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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Australian Capital Territory | State Suburbs

Chifley (ACT)

Code SSC80017 (SSC)
People 2,489
Male 1,259
Female 1,230
Median age 36
Families 661
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,101
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,633
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $363
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 2,489 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,259 50.6 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,230 49.4 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 58 2.3 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,489 people in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs) of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.

Age Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 196 7.9 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 173 7.0 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 116 4.7 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 129 5.2 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 161 6.5 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 201 8.1 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 205 8.2 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 217 8.7 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 182 7.3 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 168 6.8 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 146 5.9 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 132 5.3 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 95 3.8 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 115 4.6 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 106 4.3 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 71 2.9 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 42 1.7 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 33 1.3 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 969 48.3 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 60 3.0 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 156 7.8 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 99 4.9 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 721 36.0 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.3% were married and 10.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 70 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 878 46.9 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 168 9.0 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 828 44.2 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 57 8.0 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 125 17.6 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 74 10.4 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 8 1.1 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 70 9.8 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 39 5.5 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 13 1.8 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 72 10.1 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 139 19.5 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 20 2.8 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 95 13.3 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 712 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs) 28.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.1% were in primary school, 17.1% in secondary school and 29.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 1,703 68.4 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 865 36.1 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 204 8.5 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 141 5.9 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,185 49.5 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), 49.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 873 64.5 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 358 26.4 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 85 6.3 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 38 2.8 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,354 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,354 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs). Of these 64.5% were employed full time, 26.4% were employed part-time and 2.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 106 8.0 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 118 8.9 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 138 10.5 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 298 22.6 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 574 43.5 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), 8.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 861 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 2,117 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,633 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs) was $861.

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

Unpaid work Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,591 79.4 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 581 28.9 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 225 11.2 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 437 21.8 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 79.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.9% provided care for children and 11.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 496 24.7 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 645 32.2 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 269 13.4 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 188 9.4 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), 32.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 249 37.7 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 282 42.7 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 114 17.2 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 2.4 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), 42.7% were couple families with children, 37.7% were couple families without children and 17.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 24.3 -- 19.8 -- 17.6
Female -- 75.7 -- 80.2 -- 82.4

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs) 24.3% of single parents were male and 75.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,675 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,170 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,170 and those without children was $2,675.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 150 28.2 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 20 3.8 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 109 20.5 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 73 13.7 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 32 6.0 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 95 17.9 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 33 6.2 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 19 3.6 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 28.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 20.5% 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 Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 992 92.9 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 76 7.1 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), 92.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 738 74.5 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 56 5.7 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 196 19.8 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 Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), 74.5% were separate houses, 5.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 15 1.5 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 43 4.3 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 191 19.3 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 490 49.4 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 246 24.8 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 6 0.6 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 19.3% had 2 bedrooms and 49.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 310 31.3 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 297 30.0 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 364 36.8 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 0.4 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 14 1.4 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), 31.3% were owned outright, 30.0% were owned with a mortgage and 36.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 650 65.7 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 283 28.6 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 56 5.7 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), of all households, 65.7% were family households, 28.6% were single person households and 5.7% were group households.

Household income Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.9 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 20.4 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), 15.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 20.4% 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 Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 363 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.7 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.3 -- 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 Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 77 7.8 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 428 43.3 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 350 35.4 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 113 11.4 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 20 2.0 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), 43.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.4% 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 Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 58 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 29 50.0 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 29 50.0 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), there were 58 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 29 (or 50.0%) were male and 29 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Chifley (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 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,375 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

Mortgage and rent Chifley (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,640 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In Chifley (ACT) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,640.

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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