2011 Census QuickStats

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - usual residents

Australia | Northern Territory | Indigenous Locations

Wagaman

Code ILOC70301102 (ILOC) Total population 2,112 | Total dwellings 715
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 150
Male 79
Female 72
Median age 22
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Households 55
Average people per household 3.4
Median weekly household income $1,550
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $320
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal 131 87.3 54,571 96.1 495,757 90.4
Torres Strait Islander 7 4.7 673 1.2 31,407 5.7
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 12 8.0 1,533 2.7 21,206 3.9
Total 150 -- 56,777 -- 548,370 --
           
Male 79 52.3 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 72 47.7 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7

For the 2011 Census in Wagaman (Indigenous Locations), there were 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 79 (or 52.3%) were male and 72 (or 47.7%) were female.

Age Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
0-4 years 17 11.3 6,118 10.8 67,415 12.3
5-14 years 41 27.2 12,745 22.4 129,670 23.6
15-24 years 34 22.5 10,963 19.3 105,652 19.3
25-54 years 41 27.2 22,057 38.8 192,627 35.1
55-64 years 14 9.3 2,992 5.3 32,232 5.9
65 years and over 4 2.6 1,903 3.4 20,772 3.8
           
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 21 --

In Wagaman (Indigenous Locations) the median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 22 years. Of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 34.7% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 2.6% were people aged 65 years and over.

Registered marital status Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9 9.6 15,602 41.2 85,741 24.4
Separated 0 0.0 1,313 3.5 14,925 4.2
Divorced 4 4.3 1,373 3.6 23,126 6.6
Widowed 3 3.2 1,955 5.2 12,142 3.5
Never married 78 83.0 17,669 46.6 215,347 61.3

In Wagaman (Indigenous Locations) 9.6% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were married and 4.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 36 -- 44 --
Separated 0 -- 41 -- 46 --
Divorced 59 -- 49 -- 51 --
Widowed 59 -- 60 -- 65 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 26 --

In Wagaman (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age of married people was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 9 11.7 10,601 32.6 71,575 23.3
De facto marriage 8 10.4 3,429 10.5 48,600 15.8
Not married 60 77.9 18,487 56.9 187,097 60.9

In Wagaman (Indigenous Locations) 11.7% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 37 -- 45 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 34 -- 34 --
Not married 28 -- 29 -- 28 --

In Wagaman (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age in a registered marriage was 46 years and in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 3 4.9 1,195 5.6 13,977 6.2
Primary 23 37.7 8,353 39.0 81,554 36.4
Secondary 12 19.7 4,274 20.0 50,986 22.8
Technical or further education institution 3 4.9 497 2.3 13,211 5.9
University or tertiary institution 9 14.8 481 2.2 10,125 4.5
Other 0 0.0 459 2.1 3,662 1.6
Not stated 11 18.0 6,164 28.8 50,410 22.5
Total 61 -- 21,423 -- 223,925 --

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Wagaman (Indigenous Locations), 40.4% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.7% were attending a primary school, 19.7% were attending a secondary school and 15.3% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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

People — employment
Employment Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 30 54.5 6,668 43.0 86,714 48.7
Worked part-time 8 14.5 4,338 28.0 47,035 26.4
Away from work 6 10.9 1,559 10.0 13,959 7.8
Unemployed 11 20.0 2,948 19.0 30,462 17.1
Total in labour force 55 -- 15,513 -- 178,170 --
 
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There were 55 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wagaman (Indigenous Locations). Of these 54.5% were employed full time, 14.5% were employed part-time and 20.0% were unemployed.

Median age by employment status Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 38 -- 37 --
Employed part-time 34 -- 35 -- 34 --

The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Wagaman (Indigenous Locations) who were employed full time was 36 years and those employed part time was 34 years.

Median weekly incomes Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 562 -- 269 -- 362 --
Household 1,550 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
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The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Wagaman (Indigenous Locations) was $562 and the median weekly household income was $1,550.

Expand Dwellings category,
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 Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8 -- 1.1 -- 1.5 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wagaman (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom and 1.8 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

Housing costs Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 320 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Wagaman (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $320 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

Dwellings — dwelling structure
Dwelling structure Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander            
Separate house 49 89.1 9,376 78.8 168,749 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 690 5.8 16,437 7.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6 10.9 1,205 10.1 20,640 9.9
Other dwelling 0 0.0 573 4.8 2,949 1.4
Total 55 -- 11,892 -- 209,047 --

In Wagaman (Indigenous Locations) there were 55 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 89.1% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.9% were flats, unit or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Tenure Wagaman % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Owned outright 8 14.8 571 4.8 23,333 11.2
Owned with a mortgage 19 35.2 1,822 15.3 51,761 24.8
Rented 22 40.7 8,531 71.7 124,099 59.4
Other tenure type 0 0.0 168 1.4 1,516 0.7
Tenure type not stated 5 9.3 799 6.7 8,338 4.0

In Wagaman (Indigenous Locations), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 14.8% were owned outright, 35.2% were owned with a mortgage and 40.7% 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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