Cocos (Keeling) Islands

2011 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Indigenous Locations
Area code ILOC90100201
Total population 550
Total dwellings 167
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 5
Male 4
Female 4
Median age 30
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 3
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $2,333
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $0
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 0 0.0 237 96.3 495,757 90.4
Torres Strait Islander 5 100.0 3 1.2 31,407 5.7
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 0 0.0 6 2.4 21,206 3.9
Total 5 -- 246 -- 548,370 --
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Male 4 50.0 121 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 4 50.0 125 50.8 278,037 50.7

In Cocos (Keeling) Islands, there were 5 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 4 (or 50.0%) were male and 4 (or 50.0%) were female.

Age Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
0-4 years 0 0.0 26 10.6 67,415 12.3
5-14 years 0 0.0 57 23.3 129,670 23.6
15-24 years 3 42.9 33 13.5 105,652 19.3
25-54 years 4 57.1 94 38.4 192,627 35.1
55-64 years 0 0.0 19 7.8 32,232 5.9
65 years and over 0 0.0 16 6.5 20,772 3.8
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Median age 30 -- 30 -- 21 --

In Cocos (Keeling) Islands the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 30 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 0.0% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 0.0% were people aged 65 years and over.

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Married 3 42.9 29 17.7 85,741 24.4
Separated 0 0.0 6 3.7 14,925 4.2
Divorced 0 0.0 8 4.9 23,126 6.6
Widowed 0 0.0 11 6.7 12,142 3.5
Never married 4 57.1 110 67.1 215,347 61.3

In Cocos (Keeling) Islands 42.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 0.0% were either divorced or separated.

Median age by registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Married 54 -- 54 -- 44 --
Separated 0 -- 52 -- 46 --
Divorced 0 -- 40 -- 51 --
Widowed 0 -- 66 -- 65 --
Never married 38 -- 32 -- 26 --

In Cocos (Keeling) Islands for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people the median age of married people was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 38 years.

Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 3 100.0 33 21.7 71,575 23.3
De facto marriage 0 0.0 9 5.9 48,600 15.8
Not married 0 0.0 110 72.4 187,097 60.9

In Cocos (Keeling) Islands 100.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 0.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 54 -- 52 -- 45 --
De facto marriage 0 -- 30 -- 34 --
Not married 0 -- 38 -- 28 --

In Cocos (Keeling) Islands for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people the median age in a registered marriage was 54 years and in a de facto marriage was 0 years.

Education Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Pre-school 0 0.0 0 0.0 13,977 6.2
Primary 0 0.0 42 47.7 81,554 36.4
Secondary 0 0.0 25 28.4 50,986 22.8
Technical or further education institution 0 0.0 7 8.0 13,211 5.9
University or tertiary institution 0 0.0 0 0.0 10,125 4.5
Other 0 0.0 3 3.4 3,662 1.6
Not stated 0 0.0 11 12.5 50,410 22.5
Total 0 -- 88 -- 223,925 --

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 33.3% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 0.0% were attending a primary school, 0.0% were attending a secondary school and 0.0% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
English only spoken at home 3 33.3 184 75.1 453,895 82.8

English was the only language spoken at home by 33.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Cocos (Keeling) Islands. There were no other responses for language spoken at home.

Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 0 0.0 24 35.3 86,714 48.7
Worked part-time 3 100.0 17 25.0 47,035 26.4
Away from work 0 0.0 6 8.8 13,959 7.8
Unemployed 0 0.0 21 30.9 30,462 17.1
Total in labour force 3 -- 68 -- 178,170 --

There were 3 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Of these 0.0% were employed full time, 100.0% were employed part-time and 0.0% were unemployed.

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Median age by employment status
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Employed full-time 0 -- 43 -- 37 --
Employed part-time 30 -- 40 -- 34 --

The median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Cocos (Keeling) Islands who were employed full time was 0 years and those employed part time was 30 years.

Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Personal 700 -- 297 -- 362 --
Household 2,333 -- 939 -- 991 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Cocos (Keeling) Islands was $700 and the median weekly household income was $2,333.

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Dwellings

dwelling characteristics | dwelling structure

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.1 -- 1.2 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 0 -- 1.4 -- 1.5 --

In Cocos (Keeling) Islands, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1 persons per bedroom and 0 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

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

Housing costs
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 0 -- 44 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Cocos (Keeling) Islands, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Separate house 0 0.0 66 90.4 168,749 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 0 0.0 16,437 7.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3 100.0 4 5.5 20,640 9.9
Other dwelling 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,949 1.4
Total 3 -- 73 -- 209,047 --

In Cocos (Keeling) Islands there were 3 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people: 0.0% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 100.0% were flats, unit or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Cocos (Keeling) Islands Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Owned outright 0 0.0 0 0.0 23,333 11.2
Owned with a mortgage 3 100.0 0 0.0 51,761 24.8
Rented 0 0.0 71 100.0 124,099 59.4
Other tenure type 0 0.0 0 0.0 1,516 0.7
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 0 0.0 8,338 4.0

In Cocos (Keeling) Islands, of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 0.0% were owned outright, 100.0% were owned with a mortgage and 0.0% were rented.

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