Who was the ‘typical’ Northern Territorian in 2016?
In the Northern Territory, famous for crocodiles, desert landscapes and of course the iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock), is the person we can describe as the ‘typical’ Northern Territorian. Unlike the ‘typical’ Australian, he is male. Let’s call him ‘Mick’.
Mick is 34 years old, four years younger than the ‘typical’ Australian, but one year older than the ‘typical’ Northern Territorian in 2011 and 2006.
What else do we know about Mick?
Mick was born in Australia, has English ancestry and speaks English at home. Both his parents were born in Australia too.
Unlike the ‘typical’ Australian, Mick is unmarried. Similar to the ‘typical’ Australian, Mick has completed Year 12, and does between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week.
Just like the ‘typical’ Northern Territorian in 2011 and 2006, Mick lives in a couple family with two children. Mick lives in a home with three bedrooms and two motor vehicles. In 2016, the ‘typical’ home in the Northern Territory was rented, as it was in 2011 and 2006.
Unlike most other states and territories, the ‘typical’ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person in the Northern Territory is male. He’s 25 years old. However, this wasn’t the case in 2011 and 2006, when the ‘typical’ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person in the Northern Territory was female. In 2011, she was 23 and in 2006 she was 22.
Where was the ‘typical’ migrant born?
Despite the Top End being a vibrant fusion of cultures, the ‘typical’ migrant in the Northern Territory was born in England and speaks English at home. He is male – unlike the ‘typical’ migrant in all other states.
The ‘typical’ migrant in the Northern Territory is younger than the ‘typical’ migrant in other states and territories. In 2016, he was 40 years old, two years younger than in 2011 and six years younger than in 2006.
We’re an eclectic lot
While the Census provides plenty of info on the ‘typical’ Australian, it also shows we’re a big, diverse community. There’s nothing typical about Australians.
View the media release for Northern Territory.
The 'Typical' Northern Territorian
|Country of Birth of Person (Mode)||Australia|
|Country of Birth of Parents (Mode)||Both parents born in Australia|
|Language Spoken at Home (Mode)||English|
|Ancestry 1st Response (Mode)||English|
|Social Marital Status (Mode)||Not married|
|Family Composition (Mode)||Couple family with children|
|Count of All Children in Family (Mode)||Two children in family|
|Highest Year of School Completed (Mode)||Year 12 or equivalent|
|Unpaid Domestic Work: Number of Hours (Mode)||5 to 14 hours|
|Number of Motor Vehicles (Mode)||Two vehicles|
|Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (Mode)||Three bedrooms|
|Tenure Type (Dwelling Count) (Mode)||Rented home|
• The mode is the most commonly occurring value in a distribution.
• Statements of typical age in this release are median values. The median is the middle value in distribution when the values are arranged in ascending or descending order.
• The most common response for each data item is calculated independently. For example, if the 'typical' person is male and the 'typical' person does 5-14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week, this does not imply that the 'typical' male does 5-14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week.
• No detailed Census data will be issued with this information. Datasets for the above characteristics will be released as part of the main release of 2016 Census data on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.