Stirling (ACT)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC80117
People 2,134
Male 47%
Female 53%
Median age 45
Families 562
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.8
All private dwellings 820
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,963
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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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
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male 1,004 47.0 195,739 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,130 53.0 201,653 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 35 1.6 6,508 1.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,134 people in Stirling (ACT). Of these 47.0% were male and 53.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population.

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Age Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median age 45 -- 35 -- 38 --
0-4 years 129 6.1 26,795 6.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 138 6.5 25,451 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 123 5.8 22,235 5.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 102 4.8 24,507 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 104 4.9 31,430 7.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 71 3.3 32,488 8.2 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 107 5.0 33,631 8.5 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 124 5.8 30,193 7.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 152 7.2 28,216 7.1 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 138 6.5 26,556 6.7 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 114 5.4 24,433 6.1 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 129 6.1 22,357 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 129 6.1 19,144 4.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 177 8.3 17,285 4.3 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 97 4.6 12,168 3.1 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 95 4.5 8,519 2.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 82 3.9 5,839 1.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 114 5.4 6,158 1.5 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Stirling (ACT) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 26.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Married 935 53.4 154,584 47.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 61 3.5 8,159 2.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 133 7.6 25,353 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 159 9.1 12,542 3.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 462 26.4 122,279 37.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Stirling (ACT) aged 15 years and over, 53.4% were married and 11.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 796 55.0 135,703 48.1 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 120 8.3 32,501 11.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 531 36.7 113,732 40.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Stirling (ACT), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Preschool 26 4.2 5,904 4.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 125 20.0 20,728 15.7 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 42 6.7 8,123 6.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 13 2.1 3,969 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 83 13.3 13,606 10.3 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 36 5.8 6,372 4.8 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 15 2.4 4,207 3.2 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 23 3.7 8,163 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 86 13.7 34,291 26.0 1,160,626 16.1
Other 14 2.2 3,165 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 163 26.0 23,127 17.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Stirling (ACT) 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.8% were in primary school, 21.2% in secondary school and 17.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 574 32.7 119,919 37.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 151 8.6 29,758 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 39 2.2 9,461 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 154 8.8 25,750 8.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 270 15.4 57,843 17.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 44 2.5 8,891 2.8 941,531 4.9
Year 10 123 7.0 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 141 8.0 14,566 4.5 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 10 0.6 1,151 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 191 10.9 24,951 7.7 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Stirling (ACT), 15.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 10.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
English 762 25.8 132,031 23.8 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 723 24.5 127,285 23.0 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 340 11.5 51,611 9.3 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 225 7.6 40,160 7.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 94 3.2 17,633 3.2 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Stirling (ACT) were English 25.8%, Australian 24.5%, Irish 11.5%, Scottish 7.6% and German 3.2%.

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

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Country of birth Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 1,488 70.1 270,033 68.0 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 90 4.2 12,757 3.2 907,570 3.9
Italy 39 1.8 1,943 0.5 174,042 0.7
India 32 1.5 10,414 2.6 455,389 1.9
New Zealand 25 1.2 4,734 1.2 518,466 2.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 25 1.2 11,351 2.9 509,555 2.2

In Stirling (ACT), 70.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.2%, Italy 1.8%, India 1.5%, New Zealand 1.2% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.2%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 610 28.7 133,304 33.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 159 7.5 29,113 7.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 118 5.5 23,121 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,082 50.8 187,955 47.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Stirling (ACT), 50.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 1,210 56.7 211,707 53.3 12,231,150 52.3
England 149 7.0 21,368 5.4 1,403,096 6.0
Italy 49 2.3 5,489 1.4 470,138 2.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 42 2.0 14,581 3.7 704,658 3.0
Scotland 39 1.8 4,577 1.2 276,038 1.2

In Stirling (ACT), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 56.7%, England 7.0%, Italy 2.3%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.0% and Scotland 1.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 1,250 59.3 218,199 54.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 130 6.2 19,203 4.8 1,302,147 5.6
Italy 49 2.3 4,440 1.1 395,775 1.7
India 43 2.0 14,372 3.6 605,777 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 37 1.8 14,782 3.7 699,074 3.0

In Stirling (ACT), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 59.3%, England 6.2%, Italy 2.3%, India 2.0% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.8%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 678 31.7 143,739 36.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 536 25.1 88,619 22.3 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 281 13.1 42,734 10.8 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 236 11.0 36,420 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 83 3.9 9,610 2.4 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Stirling (ACT) were No Religion, so described 31.7%, Catholic 25.1%, Anglican 13.1%, Not stated 11.0% and Uniting Church 3.9%. In Stirling (ACT), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (58.9%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Italian 44 2.1 3,245 0.8 271,597 1.2
Croatian 28 1.3 2,272 0.6 56,885 0.2
German 25 1.2 1,913 0.5 79,353 0.3
Mandarin 25 1.2 12,408 3.1 596,711 2.5
French 19 0.9 2,047 0.5 70,873 0.3
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English only spoken at home 1,614 76.3 288,986 72.7 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 151 19.6 35,846 23.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Stirling (ACT) 76.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 2.1%, Croatian 1.3%, German 1.2%, Mandarin 1.2% and French 0.9%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 558 60.8 137,058 63.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 278 30.3 57,064 26.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 43 4.7 11,506 5.3 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 39 4.2 10,205 4.7 787,452 6.9

