Watson

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC80127
People 5,862
Male 48.2%
Female 51.8%
Median age 34
Families 1,480
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all households (a) 0.6
All private dwellings 2,607
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,962
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,044
Median weekly rent $370
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

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

Search all persons QuickStats for another area

Map is loading.
Other 2016 Census products available for this area:
To view more QuickStats or Community Profiles for a different area, see Search Census data.

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
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male 2,827 48.2 195,739 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,034 51.8 201,653 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 60 1.0 6,508 1.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,862 people in Watson. Of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

View the data quality statement for Place of Usual Residence (PURP)
Age Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median age 34 -- 35 -- 38 --
0-4 years 451 7.7 26,795 6.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 357 6.1 25,451 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 303 5.2 22,235 5.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 293 5.0 24,507 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 419 7.1 31,430 7.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 523 8.9 32,488 8.2 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 646 11.0 33,631 8.5 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 590 10.1 30,193 7.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 444 7.6 28,216 7.1 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 405 6.9 26,556 6.7 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 348 5.9 24,433 6.1 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 293 5.0 22,357 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 210 3.6 19,144 4.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 152 2.6 17,285 4.3 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 131 2.2 12,168 3.1 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 142 2.4 8,519 2.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 84 1.4 5,839 1.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 71 1.2 6,158 1.5 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Watson was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.9% of the population.

View the data quality statement for Age (AGEP)
Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Married 1,994 41.9 154,584 47.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 127 2.7 8,159 2.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 387 8.1 25,353 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 146 3.1 12,542 3.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,104 44.2 122,279 37.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Watson aged 15 years and over, 41.9% were married and 10.7% were either divorced or separated.

View the data quality statement for Registered marital status (MSTP)
Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,710 40.4 135,703 48.1 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 698 16.5 32,501 11.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,822 43.1 113,732 40.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Watson, of people aged 15 years and over, 40.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.5% were in a de facto marriage.

View the data quality statement for Social marital status (MDCP)
Education Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Preschool 113 5.6 5,904 4.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 345 17.2 20,728 15.7 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 65 3.2 8,123 6.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 49 2.4 3,969 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 215 10.7 13,606 10.3 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 65 3.2 6,372 4.8 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 26 1.3 4,207 3.2 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 127 6.3 8,163 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 581 28.9 34,291 26.0 1,160,626 16.1
Other 58 2.9 3,165 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 365 18.2 23,127 17.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Watson 34.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.7% were in primary school, 15.4% in secondary school and 35.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

View the data quality statement for Educational Institution Attendee Status (TYSTAP)
Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,316 48.9 119,919 37.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 371 7.8 29,758 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 123 2.6 9,461 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 279 5.9 25,750 8.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 663 14.0 57,843 17.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 102 2.2 8,891 2.8 941,531 4.9
Year 10 236 5.0 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 191 4.0 14,566 4.5 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 20 0.4 1,151 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 354 7.5 24,951 7.7 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Watson, 14.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 8.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.8% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

View the data quality statement for Level of highest educational attainment (HEAP)

Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
English 2,048 24.4 132,031 23.8 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 1,897 22.6 127,285 23.0 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 837 10.0 51,611 9.3 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 666 7.9 40,160 7.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 295 3.5 17,633 3.2 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Watson were English 24.4%, Australian 22.6%, Irish 10.0%, Scottish 7.9% and German 3.5%.

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

View the data quality statement for Ancestry (ANCP)
Country of birth Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 3,970 68.0 270,033 68.0 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 192 3.3 12,757 3.2 907,570 3.9
India 108 1.8 10,414 2.6 455,389 1.9
New Zealand 94 1.6 4,734 1.2 518,466 2.2
Bhutan 85 1.5 565 0.1 5,950 0.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 76 1.3 11,351 2.9 509,555 2.2

In Watson, 68.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.3%, India 1.8%, New Zealand 1.6%, Bhutan 1.5% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.3%.

View the data quality statement for Country of birth (BPLP)
Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,917 32.7 133,304 33.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 498 8.5 29,113 7.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 442 7.5 23,121 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,657 45.3 187,955 47.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Watson, 45.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of father and/or mother (BPPP)
Country of birth of father, stated responses Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 3,109 53.3 211,707 53.3 12,231,150 52.3
England 326 5.6 21,368 5.4 1,403,096 6.0
India 152 2.6 14,481 3.6 616,939 2.6
New Zealand 123 2.1 6,381 1.6 617,331 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 100 1.7 14,581 3.7 704,658 3.0

In Watson, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 53.3%, England 5.6%, India 2.6%, New Zealand 2.1% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.7%.

