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Australia | Northern Territory | Local Government Areas

Darwin (C)

Code LGA71000 (LGA)
People 72,930
Male 37,826
Female 35,104
Median age 34
Families 17,229
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 30,462
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,809
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $360
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 72,930 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 37,826 51.9 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 35,104 48.1 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 6,155 8.4 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 72,930 people in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.9% were male and 48.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.4% of the population.

Age Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,864 6.7 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,389 6.0 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,653 6.4 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,571 6.3 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 5,572 7.6 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 7,167 9.8 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 6,315 8.7 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 5,817 8.0 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 5,643 7.7 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 5,307 7.3 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 5,109 7.0 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 4,473 6.1 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,761 5.2 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,223 3.0 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,462 2.0 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 779 1.1 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 511 0.7 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 313 0.4 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 24,495 41.5 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,897 3.2 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 5,380 9.1 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,803 3.1 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 25,448 43.1 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 41.5% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 69 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 20,098 41.7 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 7,078 14.7 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 21,054 43.7 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 1,014 4.0 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,838 15.2 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 738 2.9 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 670 2.6 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,897 11.5 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 582 2.3 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 833 3.3 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 982 3.9 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,570 14.1 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 575 2.3 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 9,593 37.9 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 25,292 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas) 34.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.7% were in primary school, 17.0% in secondary school and 18.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 45,443 62.3 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 22,867 36.1 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,640 7.3 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,915 6.2 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 31,852 50.3 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 50.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 27,844 69.2 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 8,137 20.2 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,803 7.0 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,458 3.6 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 40,242 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 40,242 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 69.2% were employed full time, 20.2% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,613 6.7 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,439 6.3 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,091 8.0 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 8,086 20.8 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 19,753 50.9 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 6.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Darwin (C) % 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 Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 899 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 2,063 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,809 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas) was $899.

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

Unpaid work Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 39,102 66.2 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 14,300 24.2 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,227 7.2 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,544 17.9 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.2% 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, 17.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 13,871 23.5 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 15,686 26.6 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,821 9.9 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,725 6.3 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,730 39.1 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 7,447 43.2 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,723 15.8 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 329 1.9 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 43.2% were couple families with children, 39.1% were couple families without children and 15.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.0 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.0 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas) 20.0% of single parents were male and 80.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,373 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,708 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,708 and those without children was $2,373.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 5,044 35.6 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 449 3.2 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,459 17.3 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,005 14.1 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 431 3.0 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,223 8.6 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 1,224 8.6 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,341 9.5 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 35.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 17.3% 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 Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 24,247 90.1 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,651 9.9 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 13,260 54.7 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,824 15.8 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6,476 26.7 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 601 2.5 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 54.7% were separate houses, 15.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 26.7% were flats, units or apartments and 2.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 310 1.3 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,453 6.0 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 6,242 25.7 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 10,601 43.7 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,914 20.3 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 728 3.0 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 6.0% had 1 bedroom, 25.7% had 2 bedrooms and 43.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,587 18.9 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,676 31.7 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 11,022 45.5 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 142 0.6 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 820 3.4 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 18.9% were owned outright, 31.7% were owned with a mortgage and 45.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 16,698 68.9 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,631 23.2 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,918 7.9 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.9% were family households, 23.2% were single person households and 7.9% were group households.

Household income Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.0 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 19.8 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 13.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 19.8% 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 Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 360 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.5 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.5 -- 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 Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 1,926 7.9 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 8,611 35.5 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 8,685 35.8 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,973 16.4 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,052 4.3 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 35.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.4% 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 Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 6,156 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,964 48.1 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 3,192 51.9 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 6,156 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,964 (or 48.1%) were male and 3,192 (or 51.9%) 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 Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,319 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,319.

Mortgage and rent Darwin (C) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 280 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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