Northern Territory

2011 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State/Territory
Area code 7
People 211,945
Male 109,517
Female 102,428
Median age 31
Families 48,031
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 81,190
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,674
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,058
Median weekly rent $225
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Total 211,945 -- 192,900 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 109,517 51.7 99,371 51.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 102,428 48.3 93,529 48.5 10,873,704 50.6
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 56,776 26.8 53,663 27.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 211,945 people in Northern Territory of these 51.7% were male and 48.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 26.8% of the population.

Age
People
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
0-4 years 17,119 8.1 15,867 8.2 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 16,415 7.7 16,178 8.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 15,608 7.4 15,562 8.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 14,820 7.0 14,283 7.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 16,839 7.9 15,084 7.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 19,213 9.1 15,688 8.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 17,345 8.2 16,367 8.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 16,829 7.9 16,165 8.4 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 16,331 7.7 14,994 7.8 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 14,799 7.0 14,088 7.3 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 13,775 6.5 12,389 6.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 11,632 5.5 10,268 5.3 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 9,121 4.3 6,685 3.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 5,286 2.5 4,039 2.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,280 1.5 2,278 1.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,726 0.8 1,548 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,112 0.5 821 0.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 694 0.3 595 0.3 402,681 1.9
Median age 31 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Northern Territory was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.7% of the population.

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Married 70,154 43.1 61,945 42.6 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 5,526 3.4 5,648 3.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 13,273 8.2 12,168 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 5,202 3.2 4,874 3.4 949,634 5.5
Never married 68,647 42.2 60,657 41.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Northern Territory aged 15 years and over, 43.1% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

Median age by registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Married 44 -- 43 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 46 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 50 -- 54 --
Widowed 65 -- 63 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Northern Territory was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 54,563 41.5 48,959 41.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 19,532 14.9 16,934 14.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 57,233 43.6 52,459 44.3 6,413,399 41.3

In Northern Territory, of people aged 15 years and over, 41.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 44 -- 43 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Northern Territory was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Pre-school 3,339 4.6 2,812 4.1 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 15,171 20.7 15,228 22.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,586 3.5 2,547 3.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 2,150 2.9 1,921 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 8,003 10.9 6,730 9.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,780 2.4 1,501 2.2 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,823 3.9 1,754 2.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,726 3.7 2,193 3.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 6,682 9.1 5,819 8.5 932,524 14.3
Other 1,627 2.2 1,151 1.7 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 26,242 35.9 26,962 39.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 73,129 -- 68,618 -- 6,503,580 --

In Northern Territory 34.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.2% were in primary school, 17.2% in secondary school and 12.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Australian 63,886 23.9 64,484 26.7 7,098,486 25.4
English 51,667 19.4 44,669 18.5 7,238,533 25.9
Australian Aboriginal 39,192 14.7 36,424 15.1 127,668 0.5
Irish 16,500 6.2 14,347 5.9 2,087,758 7.5
Scottish 13,610 5.1 11,756 4.9 1,792,622 6.4

The most common ancestries in Northern Territory were Australian 23.9%, English 19.4%, Australian Aboriginal 14.7%, Irish 6.2% and Scottish 5.1%.

Country of birth Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Australia 158,031 74.6 148,167 76.8 15,017,847 69.8
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 5,322 2.5 5,081 2.6 911,593 4.2
New Zealand 3,969 1.9 3,295 1.7 483,398 2.2
Philippines 3,586 1.7 1,871 1.0 171,234 0.8
India 1,919 0.9 588 0.3 295,362 1.4
United States of America 1,054 0.5 1,090 0.6 77,009 0.4

In Northern Territory, 74.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.5%, New Zealand 1.9%, Philippines 1.7%, India 0.9% and United States of America 0.5%.

