Darwin (C)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA71000
People 78,804
Male 51.3%
Female 48.7%
Median age 34
Families 18,703
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 33,449
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $2,164
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $418
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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People

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Demographics & education

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

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Male 40,446 51.3 118,570 51.8 11,546,638 49.3
Female 38,355 48.7 110,266 48.2 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 5,828 7.4 58,248 25.5 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 78,804 people in Darwin (C). Of these 51.3% were male and 48.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.4% of the population.

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Age Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median age 34 -- 32 -- 38 --
0-4 years 5,345 6.8 17,630 7.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 4,815 6.1 16,822 7.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 4,387 5.6 15,029 6.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 4,177 5.3 14,077 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 5,265 6.7 16,644 7.3 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 8,290 10.5 21,707 9.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 7,984 10.1 21,329 9.3 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 6,557 8.3 18,012 7.9 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 5,744 7.3 16,615 7.3 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 5,551 7.0 16,456 7.2 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 5,096 6.5 14,854 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 4,609 5.8 12,886 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 3,905 5.0 10,407 4.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 3,046 3.9 7,364 3.2 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,815 2.3 4,300 1.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,161 1.5 2,516 1.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 575 0.7 1,258 0.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 470 0.6 938 0.4 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Darwin (C) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Married 28,188 43.9 78,333 43.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,970 3.1 6,046 3.4 608,059 3.2
Divorced 5,303 8.3 13,442 7.5 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,916 3.0 5,622 3.1 985,204 5.2
Never married 26,875 41.8 75,917 42.3 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Darwin (C) aged 15 years and over, 43.9% were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 22,517 42.6 58,583 41.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 7,926 15.0 22,537 15.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 22,360 42.3 60,345 42.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Darwin (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,085 4.1 3,707 4.6 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 4,257 16.0 15,160 18.6 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 804 3.0 2,632 3.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 834 3.1 2,570 3.2 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 2,896 10.9 8,233 10.1 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 578 2.2 2,070 2.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 973 3.6 2,911 3.6 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,126 4.2 3,045 3.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 4,528 17.0 8,054 9.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 747 2.8 1,655 2.0 198,383 2.8
Not stated 8,850 33.2 31,342 38.5 1,707,023 23.7

In Darwin (C) 33.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.1% were in primary school, 16.7% in secondary school and 21.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 16,783 26.1 30,711 17.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 5,491 8.5 12,854 7.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 2,291 3.6 6,391 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 7,735 12.0 23,200 12.9 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 9,477 14.7 22,743 12.7 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 3,325 5.2 10,854 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 4,640 7.2 17,509 9.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 35 0.1 226 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 12 0.0 128 0.1 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 3,392 5.3 15,473 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 398 0.6 1,870 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 9,155 14.2 33,298 18.6 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Darwin (C), 14.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australian 22,084 21.2 65,433 22.4 7,298,243 23.3
English 20,699 19.8 54,967 18.8 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 7,690 7.4 18,469 6.3 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 5,799 5.6 14,971 5.1 2,023,470 6.4
Chinese 4,319 4.1 6,228 2.1 1,213,903 3.9

The most common ancestries in Darwin (C) were Australian 21.2%, English 19.8%, Irish 7.4%, Scottish 5.6% and Chinese 4.1%.

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 Darwin (C) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 44,951 57.0 157,531 68.8 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Philippines 3,368 4.3 5,914 2.6 232,386 1.0
England 2,616 3.3 5,583 2.4 907,570 3.9
India 2,106 2.7 3,598 1.6 455,389 1.9
New Zealand 1,601 2.0 4,636 2.0 518,466 2.2
Greece 1,125 1.4 1,268 0.6 93,743 0.4

In Darwin (C), 57.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Philippines 4.3%, England 3.3%, India 2.7%, New Zealand 2.0% and Greece 1.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 30,036 38.1 54,687 23.9 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 4,610 5.9 10,761 4.7 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 4,028 5.1 9,473 4.1 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 31,073 39.4 124,021 54.2 11,070,538 47.3

