Kingston (ACT)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC80082
People 4,424
Male 49.3%
Female 50.7%
Median age 33
Families 1,021
Average children per family
for families with children 1.4
for all families 0.2
All private dwellings 2,847
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $2,328
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3

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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
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male 2,183 49.3 195,739 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,241 50.7 201,653 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 41 0.9 6,508 1.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,424 people in Kingston (ACT). Of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

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Age Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median age 33 -- 35 -- 38 --
0-4 years 182 4.1 26,795 6.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 86 1.9 25,451 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 70 1.6 22,235 5.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 102 2.3 24,507 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 313 7.1 31,430 7.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 912 20.6 32,488 8.2 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 709 16.0 33,631 8.5 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 401 9.0 30,193 7.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 262 5.9 28,216 7.1 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 240 5.4 26,556 6.7 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 254 5.7 24,433 6.1 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 260 5.9 22,357 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 191 4.3 19,144 4.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 172 3.9 17,285 4.3 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 92 2.1 12,168 3.1 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 86 1.9 8,519 2.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 40 0.9 5,839 1.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 61 1.4 6,158 1.5 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Kingston (ACT) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 7.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Married 1,390 34.0 154,584 47.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 116 2.8 8,159 2.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 353 8.6 25,353 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 119 2.9 12,542 3.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,109 51.6 122,279 37.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Kingston (ACT) aged 15 years and over, 34.0% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,087 31.6 135,703 48.1 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 655 19.0 32,501 11.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,697 49.3 113,732 40.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Kingston (ACT), of people aged 15 years and over, 31.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 19.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Preschool 47 3.8 5,904 4.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 64 5.2 20,728 15.7 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 9 0.7 8,123 6.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 22 1.8 3,969 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 67 5.5 13,606 10.3 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 10 0.8 6,372 4.8 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 26 2.1 4,207 3.2 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 57 4.6 8,163 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 531 43.3 34,291 26.0 1,160,626 16.1
Other 36 2.9 3,165 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 357 29.1 23,127 17.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Kingston (ACT) 27.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 7.2% were in primary school, 8.4% in secondary school and 47.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,460 60.2 119,919 37.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 315 7.7 29,758 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 89 2.2 9,461 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 118 2.9 25,750 8.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 449 11.0 57,843 17.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 59 1.4 8,891 2.8 941,531 4.9
Year 10 115 2.8 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 57 1.4 14,566 4.5 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 0 0.0 1,151 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 369 9.0 24,951 7.7 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Kingston (ACT), 11.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 5.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
English 1,677 26.1 132,031 23.8 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 1,244 19.4 127,285 23.0 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 728 11.4 51,611 9.3 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 565 8.8 40,160 7.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 212 3.3 17,633 3.2 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Kingston (ACT) were English 26.1%, Australian 19.4%, Irish 11.4%, Scottish 8.8% 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 Kingston (ACT) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 2,967 67.2 270,033 68.0 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 177 4.0 12,757 3.2 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 79 1.8 4,734 1.2 518,466 2.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 70 1.6 11,351 2.9 509,555 2.2
India 69 1.6 10,414 2.6 455,389 1.9
United States of America 64 1.4 2,781 0.7 86,125 0.4

In Kingston (ACT), 67.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.0%, New Zealand 1.8%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.6%, India 1.6% and United States of America 1.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,307 29.5 133,304 33.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 369 8.3 29,113 7.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 288 6.5 23,121 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,079 46.9 187,955 47.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Kingston (ACT), 46.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 29.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 2,370 53.6 211,707 53.3 12,231,150 52.3
England 259 5.9 21,368 5.4 1,403,096 6.0
India 99 2.2 14,481 3.6 616,939 2.6
New Zealand 97 2.2 6,381 1.6 617,331 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 97 2.2 14,581 3.7 704,658 3.0

In Kingston (ACT), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 53.6%, England 5.9%, India 2.2%, New Zealand 2.2% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.2%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 2,466 56.2 218,199 54.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 239 5.4 19,203 4.8 1,302,147 5.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 102 2.3 14,782 3.7 699,074 3.0
New Zealand 101 2.3 6,065 1.5 608,329 2.6
India 92 2.1 14,372 3.6 605,777 2.6

In Kingston (ACT), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 56.2%, England 5.4%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.3%, New Zealand 2.3% and India 2.1%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,933 43.6 143,739 36.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 835 18.8 88,619 22.3 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 535 12.1 36,420 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 447 10.1 42,734 10.8 3,101,185 13.3
Uniting Church 89 2.0 9,610 2.4 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Kingston (ACT) were No Religion, so described 43.6%, Catholic 18.8%, Not stated 12.1%, Anglican 10.1% and Uniting Church 2.0%. In Kingston (ACT), No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (49.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Mandarin 73 1.7 12,408 3.1 596,711 2.5
French 63 1.4 2,047 0.5 70,873 0.3
Cantonese 48 1.1 3,853 1.0 280,943 1.2
Arabic 38 0.9 3,040 0.8 321,728 1.4
Spanish 35 0.8 3,273 0.8 140,817 0.6
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English only spoken at home 3,404 77.2 288,986 72.7 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 386 16.0 35,846 23.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Kingston (ACT) 77.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 1.7%, French 1.4%, Cantonese 1.1%, Arabic 0.9% and Spanish 0.8%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 2,459 78.9 137,058 63.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 428 13.7 57,064 26.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 156 5.0 11,506 5.3 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 75 2.4 10,205 4.7 787,452 6.9

