People in Northern Territory who were born in India

2016 Census Country of birth QuickStats
Area code 7 by 7103
People 3,595
Male 1,955
Female 1,640
Australian citizen 41.6%
Not an Australian citizen 57.3%
Families 1,326
Couples with children 896
Couples without children 368
One parent families 37
Other families 21
All private dwellings 1,533
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,500
Median weekly rent paid $370

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Male 1,955 54.4 22,636 49.9 81,677 51.8 118,570 51.8
Female 1,640 45.6 22,767 50.1 75,851 48.2 110,266 48.2

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,595 people in Northern Territory who were born in India. Of these 54.4% were male and 45.6% were female.

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Age
People
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
0-14 years 423 11.8 3,999 8.8 41,352 26.2 49,473 21.6
15-24 years 271 7.5 4,146 9.1 23,516 14.9 30,719 13.4
25-34 years 1,442 40.1 10,683 23.5 27,048 17.2 43,036 18.8
35-44 years 856 23.8 8,763 19.3 21,823 13.9 34,630 15.1
45-54 years 307 8.5 7,257 16.0 20,049 12.7 31,310 13.7
55-64 years 186 5.2 5,547 12.2 14,594 9.3 23,296 10.2
65 years and over 112 3.1 5,006 11.0 9,150 5.8 16,367 7.2
Median age 32 -- 38 -- 29 -- 32 --

Of the population born in India who usually live in Northern Territory, 11.8% were aged 0 - 14 years and 3.1% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Northern Territory who were born in India was 32 years.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Married 2,509 79.1 23,139 55.9 46,685 40.2 78,333 43.7
Separated 33 1.0 1,300 3.1 3,894 3.4 6,046 3.4
Divorced 72 2.3 3,185 7.7 8,260 7.1 13,442 7.5
Widowed 47 1.5 1,410 3.4 3,596 3.1 5,622 3.1
Never married 512 16.1 12,368 29.9 53,745 46.3 75,917 42.3

Of people in Northern Territory aged 15 years and over who were born in India, 79.1% were married, 1.0% were separated, and 2.3% were divorced.

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Education Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Pre-school 28 0.8 282 0.6 3,401 2.2 3,707 1.6
Primary 235 6.5 2,167 4.8 18,016 11.4 20,355 8.9
Secondary 129 3.6 1,875 4.1 11,212 7.1 13,208 5.8
University or tertiary institution 399 11.1 3,247 7.2 4,729 3.0 8,044 3.5
Technical or further education 57 1.6 854 1.9 2,151 1.4 3,039 1.3
Other 71 2.0 651 1.4 985 0.6 1,655 0.7
Institution attended, type not stated 60 1.7 1,008 2.2 8,382 5.3 31,342 13.7
Not attending an educational institution 2,620 72.8 35,325 77.8 108,646 69.0 147,470 64.4

Of the population born in India who usually live in Northern Territory, 27.2% were attending an educational institution. There were 6.5% in primary school, 3.6% in secondary school and 12.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,922 60.4 13,600 32.9 16,795 14.5 30,711 17.1
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 421 13.2 4,381 10.6 8,285 7.1 12,854 7.2
Certificate level IV 33 1.0 1,194 2.9 5,112 4.4 6,391 3.6
Certificate level III 161 5.1 5,015 12.1 17,732 15.3 23,200 12.9
Year 12 323 10.2 6,866 16.6 15,538 13.4 22,743 12.7
Year 11 39 1.2 1,610 3.9 9,052 7.8 10,854 6.1
Year 10 71 2.2 2,570 6.2 14,530 12.5 17,509 9.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 24 0.1 197 0.2 226 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 7 0.0 123 0.1 128 0.1
Year 9 or below 42 1.3 2,313 5.6 12,847 11.1 15,473 8.6
No educational attainment 10 0.3 464 1.1 1,374 1.2 1,870 1.0
Not stated 80 2.5 1,954 4.7 11,974 10.3 33,298 18.6

