Jervis Bay

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Area code 901031003
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 201
Male 47.5%
Female 52.5%
Median age 33
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 58
Average people per household 3.9
Median weekly household income $1,208
Median monthly mortgage repayments $0
Median weekly rent $60

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 201 100.0 215 95.6 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 0 0.0 7 3.1 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 0 0.0 3 1.3 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Jervis Bay, there were 201 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female.

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Age Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Median age 33 -- 35 -- 23 --
0-4 years 14 6.5 14 6.1 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 41 19.0 43 18.6 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 33 15.3 34 14.7 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 22 10.2 20 8.7 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 38 17.6 37 16.0 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 28 13.0 34 14.7 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 22 10.2 30 13.0 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 18 8.3 19 8.2 30,952 4.8

In Jervis Bay, the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 33 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 27.5% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 8.3% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Married 21 14.8 31 18.8 105,086 24.5
Separated 3 2.1 6 3.6 19,112 4.5
Divorced 6 4.2 8 4.8 28,796 6.7
Widowed 12 8.5 12 7.3 13,794 3.2
Never married 100 70.4 108 65.5 261,980 61.1

In Jervis Bay, 14.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 6.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 13 8.7 21 13.0 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 11 7.4 10 6.2 60,051 16.0
Not married 125 83.9 130 80.7 228,281 60.9

In Jervis Bay, 8.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 7.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Pre-school 5 5.7 5 4.8 16,698 6.4
Primary 13 14.8 21 20.0 97,859 37.5
Secondary 18 20.5 20 19.0 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 3 3.4 4 3.8 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 3 3.4 3 2.9 15,489 5.9
Other 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,047 1.9
Not stated 46 52.3 52 49.5 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Jervis Bay, 44.4% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 14.8% were attending a primary school, 20.5% were attending a secondary school and 6.8% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 11 7.4 13 7.8 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 3 2.0 9 5.4 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 0 0.0 0 0.0 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 13 8.7 17 10.2 56,625 13.2
Year 12 11 7.4 16 9.6 59,949 14.0
Year 11 12 8.1 11 6.6 34,674 8.1
Year 10 21 14.1 25 15.1 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 4 2.7 4 2.4 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 0 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 18 12.1 23 13.9 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,256 1.0
Not stated 44 29.5 47 28.3 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Jervis Bay, 7.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 8.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 2.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Aboriginal English, so described 8 3.9 8 3.4 625 0.1
Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec 3 1.5 3 1.3 347 0.1
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English only spoken at home 149 72.0 164 71.0 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 72.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Jervis Bay. The only other responses for language at home were Aboriginal English, so described 3.9% and Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec 1.5%.

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Ancestry, top responses Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Australian Aboriginal 91 36.5 94 34.7 140,480 15.8
Australian 88 35.3 98 36.2 399,843 45.0
English 34 13.7 35 12.9 152,758 17.2
Torres Strait Islander 3 1.2 3 1.1 14,948 1.7
Italian 3 1.2 3 1.1 9,195 1.0

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Jervis Bay (including those who did not state an ancestry).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Jervis Bay, the most common ancestries were Australian Aboriginal 36.5%, Australian 35.3%, English 13.7%, Torres Strait Islander 1.2% and Italian 1.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 24 42.1 28 45.2 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 12 21.1 17 27.4 61,049 27.4
Away from work 13 22.8 12 19.4 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 8 14.0 5 8.1 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 72 46.5 73 44.5 190,132 44.3

There were 57 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Jervis Bay. Of these 42.1% were employed full time, 21.1% were employed part-time and 14.0% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

For information on the Community Development Programme (CDP) please refer to the Census Data Dictionary. CDP data is available in TableBuilder.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Community and Personal Service Workers 11 29.7 11 24.4 30,991 17.0
Labourers 6 16.2 7 15.6 27,814 15.3
Professionals 5 13.5 6 13.3 24,339 13.4
Managers 3 8.1 5 11.1 12,844 7.1
Technicians and Trades Workers 3 8.1 3 6.7 24,399 13.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 3 8.1 7 15.6 23,174 12.7
Machinery Operators and Drivers 3 8.1 3 6.7 16,774 9.2
Not stated 3 8.1 3 6.7 2,729 1.5

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Jervis Bay, the most common occupations were Community and Personal Service Workers 29.7%, Labourers 16.2%, Professionals 13.5%, Managers 8.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 8.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 8.1%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 8.1% and Not stated 8.1%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Local Government Administration 5 17.9 5 12.2 5,511 3.0
Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services 4 14.3 4 9.8 2,607 1.4
Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks Operation 4 14.3 4 9.8 544 0.3
Correctional and Detention Services 3 10.7 3 7.3 1,055 0.6
Other Social Assistance Services 3 10.7 5 12.2 5,302 2.9

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Jervis Bay, the most common industries of employment were Local Government Administration 17.9%, Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services 14.3%, Nature Reserves and Conservation Parks Operation 14.3%, Correctional and Detention Services 10.7% and Other Social Assistance Services 10.7%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Personal 390 -- 393 -- 441 --
Household 1,208 -- 1,268 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Jervis Bay was $390 and the median weekly household income was $1,208.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 70 47.3 84 49.1 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 32 21.5 40 23.4 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 26 17.4 30 17.5 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 17 11.4 30 17.5 63,303 14.8

In Jervis Bay, of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 47.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.5% provided care for children and 17.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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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
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.9 -- 3.5 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 -- 1 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 2 -- 2 -- 1.7 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Jervis Bay, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.9 persons, with 1.2 persons per bedroom and 2 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

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Housing costs
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 60 -- 63 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 0 -- 1,660 --

In Jervis Bay, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $60 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 4 7.7 6 10.0 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 7 13.5 8 13.3 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 25 48.1 26 43.3 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 4 7.7 4 6.7 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 3 5.8 3 5.0 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 3 5.8 3 5.0 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 0 0.0 471 0.2
Other household 6 11.5 10 16.7 53,195 20.2

In Jervis Bay, of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 7.7% were a couple family with no children, 19.2% were a couple family with children and 53.8% were a one parent family.

In multiple family households, only the family composition of the primary family is recorded. Other household includes lone person households and group households.

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Separate house 54 93.1 62 89.9 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 0 0.0 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 4 6.9 7 10.1 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,897 1.1

In Jervis Bay there were 58 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 93.1% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.9% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Jervis Bay % Jervis Bay Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Owned outright 0 0.0 3 4.7 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 0 0.0 0 0.0 68,085 25.9
Rented 43 78.2 52 81.2 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 4 7.3 4 6.2 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 8 14.5 5 7.8 10,182 3.9

In Jervis Bay, of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 0.0% were owned outright, 0.0% were owned with a mortgage and 78.2% were rented.

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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.