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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | State/Territory

Northern Territory

Code 7 (STE)
People 211,945
Male 109,517
Female 102,428
Median age 31
Families 48,031
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 81,190
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,674
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,058
Median weekly rent $225
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Total 211,945 -- 192,900 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 109,517 51.7 99,371 51.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 102,428 48.3 93,529 48.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 56,776 26.8 53,663 27.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 211,945 people in Northern Territory (State/Territory) of these 51.7% were male and 48.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 26.8% of the population.

Age Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
People
0-4 years 17,119 8.1 15,867 8.2 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 16,415 7.7 16,178 8.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 15,608 7.4 15,562 8.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 14,820 7.0 14,283 7.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 16,839 7.9 15,084 7.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 19,213 9.1 15,688 8.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 17,345 8.2 16,367 8.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 16,829 7.9 16,165 8.4 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 16,331 7.7 14,994 7.8 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 14,799 7.0 14,088 7.3 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 13,775 6.5 12,389 6.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 11,632 5.5 10,268 5.3 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 9,121 4.3 6,685 3.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 5,286 2.5 4,039 2.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,280 1.5 2,278 1.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,726 0.8 1,548 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,112 0.5 821 0.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 694 0.3 595 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Northern Territory (State/Territory) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 70,154 43.1 61,945 42.6 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 5,526 3.4 5,648 3.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 13,273 8.2 12,168 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 5,202 3.2 4,874 3.4 949,634 5.5
Never married 68,647 42.2 60,657 41.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Northern Territory (State/Territory) aged 15 years and over, 43.1% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 43 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 46 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 50 -- 54 --
Widowed 65 -- 63 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Northern Territory (State/Territory) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54,563 41.5 48,959 41.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 19,532 14.9 16,934 14.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 57,233 43.6 52,459 44.3 6,413,399 41.3

In Northern Territory (State/Territory), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 43 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Northern Territory (State/Territory) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Pre-school 3,339 4.6 2,812 4.1 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 15,171 20.7 15,228 22.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,586 3.5 2,547 3.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 2,150 2.9 1,921 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 8,003 10.9 6,730 9.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,780 2.4 1,501 2.2 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,823 3.9 1,754 2.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,726 3.7 2,193 3.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 6,682 9.1 5,819 8.5 932,524 14.3
Other 1,627 2.2 1,151 1.7 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 26,242 35.9 26,962 39.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 73,129 -- 68,618 -- 6,503,580 --

In Northern Territory (State/Territory) 34.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.2% were in primary school, 17.2% in secondary school and 12.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Australia 158,031 74.6 148,167 76.8 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 42,606 22.7 33,938 20.0 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 10,807 5.8 10,335 6.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 9,131 4.9 8,217 4.8 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 125,126 66.7 117,197 69.1 10,757,087 53.7

In Northern Territory (State/Territory), 66.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 22.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 69,544 66.9 60,088 65.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 20,878 20.1 20,178 22.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 8,056 7.7 6,912 7.6 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 5,489 5.3 4,006 4.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 103,967 -- 91,184 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 103,967 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Northern Territory (State/Territory). Of these 66.9% were employed full time, 20.1% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 6,588 6.7 6,184 7.1 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 6,344 6.4 7,064 8.1 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 7,952 8.1 6,933 8.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 19,470 19.8 15,101 17.3 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 50,076 50.8 44,986 51.6 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Northern Territory (State/Territory), 6.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 36 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Northern Territory (State/Territory) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 745 -- 549 -- 577 --
Family 1,759 -- 1,285 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,674 -- 1,181 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Northern Territory (State/Territory) was $745.

