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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Northern Territory | Greater Capital City Statistical Areas

Greater Darwin

Code 7GDAR (GCCSA)
People 120,586
Male 62,897
Female 57,689
Median age 33
Families 28,809
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 48,542
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,806
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $360
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 120,586 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 62,897 52.2 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 57,689 47.8 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 11,101 9.2 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 120,586 people in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of these 52.2% were male and 47.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.2% of the population.

Age Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 8,904 7.4 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 8,213 6.8 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 8,263 6.9 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 8,027 6.7 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 9,458 7.8 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 11,038 9.2 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 10,025 8.3 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 9,863 8.2 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 9,681 8.0 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 8,845 7.3 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 8,156 6.8 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 6,877 5.7 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 5,606 4.6 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,292 2.7 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,076 1.7 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,121 0.9 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 719 0.6 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 424 0.4 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 40,017 42.0 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3,165 3.3 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 8,591 9.0 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,570 2.7 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 40,865 42.9 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) aged 15 years and over, 42.0% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 68 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 32,862 42.5 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 12,520 16.2 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 31,974 41.3 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 1,773 4.2 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 7,091 16.8 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,265 3.0 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,365 3.2 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 4,878 11.5 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 874 2.1 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,695 4.0 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,589 3.8 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,962 11.7 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 889 2.1 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 15,865 37.6 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 42,246 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) 35.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.0% were in primary school, 17.6% in secondary school and 15.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 81,345 67.5 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 31,331 30.0 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 7,787 7.5 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 6,621 6.3 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 58,742 56.2 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 56.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 45,396 69.4 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 12,785 19.6 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,860 7.4 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,355 3.6 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 65,396 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 65,396 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas). Of these 69.4% were employed full time, 19.6% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,012 6.4 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,774 6.0 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 5,003 7.9 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 12,753 20.2 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 32,646 51.8 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 6.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 897 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 2,040 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,806 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was $897.

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

Unpaid work Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 63,573 66.8 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 25,245 26.5 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 6,846 7.2 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 16,047 16.9 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.5% provided care for children and 7.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 21,163 22.2 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 25,657 26.9 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 9,899 10.4 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,856 7.2 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 10,660 37.0 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 13,105 45.5 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,570 15.9 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 472 1.6 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 45.5% were couple families with children, 37.0% were couple families without children and 15.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.1 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.9 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) 21.1% of single parents were male and 78.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,332 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,614 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,614 and those without children was $2,332.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 8,542 35.9 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 705 3.0 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,078 17.2 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 3,272 13.8 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 666 2.8 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,905 8.0 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 2,172 9.1 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,428 10.2 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of couple families, 35.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 17.2% 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 Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 38,733 91.0 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,837 9.0 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 24,867 64.2 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,986 12.9 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 7,651 19.8 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 1,123 2.9 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 64.2% were separate houses, 12.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.8% were flats, units or apartments and 2.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 549 1.4 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 2,405 6.2 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 8,737 22.6 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 17,146 44.3 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 8,877 22.9 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,019 2.6 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of occupied private dwellings 6.2% had 1 bedroom, 22.6% had 2 bedrooms and 44.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,922 17.9 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 14,198 36.7 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 16,239 41.9 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 214 0.6 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,157 3.0 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 17.9% were owned outright, 36.7% were owned with a mortgage and 41.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 27,911 72.1 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 8,256 21.3 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,565 6.6 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of all households, 72.1% were family households, 21.3% were single person households and 6.6% were group households.

Household income Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.9 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.7 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 12.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.7% 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 Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 360 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.5 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.5 -- 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 Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.6 -- 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 Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 2,586 6.7 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 12,496 32.3 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 14,737 38.0 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 7,372 19.0 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,540 4.0 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 32.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.0% 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 Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 11,099 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5,569 50.2 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 5,530 49.8 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), there were 11,099 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5,569 (or 50.2%) were male and 5,530 (or 49.8%) 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

Dwelling characteristics Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,378 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,378.

Mortgage and rent Greater Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 260 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,123 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Greater Darwin (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $260 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,123.

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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