306 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 16,159 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 16,159 families in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 37.2% were couple families without children, 42.6% were couple families with children, 18.3% were one parent families and 1.9% 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 26,389 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 28,337 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 26,389 occupied private dwellings were counted in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Darwin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 14,483 54.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,131 11.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 7,173 27.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,575 6.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 27 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities), 54.9% were separate houses, 11.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 27.2% were flats, units or apartments and 6.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Darwin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,897 18.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 7,884 29.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 10,452 39.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 96 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,058 11.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities), 18.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.9% were owned with a mortgage and 39.6% were rented.

Landlord type Darwin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 4,339 41.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,093 20.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,825 36.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 196 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 41.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 20.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 36.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Darwin % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,343 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,343. The average people per household was 2.5 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 15,789 59.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 5,752 21.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,609 6.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Darwin (Urban Centres and Localities), 59.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.8% were single (or lone) person households and 6.1% 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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