Katherine

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC70144
People 1,488
Male 50.2%
Female 49.8%
Median age 35
Families 280
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 654
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,767
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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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
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Male 748 50.2 118,570 51.8 11,546,638 49.3
Female 743 49.8 110,266 48.2 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 282 19.0 58,248 25.5 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,488 people in Katherine. Of these 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 19.0% of the population.

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Age Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median age 35 -- 32 -- 38 --
0-4 years 92 6.2 17,630 7.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 86 5.8 16,822 7.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 75 5.1 15,029 6.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 63 4.3 14,077 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 119 8.0 16,644 7.3 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 155 10.5 21,707 9.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 140 9.5 21,329 9.3 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 91 6.1 18,012 7.9 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 74 5.0 16,615 7.3 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 109 7.4 16,456 7.2 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 126 8.5 14,854 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 98 6.6 12,886 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 95 6.4 10,407 4.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 54 3.6 7,364 3.2 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 38 2.6 4,300 1.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 34 2.3 2,516 1.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 11 0.7 1,258 0.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 20 1.4 938 0.4 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Katherine was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Married 406 33.0 78,333 43.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 52 4.2 6,046 3.4 608,059 3.2
Divorced 122 9.9 13,442 7.5 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 50 4.1 5,622 3.1 985,204 5.2
Never married 599 48.7 75,917 42.3 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Katherine aged 15 years and over, 33.0% were married and 14.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 278 36.7 58,583 41.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 154 20.3 22,537 15.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 325 42.9 60,345 42.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Katherine, of people aged 15 years and over, 36.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 20.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Preschool 17 2.9 3,707 4.6 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 86 14.9 15,160 18.6 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 11 1.9 2,632 3.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 3 0.5 2,570 3.2 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 41 7.1 8,233 10.1 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 8 1.4 2,070 2.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 3 0.5 2,911 3.6 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 25 4.3 3,045 3.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 50 8.6 8,054 9.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 15 2.6 1,655 2.0 198,383 2.8
Not stated 320 55.3 31,342 38.5 1,707,023 23.7

In Katherine 38.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 17.9% were in primary school, 9.5% in secondary school and 13.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 191 15.5 30,711 17.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 111 9.0 12,854 7.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 44 3.6 6,391 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 152 12.3 23,200 12.9 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 114 9.3 22,743 12.7 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 71 5.8 10,854 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 113 9.2 17,509 9.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.2 226 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 128 0.1 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 85 6.9 15,473 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 6 0.5 1,870 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 328 26.6 33,298 18.6 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Katherine, 9.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australian 581 31.3 65,433 22.4 7,298,243 23.3
English 366 19.7 54,967 18.8 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 127 6.8 18,469 6.3 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 119 6.4 14,971 5.1 2,023,470 6.4
German 49 2.6 8,737 3.0 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Katherine were Australian 31.3%, English 19.7%, Irish 6.8%, Scottish 6.4% and German 2.6%.

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 Katherine (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 933 63.3 157,531 68.8 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 30 2.0 5,583 2.4 907,570 3.9
Philippines 28 1.9 5,914 2.6 232,386 1.0
New Zealand 24 1.6 4,636 2.0 518,466 2.2
India 22 1.5 3,598 1.6 455,389 1.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 16 1.1 1,192 0.5 509,555 2.2

In Katherine, 63.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.0%, Philippines 1.9%, New Zealand 1.6%, India 1.5% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.1%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 279 18.7 54,687 23.9 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 63 4.2 10,761 4.7 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 53 3.6 9,473 4.1 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 779 52.2 124,021 54.2 11,070,538 47.3

In Katherine, 52.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 838 57.6 134,515 58.8 12,231,150 52.3
England 66 4.5 9,028 3.9 1,403,096 6.0
India 33 2.3 4,735 2.1 616,939 2.6
Philippines 28 1.9 6,443 2.8 270,177 1.2
New Zealand 27 1.9 5,712 2.5 617,331 2.6

In Katherine, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 57.6%, England 4.5%, India 2.3%, Philippines 1.9% and New Zealand 1.9%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 853 57.7 135,595 59.3 12,643,365 54.0
England 55 3.7 8,560 3.7 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 41 2.8 5,569 2.4 608,329 2.6
India 29 2.0 4,661 2.0 605,777 2.6
Philippines 26 1.8 7,492 3.3 325,049 1.4

In Katherine, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 57.7%, England 3.7%, New Zealand 2.8%, India 2.0% and Philippines 1.8%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 476 32.4 67,176 29.4 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 375 25.5 36,642 16.0 2,238,735 9.6
Catholic 268 18.2 45,843 20.0 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 142 9.7 19,234 8.4 3,101,185 13.3
Baptist 46 3.1 5,101 2.2 345,142 1.5