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 42,606 22.7 33,938 20.0 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 10,807 5.8 10,335 6.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 9,131 4.9 8,217 4.8 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 125,126 66.7 117,197 69.1 10,757,087 53.7

In Northern Territory, 66.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 22.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
No Religion 50,639 23.9 44,623 23.1 4,796,787 22.3
Catholic 45,763 21.6 40,783 21.1 5,439,268 25.3
Anglican 24,147 11.4 23,680 12.3 3,679,907 17.1
Uniting Church 14,701 6.9 13,450 7.0 1,065,795 5.0
Lutheran 7,900 3.7 7,502 3.9 251,931 1.2

The most common responses for religion in Northern Territory were No Religion 23.9%, Catholic 21.6%, Anglican 11.4%, Uniting Church 6.9% and Lutheran 3.7%.

Language, top responses (other than English) Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Kriol 3,993 1.9 2,452 1.3 6,780 0.0
Djambarrpuyngu 2,970 1.4 2,733 1.4 2,974 0.0
Greek 2,855 1.3 2,485 1.3 252,217 1.2
Warlpiri 2,409 1.1 2,396 1.2 2,554 0.0
Murrinh Patha 2,373 1.1 1,822 0.9 2,411 0.0
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 133,014 62.8 127,283 66.0 16,509,291 76.8
Households where two or more languages are spoken 14,870 24.4 11,359 19.8 1,579,949 20.4

In Northern Territory 62.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Kriol 1.9%, Djambarrpuyngu 1.4%, Greek 1.3%, Warlpiri 1.1% and Murrinh Patha 1.1%.

Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 69,544 66.9 60,088 65.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 20,878 20.1 20,178 22.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 8,056 7.7 6,912 7.6 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 5,489 5.3 4,006 4.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 103,967 -- 91,184 -- 10,658,460 --

There were 103,967 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Northern Territory. Of these 66.9% were employed full time, 20.1% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

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Employment - hours worked
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 6,588 6.7 6,184 7.1 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 6,344 6.4 7,064 8.1 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 7,952 8.1 6,933 8.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 19,470 19.8 15,101 17.3 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 50,076 50.8 44,986 51.6 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Northern Territory, 6.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Employed full-time 39 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 36 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Northern Territory was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Professionals 19,643 19.9 15,840 18.2 2,145,442 21.3
Technicians and Trades Workers 14,904 15.1 12,867 14.8 1,425,146 14.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 14,472 14.7 12,671 14.5 1,483,558 14.7
Community and Personal Service Workers 13,185 13.4 10,909 12.5 971,897 9.7
Managers 11,837 12.0 10,546 12.1 1,293,970 12.9
Labourers 9,424 9.6 10,364 11.9 947,608 9.4
Sales Workers 6,677 6.8 6,438 7.4 942,140 9.4
Machinery Operators And Drivers 5,966 6.1 5,108 5.9 659,551 6.6

The most common occupations in Northern Territory included Professionals 19.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 14.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.4%, Managers 12.0%, Labourers 9.6%, Sales Workers 6.8% and Machinery Operators And Drivers 6.1%.

Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
State Government Administration 6,663 6.8 5,782 6.6 157,644 1.6
School Education 5,558 5.6 5,104 5.9 467,373 4.6
Defence 5,237 5.3 4,864 5.6 73,392 0.7
Local Government Administration 3,721 3.8 3,997 4.6 136,792 1.4
Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 3,032 3.1 2,262 2.6 412,804 4.1

Of the employed people in Northern Territory, the most common responses for industry of employment included State Government Administration 6.8%, School Education 5.6%, Defence 5.3%, Local Government Administration 3.8% and Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 3.1%.

Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Personal 745 -- 549 -- 577 --
Family 1,759 -- 1,285 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,674 -- 1,181 -- 1,234 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Northern Territory was $745.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 55,435 56.3 46,698 53.6 6,059,972 60.2
Walked only 10,863 11.0 10,351 11.9 377,043 3.7
Car, as passenger 7,749 7.9 7,114 8.2 537,638 5.3
Bus 3,223 3.3 2,998 3.4 301,187 3.0
Bicycle 2,742 2.8 2,577 3.0 103,914 1.0
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 3,916 4.0 3,538 4.1 1,046,721 10.4
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 63,538 64.5 54,046 62.0 6,620,840 65.8

In Northern Territory, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 56.3%, Walked only 11.0%, Car, as passenger 7.9%, Bus 3.3% and Bicycle 2.8%. On the day, 4.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 64.5% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 108,531 66.7 95,573 65.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 49,616 30.5 43,337 29.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 14,566 8.9 11,029 7.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 27,050 16.6 24,743 17.0 3,090,874 17.8

In Northern Territory, of people aged 15 years and over, 66.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.5% provided care for children and 8.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 37,795 23.2 31,842 21.9 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 42,817 26.3 36,793 25.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 16,605 10.2 15,214 10.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 11,314 6.9 11,723 8.1 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Northern Territory, 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.9% worked 30 hours or more.

