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Amaroo (ACT)

Code SSC80003 (SSC)
People 5,569
Male 2,683
Female 2,886
Median age 32
Families 1,548
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,903
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $2,315
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $413
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 5,569 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,683 48.2 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,886 51.8 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 72 1.3 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,569 people in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs) of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 550 9.9 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 589 10.6 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 507 9.1 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 354 6.4 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 262 4.7 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 309 5.5 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 454 8.2 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 635 11.4 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 591 10.6 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 444 8.0 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 251 4.5 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 201 3.6 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 157 2.8 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 108 1.9 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 89 1.6 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 45 0.8 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 15 0.3 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 9 0.2 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 29.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,382 60.7 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 104 2.6 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 253 6.4 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 69 1.8 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,118 28.5 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 60.7% were married and 9.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 44 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 48 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 70 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,245 60.4 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 322 8.7 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,152 31.0 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 147 7.4 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 425 21.3 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 204 10.2 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 132 6.6 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 292 14.6 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 102 5.1 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 74 3.7 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 133 6.7 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 297 14.9 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 38 1.9 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 155 7.8 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,999 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs) 35.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 38.0% were in primary school, 23.4% in secondary school and 21.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 4,236 76.1 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,638 30.2 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 467 8.6 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 370 6.8 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,950 54.4 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), 54.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,127 67.9 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 715 22.8 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 202 6.5 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 87 2.8 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,131 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,131 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs). Of these 67.9% were employed full time, 22.8% were employed part-time and 2.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 243 8.0 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 204 6.7 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 272 8.9 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 676 22.2 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,448 47.6 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), 8.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 36 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,078 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 2,465 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,315 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs) was $1,078.

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

Unpaid work Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,309 84.3 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,674 42.6 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 343 8.7 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 793 20.2 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 84.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 42.6% provided care for children and 8.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 987 25.1 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,415 36.1 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 583 14.9 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 325 8.3 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), 36.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 390 25.2 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 938 60.6 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 205 13.2 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 1.0 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), 60.6% were couple families with children, 25.2% were couple families without children and 13.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.3 -- 19.8 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.7 -- 80.2 -- 82.4

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs) 15.3% of single parents were male and 84.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,723 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,938 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,938 and those without children was $2,723.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 451 33.9 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 29 2.2 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 355 26.7 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 179 13.5 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 29 2.2 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 86 6.5 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 107 8.1 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 93 7.0 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 33.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.2% had both employed part-time and 26.7% 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 Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,789 95.1 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 93 4.9 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), 95.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,490 83.3 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 293 16.4 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6 0.3 16,071 12.4 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 228 0.2 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), 83.3% were separate houses, 16.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 8 0.4 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 57 3.2 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 711 39.7 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,008 56.3 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 4 0.2 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.4% had 1 bedroom, 3.2% had 2 bedrooms and 39.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 3.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 294 16.4 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 997 55.8 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 483 27.0 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.2 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 11 0.6 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), 16.4% were owned outright, 55.8% were owned with a mortgage and 27.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 1,527 85.3 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 216 12.1 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 48 2.7 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), of all households, 85.3% were family households, 12.1% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 7.2 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 29.1 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), 7.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 29.1% 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 Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 413 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.9 -- 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 Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 25 1.4 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 510 28.5 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 920 51.4 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 313 17.5 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 22 1.2 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), 28.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 51.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% 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 Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 73 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 35 47.9 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 38 52.1 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), there were 73 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 35 (or 47.9%) were male and 38 (or 52.1%) 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 Amaroo (ACT) % 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 3.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,874 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,874.

Mortgage and rent Amaroo (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 350 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,329 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In Amaroo (ACT) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,329.

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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