Travel to work, top responses Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 108,531 66.7 95,573 65.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 49,616 30.5 43,337 29.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 14,566 8.9 11,029 7.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 27,050 16.6 24,743 17.0 3,090,874 17.8

In Northern Territory (State/Territory), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.5% provided care for children and 8.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 37,795 23.2 31,842 21.9 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 42,817 26.3 36,793 25.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 16,605 10.2 15,214 10.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 11,314 6.9 11,723 8.1 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Northern Territory (State/Territory), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Couple family without children 16,310 34.0 14,124 32.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 22,245 46.3 20,163 46.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 8,610 17.9 8,298 19.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 866 1.8 807 1.9 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Northern Territory (State/Territory), 46.3% were couple families with children, 34.0% were couple families without children and 17.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.5 -- 20.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.5 -- 80.0 -- 82.4

In Northern Territory (State/Territory) 19.5% of single parents were male and 80.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Families without children 2,300 -- 1,813 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,475 -- 1,921 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Northern Territory (State/Territory), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,475 and those without children was $2,300.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 12,591 32.7 11,149 32.5 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,326 3.4 1,352 3.9 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,984 15.5 5,360 15.6 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,205 13.5 4,325 12.6 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,552 4.0 1,618 4.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4,773 12.4 4,229 12.3 899,598 19.2
Other 3,327 8.6 2,792 8.1 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 3,801 9.9 3,460 10.1 314,529 6.7

In Northern Territory (State/Territory), of couple families, 32.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 15.5% 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 Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 60,889 87.6 55,925 88.8 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 8,595 12.4 7,032 11.2 934,470 10.7

In Northern Territory (State/Territory), 87.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 41,186 67.6 39,313 70.3 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,880 11.3 5,646 10.1 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 10,087 16.6 8,488 15.2 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 2,471 4.1 2,443 4.4 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Northern Territory (State/Territory), 67.6% were separate houses, 11.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 16.6% were flats, units or apartments and 4.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 999 1.6 874 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4,536 7.4 4,054 7.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 13,275 21.8 12,051 21.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 27,268 44.8 26,632 47.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 12,789 21.0 10,182 18.2 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 2,024 3.3 2,131 3.8 143,394 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 Northern Territory (State/Territory), of occupied private dwellings 7.4% had 1 bedroom, 21.8% had 2 bedrooms and 44.8% 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 Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 9,530 15.7 8,683 15.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 18,630 30.6 17,921 32.0 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 29,903 49.1 26,735 47.8 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 580 1.0 405 0.7 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,248 3.7 2,182 3.9 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Northern Territory (State/Territory), 15.7% were owned outright, 30.6% were owned with a mortgage and 49.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Family households 44,046 72.3 40,261 72.0 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 13,317 21.9 12,784 22.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3,528 5.8 2,881 5.2 321,007 4.1

In Northern Territory (State/Territory), of all households, 72.3% were family households, 21.9% were single person households and 5.8% were group households.

Household income Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.6 -- 20.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.3 -- 6.0 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Northern Territory (State/Territory), 14.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.3% 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 Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Median rent 225 -- 140 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 93.2 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 6.8 -- 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 Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,058 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 94.0 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 6.0 -- 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 Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
None 7,153 11.7 7,607 13.6 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 20,289 33.3 19,898 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 20,488 33.6 18,107 32.4 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 10,184 16.7 7,428 13.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,776 4.6 2,885 5.2 234,292 3.0

In Northern Territory (State/Territory), 33.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.7% 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 Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 56,776 -- 53,662 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 28,035 49.4 26,369 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 28,741 50.6 27,293 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Northern Territory (State/Territory), there were 56,776 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 28,035 (or 49.4%) were male and 28,741 (or 50.6%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present

Dwelling characteristics Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Average number of people per household 4.2 -- 4.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.7 -- 1.8 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,099 -- 837 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Northern Territory (State/Territory), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.2, with 1.7 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,099.

Mortgage and rent Northern Territory % 2006 % Australia %
Median weekly rent 75 -- 60 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,963 -- 1,294 -- 1,647 --

In Northern Territory (State/Territory), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $75 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,963.

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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