Northern Territory

2006 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State/Territory
Area code 7
People 192,898
Male 99,369
Female 93,529
Median age 31
Australian citizenship 164,136
People born overseas 26,539
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 6,660
Families 43,393
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 74,193
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,192
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $140
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Total 192,898 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 99,369 51.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 93,529 48.5 10,056,036 50.6
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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 53,662 27.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 192,898 people were usually resident in Northern Territory: of these 51.5% were male and 48.5% were female. Of the total population 27.8% were Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Age
People
Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
0-4 years 15,865 8.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 31,740 16.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 29,369 15.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 89,690 46.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 16,950 8.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 9,284 4.8 2,644,374 13.3
Median age 31 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 24.7% of people usually resident in Northern Territory were children aged 0-14 years, and 13.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 31 years.

Selected characteristics Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australian citizenship 164,136 85.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 26,539 13.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 6,660 3.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 85.1% of people usually resident in Northern Territory were Australian citizens, 13.8% were born overseas and 3.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Married 61,946 42.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 17,817 12.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 4,874 3.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 60,658 41.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 42.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Northern Territory were married, 12.3% were either separated or divorced, 3.4% were widowed and 41.7% were never married.

Cultural & language diversity

Country of birth Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 148,166 76.8 14,072,944 70.9
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null
England 5,079 2.6 856,939 4.3
New Zealand 3,292 1.7 389,463 2.0
Philippines 1,872 1.0 120,539 0.6
United States of America 1,089 0.6 61,720 0.3
East Timor 1,021 0.5 9,316 0.0

In the 2006 Census, 76.8% of people usually resident in Northern Territory, stated they were born in Australia. Other common responses for country of birth were England 2.6%, New Zealand 1.7%, Philippines 1.0%, United States of America 0.6% and East Timor 0.5%.

Religious affiliation, top responses Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
No Religion 44,625 23.1 3,706,557 18.7
Catholic 40,781 21.1 5,126,882 25.8
Anglican 23,679 12.3 3,718,248 18.7
Uniting Church 13,452 7.0 1,135,422 5.7
Lutheran 7,503 3.9 251,106 1.3

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for religious affiliation for people usually resident in Northern Territory were No Religion 23.1%, Catholic 21.1%, Anglican 12.3%, Uniting Church 7.0% and Lutheran 3.9%.

Language, top responses (other than English) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Djambarrpuyngu 2,729 1.4 2,764 0.0
Arrernte 2,710 1.4 2,830 0.0
Greek 2,481 1.3 252,220 1.3
Kriol 2,452 1.3 4,207 0.0
Warlpiri 2,397 1.2 2,512 0.0
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English only spoken at home 127,282 66.0 15,581,333 78.5

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for language other than English spoken at home by people usually resident in Northern Territory were Djambarrpuyngu 1.4%, Arrernte 1.4%, Greek 1.3%, Kriol 1.3% and Warlpiri 1.2%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 66.0%.

Employment

Employment
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 60,087 65.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 20,178 22.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 4,103 4.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,809 3.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4,003 4.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 37,152 -- 5,271,116 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 91,180 -- 9,607,987 --
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 91,180 people aged 15 years and over in Northern Territory were in the labour force. Of these 65.9% worked full-time, 22.1% worked part-time, 4.5% were away from work, 3.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.4% were unemployed. 37,152 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Professionals 15,842 18.2 1,806,010 19.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 12,870 14.8 1,309,258 14.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 12,671 14.5 1,365,805 15.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 10,911 12.5 801,906 8.8
Managers 10,542 12.1 1,202,267 13.2
Labourers 10,363 11.9 952,520 10.5
Sales Workers 6,437 7.4 896,208 9.8
Machinery Operators And Drivers 5,105 5.9 604,616 6.6

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for occupation for Northern Territory were Professionals 18.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.8%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 14.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.5%, Managers 12.1%, Labourers 11.9%, Sales Workers 7.4% and Machinery Operators And Drivers 5.9%.

Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
State Government Administration 5,785 6.6 131,453 1.4
School Education 5,103 5.9 414,214 4.5
Defence 4,860 5.6 66,810 0.7
Local Government Administration 4,001 4.6 128,838 1.4
Accommodation 2,371 2.7 117,705 1.3

In the 2006 Census, of the employed people aged 15 years and over in Northern Territory, the most common responses for industry of employment included State Government Administration 6.6%, School Education 5.9%, Defence 5.6%, Local Government Administration 4.6% and Accommodation 2.7%.

Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Personal 549 -- 466 --
Family 1,285 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,192 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Northern Territory, the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $549, the median family income was $1,285 and the median household income was $1,192.

Families

family composition

Family composition

Family composition Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 14,123 32.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 20,165 46.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 8,298 19.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 807 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 43,393 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 43,393 families in Northern Territory: of these 32.5% were couple families without children, 46.5% were couple families with children, 19.1% were one parent families and 1.9% were other families.

Dwellings

dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 67,162 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 74,193 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 67,162 occupied private dwellings were counted in Northern Territory.

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Separate house 43,056 64.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,515 9.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 10,279 15.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 7,210 10.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 102 0.2 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Northern Territory, 64.1% were separate houses, 9.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.3% were flats, units or apartments and 10.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Owned outright 11,433 17.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 18,184 27.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 28,283 42.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 669 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 8,592 12.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Northern Territory, 17.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.1% were owned with a mortgage and 42.1% were rented.

Landlord type
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Real estate agent 7,125 25.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 4,710 16.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 15,454 54.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 991 3.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Northern Territory, of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 25.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 16.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 54.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling characteristics Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 140 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Northern Territory, the median weekly rent was $140. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.3.

Household composition

Household composition
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Family households 40,262 59.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 12,781 19.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 2,881 4.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Northern Territory, 59.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.0% were single (or lone) person households and 4.3% were group households.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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