Cook

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC80039
People 2,805
Male 48%
Female 52%
Median age 42
Families 761
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 1,333
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,954
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $385
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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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
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male 1,349 48.0 195,739 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,459 52.0 201,653 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 42 1.5 6,508 1.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,805 people in Cook. Of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

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Age Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median age 42 -- 35 -- 38 --
0-4 years 156 5.6 26,795 6.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 202 7.2 25,451 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 157 5.6 22,235 5.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 122 4.4 24,507 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 137 4.9 31,430 7.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 151 5.4 32,488 8.2 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 172 6.1 33,631 8.5 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 219 7.8 30,193 7.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 237 8.5 28,216 7.1 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 219 7.8 26,556 6.7 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 179 6.4 24,433 6.1 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 174 6.2 22,357 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 142 5.1 19,144 4.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 161 5.7 17,285 4.3 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 133 4.7 12,168 3.1 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 114 4.1 8,519 2.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 78 2.8 5,839 1.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 48 1.7 6,158 1.5 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Cook was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Married 1,052 45.8 154,584 47.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 49 2.1 8,159 2.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 271 11.8 25,353 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 112 4.9 12,542 3.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 814 35.4 122,279 37.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Cook aged 15 years and over, 45.8% were married and 14.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 930 44.0 135,703 48.1 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 320 15.2 32,501 11.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 862 40.8 113,732 40.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Cook, of people aged 15 years and over, 44.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Preschool 42 5.0 5,904 4.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 204 24.3 20,728 15.7 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 20 2.4 8,123 6.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 24 2.9 3,969 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 92 11.0 13,606 10.3 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 32 3.8 6,372 4.8 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 34 4.1 4,207 3.2 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 57 6.8 8,163 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 200 23.9 34,291 26.0 1,160,626 16.1
Other 18 2.1 3,165 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 115 13.7 23,127 17.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Cook 30.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.0% were in primary school, 18.3% in secondary school and 30.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,219 53.1 119,919 37.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 162 7.1 29,758 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 44 1.9 9,461 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 125 5.4 25,750 8.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 297 12.9 57,843 17.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 40 1.7 8,891 2.8 941,531 4.9
Year 10 136 5.9 22,621 7.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 140 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 30 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 96 4.2 14,566 4.5 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 10 0.4 1,151 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 118 5.1 24,951 7.7 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Cook, 12.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 7.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.1% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
English 1,122 27.7 132,031 23.8 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 933 23.1 127,285 23.0 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 413 10.2 51,611 9.3 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 334 8.3 40,160 7.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 151 3.7 17,633 3.2 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Cook were English 27.7%, Australian 23.1%, Irish 10.2%, Scottish 8.3% and German 3.7%.

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

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Country of birth Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 1,978 70.6 270,033 68.0 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 142 5.1 12,757 3.2 907,570 3.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 61 2.2 11,351 2.9 509,555 2.2
United States of America 34 1.2 2,781 0.7 86,125 0.4
Germany 30 1.1 2,228 0.6 102,595 0.4
India 28 1.0 10,414 2.6 455,389 1.9

In Cook, 70.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.1%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.2%, United States of America 1.2%, Germany 1.1% and India 1.0%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 823 29.3 133,304 33.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 252 9.0 29,113 7.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 188 6.7 23,121 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,423 50.6 187,955 47.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Cook, 50.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 29.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 1,612 57.8 211,707 53.3 12,231,150 52.3
England 221 7.9 21,368 5.4 1,403,096 6.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 80 2.9 14,581 3.7 704,658 3.0
New Zealand 53 1.9 6,381 1.6 617,331 2.6
India 45 1.6 14,481 3.6 616,939 2.6

In Cook, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 57.8%, England 7.9%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.9%, New Zealand 1.9% and India 1.6%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 1,681 60.8 218,199 54.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 193 7.0 19,203 4.8 1,302,147 5.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 76 2.7 14,782 3.7 699,074 3.0
India 40 1.4 14,372 3.6 605,777 2.6
New Zealand 38 1.4 6,065 1.5 608,329 2.6

In Cook, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 60.8%, England 7.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.7%, India 1.4% and New Zealand 1.4%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,380 49.0 143,739 36.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 444 15.8 88,619 22.3 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 303 10.8 42,734 10.8 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 224 8.0 36,420 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 63 2.2 9,610 2.4 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Cook were No Religion, so described 49.0%, Catholic 15.8%, Anglican 10.8%, Not stated 8.0% and Uniting Church 2.2%. In Cook, No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (53.4%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Mandarin 70 2.5 12,408 3.1 596,711 2.5
Spanish 34 1.2 3,273 0.8 140,817 0.6
Indonesian 32 1.1 1,325 0.3 67,891 0.3
French 28 1.0 2,047 0.5 70,873 0.3
German 23 0.8 1,913 0.5 79,353 0.3
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English only spoken at home 2,237 80.3 288,986 72.7 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 214 17.6 35,846 23.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Cook 80.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 2.5%, Spanish 1.2%, Indonesian 1.1%, French 1.0% and German 0.8%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 862 59.4 137,058 63.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 448 30.9 57,064 26.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 73 5.0 11,506 5.3 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 67 4.6 10,205 4.7 787,452 6.9

