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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Northern Territory | Urban Centres and Localities

Palmerston

Code UCL705500 (UCL)
People 23,614
Male 11,873
Female 11,741
Median age 28
Australian citizenship 19,728
People born overseas 2,991
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 99
Families 5,812
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 8,733
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,258
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $190
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Palmerston % Australia %
Total 23,614 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 11,873 50.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 11,741 49.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,769 11.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 23,614 people were usually resident in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Of the total population 11.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Palmerston % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,560 10.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 4,457 18.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 3,300 14.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 11,126 47.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,356 5.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 816 3.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 28 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 29.7% of people usually resident in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 9.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 28 years.

Selected characteristics Palmerston % Australia %
Australian citizenship 19,728 83.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 2,991 12.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 99 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 83.5% of people usually resident in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 12.7% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Palmerston % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,205 43.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,203 13.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 415 2.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 6,772 40.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 43.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.3% were either separated or divorced, 2.5% were widowed and 40.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Palmerston % Australia %
Australia 17,668 74.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Palmerston % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Palmerston % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,100 70.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,132 18.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 545 4.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 296 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 443 3.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,140 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 11,516 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 11,516 people aged 15 years and over in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 70.3% worked full-time, 18.5% worked part-time, 4.7% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.8% were unemployed. 3,140 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Palmerston % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 680 -- 466 --
Family 1,414 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,258 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $680, the median family income was $1,414 and the median household income was $1,258.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Palmerston % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,713 29.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,851 49.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,169 20.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 79 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 5,812 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 5,812 families in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 29.5% were couple families without children, 49.1% were couple families with children, 20.1% were one parent families and 1.4% 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 Palmerston % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,212 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 8,733 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 8,212 occupied private dwellings were counted in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Palmerston % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,291 76.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,022 12.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 858 10.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 41 0.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities), 76.6% were separate houses, 12.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Palmerston % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 600 7.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,366 41.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,263 39.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 15 0.2 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 968 11.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities), 7.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 41.0% were owned with a mortgage and 39.7% were rented.

Landlord type Palmerston % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,167 35.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 966 29.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,081 33.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 48 1.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 35.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 29.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 33.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Palmerston % Australia %
Median weekly rent 190 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $190. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Palmerston % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,700 69.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,342 16.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 309 3.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Palmerston (Urban Centres and Localities), 69.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 16.3% were single (or lone) person households and 3.8% 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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