Rate the ABS website
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service

2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Greater Capital City Statistical Areas

Australian Capital Territory

Code 8ACTE (GCCSA)
People 356,586
Male 176,415
Female 180,171
Median age 34
Families 93,397
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 145,229
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,920
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $380
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
Community profile

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 356,586 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 176,415 49.5 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 180,171 50.5 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5,155 1.4 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 356,586 people in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 23,815 6.7 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 21,392 6.0 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 21,077 5.9 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 23,938 6.7 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 30,665 8.6 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 30,451 8.5 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 27,639 7.8 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 26,906 7.5 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 25,918 7.3 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 24,575 6.9 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 23,354 6.5 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 20,371 5.7 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 18,348 5.1 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 12,661 3.6 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 8,986 2.5 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 6,589 1.8 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 5,072 1.4 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4,829 1.4 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 137,403 47.3 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 7,500 2.6 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 23,021 7.9 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 11,341 3.9 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 111,040 38.2 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.3% were married and 10.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 124,923 48.4 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 27,593 10.7 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 105,844 41.0 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 5,198 4.5 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 16,587 14.5 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 7,442 6.5 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3,661 3.2 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 12,371 10.8 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6,630 5.8 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 4,094 3.6 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 9,161 8.0 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 28,284 24.7 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 2,793 2.4 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 18,442 16.1 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 114,663 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) 32.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.1% were in primary school, 20.1% in secondary school and 32.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 254,622 71.4 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 108,705 32.2 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 27,299 8.1 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 20,997 6.2 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 180,242 53.4 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 53.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 131,871 65.0 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 50,947 25.1 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 12,802 6.3 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 7,257 3.6 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 202,877 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 202,877 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas). Of these 65.0% were employed full time, 25.1% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 18,642 9.5 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 14,718 7.5 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 17,592 9.0 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 43,082 22.0 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 88,784 45.4 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 9.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 918 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 2,277 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,920 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was $918.

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

Unpaid work Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 226,368 78.0 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 82,041 28.3 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 30,832 10.6 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 61,450 21.2 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.3% provided care for children and 10.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 75,500 26.0 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 91,026 31.4 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 37,294 12.8 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 22,549 7.8 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 31.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 35,150 37.6 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 43,191 46.2 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 13,601 14.6 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 1,452 1.6 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 46.2% were couple families with children, 37.6% were couple families without children and 14.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.8 -- 19.8 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.2 -- 80.2 -- 82.4

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) 19.8% of single parents were male and 80.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,662 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,060 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,060 and those without children was $2,662.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 24,454 31.2 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 2,579 3.3 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 16,098 20.5 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 10,519 13.4 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3,301 4.2 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 10,454 13.3 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 6,137 7.8 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 4,800 6.1 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of couple families, 31.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 20.5% 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 Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 129,423 92.7 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 10,197 7.3 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 92.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 94,266 72.8 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 18,811 14.5 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 16,071 12.4 16,071 12.4 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 228 0.2 228 0.2 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 72.8% were separate houses, 14.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 419 0.3 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 6,739 5.2 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 17,477 13.5 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 56,123 43.4 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 47,271 36.5 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,396 1.1 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.2% had 1 bedroom, 13.5% had 2 bedrooms and 43.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 36,739 28.4 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 50,392 38.9 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 39,592 30.6 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 816 0.6 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,886 1.5 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 28.4% were owned outright, 38.9% were owned with a mortgage and 30.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 91,979 71.1 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 30,248 23.4 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 7,198 5.6 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of all households, 71.1% were family households, 23.4% were single person households and 5.6% were group households.

Household income Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.9 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 23.7 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 12.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 23.7% 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 Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 380 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 8.0 -- 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 Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 7.8 -- 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 Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 7,978 6.2 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 47,517 36.7 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 50,278 38.8 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 21,104 16.3 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,548 2.0 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 36.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.3% 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 Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5,156 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,638 51.2 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 2,518 48.8 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), there were 5,156 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,638 (or 51.2%) were male and 2,518 (or 48.8%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,677 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,677.

Mortgage and rent Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 305 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In Australian Capital Territory (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $305 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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

Back to Top


© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.