There were 1,450 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cook. Of these 59.4% were employed full time, 30.9% were employed part-time and 4.6% 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
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 154 11.1 20,602 10.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 140 10.1 16,499 8.0 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 150 10.8 19,962 9.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 279 20.1 46,946 22.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 591 42.6 90,110 43.8 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Cook, 11.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Professionals 584 42.3 62,716 30.5 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 224 16.2 32,776 15.9 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 171 12.4 34,668 16.9 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 109 7.9 21,694 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 97 7.0 19,639 9.6 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 88 6.4 13,956 6.8 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 54 3.9 10,354 5.0 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 13 0.9 4,692 2.3 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Cook included Professionals 42.3%, Managers 16.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 7.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 7.0%, Sales Workers 6.4%, Labourers 3.9% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 0.9%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Central Government Administration 305 23.6 37,799 18.4 127,598 1.2
Higher Education 101 7.8 6,068 3.0 155,985 1.5
State Government Administration 51 3.9 6,303 3.1 158,980 1.5
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 41 3.2 6,560 3.2 411,808 3.9
Defence 35 2.7 10,753 5.2 75,462 0.7

Of the employed people in Cook, the most common responses for industry of employment included Central Government Administration 23.6%, Higher Education 7.8%, State Government Administration 3.9%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.2% and Defence 2.7%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Personal 1,042 -- 998 -- 662 --
Family 2,532 -- 2,445 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,954 -- 2,070 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cook was $1,042.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 778 56.5 130,776 63.6 6,574,571 61.5
Bus 130 9.4 12,226 5.9 323,201 3.0
Bicycle 84 6.1 5,366 2.6 107,756 1.0
Car, as passenger 69 5.0 12,320 6.0 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 63 4.6 6,307 3.1 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 151 10.8 14,676 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 882 63.4 146,503 71.2 7,305,271 68.4

In Cook, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 56.5%, Bus 9.4%, Bicycle 6.1%, Car, as passenger 5.0% and Worked at home 4.6%. On the day, 10.8% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 63.4% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,897 82.6 246,674 76.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 682 29.6 93,275 28.9 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 297 12.9 36,947 11.4 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 717 31.2 75,109 23.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Cook, of people aged 15 years and over, 82.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.6% provided care for children and 12.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 31.2% 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
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 529 23.0 82,490 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 838 36.5 102,171 31.6 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 340 14.8 39,411 12.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 189 8.2 22,606 7.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cook, 36.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 333 44.2 38,438 37.7 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 311 41.3 48,008 47.1 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 99 13.1 14,129 13.8 959,543 15.8
Other family 10 1.3 1,461 1.4 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Cook, 41.3% were couple families with children, 44.2% were couple families without children and 13.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.9 -- 20.1 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.1 -- 79.9 -- 81.8

In Cook, 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% 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
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 162 24.9 26,341 30.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 31 4.8 2,981 3.4 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 147 22.6 17,892 20.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 71 10.9 11,401 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 35 5.4 4,054 4.7 302,037 6.0
Both not working 131 20.2 13,020 15.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 35 5.4 5,516 6.4 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 38 5.8 5,231 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Cook, of couple families with children, 24.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 22.6% 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 Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,168 91.0 142,670 91.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 116 9.0 12,593 8.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Cook, 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Separate house 684 58.6 95,520 67.0 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 440 37.7 25,280 17.7 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 40 3.4 21,405 15.0 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 194 0.1 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Cook, 58.6% were separate houses, 37.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.4% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 301 0.2 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 27 2.3 10,198 7.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 277 23.6 21,301 14.9 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 519 44.2 56,674 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 332 28.3 51,557 36.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 18 1.5 2,637 1.8 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.5 -- 2.6 --

In Cook, of occupied private dwellings 2.3% had 1 bedroom, 23.6% had 2 bedrooms and 44.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Owned outright 450 38.2 38,555 27.0 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 413 35.1 54,832 38.4 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 289 24.5 45,346 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 0.3 952 0.7 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 23 2.0 2,984 2.1 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Cook, 38.2% were owned outright, 35.1% were owned with a mortgage and 24.5% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Family households 754 64.6 100,308 70.3 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 366 31.4 35,413 24.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 47 4.0 6,938 4.9 354,917 4.3

In Cook, of all households, 64.6% were family households, 31.4% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

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Household income Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 12.5 -- 11.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 26.2 -- 28.4 -- 16.4

In Cook, 12.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 26.2% 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 Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median rent 385 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 91.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.6 -- 8.1 -- 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 Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 2,058 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.8 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.2 -- 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 Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
None 62 5.3 7,832 5.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 560 48.3 53,025 37.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 398 34.3 55,714 39.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 123 10.6 22,580 15.8 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 17 1.5 3,513 2.5 285,197 3.4

In Cook, 48.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 106 9.1 11,440 8.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,041 89.1 128,278 89.9 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 21 1.8 2,941 2.1 221,494 2.7

In Cook, 89.1% 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.
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male 24 57.1 3,267 50.2 322,171 49.6
Female 18 42.9 3,236 49.8 326,996 50.4
Median age 31 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Cook, 57.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 42.9% were female. The median age was 31 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
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,458 -- 1,886 -- 1,203 --

In Cook, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,458.

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
Cook % Cook Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 358 -- 360 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Cook, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $358 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,600.

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.