There were 918 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Stirling (ACT). Of these 60.8% were employed full time, 30.3% were employed part-time and 4.2% 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
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 97 11.0 20,602 10.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 73 8.3 16,499 8.0 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 109 12.4 19,962 9.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 190 21.6 46,946 22.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 366 41.6 90,110 43.8 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Stirling (ACT), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Professionals 253 28.8 62,716 30.5 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 174 19.8 34,668 16.9 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 136 15.5 32,776 15.9 1,390,047 13.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 90 10.2 19,639 9.6 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 90 10.2 21,694 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 49 5.6 13,956 6.8 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 48 5.5 10,354 5.0 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 22 2.5 4,692 2.3 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Stirling (ACT) included Professionals 28.8%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 19.8%, Managers 15.5%, Technicians and Trades Workers 10.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.2%, Sales Workers 5.6%, Labourers 5.5% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 2.5%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Central Government Administration 184 22.6 37,799 18.4 127,598 1.2
Defence 61 7.5 10,753 5.2 75,462 0.7
State Government Administration 27 3.3 6,303 3.1 158,980 1.5
Higher Education 26 3.2 6,068 3.0 155,985 1.5
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 25 3.1 6,560 3.2 411,808 3.9

Of the employed people in Stirling (ACT), the most common responses for industry of employment included Central Government Administration 22.6%, Defence 7.5%, State Government Administration 3.3%, Higher Education 3.2% and Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Personal 881 -- 998 -- 662 --
Family 2,303 -- 2,445 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,963 -- 2,070 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Stirling (ACT) was $881.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 592 68.3 130,776 63.6 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 58 6.7 12,320 6.0 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 37 4.3 6,307 3.1 503,582 4.7
Bus 34 3.9 12,226 5.9 323,201 3.0
Motorbike/scooter 15 1.7 1,974 1.0 64,580 0.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 50 5.7 14,676 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 661 75.3 146,503 71.2 7,305,271 68.4

In Stirling (ACT), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.3%, Car, as passenger 6.7%, Worked at home 4.3%, Bus 3.9% and Motorbike/scooter 1.7%. On the day, 5.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 75.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,259 71.8 246,674 76.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 579 33.1 93,275 28.9 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 239 13.7 36,947 11.4 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 426 24.3 75,109 23.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Stirling (ACT), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.1% provided care for children and 13.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.3% 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
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 369 21.2 82,490 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 512 29.4 102,171 31.6 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 220 12.6 39,411 12.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 146 8.4 22,606 7.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Stirling (ACT), 29.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 232 41.3 38,438 37.7 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 240 42.7 48,008 47.1 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 84 14.9 14,129 13.8 959,543 15.8
Other family 6 1.1 1,461 1.4 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Stirling (ACT), 42.7% were couple families with children, 41.3% were couple families without children and 14.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male -- 14.6 -- 20.1 -- 18.2
Female -- 85.4 -- 79.9 -- 81.8

In Stirling (ACT), 14.6% of single parents were male and 85.4% 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
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 104 22.0 26,341 30.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 24 5.1 2,981 3.4 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 88 18.6 17,892 20.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 53 11.2 11,401 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 32 6.8 4,054 4.7 302,037 6.0
Both not working 124 26.3 13,020 15.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 25 5.3 5,516 6.4 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 22 4.7 5,231 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Stirling (ACT), of couple families with children, 22.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 18.6% 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

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 727 93.3 142,670 91.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 52 6.7 12,593 8.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Stirling (ACT), 93.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Separate house 599 82.4 95,520 67.0 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 124 17.1 25,280 17.7 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 4 0.6 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 Stirling (ACT), 82.4% were separate houses, 17.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.6% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 301 0.2 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 7 1.0 10,198 7.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 65 9.0 21,301 14.9 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 275 38.2 56,674 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 360 50.0 51,557 36.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 1.8 2,637 1.8 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.5 -- 2.6 --

In Stirling (ACT), of occupied private dwellings 1.0% had 1 bedroom, 9.0% had 2 bedrooms and 38.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Owned outright 304 41.8 38,555 27.0 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 217 29.8 54,832 38.4 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 169 23.2 45,346 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 23 3.2 952 0.7 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 14 1.9 2,984 2.1 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Stirling (ACT), 41.8% were owned outright, 29.8% were owned with a mortgage and 23.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Family households 553 75.0 100,308 70.3 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 165 22.4 35,413 24.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 19 2.6 6,938 4.9 354,917 4.3

In Stirling (ACT), of all households, 75.0% were family households, 22.4% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

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Household income Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 13.2 -- 11.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 26.9 -- 28.4 -- 16.4

In Stirling (ACT), 13.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 26.9% 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 Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median rent 300 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.0 -- 91.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.0 -- 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 Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) 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 -- 96.7 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.3 -- 5.5 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
None 32 4.4 7,832 5.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 246 33.5 53,025 37.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 318 43.3 55,714 39.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 121 16.5 22,580 15.8 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 17 2.3 3,513 2.5 285,197 3.4

In Stirling (ACT), 33.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 70 9.6 11,440 8.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 650 88.8 128,278 89.9 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 12 1.6 2,941 2.1 221,494 2.7

In Stirling (ACT), 88.8% 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.
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male 16 55.2 3,267 50.2 322,171 49.6
Female 13 44.8 3,236 49.8 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Stirling (ACT), 55.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 44.8% were female. The median age was 23 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
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.7 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 2,250 -- 1,886 -- 1,203 --

In Stirling (ACT), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 0.7 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,250.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Stirling (ACT) % Stirling (ACT) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 200 -- 360 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Stirling (ACT), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 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.