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4713.7.55.001 - Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Northern Territory, 2006  
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


SUMMARY CHARACTERISTICS, NORTHERN TERRITORY

As at 30 June 2006, the preliminary Estimated Indigenous Resident Population (ERP) in the Northern Territory was 66,582 (31.6% of all people in the Northern Territory).

Some key characteristics of the Indigenous population in the Northern Territory, based on 2006 Census usual residence data, are listed below.

  • More than half (54%) of Indigenous respondents were under 25 years of age.
  • On average there were 4.5 people per Indigenous household.
  • An Australian Indigenous language was spoken at home by 59% of Indigenous respondents.
  • 37% of respondents aged 15 years and over stated Year 8 or below as their highest level of schooling. 10% stated Year 12 or equivalent.
  • 44% of Indigenous respondents aged 15 years and over were in the labour force. Of these respondents, unemployed persons accounted for 14%.
  • The most common Occupations reported were Labourers, Community and Personal Service Workers, and Professionals (32%, 18% and 11% respectively).
  • The most common Industries of employment reported were Public Administration and Safety (35%), Health Care and Social Assistance (18%), and Education and Training (8%).
  • 72% of Indigenous households were living in rented dwellings and 18% of households were living in dwellings that were owned with or without a mortgage.

Summary Characteristics, Northern Territory

Indigenous
Non-Indigenous
Male
Female
Total
Male
Female
Total
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Persons(a)

Estimated Resident Population(b)
32 826
33 756
66 582
76 570
67 522
144 092
Language spoken at home
English only
9 172
9 916
19 088
. .
. .
. .
Australian Indigenous Languages
14 031
14 943
28 974
. .
. .
. .
Other Languages
496
467
963
. .
. .
. .
Total(c)
23 699
25 326
49 025
. .
. .
. .
Education
Attending
Pre-school
511
430
941
955
883
1 838
Infants/Primary
3 773
3 602
7 375
6 235
5 815
12 050
Secondary
1 429
1 459
2 888
3 552
3 423
6 975
Technical or Further Educational Institution(d)
165
248
413
883
882
1 765
University
148
323
471
1 948
3 372
5 320
Other/Institution not stated(e)
886
978
1 864
868
1 191
2 059
Total(c)
6 912
7 040
13 952
14 441
15 566
30 007
Highest year of school completed(f)
Year 12 or equivalent
1 242
1 724
2 970
21 787
23 497
45 284
Year 11 or equivalent
1 383
1 773
3 161
8 204
6 828
15 039
Year 10 or equivalent
2 683
3 025
5 708
12 695
9 976
22 674
Year 9 or equivalent
2 002
2 291
4 289
3 277
2 374
5 646
Year 8 or below
5 238
5 573
10 809
2 414
1 922
4 338
Did not go to school
1 145
1 373
2 520
301
316
620
Total(c)
13 692
15 765
29 450
48 681
44 915
93 597
Highest non-school qualification(f)
Postgraduate Degree
20
33
53
1 414
1 386
2 800
Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate
17
52
69
756
1 362
2 118
Bachelor Degree
125
272
397
4 955
7 490
12 445
Advanced Diploma and Diploma
169
419
588
3 595
4 217
7 812
Certificate Level
1 375
1 278
2 653
15 520
6 647
22 167
Total(c)
1 706
2 054
3 760
26 240
21 102
47 342
Work
Labour force status
Employed
6 239
5 422
11 659
40 771
34 064
74 836
Unemployed
1 014
941
1 959
1 124
902
2 030
Total labour force
7 255
6 365
13 617
41 898
34 967
76 862
Not in the labour force
7 557
9 898
17 450
8 206
11 020
19 221
Top three industries for Indigenous persons(g)
Public Administration and Safety
2 396
1 705
4 101
. .
. .
. .
Health Care and Social Assistance
979
1 108
2 087
. .
. .
. .
Education and Training
245
718
963
. .
. .
. .
Top three industries for non-Indigenous persons(g)
Public Administration and Safety
. .
. .
. .
8 780
5 843
14 623
Retail Trade
. .
. .
. .
3 248
4 090
7 338
Education and Training
. .
. .
. .
1 893
4 641
6 534
Top three occupations for Indigenous persons(g)
Labourers
2 651
1 058
3 709
. .
. .
. .
Community and Personal Service Workers
756
1 298
2 054
. .
. .
. .
Professionals
520
804
1 324
. .
. .
. .
Top three occupations for non-Indigenous persons(g)
Professionals
. .
. .
. .
6 165
8 274
14 439
Technicians and Trades Workers
. .
. .
. .
10 432
1 652
12 084
Clerical and Administrative Workers
. .
. .
. .
2 549
8 754
11 303
Mean weekly equivalised household income ($)(h)
. .
. .
359
. .
. .
897

Dwelling

Occupied private dwelling(i)
. .
. .
11 200
. .
. .
44 727
Average household size
. .
. .
4.5
. .
. .
2.5
Average number of Children under 15
. .
. .
1.6
. .
. .
0.5
Housing tenure
Owned outright
. .
. .
501
. .
. .
8 183
Owned with a mortgage
. .
. .
1 547
. .
. .
16 374
Rented
Private
. .
. .
1 187
. .
. .
9 959
State/Territory housing authority
. .
. .
1 627
. .
. .
3 008
Community housing group
. .
. .
4 699
. .
. .
403
Other
. .
. .
385
. .
. .
4 624
Landlord type not stated
. .
. .
162
. .
. .
681
Total Rented
-
-
8 060
-
-
18 675

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Based on place of usual residence.
(b) Estimates at 30 June 2006 are preliminary and subject to revision. See Glossary. Note: Final estimates have now been released and are available in publication 3238.0.55.001 - Experimental Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Jun 2006.
(c) Excludes persons whose response was not stated.
(d) Includes TAFE Colleges.
(e) Other includes persons who are attending but did not indicate the type of institution.
(f) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(g) Employed persons aged 15 years and over.
(h) Comprises persons in households in which there were no temporarily absent adults and all incomes were fully stated.
(i) Excludes non-classifiable households and visitor only households.
Note: . . not applicable



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