Of the population born in India who usually live in Northern Territory, 10.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 6.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 13.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Year of arrival Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Before 1941 0 0.0 14 0.0 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 12 0.3 238 0.5 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 13 0.4 1,176 2.6 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 46 1.3 3,019 6.6 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 36 1.0 3,916 8.6 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 95 2.6 4,562 10.0 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 118 3.3 3,879 8.5 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 216 6.0 3,039 6.7 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2010 1,362 38.0 9,279 20.4 -- -- -- --
2011 - 2016 1,600 44.6 14,331 31.6 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 157,533 -- -- --

In Northern Territory of people who were born in India, 44.6% arrived in Australia from 2011 - 2016 and 38.0% from 2006 - 2010.

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Citizenship Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Australian citizen 1,494 41.6 23,450 51.6 153,412 97.4 179,967 78.6
Not an Australian citizen 2,059 57.3 21,056 46.4 758 0.5 22,001 9.6

In Northern Territory of people who were born in India, 41.6% were Australian citizens.

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Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Spouse or partner born overseas 2,143 93.8 16,300 67.7 6,982 12.7 23,510 29.6
Spouse or partner born in Australia 93 4.1 6,984 29.0 45,927 83.7 53,122 66.9

In Northern Territory of people who were born in India and had a spouse or partner, 93.8% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 4.1% had a spouse or partner born in Australia.

Note: Total does not include those spouses or partners who did not state their country of birth.

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Religious affiliation, top responses
Results may include 'nfd' for 'not further defined'
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Hinduism 1,519 42.2 3,026 6.7 510 0.3 3,562 1.6
Catholic 865 24.0 12,096 26.6 32,962 20.9 45,843 20.0
Sikhism 483 13.4 510 1.1 119 0.1 634 0.3
Islam 144 4.0 1,767 3.9 531 0.3 2,335 1.0
No Religion, so described 112 3.1 11,114 24.5 54,927 34.9 67,176 29.4

In Northern Territory of people who were born in India, the most common responses to the religion question were Hinduism 42.2%, Catholic 24.0%, Sikhism 13.4%, Islam 4.0% and No Religion, so described 3.1%.

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English language proficiency Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Speaks English only 465 12.9 19,703 43.4 110,645 70.2 132,634 58.0
Speaks other language and speaks English:  null  null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Very well or well 2,944 81.9 22,300 49.1 35,323 22.4 58,422 25.5
Not well or not at all 154 4.3 2,988 6.6 5,715 3.6 8,850 3.9

In Northern Territory of people who were born in India, 12.9% spoke English only at home. A further 81.9% spoke another language but also spoke English very well or well.

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Employment

Employment
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Worked full-time 1,790 68.4 21,498 68.2 51,434 66.8 74,100 67.1
Worked part-time 579 22.1 6,870 21.8 14,243 18.5 21,493 19.5
Away from work 126 4.8 1,795 5.7 5,134 6.7 7,112 6.4
Unemployed 121 4.6 1,360 4.3 6,203 8.1 7,685 7.0
Not in the labour force 538 16.9 9,448 22.8 35,565 30.6 46,008 25.7

In Northern Territory of people who were born in India and who were in the labour force, 68.4% worked full-time, 22.1% worked part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

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Employment - hours worked
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
1-15 hours per week 129 5.2 1,894 6.3 4,727 6.7 6,735 6.6
16-24 hours per week 234 9.4 2,344 7.8 3,884 5.5 6,327 6.2
25-34 hours per week 210 8.4 2,624 8.7 5,634 8.0 8,431 8.2
35-39 hours per week 823 32.9 7,292 24.2 14,594 20.6 22,238 21.7
40 hours or more per week 969 38.8 14,206 47.1 36,842 52.0 51,864 50.5

In Northern Territory of people who were born in India and who were employed, 38.8% worked 40 hours or more per week and 32.9% worked 35-39 hours per week.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Professionals 797 32.0 6,497 21.5 13,923 19.7 20,654 20.1
Community and Personal Service Workers 421 16.9 4,488 14.9 9,456 13.4 14,178 13.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 233 9.4 4,599 15.2 11,287 15.9 16,189 15.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 226 9.1 3,314 11.0 10,579 14.9 14,102 13.7
Machinery Operators and Drivers 226 9.1 1,477 4.9 4,268 6.0 5,880 5.7

