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2011 Census QuickStats

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - usual residents

Australia | Northern Territory | Indigenous Regions

Alice Springs

Code IREG701 (IREG) Total population 25,186 | Total dwellings 11,016
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,689
Male 2,202
Female 2,487
Median age 24
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Households 1,453
Average people per household 3.3
Median weekly household income $1,058
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,946
Median weekly rent $150
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal 4,596 98.0 54,571 96.1 495,757 90.4
Torres Strait Islander 40 0.9 673 1.2 31,407 5.7
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 53 1.1 1,533 2.7 21,206 3.9
Total 4,689 -- 56,777 -- 548,370 --
           
Male 2,202 47.0 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 2,487 53.0 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7

For the 2011 Census in Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions), there were 4,689 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,202 (or 47.0%) were male and 2,487 (or 53.0%) were female.

Age Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
0-4 years 526 11.2 6,118 10.8 67,415 12.3
5-14 years 1,039 22.2 12,745 22.4 129,670 23.6
15-24 years 816 17.4 10,963 19.3 105,652 19.3
25-54 years 1,757 37.5 22,057 38.8 192,627 35.1
55-64 years 313 6.7 2,992 5.3 32,232 5.9
65 years and over 238 5.1 1,903 3.4 20,772 3.8
           
Median age 24 -- 23 -- 21 --

In Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions) the median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 24 years. Of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 33.3% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 5.1% were people aged 65 years and over.

Registered marital status Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 801 25.6 15,602 41.2 85,741 24.4
Separated 151 4.8 1,313 3.5 14,925 4.2
Divorced 166 5.3 1,373 3.6 23,126 6.6
Widowed 194 6.2 1,955 5.2 12,142 3.5
Never married 1,812 58.0 17,669 46.6 215,347 61.3

In Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions) 25.6% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were married and 10.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41 -- 36 -- 44 --
Separated 45 -- 41 -- 46 --
Divorced 50 -- 49 -- 51 --
Widowed 66 -- 60 -- 65 --
Never married 29 -- 26 -- 26 --

In Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age of married people was 41 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 509 19.6 10,601 32.6 71,575 23.3
De facto marriage 458 17.6 3,429 10.5 48,600 15.8
Not married 1,635 62.8 18,487 56.9 187,097 60.9

In Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions) 19.6% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 17.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 42 -- 37 -- 45 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 34 --
Not married 33 -- 29 -- 28 --

In Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age in a registered marriage was 42 years and in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 101 5.2 1,195 5.6 13,977 6.2
Primary 584 30.1 8,353 39.0 81,554 36.4
Secondary 436 22.5 4,274 20.0 50,986 22.8
Technical or further education institution 58 3.0 497 2.3 13,211 5.9
University or tertiary institution 55 2.8 481 2.2 10,125 4.5
Other 62 3.2 459 2.1 3,662 1.6
Not stated 643 33.2 6,164 28.8 50,410 22.5
Total 1,939 -- 21,423 -- 223,925 --

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions), 41.4% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.1% were attending a primary school, 22.5% were attending a secondary school and 5.9% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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

People — employment
Employment Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 736 59.0 6,668 43.0 86,714 48.7
Worked part-time 225 18.0 4,338 28.0 47,035 26.4
Away from work 131 10.5 1,559 10.0 13,959 7.8
Unemployed 155 12.4 2,948 19.0 30,462 17.1
Total in labour force 1,247 -- 15,513 -- 178,170 --
 
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There were 1,247 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions). Of these 59.0% were employed full time, 18.0% were employed part-time and 12.4% were unemployed.

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

The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions) who were employed full time was 38 years and those employed part time was 34 years.

Median weekly incomes Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 347 -- 269 -- 362 --
Household 1,058 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
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The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions) was $347 and the median weekly household income was $1,058.

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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 Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4 -- 1.1 -- 1.5 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.4 persons per bedroom and 1.4 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

Housing costs Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,946 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,946.

Dwellings — dwelling structure
Dwelling structure Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander            
Separate house 1,010 69.6 9,376 78.8 168,749 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 121 8.3 690 5.8 16,437 7.9
Flat, unit or apartment 203 14.0 1,205 10.1 20,640 9.9
Other dwelling 105 7.2 573 4.8 2,949 1.4
Total 1,452 -- 11,892 -- 209,047 --

In Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions) there were 1,452 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 69.6% were separate houses, 8.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.0% were flats, unit or apartments and 7.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Tenure Alice Springs % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Owned outright 83 5.7 571 4.8 23,333 11.2
Owned with a mortgage 374 25.8 1,822 15.3 51,761 24.8
Rented 798 55.0 8,531 71.7 124,099 59.4
Other tenure type 11 0.8 168 1.4 1,516 0.7
Tenure type not stated 185 12.7 799 6.7 8,338 4.0

In Alice Springs (Indigenous Regions), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 5.7% were owned outright, 25.8% were owned with a mortgage and 55.0% 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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