In Darwin (C), 39.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 38.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 35,270 44.8 134,515 58.8 12,231,150 52.3
England 3,748 4.8 9,028 3.9 1,403,096 6.0
Philippines 3,686 4.7 6,443 2.8 270,177 1.2
India 2,759 3.5 4,735 2.1 616,939 2.6
Greece 2,311 2.9 2,713 1.2 226,920 1.0

In Darwin (C), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 44.8%, England 4.8%, Philippines 4.7%, India 3.5% and Greece 2.9%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 35,924 45.6 135,595 59.3 12,643,365 54.0
Philippines 4,208 5.3 7,492 3.3 325,049 1.4
England 3,527 4.5 8,560 3.7 1,302,147 5.6
India 2,702 3.4 4,661 2.0 605,777 2.6
Greece 1,922 2.4 2,218 1.0 206,674 0.9

In Darwin (C), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 45.6%, Philippines 5.3%, England 4.5%, India 3.4% and Greece 2.4%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 24,587 31.2 67,176 29.4 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 17,542 22.3 45,843 20.0 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 10,861 13.8 36,642 16.0 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 5,968 7.6 19,234 8.4 3,101,185 13.3
Eastern Orthodox 3,456 4.4 4,207 1.8 502,801 2.1

The most common responses for religion in Darwin (C) were No Religion, so described 31.2%, Catholic 22.3%, Not stated 13.8%, Anglican 7.6% and Eastern Orthodox 4.4%. In Darwin (C), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (52.5%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Greek 2,790 3.5 3,245 1.4 237,588 1.0
Tagalog 1,767 2.2 2,994 1.3 111,273 0.5
Mandarin 1,612 2.0 2,163 0.9 596,711 2.5
Filipino 1,168 1.5 2,045 0.9 71,220 0.3
Nepali 957 1.2 1,219 0.5 62,005 0.3
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English only spoken at home 49,114 62.4 132,634 58.0 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 8,290 27.7 19,395 24.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Darwin (C) 62.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 3.5%, Tagalog 2.2%, Mandarin 2.0%, Filipino 1.5% and Nepali 1.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 30,226 68.5 74,100 67.1 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 9,258 21.0 21,493 19.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 2,595 5.9 7,112 6.4 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 2,054 4.7 7,685 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 44,133 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Darwin (C). Of these 68.5% were employed full time, 21.0% were employed part-time and 4.7% 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.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 2,942 7.0 6,735 6.6 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 2,876 6.8 6,327 6.2 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 3,441 8.2 8,431 8.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 9,130 21.7 22,238 21.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 21,095 50.1 51,864 50.5 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Darwin (C), 7.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Professionals 9,899 23.5 20,654 20.1 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 6,255 14.9 16,189 15.8 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 5,816 13.8 14,102 13.7 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 5,494 13.1 12,515 12.2 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 5,144 12.2 14,178 13.8 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 3,573 8.5 9,642 9.4 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 3,119 7.4 7,021 6.8 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 1,940 4.6 5,880 5.7 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Darwin (C) included Professionals 23.5%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.8%, Managers 13.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.2%, Labourers 8.5%, Sales Workers 7.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.6%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
State Government Administration 3,202 7.6 6,335 6.2 158,980 1.5
Defence 2,064 4.9 4,796 4.7 75,462 0.7
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 1,715 4.1 3,359 3.3 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 1,028 2.4 1,558 1.5 253,385 2.4
Primary Education 1,006 2.4 2,886 2.8 231,198 2.2

Of the employed people in Darwin (C), the most common responses for industry of employment included State Government Administration 7.6%, Defence 4.9%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.1%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.4% and Primary Education 2.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Personal 1,039 -- 871 -- 662 --
Family 2,385 -- 2,105 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,164 -- 1,983 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Darwin (C) was $1,039.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 26,614 63.3 61,874 60.3 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 2,819 6.7 6,947 6.8 489,922 4.6
Bus 2,225 5.3 4,872 4.7 323,201 3.0
Walked only 2,077 4.9 8,683 8.5 370,427 3.5
Bicycle 1,279 3.0 2,552 2.5 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 2,911 6.9 6,555 6.4 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 30,305 72.0 70,991 69.1 7,305,271 68.4