Families

family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 16,310 34.0 14,124 32.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 22,245 46.3 20,163 46.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 8,610 17.9 8,298 19.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 866 1.8 807 1.9 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Northern Territory, 46.3% were couple families with children, 34.0% were couple families without children and 17.9% were one parent families.

Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.5 -- 20.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.5 -- 80.0 -- 82.4

In Northern Territory 19.5% of single parents were male and 80.5% were female.

Weekly incomes

Median family income, couple families with two incomes Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Families without children 2,300 -- 1,813 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,475 -- 1,921 -- 2,310 --

In Northern Territory, for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,475 and those without children was $2,300.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 12,591 32.7 11,149 32.5 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,326 3.4 1,352 3.9 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,984 15.5 5,360 15.6 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,205 13.5 4,325 12.6 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,552 4.0 1,618 4.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4,773 12.4 4,229 12.3 899,598 19.2
Other 3,327 8.6 2,792 8.1 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 3,801 9.9 3,460 10.1 314,529 6.7

In Northern Territory, of couple families with children, 32.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 15.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 60,889 87.6 55,925 88.8 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 8,595 12.4 7,032 11.2 934,470 10.7

In Northern Territory, 87.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Separate house 41,186 67.6 39,313 70.3 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,880 11.3 5,646 10.1 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 10,087 16.6 8,488 15.2 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 2,471 4.1 2,443 4.4 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Northern Territory, 67.6% were separate houses, 11.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 16.6% were flats, units or apartments and 4.1% were other dwellings.

Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 999 1.6 874 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4,536 7.4 4,054 7.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 13,275 21.8 12,051 21.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 27,268 44.8 26,632 47.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 12,789 21.0 10,182 18.2 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 2,024 3.3 2,131 3.8 143,394 1.8
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Northern Territory, of occupied private dwellings 7.4% had 1 bedroom, 21.8% had 2 bedrooms and 44.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Owned outright 9,530 15.7 8,683 15.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 18,630 30.6 17,921 32.0 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 29,903 49.1 26,735 47.8 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 580 1.0 405 0.7 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,248 3.7 2,182 3.9 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Northern Territory, 15.7% were owned outright, 30.6% were owned with a mortgage and 49.1% were rented.

Household composition

Household composition Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Family households 44,046 72.3 40,261 72.0 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 13,317 21.9 12,784 22.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3,528 5.8 2,881 5.2 321,007 4.1

In Northern Territory, of all households, 72.3% were family households, 21.9% were single person households and 5.8% were group households.

Household income Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.6 -- 20.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.3 -- 6.0 -- 11.2

In Northern Territory, 14.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.3% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

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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 Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Median rent 225 -- 140 -- 285 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 93.2 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 6.8 -- 10.4

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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,058 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 94.0 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 6.0 -- 9.9

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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
None 7,153 11.7 7,607 13.6 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 20,289 33.3 19,898 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 20,488 33.6 18,107 32.4 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 10,184 16.7 7,428 13.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,776 4.6 2,885 5.2 234,292 3.0

In Northern Territory, 33.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 56,776 -- 53,662 -- 548,368 --
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Male 28,035 49.4 26,369 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 28,741 50.6 27,293 50.9 278,037 50.7
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

In Northern Territory, there were 56,776 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 28,035 (or 49.4%) were male and 28,741 (or 50.6%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 4.2 -- 4.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.7 -- 1.8 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,099 -- 837 -- 991 --

Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Northern Territory, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.2, with 1.7 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,099.

Mortgage and rent Northern Territory % Northern Territory 2006 % 2006 Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 75 -- 60 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,963 -- 1,294 -- 1,647 --

In Northern Territory, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $75 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,963.

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.