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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Australian Capital Territory | State Suburbs

Dickson

Code SSC80025 (SSC)
People 2,139
Male 1,075
Female 1,064
Median age 32
Families 498
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,009
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,650
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,050
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 2,139 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,075 50.3 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,064 49.7 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 42 2.0 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,139 people in Dickson (State Suburbs) of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.0% of the population.

Age Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 111 5.2 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 91 4.3 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 102 4.8 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 101 4.7 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 271 12.7 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 257 12.0 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 226 10.6 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 156 7.3 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 129 6.0 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 123 5.7 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 126 5.9 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 95 4.4 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 84 3.9 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 54 2.5 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 71 3.3 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 56 2.6 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 48 2.2 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 39 1.8 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Dickson (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 606 33.0 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 41 2.2 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 146 8.0 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 72 3.9 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 971 52.9 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Dickson (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 33.0% were married and 10.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Dickson (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 534 32.8 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 265 16.3 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 831 51.0 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In Dickson (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 32.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Dickson (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 27 3.6 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 98 13.2 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 17 2.3 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 14 1.9 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 59 8.0 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 21 2.8 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 15 2.0 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 54 7.3 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 289 39.1 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 15 2.0 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 131 17.7 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 740 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In Dickson (State Suburbs) 34.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 17.4% were in primary school, 13.0% in secondary school and 46.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 1,451 67.8 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 708 35.3 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 144 7.2 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 138 6.9 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,017 50.7 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Dickson (State Suburbs), 50.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 35.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 775 63.7 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 326 26.8 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 68 5.6 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 48 3.9 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,217 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,217 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dickson (State Suburbs). Of these 63.7% were employed full time, 26.8% were employed part-time and 3.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 121 10.3 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 96 8.2 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 108 9.2 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 274 23.4 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 499 42.6 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Dickson (State Suburbs), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 33 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 31 -- 36 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Dickson (State Suburbs) was 33 years and for people who were employed part-time was 31 years.

Occupation Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 806 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 2,039 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,650 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dickson (State Suburbs) was $806.

Travel to work, top responses Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,457 79.4 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 392 21.4 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 183 10.0 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 458 24.9 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In Dickson (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, 21.4% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 543 29.6 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 583 31.8 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 196 10.7 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 134 7.3 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dickson (State Suburbs), 31.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 234 46.9 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 173 34.7 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 84 16.8 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 8 1.6 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Dickson (State Suburbs), 34.7% were couple families with children, 46.9% were couple families without children and 16.8% were one parent families.

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

In Dickson (State Suburbs) 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,571 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,794 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dickson (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,794 and those without children was $2,571.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 120 29.5 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 13 3.2 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 80 19.7 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 52 12.8 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 12 2.9 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 80 19.7 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 26 6.4 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 24 5.9 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Dickson (State Suburbs), of couple families, 29.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 19.7% 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 Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 857 89.3 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 103 10.7 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

In Dickson (State Suburbs), 89.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 489 57.1 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 193 22.5 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 174 20.3 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 Dickson (State Suburbs), 57.1% were separate houses, 22.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 20.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.9 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 128 15.0 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 135 15.8 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 428 50.1 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 150 17.5 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 6 0.7 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Dickson (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 15.0% had 1 bedroom, 15.8% had 2 bedrooms and 50.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 228 26.6 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 208 24.3 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 409 47.8 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 0.5 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 7 0.8 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Dickson (State Suburbs), 26.6% were owned outright, 24.3% were owned with a mortgage and 47.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 496 57.9 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 254 29.7 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 106 12.4 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In Dickson (State Suburbs), of all households, 57.9% were family households, 29.7% were single person households and 12.4% were group households.

Household income Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.2 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.3 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dickson (State Suburbs), 19.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.3% 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 Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.5 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.5 -- 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 Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,050 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.2 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.8 -- 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 Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 116 13.5 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 385 44.9 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 255 29.8 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 85 9.9 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 16 1.9 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In Dickson (State Suburbs), 44.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.9% 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 Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 40 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 19 47.5 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 21 52.5 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Dickson (State Suburbs), there were 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 19 (or 47.5%) were male and 21 (or 52.5%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Dickson % 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 2.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,583 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Dickson (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,583.

Mortgage and rent Dickson % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 165 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In Dickson (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $165 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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