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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Other Territories | State Suburbs

Christmas Island

Code SSC90001 (SSC)
People 2,072
Male 1,465
Female 607
Median age 32
Families 342
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 629
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,831
Median monthly mortgage repayments $867
Median weekly rent $84
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Total 2,072 -- 3,033 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,465 70.7 1,970 65.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 607 29.3 1,063 35.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 11 0.5 248 8.2 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,072 people in Christmas Island (State Suburbs) of these 70.7% were male and 29.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People
0-4 years 73 3.5 141 4.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 101 4.9 176 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 95 4.6 184 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 112 5.4 164 5.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 208 10.0 271 8.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 354 17.1 429 14.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 229 11.1 298 9.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 152 7.3 226 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 162 7.8 221 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 152 7.3 226 7.5 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 120 5.8 198 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 132 6.4 195 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 103 5.0 147 4.8 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 38 1.8 66 2.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 24 1.2 50 1.6 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 8 0.4 22 0.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 7 0.3 13 0.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 6 0.2 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 32 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Christmas Island (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 3.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 922 51.1 1,340 52.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 47 2.6 57 2.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 70 3.9 90 3.6 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 30 1.7 59 2.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 737 40.8 985 38.9 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Christmas Island (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.1% were married and 6.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 45 -- 50 --
Separated 39 -- 42 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 52 -- 54 --
Widowed 64 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Christmas Island (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 519 56.8 883 59.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 62 6.8 92 6.1 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 332 36.4 521 34.8 6,413,399 41.3

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 45 -- 39 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 37 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Christmas Island (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 45 years.

Education Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Pre-school 29 2.6 38 2.7 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 102 9.1 196 14.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 0 0.0 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 4 0.4 14 1.0 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 63 5.6 126 9.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 3 0.2 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 0.3 3 0.2 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 9 0.8 27 1.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 19 1.7 28 2.0 932,524 14.3
Other 6 0.5 11 0.8 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 885 79.0 949 68.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,120 -- 1,395 -- 6,503,580 --

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs) 54.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 9.5% were in primary school, 5.9% in secondary school and 2.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Australia 648 31.3 1,475 48.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 743 60.4 849 40.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 84 6.8 138 6.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 100 8.1 133 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 304 24.7 993 47.0 10,757,087 53.7

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 24.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 60.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 622 76.2 867 70.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 126 15.4 230 18.7 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 59 7.2 83 6.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 9 1.1 49 4.0 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 816 -- 1,229 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 816 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Christmas Island (State Suburbs). Of these 76.2% were employed full time, 15.4% were employed part-time and 1.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 46 5.7 83 7.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 35 4.4 64 5.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 42 5.2 85 7.2 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 197 24.5 253 21.4 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 423 52.7 612 51.7 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 5.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 44 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 43 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Christmas Island (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,022 -- 830 -- 577 --
Family 2,134 -- 1,753 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,831 -- 1,670 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Christmas Island (State Suburbs) was $1,022.

Travel to work, top responses Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 660 36.5 1,031 40.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 237 13.1 414 16.4 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 46 2.5 103 4.1 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 307 17.0 474 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 36.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 13.1% provided care for children and 2.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 234 12.9 371 14.7 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 260 14.4 402 15.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 101 5.6 149 5.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 67 3.7 107 4.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 14.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Couple family without children 133 38.9 206 35.2 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 169 49.4 295 50.4 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 34 9.9 74 12.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 6 1.8 10 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 49.4% were couple families with children, 38.9% were couple families without children and 9.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 32.4 -- 33.3 -- 17.6
Female -- 67.6 -- 66.7 -- 82.4

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs) 32.4% of single parents were male and 67.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Families without children 2,318 -- 2,307 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,567 -- 2,454 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,567 and those without children was $2,318.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 113 37.3 142 28.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 9 3.0 23 4.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 42 13.9 74 14.7 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 57 18.8 88 17.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 9 3.0 25 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 18 5.9 74 14.7 899,598 19.2
Other 26 8.6 36 7.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 29 9.6 41 8.2 314,529 6.7

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), of couple families, 37.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 13.9% 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 Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 467 87.5 695 89.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 67 12.5 85 10.9 934,470 10.7

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 87.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 184 39.5 397 57.0 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 68 14.6 67 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 208 44.6 212 30.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.6 7 1.0 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 39.5% were separate houses, 14.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 44.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.6 3 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 57 12.2 66 9.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 130 27.8 139 20.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 225 48.1 327 47.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 35 7.5 135 19.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 18 3.8 25 3.6 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 12.2% had 1 bedroom, 27.8% had 2 bedrooms and 48.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 150 32.3 169 24.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 57 12.3 58 8.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 232 50.0 405 58.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 26 3.7 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 25 5.4 36 5.2 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 32.3% were owned outright, 12.3% were owned with a mortgage and 50.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Family households 338 72.4 537 77.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 111 23.8 137 19.7 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 18 3.9 21 3.0 321,007 4.1

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), of all households, 72.4% were family households, 23.8% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 8.8 -- 11.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.8 -- 15.0 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 8.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.8% 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 Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Median rent 84 -- 89 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.5 -- 94.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.5 -- 5.3 -- 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 Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 867 -- 867 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.8 -- 99.1 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.2 -- 0.9 -- 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 Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
None 32 6.9 56 8.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 173 37.1 256 36.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 152 32.6 213 30.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 85 18.2 131 18.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 24 5.2 39 5.6 234,292 3.0

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 37.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.2% 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 Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 11 -- 246 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 6 54.5 121 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 5 45.5 125 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 30 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Christmas Island (State Suburbs), there were 11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 6 (or 54.5%) were male and 5 (or 45.5%) 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 Christmas Island % Other Territories % 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 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 3,250 -- 939 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $3,250.

Mortgage and rent Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 272 -- 44 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $272 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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