There were 3,118 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kingston (ACT). Of these 78.9% were employed full time, 13.7% were employed part-time and 2.4% 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
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 151 5.0 20,602 10.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 124 4.1 16,499 8.0 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 151 5.0 19,962 9.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 682 22.4 46,946 22.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,775 58.3 90,110 43.8 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Kingston (ACT), 5.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 58.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,423 46.7 62,716 30.5 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 662 21.7 32,776 15.9 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 402 13.2 34,668 16.9 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 208 6.8 21,694 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 114 3.7 19,639 9.6 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 111 3.6 13,956 6.8 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 42 1.4 10,354 5.0 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 22 0.7 4,692 2.3 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Kingston (ACT) included Professionals 46.7%, Managers 21.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 6.8%, Technicians and Trades Workers 3.7%, Sales Workers 3.6%, Labourers 1.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 0.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Central Government Administration 863 29.0 37,799 18.4 127,598 1.2
Defence 432 14.5 10,753 5.2 75,462 0.7
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 93 3.1 6,560 3.2 411,808 3.9
Computer System Design and Related Services 85 2.9 6,009 2.9 162,884 1.5
Police Services 70 2.4 2,356 1.1 68,686 0.6

Of the employed people in Kingston (ACT), the most common responses for industry of employment included Central Government Administration 29.0%, Defence 14.5%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.1%, Computer System Design and Related Services 2.9% and Police Services 2.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Personal 1,545 -- 998 -- 662 --
Family 3,027 -- 2,445 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,328 -- 2,070 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kingston (ACT) was $1,545.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,630 53.7 130,776 63.6 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 423 13.9 9,305 4.5 370,427 3.5
Bus 253 8.3 12,226 5.9 323,201 3.0
Car, as passenger 189 6.2 12,320 6.0 489,922 4.6
Bicycle 129 4.2 5,366 2.6 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 272 8.9 14,676 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,845 60.8 146,503 71.2 7,305,271 68.4

In Kingston (ACT), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 53.7%, Walked only 13.9%, Bus 8.3%, Car, as passenger 6.2% and Bicycle 4.2%. On the day, 8.9% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 60.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,253 79.6 246,674 76.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 611 14.9 93,275 28.9 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 266 6.5 36,947 11.4 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 957 23.4 75,109 23.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Kingston (ACT), of people aged 15 years and over, 79.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 14.9% provided care for children and 6.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.4% 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
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,455 35.5 82,490 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,378 33.7 102,171 31.6 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 305 7.5 39,411 12.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 121 3.0 22,606 7.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kingston (ACT), 33.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 685 67.0 38,438 37.7 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 222 21.7 48,008 47.1 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 98 9.6 14,129 13.8 959,543 15.8
Other family 18 1.8 1,461 1.4 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Kingston (ACT), 21.7% were couple families with children, 67.0% were couple families without children and 9.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male -- 25.5 -- 20.1 -- 18.2
Female -- 74.5 -- 79.9 -- 81.8

In Kingston (ACT), 25.5% of single parents were male and 74.5% 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
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 408 44.4 26,341 30.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 26 2.8 2,981 3.4 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 115 12.5 17,892 20.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 106 11.5 11,401 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 33 3.6 4,054 4.7 302,037 6.0
Both not working 93 10.1 13,020 15.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 59 6.4 5,516 6.4 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 79 8.6 5,231 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Kingston (ACT), of couple families with children, 44.4% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 12.5% 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 Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 2,164 83.2 142,670 91.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 438 16.8 12,593 8.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Kingston (ACT), 83.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Separate house 75 3.5 95,520 67.0 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 179 8.3 25,280 17.7 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,910 88.3 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 Kingston (ACT), 3.5% were separate houses, 8.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 88.3% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.3 301 0.2 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 480 22.2 10,198 7.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,171 54.1 21,301 14.9 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 434 20.0 56,674 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 51 2.4 51,557 36.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 24 1.1 2,637 1.8 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2 -- 3.1 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.5 -- 2.6 --

In Kingston (ACT), of occupied private dwellings 22.2% had 1 bedroom, 54.1% had 2 bedrooms and 20.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2. The average household size was 1.8 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Owned outright 331 15.3 38,555 27.0 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 539 24.9 54,832 38.4 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,266 58.4 45,346 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 6 0.3 952 0.7 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 26 1.2 2,984 2.1 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Kingston (ACT), 15.3% were owned outright, 24.9% were owned with a mortgage and 58.4% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Family households 1,016 46.8 100,308 70.3 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 914 42.1 35,413 24.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 239 11.0 6,938 4.9 354,917 4.3

In Kingston (ACT), of all households, 46.8% were family households, 42.1% were single person households and 11.0% were group households.

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Household income Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 5.8 -- 11.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 33.9 -- 28.4 -- 16.4

In Kingston (ACT), 5.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 33.9% 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 Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median rent 450 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 91.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,058 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.1 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.9 -- 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 Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
None 134 6.2 7,832 5.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,252 57.9 53,025 37.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 653 30.2 55,714 39.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 87 4.0 22,580 15.8 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 37 1.7 3,513 2.5 285,197 3.4

In Kingston (ACT), 57.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 94 4.3 11,440 8.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,040 94.4 128,278 89.9 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 27 1.2 2,941 2.1 221,494 2.7

In Kingston (ACT), 94.4% 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.
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male 20 42.6 3,267 50.2 322,171 49.6
Female 27 57.4 3,236 49.8 326,996 50.4
Median age 26 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Kingston (ACT), 42.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 57.4% were female. The median age was 26 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
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 2,166 -- 1,886 -- 1,203 --

In Kingston (ACT), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.1 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,166.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Kingston (ACT) % Kingston (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 385 -- 360 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Kingston (ACT), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $385 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.