Christmas Island

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC90001
People 1,843
Male 61.3%
Female 38.7%
Median age 38
Families 305
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.9
All private dwellings 566
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $2,141
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,717
Median weekly rent $152
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

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
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Male 1,130 61.3 2,462 53.7 11,546,638 49.3
Female 712 38.7 2,120 46.3 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 9 0.5 231 5.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,843 people in Christmas Island. Of these 61.3% were male and 38.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

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Age Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Median age 38 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 105 5.7 262 5.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 108 5.9 285 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 99 5.4 263 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 70 3.8 215 4.7 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 106 5.8 210 4.6 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 155 8.4 262 5.7 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 163 8.9 316 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 152 8.3 321 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 130 7.1 325 7.1 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 144 7.8 332 7.2 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 163 8.9 378 8.2 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 137 7.4 376 8.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 129 7.0 335 7.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 105 5.7 295 6.4 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 39 2.1 180 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 25 1.4 122 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 7 0.4 68 1.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 3 0.2 58 1.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Christmas Island was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Married 821 53.3 1,933 51.2 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 51 3.3 128 3.4 608,059 3.2
Divorced 94 6.1 321 8.5 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 42 2.7 182 4.8 985,204 5.2
Never married 531 34.5 1,211 32.1 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Christmas Island aged 15 years and over, 53.3% were married and 9.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 448 57.4 1,382 52.2 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 61 7.8 313 11.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 272 34.8 953 36.0 7,024,973 41.9

In Christmas Island, of people aged 15 years and over, 57.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Preschool 28 3.4 74 4.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 132 16.1 348 22.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 0 0.0 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 0 0.0 4 0.3 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 97 11.8 240 15.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 3 0.2 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 3 0.4 6 0.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 17 2.1 36 2.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 14 1.7 42 2.7 1,160,626 16.1
Other 12 1.5 27 1.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 519 63.1 802 50.7 1,707,023 23.7

In Christmas Island 44.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 16.1% were in primary school, 11.8% in secondary school and 3.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 154 10.2 459 12.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 89 5.9 279 7.4 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 40 2.6 98 2.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 179 11.8 511 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 168 11.1 489 13.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 60 4.0 145 3.8 941,531 4.9
Year 10 108 7.1 394 10.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 5 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 145 9.6 257 6.8 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 30 2.0 125 3.3 145,844 0.8
Not stated 524 34.6 882 23.4 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Christmas Island, 11.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 14.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.9% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Chinese 453 21.2 492 8.4 1,213,903 3.9
Australian 271 12.7 1,095 18.7 7,298,243 23.3
Malay 257 12.0 370 6.3 46,079 0.1
English 234 10.9 955 16.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 50 2.3 213 3.6 2,388,058 7.6

The most common ancestries in Christmas Island were Chinese 21.2%, Australian 12.7%, Malay 12.0%, English 10.9% and Irish 2.3%.

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 Christmas Island (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Australia 697 38.5 2,151 47.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Malaysia 363 20.1 393 8.6 138,364 0.6
New Zealand 54 3.0 366 8.0 518,466 2.2
England 46 2.5 114 2.5 907,570 3.9
Singapore 43 2.4 51 1.1 54,939 0.2
Iran 31 1.7 31 0.7 58,112 0.2

In Christmas Island, 38.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Malaysia 20.1%, New Zealand 3.0%, England 2.5%, Singapore 2.4% and Iran 1.7%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 796 43.2 1,411 30.8 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 100 5.4 328 7.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 130 7.0 345 7.5 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 308 16.7 1,738 37.9 11,070,538 47.3

In Christmas Island, 16.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 43.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Malaysia 447 24.5 480 10.5 156,829 0.7
Australia 442 24.2 1,808 39.7 12,231,150 52.3
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 93 5.1 102 2.2 704,658 3.0
England 60 3.3 188 4.1 1,403,096 6.0
Singapore 56 3.1 72 1.6 46,364 0.2

In Christmas Island, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Malaysia 24.5%, Australia 24.2%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 5.1%, England 3.3% and Singapore 3.1%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Malaysia 499 27.3 517 11.4 167,467 0.7
Australia 406 22.2 1,791 39.3 12,643,365 54.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 74 4.1 90 2.0 699,074 3.0
Singapore 58 3.2 71 1.6 51,958 0.2
England 53 2.9 182 4.0 1,302,147 5.6

In Christmas Island, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Malaysia 27.3%, Australia 22.2%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 4.1%, Singapore 3.2% and England 2.9%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Not stated 515 27.9 811 17.7 2,238,735 9.6
Islam 357 19.4 758 16.5 604,240 2.6
Buddhism 334 18.1 346 7.6 563,674 2.4
No Religion, so described 281 15.2 964 21.0 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 164 8.9 434 9.5 5,291,834 22.6

The most common responses for religion in Christmas Island were Not stated 27.9%, Islam 19.4%, Buddhism 18.1%, No Religion, so described 15.2% and Catholic 8.9%. In Christmas Island, Islam was the largest religious group reported overall (26.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Mandarin 312 17.2 329 7.2 596,711 2.5
Malay 311 17.2 685 15.0 17,942 0.1
Cantonese 67 3.7 72 1.6 280,943 1.2
Min Nan 28 1.5 25 0.5 17,905 0.1
Tagalog 18 1.0 39 0.9 111,273 0.5
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 503 27.8 1,732 38.0 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 248 50.9 784 50.1 1,971,011 22.2

In Christmas Island 27.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 17.2%, Malay 17.2%, Cantonese 3.7%, Min Nan 1.5% and Tagalog 1.0%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 587 70.1 1,413 63.4 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 161 19.2 571 25.6 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 73 8.7 188 8.4 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 16 1.9 58 2.6 787,452 6.9