In Northern Territory of people who were born in India, the most common responses for occupation were Professionals 32.0%, Community and Personal Service Workers 16.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 9.4%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 9.1% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 9.1%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 338 13.8 1,600 5.3 1,708 2.4 3,359 3.3
State Government Administration 152 6.2 1,510 5.0 4,753 6.7 6,335 6.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 123 5.0 864 2.9 1,412 2.0 2,309 2.2
Takeaway Food Services 117 4.8 799 2.7 664 0.9 1,479 1.4
Other Social Assistance Services 98 4.0 649 2.2 978 1.4 1,668 1.6

In Northern Territory of people who were born in India, the most common responses for industry of employment were Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 13.8%, State Government Administration 6.2%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 5.0%, Takeaway Food Services 4.8% and Other Social Assistance Services 4.0%.

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Median weekly income
People aged 15 years and over
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Personal 964 -- 940 -- 839 -- 871 --
Family 2,143 -- 2,286 -- 2,123 -- 2,105 --
Household 2,193 -- 2,196 -- 2,049 -- 1,983 --

In Northern Territory of people who were born in India, the personal weekly median income was $964. Family median weekly income was $2,143 and Household median weekly income was $2,193.

Median personal weekly income for persons aged 15 years and over born in the selected country. Excludes those who did not state an income.

Family for the selected country of birth is determined by the reference person and/or their spouse/partner's response to country of birth. Median family income excludes families where at least one family member aged 15 years and over did not state an income.

Household for the selected country of birth is determined by the response of any household member (enumerated in the dwelling) to country of birth. Median household income excludes households where at least one member aged 15 years and over did not state an income.

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Travel to work
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Car 1,748 70.2 20,138 66.8 47,822 67.5 69,125 67.3
Bus or train 149 6.0 2,238 7.4 2,654 3.7 4,925 4.8
Other 346 13.9 4,684 15.5 11,866 16.8 16,838 16.4

In Northern Territory 70.2% of employed people who were born in India travelled to work on census day by car, while 6.0% travelled by bus or train.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,254 70.9 28,157 68.0 85,630 73.7 115,473 64.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,385 43.6 12,115 29.3 39,756 34.2 52,717 29.4
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 316 10.0 3,316 8.0 12,432 10.7 16,056 9.0
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 489 15.4 7,215 17.4 23,085 19.9 30,716 17.1

In Northern Territory 70.9% of people who were born in India did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 43.6% cared for a child or children in the two weeks before the census.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Less than 5 hours per week 563 17.7 9,240 22.3 31,133 26.8 40,921 22.8
5 to 14 hours per week 884 27.9 11,392 27.5 34,011 29.3 46,081 25.7
15 to 29 hours per week 441 13.9 4,309 10.4 12,549 10.8 17,083 9.5
30 hours or more per week 360 11.3 3,212 7.8 7,946 6.8 11,386 6.3

In Northern Territory of people who were born in India and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

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Family composition Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Couple family without children 368 27.8 7,351 41.2 10,504 32.2 18,138 35.2
Couple family with children 896 67.6 8,812 49.3 14,608 44.8 23,815 46.2
One parent family 37 2.8 1,512 8.5 6,736 20.6 8,558 16.6
Other family 21 1.6 204 1.1 788 2.4 1,014 2.0
Families with a child under 5 511 38.7 3,756 21.0 7,913 24.2 11,667 22.6
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 837 62.8 7,645 42.8 16,378 50.2 24,025 46.6

These statistics are for families in Northern Territory. They are for families where the reference person and/or their spouse or partner was born in India. Of these families, 67.6% were couple families with children, 27.8% were couple families without children and 2.8% were one parent families.

