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Nhulunbuy

Code 710252409 (SLA)
People 3,933
Male 2,111
Female 1,822
Median age 32
Families 933
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,621
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $2,590
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $3
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 3,933 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,111 53.7 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,822 46.3 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 242 6.2 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,933 people in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas) of these 53.7% were male and 46.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.2% of the population.

Age Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 450 11.4 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 401 10.2 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 329 8.4 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 181 4.6 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 197 5.0 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 282 7.2 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 323 8.2 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 425 10.8 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 375 9.5 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 328 8.3 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 277 7.0 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 198 5.0 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 120 3.1 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 40 1.0 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 6 0.2 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 0 0.0 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 0 0.0 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 30.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 1.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,493 54.2 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 82 3.0 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 209 7.6 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 21 0.8 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 949 34.5 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.2% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 57 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,259 56.6 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 392 17.6 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 572 25.7 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 90 6.5 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 389 27.9 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 9 0.6 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 101 7.2 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 219 15.7 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 11 0.8 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 17 1.2 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 78 5.6 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 114 8.2 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 35 2.5 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 331 23.7 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,394 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas) 35.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.8% were in primary school, 17.7% in secondary school and 13.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 2,977 75.7 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 808 22.5 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 249 6.9 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 232 6.5 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,302 64.1 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), 64.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 22.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,627 73.5 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 359 16.2 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 186 8.4 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 41 1.9 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,213 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,213 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas). Of these 73.5% were employed full time, 16.2% were employed part-time and 1.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 130 6.0 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 116 5.3 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 115 5.3 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 227 10.5 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,397 64.4 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), 6.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 64.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,267 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 2,731 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,590 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas) was $1,267.

Travel to work, top responses Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,021 73.4 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,150 41.7 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 154 5.6 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 769 27.9 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 41.7% provided care for children and 5.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 630 22.9 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 826 30.0 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 314 11.4 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 254 9.2 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), 30.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 275 29.4 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 580 62.0 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 77 8.2 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 0.3 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), 62.0% were couple families with children, 29.4% were couple families without children and 8.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 32.9 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 67.1 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas) 32.9% of single parents were male and 67.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 3,047 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,914 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,914 and those without children was $3,047.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 310 36.4 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 3 0.4 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 200 23.5 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 176 20.7 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 11 1.3 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 7 0.8 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 86 10.1 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 59 6.9 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), of couple families, 36.4% had both partners employed full-time, 0.4% had both employed part-time and 23.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,170 82.0 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 256 18.0 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), 82.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 799 68.3 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 156 13.3 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 199 17.0 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 0.5 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), 68.3% were separate houses, 13.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 15 1.3 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 126 10.8 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 198 17.0 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 614 52.7 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 198 17.0 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 14 1.2 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), of occupied private dwellings 10.8% had 1 bedroom, 17.0% had 2 bedrooms and 52.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 28 2.4 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 22 1.9 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,081 92.7 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 23 2.0 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 12 1.0 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), 2.4% were owned outright, 1.9% were owned with a mortgage and 92.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 920 78.9 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 228 19.6 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 18 1.5 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), of all households, 78.9% were family households, 19.6% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

Household income Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 4.1 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 29.4 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), 4.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 29.4% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 3 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.0 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.0 -- 9.0 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 99.7 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.3 -- 7.7 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 93 8.0 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 535 45.8 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 380 32.5 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 134 11.5 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 26 2.2 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), 45.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 242 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 114 47.1 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 128 52.9 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), there were 242 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 114 (or 47.1%) were male and 128 (or 52.9%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,926 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,926.

Mortgage and rent Nhulunbuy % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 27 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,088 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Nhulunbuy (Statistical Local Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $27 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,088.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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