2011 Census QuickStats

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - usual residents

Australia | Northern Territory | Indigenous Areas

Tennant Creek Town

Code IARE707005 (IARE) Total population 3,060 | Total dwellings 1,259
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,591
Male 777
Female 813
Median age 25
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Households 336
Average people per household 4.1
Median weekly household income $1,067
Median monthly mortgage repayments $910
Median weekly rent $113
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal 1,566 98.4 54,571 96.1 495,757 90.4
Torres Strait Islander 8 0.5 673 1.2 31,407 5.7
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 17 1.1 1,533 2.7 21,206 3.9
Total 1,591 -- 56,777 -- 548,370 --
           
Male 777 48.9 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 813 51.1 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7

For the 2011 Census in Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas), there were 1,591 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 777 (or 48.9%) were male and 813 (or 51.1%) were female.

Age Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
0-4 years 166 10.4 6,118 10.8 67,415 12.3
5-14 years 317 19.9 12,745 22.4 129,670 23.6
15-24 years 310 19.5 10,963 19.3 105,652 19.3
25-54 years 627 39.4 22,057 38.8 192,627 35.1
55-64 years 97 6.1 2,992 5.3 32,232 5.9
65 years and over 74 4.7 1,903 3.4 20,772 3.8
           
Median age 25 -- 23 -- 21 --

In Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas) the median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 25 years. Of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 30.5% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 4.7% were people aged 65 years and over.

Registered marital status Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 424 38.3 15,602 41.2 85,741 24.4
Separated 43 3.9 1,313 3.5 14,925 4.2
Divorced 50 4.5 1,373 3.6 23,126 6.6
Widowed 70 6.3 1,955 5.2 12,142 3.5
Never married 521 47.0 17,669 46.6 215,347 61.3

In Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas) 38.3% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were married and 8.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 37 -- 36 -- 44 --
Separated 41 -- 41 -- 46 --
Divorced 42 -- 49 -- 51 --
Widowed 63 -- 60 -- 65 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 26 --

In Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age of married people was 37 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 229 24.7 10,601 32.6 71,575 23.3
De facto marriage 134 14.4 3,429 10.5 48,600 15.8
Not married 565 60.9 18,487 56.9 187,097 60.9

In Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas) 24.7% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 14.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 39 -- 37 -- 45 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 34 --
Not married 32 -- 29 -- 28 --

In Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age in a registered marriage was 39 years and in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 28 4.2 1,195 5.6 13,977 6.2
Primary 177 26.3 8,353 39.0 81,554 36.4
Secondary 101 15.0 4,274 20.0 50,986 22.8
Technical or further education institution 7 1.0 497 2.3 13,211 5.9
University or tertiary institution 8 1.2 481 2.2 10,125 4.5
Other 9 1.3 459 2.1 3,662 1.6
Not stated 344 51.0 6,164 28.8 50,410 22.5
Total 674 -- 21,423 -- 223,925 --

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas), 42.3% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.3% were attending a primary school, 15.0% were attending a secondary school and 2.1% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — language diversity
Australian Indigenous Language, top responses Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 175 44.5 6,668 43.0 86,714 48.7
Worked part-time 97 24.7 4,338 28.0 47,035 26.4
Away from work 48 12.2 1,559 10.0 13,959 7.8
Unemployed 73 18.6 2,948 19.0 30,462 17.1
Total in labour force 393 -- 15,513 -- 178,170 --
 
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There were 393 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas). Of these 44.5% were employed full time, 24.7% were employed part-time and 18.6% were unemployed.

Median age by employment status Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 38 -- 37 --
Employed part-time 33 -- 35 -- 34 --

The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas) who were employed full time was 43 years and those employed part time was 33 years.

Median weekly incomes Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 287 -- 269 -- 362 --
Household 1,067 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
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The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas) was $287 and the median weekly household income was $1,067.

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includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.1 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.8 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1 -- 1.1 -- 1.5 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.1, with 1.8 persons per bedroom and 1.1 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

Housing costs Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 113 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 910 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $113 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $910.

Dwellings — dwelling structure
Dwelling structure Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander            
Separate house 249 74.6 9,376 78.8 168,749 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 25 7.5 690 5.8 16,437 7.9
Flat, unit or apartment 28 8.4 1,205 10.1 20,640 9.9
Other dwelling 19 5.7 573 4.8 2,949 1.4
Total 334 -- 11,892 -- 209,047 --

In Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas) there were 334 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 74.6% were separate houses, 7.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.4% were flats, unit or apartments and 5.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Tenure Tennant Creek Town % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Owned outright 17 5.1 571 4.8 23,333 11.2
Owned with a mortgage 45 13.4 1,822 15.3 51,761 24.8
Rented 236 70.2 8,531 71.7 124,099 59.4
Other tenure type 5 1.5 168 1.4 1,516 0.7
Tenure type not stated 33 9.8 799 6.7 8,338 4.0

In Tennant Creek Town (Indigenous Areas), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 5.1% were owned outright, 13.4% were owned with a mortgage and 70.2% were rented.

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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