Note: Totals for families with a child under 5 and for families with a child aged 0-15 years does not include those families where the reference person and/or their spouse/partner did not state their country of birth.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Both employed, worked full-time 419 33.1 5,715 35.4 7,970 31.7 13,833 33.0
Both employed, worked part-time 39 3.1 551 3.4 646 2.6 1,215 2.9
One employed full-time, one part-time 279 22.1 2,881 17.8 3,663 14.6 6,638 15.8
One employed full-time, other not working 289 22.9 2,929 18.1 3,176 12.6 6,174 14.7
One employed part-time, other not working 35 2.8 622 3.8 1,026 4.1 1,677 4.0
Both not working 63 5.0 1,461 9.0 4,537 18.1 6,100 14.5
Other (includes away from work) 83 6.6 1,044 6.5 1,794 7.1 2,884 6.9
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 57 4.5 954 5.9 2,308 9.2 3,429 8.2

These statistics are for families in Northern Territory. They are for families where the reference person and/or their spouse or partner was born in India. Of these families, 33.1% of families had both parents working full-time, 22.1% of families had one parent working full-time and one parent working part-time, and 5.0% of families stated that both parents were not working.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | mortgage & rent | household composition

Dwelling structure

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Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Separate house 633 41.3 13,613 58.8 37,711 70.7 43,100 66.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 335 21.9 3,345 14.4 5,709 10.7 7,844 12.1
Flat or apartment 545 35.6 5,410 23.3 7,813 14.6 11,374 17.5
Other dwelling 16 1.0 628 2.7 1,645 3.1 2,166 3.3

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Northern Territory. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in India, 41.3% were a separate house, 35.6% were a flat or apartment, and 21.9% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
None (includes bedsitters) 11 0.7 282 1.2 625 1.2 874 1.3
1 bedroom 115 7.5 1,685 7.3 3,442 6.5 4,871 7.5
2 bedrooms 621 40.6 5,772 24.9 10,649 20.0 14,306 22.0
3 bedrooms 477 31.2 9,305 40.2 23,650 44.3 27,598 42.4
4 or more bedrooms 271 17.7 5,442 23.5 13,393 25.1 15,039 23.1
Number of bedrooms not stated 35 2.3 686 3.0 1,579 3.0 2,369 3.6

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Northern Territory. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in India, 40.6% had two bedrooms, 31.2% had three bedrooms and 17.7% had four or more bedrooms.

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Mortgage & rent

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings
Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Owned outright 121 7.9 3,948 17.0 7,955 14.9 9,957 15.3
Owned with a mortgage 443 28.9 7,040 30.4 16,932 31.7 19,247 29.6
Rented 928 60.6 11,266 48.6 26,275 49.3 32,737 50.3
Other tenure type 4 0.3 170 0.7 450 0.8 575 0.9
Tenure type not stated 36 2.3 747 3.2 1,720 3.2 2,545 3.9
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,500 -- 2,167 -- 2,167 -- 2,167 --
Median weekly rent paid 370 -- 390 -- 300 -- 315 --

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Northern Territory. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in India, 7.9% were owned outright, 28.9% were owned with a mortgage and 60.6% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,500 and the median weekly rent paid was $370.

Median monthly mortgage repayment relates only to occupied private dwellings that are owned with a mortgage (including those being purchased under a rent/buy scheme). It excludes 'visitor only' and 'other non-classifiable' households and dwellings that did not state a monthly repayment value.

Median weekly rent paid relates to occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation). It excludes 'visitor only' and 'other non-classifiable' households and dwellings that did not state a weekly payment value.

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Household composition

Household composition Born in India % Born in India All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
One family households 1,277 83.3 17,267 74.5 37,428 70.2 44,026 67.7
Multiple family households 55 3.6 711 3.1 3,221 6.0 3,371 5.2
Single (or lone) person households 128 8.3 3,774 16.3 9,954 18.7 14,228 21.9
Group households 73 4.8 1,415 6.1 2,733 5.1 3,438 5.3

All occupants of a private dwelling complete one census form and are counted as a household. 'Born in India' includes households in Northern Territory where at least one person was born in India. Of those households, 83.3% were one family households and 8.3% were lone person households.

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Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.