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of father (BPMP)
Country of birth of mother, stated responses Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 3,171 54.3 218,199 54.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 282 4.8 19,203 4.8 1,302,147 5.6
India 143 2.4 14,372 3.6 605,777 2.6
New Zealand 127 2.2 6,065 1.5 608,329 2.6
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 107 1.8 3,283 0.8 155,231 0.7

In Watson, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 54.3%, England 4.8%, India 2.4%, New Zealand 2.2% and United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 1.8%.

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of mother (BPFP)
Religious affiliation, top responses Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 2,721 46.4 143,739 36.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 937 16.0 88,619 22.3 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 558 9.5 36,420 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 501 8.5 42,734 10.8 3,101,185 13.3
Buddhism 203 3.5 9,921 2.5 563,674 2.4

The most common responses for religion in Watson were No Religion, so described 46.4%, Catholic 16.0%, Not stated 9.5%, Anglican 8.5% and Buddhism 3.5%. In Watson, No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (51.3%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

View the data quality statement for Religious affiliation (RELP)
Language, top responses (other than English) Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Other Southern Asian Languages 84 1.4 533 0.1 2,398 0.0
Vietnamese 80 1.4 4,216 1.1 277,400 1.2
Mandarin 79 1.4 12,408 3.1 596,711 2.5
Spanish 71 1.2 3,273 0.8 140,817 0.6
German 54 0.9 1,913 0.5 79,353 0.3
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 4,347 74.5 288,986 72.7 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 530 21.9 35,846 23.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Watson 74.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Other Southern Asian Languages 1.4%, Vietnamese 1.4%, Mandarin 1.4%, Spanish 1.2% and German 0.9%.

View the data quality statement for Language spoken at home (LANP)

Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 2,093 62.1 137,058 63.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 958 28.4 57,064 26.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 162 4.8 11,506 5.3 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 160 4.7 10,205 4.7 787,452 6.9

There were 3,373 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Watson. Of these 62.1% were employed full time, 28.4% were employed part-time and 4.7% 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.

View the data quality statement for Labour force status (LFSP)
Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 322 10.0 20,602 10.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 274 8.5 16,499 8.0 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 364 11.3 19,962 9.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 733 22.8 46,946 22.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,358 42.3 90,110 43.8 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Watson, 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.3% worked 40 hours or more.

View the data quality statement for Hours worked (HRSP)
Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,181 36.7 62,716 30.5 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 559 17.4 32,776 15.9 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 452 14.0 34,668 16.9 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 285 8.9 21,694 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 256 8.0 19,639 9.6 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 175 5.4 13,956 6.8 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 174 5.4 10,354 5.0 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 43 1.3 4,692 2.3 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Watson included Professionals 36.7%, Managers 17.4%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 14.0%, Community and Personal Service Workers 8.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 8.0%, Sales Workers 5.4%, Labourers 5.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 1.3%.

View the data quality statement for Occupation (OCCP)
Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Central Government Administration 635 20.4 37,799 18.4 127,598 1.2
Defence 198 6.4 10,753 5.2 75,462 0.7
Higher Education 178 5.7 6,068 3.0 155,985 1.5
State Government Administration 122 3.9 6,303 3.1 158,980 1.5
Cafes and Restaurants 91 2.9 5,203 2.5 253,385 2.4

Of the employed people in Watson, the most common responses for industry of employment included Central Government Administration 20.4%, Defence 6.4%, Higher Education 5.7%, State Government Administration 3.9% and Cafes and Restaurants 2.9%.

View the data quality statement for Industry of employment (INDP)
Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Personal 1,037 -- 998 -- 662 --
Family 2,453 -- 2,445 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,962 -- 2,070 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Watson was $1,037.

View the data quality statements for: Total personal income (INCP) Total family income (FINF) Total household income (HIND)

Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,957 60.9 130,776 63.6 6,574,571 61.5
Bus 238 7.4 12,226 5.9 323,201 3.0
Bicycle 208 6.5 5,366 2.6 107,756 1.0
Car, as passenger 176 5.5 12,320 6.0 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 105 3.3 6,307 3.1 503,582 4.7
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 289 9.0 14,676 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 2,189 68.1 146,503 71.2 7,305,271 68.4

In Watson, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 60.9%, Bus 7.4%, Bicycle 6.5%, Car, as passenger 5.5% and Worked at home 3.3%. On the day, 9.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 68.1% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

View the data quality statement for Method of travel to work (MTWP)
Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,836 80.7 246,674 76.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,402 29.5 93,275 28.9 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 523 11.0 36,947 11.4 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,238 26.0 75,109 23.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Watson, of people aged 15 years and over, 80.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.5% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

View the data quality statements for: Unpaid domestic work (DOMP) Unpaid child care (CHCAREP) Unpaid assistance (UNCAREP) Voluntary work (VOLWP)

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,291 27.1 82,490 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,643 34.5 102,171 31.6 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 599 12.6 39,411 12.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 303 6.4 22,606 7.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Watson, 34.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.4% worked 30 hours or more.

