2059.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Australia's Youth, 2001
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/02/2004
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Income for NT youth highest of all states and territories
In 2001, Northern Territory (NT) youth (aged 15-24 years) had a median individual weekly income of $194, the highest of all states and territories, according to a new report on Australian youth released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Despite earning the highest median individual weekly income amongst youth in the country, NT young people had one of the lowest rates of labour force participation in the country. Just over half (56%) of NT youth were either working or looking for employment in 2001, compared to 63% for all Australian youth.
Other key findings for the NT include:
The report draws on 2001 Census data, which counted 30,100 people aged 15–24 years in the NT. This equated to 15% of the total NT population and 1.2% of the total Australian youth population.
Further details are in Census of Population and Housing: Australia's Youth, 2001 (cat. no. 2059.0).
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