Hughes (ACT)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC80075
People 2,990
Male 46.7%
Female 53.3%
Median age 44
Families 730
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 1,210
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $2,274
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $325
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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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
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male 1,397 46.7 195,739 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,594 53.3 201,653 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 34 1.1 6,508 1.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,990 people in Hughes (ACT). Of these 46.7% were male and 53.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

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Age Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median age 44 -- 35 -- 38 --
0-4 years 144 4.8 26,795 6.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 217 7.3 25,451 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 215 7.2 22,235 5.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 180 6.1 24,507 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 131 4.4 31,430 7.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 119 4.0 32,488 8.2 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 156 5.2 33,631 8.5 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 170 5.7 30,193 7.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 184 6.2 28,216 7.1 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 232 7.8 26,556 6.7 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 218 7.3 24,433 6.1 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 200 6.7 22,357 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 144 4.8 19,144 4.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 142 4.8 17,285 4.3 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 103 3.5 12,168 3.1 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 108 3.6 8,519 2.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 104 3.5 5,839 1.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 208 7.0 6,158 1.5 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Hughes (ACT) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Married 1,204 49.8 154,584 47.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 48 2.0 8,159 2.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 194 8.0 25,353 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 243 10.1 12,542 3.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 728 30.1 122,279 37.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Hughes (ACT) aged 15 years and over, 49.8% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,034 51.6 135,703 48.1 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 176 8.8 32,501 11.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 793 39.6 113,732 40.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Hughes (ACT), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Preschool 31 3.2 5,904 4.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 176 18.1 20,728 15.7 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 73 7.5 8,123 6.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 48 4.9 3,969 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 122 12.6 13,606 10.3 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 44 4.5 6,372 4.8 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 60 6.2 4,207 3.2 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 38 3.9 8,163 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 158 16.3 34,291 26.0 1,160,626 16.1
Other 22 2.3 3,165 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 199 20.5 23,127 17.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Hughes (ACT) 32.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.9% were in primary school, 22.6% in secondary school and 20.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,172 48.6 119,919 37.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 189 7.8 29,758 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 42 1.7 9,461 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 100 4.1 25,750 8.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 326 13.5 57,843 17.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 48 2.0 8,891 2.8 941,531 4.9
Year 10 125 5.2 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 105 4.4 14,566 4.5 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 11 0.5 1,151 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 240 10.0 24,951 7.7 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Hughes (ACT), 13.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 5.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.8% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
English 1,184 28.4 132,031 23.8 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 992 23.8 127,285 23.0 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 435 10.4 51,611 9.3 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 331 7.9 40,160 7.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 136 3.3 17,633 3.2 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Hughes (ACT) were English 28.4%, Australian 23.8%, Irish 10.4%, Scottish 7.9% and German 3.3%.

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 Hughes (ACT) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 2,060 69.0 270,033 68.0 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 149 5.0 12,757 3.2 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 56 1.9 4,734 1.2 518,466 2.2
India 53 1.8 10,414 2.6 455,389 1.9
United States of America 42 1.4 2,781 0.7 86,125 0.4
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 27 0.9 11,351 2.9 509,555 2.2

In Hughes (ACT), 69.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.0%, New Zealand 1.9%, India 1.8%, United States of America 1.4% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.9%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 803 26.9 133,304 33.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 246 8.2 29,113 7.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 216 7.2 23,121 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,485 49.7 187,955 47.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Hughes (ACT), 49.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 1,706 56.7 211,707 53.3 12,231,150 52.3
England 198 6.6 21,368 5.4 1,403,096 6.0
India 74 2.5 14,481 3.6 616,939 2.6
New Zealand 71 2.4 6,381 1.6 617,331 2.6
United States of America 45 1.5 2,925 0.7 104,101 0.4

In Hughes (ACT), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 56.7%, England 6.6%, India 2.5%, New Zealand 2.4% and United States of America 1.5%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 1,739 58.7 218,199 54.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 217 7.3 19,203 4.8 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 77 2.6 6,065 1.5 608,329 2.6
India 67 2.3 14,372 3.6 605,777 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 41 1.4 14,782 3.7 699,074 3.0

In Hughes (ACT), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 58.7%, England 7.3%, New Zealand 2.6%, India 2.3% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.4%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,136 38.0 143,739 36.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 588 19.7 88,619 22.3 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 399 13.3 42,734 10.8 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 313 10.5 36,420 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 86 2.9 9,610 2.4 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Hughes (ACT) were No Religion, so described 38.0%, Catholic 19.7%, Anglican 13.3%, Not stated 10.5% and Uniting Church 2.9%. In Hughes (ACT), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (51.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
French 41 1.4 2,047 0.5 70,873 0.3
Malayalam 26 0.9 1,994 0.5 53,206 0.2
Mandarin 24 0.8 12,408 3.1 596,711 2.5
Italian 19 0.6 3,245 0.8 271,597 1.2
Vietnamese 18 0.6 4,216 1.1 277,400 1.2
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English only spoken at home 2,393 80.4 288,986 72.7 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 193 17.3 35,846 23.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Hughes (ACT) 80.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included French 1.4%, Malayalam 0.9%, Mandarin 0.8%, Italian 0.6% and Vietnamese 0.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 828 60.4 137,058 63.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 409 29.8 57,064 26.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 75 5.5 11,506 5.3 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 59 4.3 10,205 4.7 787,452 6.9