View the data quality statement for Unpaid domestic work, number of hours (DOMP)

Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 594 40.1 38,438 37.7 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 645 43.5 48,008 47.1 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 219 14.8 14,129 13.8 959,543 15.8
Other family 25 1.7 1,461 1.4 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Watson, 43.5% were couple families with children, 40.1% were couple families without children and 14.8% were one parent families.

View the data quality statement for Family composition (FMCF)
Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.6 -- 20.1 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.4 -- 79.9 -- 81.8

In Watson, 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

View the data quality statement for Family composition (FMCF)

Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 381 30.6 26,341 30.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 65 5.2 2,981 3.4 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 279 22.4 17,892 20.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 148 11.9 11,401 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 68 5.5 4,054 4.7 302,037 6.0
Both not working 152 12.2 13,020 15.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 74 5.9 5,516 6.4 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 79 6.3 5,231 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Watson, of couple families with children, 30.6% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 22.4% 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.

View the data quality statement for Labour force status of parents / partners in families (LFSF)

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 Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 2,295 92.4 142,670 91.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 190 7.6 12,593 8.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Watson, 92.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.6% were unoccupied.

View the data quality statements for: Dwelling type (DWTD) Dwelling Structure (STRD)

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,337 58.3 95,520 67.0 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 381 16.6 25,280 17.7 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 571 24.9 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 Watson, 58.3% were separate houses, 16.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 24.9% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling structure (STRD)
Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.4 301 0.2 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 168 7.3 10,198 7.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 554 24.1 21,301 14.9 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,087 47.3 56,674 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 442 19.3 51,557 36.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 36 1.6 2,637 1.8 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.5 -- 2.6 --

In Watson, of occupied private dwellings 7.3% had 1 bedroom, 24.1% had 2 bedrooms and 47.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.4 people.

View the data quality statements for: Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD) Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Owned outright 531 23.1 38,555 27.0 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 782 34.1 54,832 38.4 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 928 40.4 45,346 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 7 0.3 952 0.7 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 48 2.1 2,984 2.1 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Watson, 23.1% were owned outright, 34.1% were owned with a mortgage and 40.4% were rented.

View the data quality statement for Tenure type (TEND)

Household composition

Household composition Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Family households 1,461 63.8 100,308 70.3 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 651 28.4 35,413 24.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 177 7.7 6,938 4.9 354,917 4.3

In Watson, of all households, 63.8% were family households, 28.4% were single person households and 7.7% were group households.

View the data quality statement for Household composition (HHCD)
Household income Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 12.9 -- 11.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 26.6 -- 28.4 -- 16.4

In Watson, 12.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 26.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

View the data quality statement for Household income, total weekly (HIND)

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 Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median rent 370 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.2 -- 91.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.8 -- 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.

View the data quality statement for Rent weekly payments (RNTD)
Mortgage monthly repayments Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,044 -- 2,058 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.3 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.7 -- 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.

View the data quality statement for Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED)

Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
None 157 6.8 7,832 5.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,040 45.3 53,025 37.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 809 35.3 55,714 39.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 242 10.5 22,580 15.8 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 46 2.0 3,513 2.5 285,197 3.4

In Watson, 45.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

View the data quality statement for Number of registered motor vehicles (VEHD)

Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 216 9.4 11,440 8.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,039 88.7 128,278 89.9 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 43 1.9 2,941 2.1 221,494 2.7

In Watson, 88.7% 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.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

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.
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male 34 52.3 3,267 50.2 322,171 49.6
Female 31 47.7 3,236 49.8 326,996 50.4
Median age 31 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Watson, 52.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 47.7% were female. The median age was 31 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

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
Watson % Watson 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 1,649 -- 1,886 -- 1,203 --

In Watson, 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 $1,649.

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
Watson % Watson Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 361 -- 360 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,580 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Watson, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $361 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,580.

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

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.