There were 837 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Christmas Island. Of these 70.1% were employed full time, 19.2% were employed part-time and 1.9% 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
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 60 7.4 213 9.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 48 5.9 149 6.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 55 6.7 209 9.6 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 228 27.9 501 23.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 353 43.3 905 41.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Christmas Island, 7.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 145 17.7 380 17.6 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 132 16.1 302 14.0 1,011,520 9.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 120 14.7 301 13.9 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 103 12.6 249 11.5 1,449,681 13.6
Machinery Operators and Drivers 101 12.3 161 7.5 670,106 6.3
Managers 100 12.2 340 15.7 1,390,047 13.0
Professionals 85 10.4 242 11.2 2,370,966 22.2
Sales Workers 13 1.6 130 6.0 1,000,955 9.4

The most common occupations in Christmas Island included Technicians and Trades Workers 17.7%, Labourers 16.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 14.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.6%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 12.3%, Managers 12.2%, Professionals 10.4% and Sales Workers 1.6%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Other Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 144 18.0 144 6.8 2,773 0.0
Correctional and Detention Services 108 13.5 115 5.4 27,656 0.3
Combined Primary and Secondary Education 46 5.8 84 4.0 122,286 1.1
Local Government Administration 44 5.5 132 6.2 142,724 1.3
Central Government Administration 25 3.1 43 2.0 127,598 1.2

Of the employed people in Christmas Island, the most common responses for industry of employment included Other Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 18.0%, Correctional and Detention Services 13.5%, Combined Primary and Secondary Education 5.8%, Local Government Administration 5.5% and Central Government Administration 3.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Personal 1,164 -- 712 -- 662 --
Family 2,389 -- 1,568 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,141 -- 1,377 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Christmas Island was $1,164.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 540 67.6 1,269 59.5 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 68 8.5 117 5.5 489,922 4.6
Bus 51 6.4 53 2.5 323,201 3.0
Walked only 30 3.8 163 7.6 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 9 1.1 77 3.6 503,582 4.7
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 56 6.8 148 6.8 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 619 76.0 1,425 65.9 7,305,271 68.4

In Christmas Island, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 67.6%, Car, as passenger 8.5%, Bus 6.4%, Walked only 3.8% and Worked at home 1.1%. On the day, 6.8% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 76.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 719 47.0 2,199 58.2 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 278 18.2 853 22.7 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 91 6.0 389 10.3 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 310 20.3 966 25.7 3,620,726 19.0

In Christmas Island, of people aged 15 years and over, 47.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.2% provided care for children and 6.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.3% 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
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 242 15.8 630 16.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 299 19.5 901 23.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 94 6.1 370 9.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 86 5.6 303 8.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Christmas Island, 19.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 107 35.1 443 43.0 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 159 52.1 430 41.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 35 11.5 145 14.1 959,543 15.8
Other family 4 1.3 13 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Christmas Island, 52.1% were couple families with children, 35.1% were couple families without children and 11.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Male -- 35.0 -- 25.2 -- 18.2
Female -- 65.0 -- 74.8 -- 81.8

In Christmas Island, 35.0% of single parents were male and 65.0% 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
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 66 25.1 216 25.2 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 10 3.8 46 5.4 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 62 23.6 184 21.5 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 55 20.9 129 15.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 16 6.1 45 5.3 302,037 6.0
Both not working 19 7.2 110 12.9 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 18 6.8 65 7.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 17 6.5 61 7.1 311,381 6.2

In Christmas Island, of couple families with children, 25.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 23.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 395 82.3 1,358 78.5 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 85 17.7 371 21.5 1,039,874 11.2

In Christmas Island, 82.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Separate house 197 49.9 1,130 83.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 79 20.0 83 6.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 106 26.8 116 8.5 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.8 13 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Christmas Island, 49.9% were separate houses, 20.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 26.8% were flats or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.8 7 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 31 7.9 81 5.9 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 113 28.8 320 23.4 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 201 51.1 607 44.5 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 33 8.4 295 21.6 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 12 3.1 55 4.0 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Christmas Island, of occupied private dwellings 7.9% had 1 bedroom, 28.8% had 2 bedrooms and 51.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Owned outright 113 28.5 401 29.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 58 14.6 299 22.0 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 205 51.6 552 40.6 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 0.8 48 3.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 18 4.5 58 4.3 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Christmas Island, 28.5% were owned outright, 14.6% were owned with a mortgage and 51.6% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Family households 301 74.1 980 71.6 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 95 23.4 369 27.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 10 2.5 20 1.5 354,917 4.3

In Christmas Island, of all households, 74.1% were family households, 23.4% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

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Household income Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 7.0 -- 19.8 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 24.9 -- 11.6 -- 16.4

In Christmas Island, 7.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 24.9% 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 Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Median rent 152 -- 140 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.6 -- 96.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.4 -- 3.4 -- 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 Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,717 -- 1,400 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.5 -- 93.8 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.5 -- 6.2 -- 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 Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
None 24 6.0 63 4.6 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 143 35.8 435 31.9 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 144 36.0 516 37.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 70 17.5 280 20.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 19 4.8 69 5.1 285,197 3.4

In Christmas Island, 35.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 68 17.0 236 17.3 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 315 78.6 1,070 78.3 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 18 4.5 60 4.4 221,494 2.7

In Christmas Island, 78.6% 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.
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Male 3 30.0 115 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 7 70.0 118 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 36 -- 35 -- 23 --

In Christmas Island, 30.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 70.0% were female. The median age was 36 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
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3.5 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0 -- 1.1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 0 -- 1,268 -- 1,203 --

In Christmas Island, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0 persons, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

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
Christmas Island % Christmas Island Other Territories % Other Territories Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 0 -- 63 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 0 -- 1,660 --

In Christmas Island, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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.