There were 1,371 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hughes (ACT). Of these 60.4% were employed full time, 29.8% were employed part-time and 4.3% 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
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 153 11.6 20,602 10.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 104 7.9 16,499 8.0 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 153 11.6 19,962 9.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 235 17.8 46,946 22.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 597 45.3 90,110 43.8 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Hughes (ACT), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Professionals 532 40.6 62,716 30.5 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 265 20.2 32,776 15.9 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 180 13.7 34,668 16.9 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 119 9.1 21,694 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 67 5.1 13,956 6.8 1,000,955 9.4
Technicians and Trades Workers 64 4.9 19,639 9.6 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 46 3.5 10,354 5.0 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 10 0.8 4,692 2.3 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Hughes (ACT) included Professionals 40.6%, Managers 20.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 9.1%, Sales Workers 5.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 4.9%, Labourers 3.5% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 0.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Central Government Administration 302 23.6 37,799 18.4 127,598 1.2
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 76 6.0 6,560 3.2 411,808 3.9
Defence 57 4.5 10,753 5.2 75,462 0.7
Computer System Design and Related Services 41 3.2 6,009 2.9 162,884 1.5
Higher Education 39 3.1 6,068 3.0 155,985 1.5

Of the employed people in Hughes (ACT), the most common responses for industry of employment included Central Government Administration 23.6%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 6.0%, Defence 4.5%, Computer System Design and Related Services 3.2% and Higher Education 3.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Personal 1,132 -- 998 -- 662 --
Family 3,058 -- 2,445 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,274 -- 2,070 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Hughes (ACT) was $1,132.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 763 58.8 130,776 63.6 6,574,571 61.5
Bus 87 6.7 12,226 5.9 323,201 3.0
Walked only 73 5.6 9,305 4.5 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 72 5.5 12,320 6.0 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 59 4.5 6,307 3.1 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 108 8.2 14,676 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 857 65.5 146,503 71.2 7,305,271 68.4

In Hughes (ACT), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 58.8%, Bus 6.7%, Walked only 5.6%, Car, as passenger 5.5% and Worked at home 4.5%. On the day, 8.2% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 65.5% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,798 74.5 246,674 76.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 661 27.5 93,275 28.9 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 303 12.6 36,947 11.4 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 720 29.9 75,109 23.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Hughes (ACT), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.5% provided care for children and 12.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 29.9% 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
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 501 20.8 82,490 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 790 32.8 102,171 31.6 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 354 14.7 39,411 12.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 153 6.3 22,606 7.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Hughes (ACT), 32.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 258 35.3 38,438 37.7 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 371 50.8 48,008 47.1 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 98 13.4 14,129 13.8 959,543 15.8
Other family 4 0.5 1,461 1.4 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Hughes (ACT), 50.8% were couple families with children, 35.3% were couple families without children and 13.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male -- 11.5 -- 20.1 -- 18.2
Female -- 88.5 -- 79.9 -- 81.8

In Hughes (ACT), 11.5% of single parents were male and 88.5% 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
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 168 26.8 26,341 30.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 18 2.9 2,981 3.4 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 131 20.9 17,892 20.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 77 12.3 11,401 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 26 4.1 4,054 4.7 302,037 6.0
Both not working 122 19.4 13,020 15.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 31 4.9 5,516 6.4 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 55 8.8 5,231 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Hughes (ACT), of couple families with children, 26.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 20.9% 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 Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,041 91.4 142,670 91.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 98 8.6 12,593 8.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Hughes (ACT), 91.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Separate house 776 74.5 95,520 67.0 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 122 11.7 25,280 17.7 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 140 13.4 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 Hughes (ACT), 74.5% were separate houses, 11.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.4% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 11 1.1 301 0.2 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 88 8.5 10,198 7.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 106 10.3 21,301 14.9 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 394 38.2 56,674 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 409 39.6 51,557 36.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 24 2.3 2,637 1.8 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.5 -- 2.6 --

In Hughes (ACT), of occupied private dwellings 8.5% had 1 bedroom, 10.3% had 2 bedrooms and 38.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Owned outright 388 37.6 38,555 27.0 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 335 32.4 54,832 38.4 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 261 25.3 45,346 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 14 1.4 952 0.7 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 35 3.4 2,984 2.1 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Hughes (ACT), 37.6% were owned outright, 32.4% were owned with a mortgage and 25.3% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Family households 724 70.0 100,308 70.3 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 286 27.7 35,413 24.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 24 2.3 6,938 4.9 354,917 4.3

In Hughes (ACT), of all households, 70.0% were family households, 27.7% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

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Household income Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 12.8 -- 11.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 38.7 -- 28.4 -- 16.4

In Hughes (ACT), 12.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 38.7% 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 Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median rent 325 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 91.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.7 -- 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 Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 2,058 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.3 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.7 -- 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 Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
None 79 7.6 7,832 5.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 395 38.2 53,025 37.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 397 38.4 55,714 39.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 127 12.3 22,580 15.8 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 37 3.6 3,513 2.5 285,197 3.4

In Hughes (ACT), 38.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 91 8.8 11,440 8.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 910 88.3 128,278 89.9 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 30 2.9 2,941 2.1 221,494 2.7

In Hughes (ACT), 88.3% 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.
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male 21 50.0 3,267 50.2 322,171 49.6
Female 21 50.0 3,236 49.8 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Hughes (ACT), 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% 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
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,187 -- 1,886 -- 1,203 --

In Hughes (ACT), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,187.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Hughes (ACT) % Hughes (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 185 -- 360 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Hughes (ACT), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $185 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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.