In Darwin (C), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 63.3%, Car, as passenger 6.7%, Bus 5.3%, Walked only 4.9% and Bicycle 3.0%. On the day, 6.9% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 72.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 42,098 65.5 115,473 64.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 15,921 24.8 52,717 29.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,052 7.9 16,056 9.0 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 12,012 18.7 30,716 17.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Darwin (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.8% provided care for children and 7.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 15,352 23.9 40,921 22.8 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 16,979 26.4 46,081 25.7 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 5,796 9.0 17,083 9.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 3,974 6.2 11,386 6.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Darwin (C), 26.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 7,470 40.0 18,138 35.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 8,311 44.4 23,815 46.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 2,584 13.8 8,558 16.6 959,543 15.8
Other family 333 1.8 1,014 2.0 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Darwin (C), 44.4% were couple families with children, 40.0% were couple families without children and 13.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Male -- 21.8 -- 20.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.2 -- 79.5 -- 81.8

In Darwin (C), 21.8% of single parents were male and 78.2% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 5,635 35.7 13,833 33.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 518 3.3 1,215 2.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,810 17.8 6,638 15.8 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 2,480 15.7 6,174 14.7 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 558 3.5 1,677 4.0 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,445 9.2 6,100 14.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,098 7.0 2,884 6.9 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,237 7.8 3,429 8.2 311,381 6.2

In Darwin (C), of couple families with children, 35.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 17.8% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

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.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 25,906 87.9 65,053 85.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,576 12.1 10,717 14.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Darwin (C), 87.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Separate house 13,616 52.6 43,100 66.3 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,458 13.3 7,844 12.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 8,234 31.8 11,374 17.5 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 436 1.7 2,166 3.3 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Darwin (C), 52.6% were separate houses, 13.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 31.8% were flats or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 234 0.9 874 1.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,687 6.5 4,871 7.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 6,873 26.5 14,306 22.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 10,544 40.7 27,598 42.4 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 5,746 22.2 15,039 23.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 822 3.2 2,369 3.6 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Darwin (C), of occupied private dwellings 6.5% had 1 bedroom, 26.5% had 2 bedrooms and 40.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Owned outright 4,665 18.0 9,957 15.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 7,738 29.9 19,247 29.6 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 12,463 48.1 32,737 50.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 151 0.6 575 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 888 3.4 2,545 3.9 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Darwin (C), 18.0% were owned outright, 29.9% were owned with a mortgage and 48.1% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Family households 18,119 70.0 47,400 72.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 5,933 22.9 14,228 21.9 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,850 7.1 3,438 5.3 354,917 4.3

In Darwin (C), of all households, 70.0% were family households, 22.9% were single person households and 7.1% were group households.

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Household income Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 10.4 -- 12.6 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 30.5 -- 25.8 -- 16.4

In Darwin (C), 10.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 30.5% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median rent 418 -- 315 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.2 -- 90.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.8 -- 9.1 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,167 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.3 -- 5.5 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
None 1,687 6.5 6,948 10.7 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 8,798 34.0 20,562 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 9,697 37.4 22,357 34.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 4,574 17.7 11,813 18.2 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,148 4.4 3,389 5.2 285,197 3.4

In Darwin (C), 34.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,965 11.4 10,972 16.9 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 22,029 85.0 51,392 79.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 918 3.5 2,698 4.1 221,494 2.7

In Darwin (C), 85.0% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Male 2,784 47.7 29,129 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 3,047 52.3 29,118 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 25 -- 23 --

In Darwin (C), 47.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.3% were female. The median age was 25 years.

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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
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 4 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.5 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,777 -- 1,225 -- 1,203 --

In Darwin (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,777.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Darwin (C) % Darwin (C) Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 320 -- 97 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Darwin (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $320 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

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.