The most common responses for religion in Katherine were No Religion, so described 32.4%, Not stated 25.5%, Catholic 18.2%, Anglican 9.7% and Baptist 3.1%. In Katherine, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (54.0%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Mandarin 19 1.3 2,163 0.9 596,711 2.5
Kriol 19 1.3 4,390 1.9 7,155 0.0
Malayalam 12 0.8 1,274 0.6 53,206 0.2
Italian 10 0.7 765 0.3 271,597 1.2
Warlpiri 10 0.7 2,171 0.9 2,304 0.0
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English only spoken at home 1,024 69.2 132,634 58.0 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 59 9.4 19,395 24.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Katherine 69.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 1.3%, Kriol 1.3%, Malayalam 0.8%, Italian 0.7% and Warlpiri 0.7%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 531 71.8 74,100 67.1 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 125 16.9 21,493 19.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 55 7.4 7,112 6.4 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 29 3.9 7,685 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 740 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Katherine. Of these 71.8% were employed full time, 16.9% were employed part-time and 3.9% 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
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 43 6.2 6,735 6.6 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 29 4.1 6,327 6.2 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 46 6.6 8,431 8.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 168 24.0 22,238 21.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 364 52.1 51,864 50.5 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Katherine, 6.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Professionals 163 23.2 20,654 20.1 2,370,966 22.2
Community and Personal Service Workers 103 14.7 14,178 13.8 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 99 14.1 16,189 15.8 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 93 13.2 12,515 12.2 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 82 11.7 9,642 9.4 1,011,520 9.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 76 10.8 14,102 13.7 1,449,681 13.6
Machinery Operators and Drivers 42 6.0 5,880 5.7 670,106 6.3
Sales Workers 31 4.4 7,021 6.8 1,000,955 9.4

The most common occupations in Katherine included Professionals 23.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 14.7%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.1%, Managers 13.2%, Labourers 11.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.8%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.0% and Sales Workers 4.4%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 49 7.7 3,359 3.3 411,808 3.9
State Government Administration 38 5.9 6,335 6.2 158,980 1.5
Primary Education 31 4.8 2,886 2.8 231,198 2.2
Accommodation 28 4.4 2,349 2.3 113,377 1.1
Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 24 3.8 988 1.0 44,309 0.4

Of the employed people in Katherine, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 7.7%, State Government Administration 5.9%, Primary Education 4.8%, Accommodation 4.4% and Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 3.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Personal 938 -- 871 -- 662 --
Family 2,102 -- 2,105 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,767 -- 1,983 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Katherine was $938.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 429 59.3 61,874 60.3 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 86 11.9 8,683 8.5 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 50 6.9 6,947 6.8 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 34 4.7 2,653 2.6 503,582 4.7
Bicycle 22 3.0 2,552 2.5 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 4 0.6 6,555 6.4 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 487 67.9 70,991 69.1 7,305,271 68.4

In Katherine, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 59.3%, Walked only 11.9%, Car, as passenger 6.9%, Worked at home 4.7% and Bicycle 3.0%. On the day, 0.6% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 67.9% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 637 51.7 115,473 64.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 240 19.4 52,717 29.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 78 6.3 16,056 9.0 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 216 17.6 30,716 17.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Katherine, of people aged 15 years and over, 51.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.4% provided care for children and 6.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.6% 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
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 207 16.8 40,921 22.8 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 273 22.1 46,081 25.7 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 93 7.5 17,083 9.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 65 5.3 11,386 6.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Katherine, 22.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 119 43.9 18,138 35.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 100 36.9 23,815 46.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 48 17.7 8,558 16.6 959,543 15.8
Other family 4 1.5 1,014 2.0 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Katherine, 36.9% were couple families with children, 43.9% were couple families without children and 17.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.5 -- 20.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.5 -- 79.5 -- 81.8

In Katherine, 18.5% of single parents were male and 81.5% 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
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 97 43.1 13,833 33.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 5 2.2 1,215 2.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 40 17.8 6,638 15.8 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 25 11.1 6,174 14.7 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 4 1.8 1,677 4.0 302,037 6.0
Both not working 14 6.2 6,100 14.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 20 8.9 2,884 6.9 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 20 8.9 3,429 8.2 311,381 6.2

In Katherine, of couple families with children, 43.1% had both partners employed full-time, 2.2% 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

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

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 423 93.8 65,053 85.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 28 6.2 10,717 14.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Katherine, 93.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Separate house 320 75.7 43,100 66.3 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 24 5.7 7,844 12.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 47 11.1 11,374 17.5 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 17 4.0 2,166 3.3 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Katherine, 75.7% were separate houses, 5.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.1% were flats or apartments and 4.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.7 874 1.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 54 12.9 4,871 7.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 61 14.6 14,306 22.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 226 53.9 27,598 42.4 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 65 15.5 15,039 23.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 10 2.4 2,369 3.6 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Katherine, of occupied private dwellings 12.9% had 1 bedroom, 14.6% had 2 bedrooms and 53.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Owned outright 77 18.1 9,957 15.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 111 26.1 19,247 29.6 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 216 50.7 32,737 50.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 9 2.1 575 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 13 3.1 2,545 3.9 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Katherine, 18.1% were owned outright, 26.1% were owned with a mortgage and 50.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Family households 273 63.6 47,400 72.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 136 31.7 14,228 21.9 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 20 4.7 3,438 5.3 354,917 4.3

In Katherine, of all households, 63.6% were family households, 31.7% were single person households and 4.7% were group households.

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Household income Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 11.5 -- 12.6 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.9 -- 25.8 -- 16.4

In Katherine, 11.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 17.9% 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 Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median rent 280 -- 315 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.7 -- 90.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.3 -- 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 Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 2,167 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
None 32 7.5 6,948 10.7 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 163 38.1 20,562 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 146 34.1 22,357 34.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 64 15.0 11,813 18.2 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 23 5.4 3,389 5.2 285,197 3.4

In Katherine, 38.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 103 24.2 10,972 16.9 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 310 72.9 51,392 79.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 12 2.8 2,698 4.1 221,494 2.7

In Katherine, 72.9% 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.
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Male 128 45.4 29,129 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 154 54.6 29,118 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 28 -- 25 -- 23 --

In Katherine, 45.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.6% were female. The median age was 28 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
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 4 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1.5 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,424 -- 1,225 -- 1,203 --

In Katherine, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,424.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Katherine % Katherine Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 200 -- 97 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,647 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Katherine, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,647.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

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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.