Darwin

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL703001
People 118,456
Male 52.4%
Female 47.6%
Median age 33
Families 27,949
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 48,263
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $2,170
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $420
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
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Male 62,041 52.4 118,570 51.8 11,546,638 49.3
Female 56,416 47.6 110,266 48.2 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 10,658 9.0 58,248 25.5 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 118,456 people in Darwin. Of these 52.4% were male and 47.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.0% of the population.

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Age Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median age 33 -- 32 -- 38 --
0-4 years 8,966 7.6 17,630 7.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 7,862 6.6 16,822 7.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 6,832 5.8 15,029 6.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 6,422 5.4 14,077 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 8,610 7.3 16,644 7.3 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 12,429 10.5 21,707 9.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 12,164 10.3 21,329 9.3 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 10,061 8.5 18,012 7.9 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 8,884 7.5 16,615 7.3 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 8,340 7.0 16,456 7.2 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 7,331 6.2 14,854 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 6,452 5.4 12,886 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 5,213 4.4 10,407 4.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 3,889 3.3 7,364 3.2 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 2,272 1.9 4,300 1.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,458 1.2 2,516 1.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 709 0.6 1,258 0.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 572 0.5 938 0.4 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Darwin was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Married 41,356 43.6 78,333 43.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,979 3.1 6,046 3.4 608,059 3.2
Divorced 7,670 8.1 13,442 7.5 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 2,514 2.7 5,622 3.1 985,204 5.2
Never married 40,270 42.5 75,917 42.3 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Darwin aged 15 years and over, 43.6% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 32,541 42.7 58,583 41.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 12,619 16.6 22,537 15.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 31,079 40.8 60,345 42.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Darwin, of people aged 15 years and over, 42.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,779 4.3 3,707 4.6 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 6,811 16.6 15,160 18.6 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,289 3.1 2,632 3.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 1,452 3.5 2,570 3.2 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 4,198 10.2 8,233 10.1 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 1,047 2.5 2,070 2.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,425 3.5 2,911 3.6 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,782 4.3 3,045 3.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 5,871 14.3 8,054 9.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,063 2.6 1,655 2.0 198,383 2.8
Not stated 14,401 35.0 31,342 38.5 1,707,023 23.7

In Darwin 34.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.2% were in primary school, 16.2% in secondary school and 18.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 20,714 21.9 30,711 17.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 7,997 8.4 12,854 7.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 3,865 4.1 6,391 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 13,321 14.1 23,200 12.9 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 13,884 14.7 22,743 12.7 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 5,243 5.5 10,854 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 7,518 7.9 17,509 9.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 56 0.1 226 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 28 0.0 128 0.1 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 4,793 5.1 15,473 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 507 0.5 1,870 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 14,654 15.5 33,298 18.6 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Darwin, 14.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.4% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australian 36,726 23.2 65,433 22.4 7,298,243 23.3
English 33,032 20.9 54,967 18.8 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 11,374 7.2 18,469 6.3 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 8,961 5.7 14,971 5.1 2,023,470 6.4
Filipino 5,602 3.5 6,951 2.4 304,015 1.0

The most common ancestries in Darwin were Australian 23.2%, English 20.9%, Irish 7.2%, Scottish 5.7% and Filipino 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 Darwin (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 72,299 61.0 157,531 68.8 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Philippines 4,823 4.1 5,914 2.6 232,386 1.0
England 3,627 3.1 5,583 2.4 907,570 3.9
India 2,658 2.2 3,598 1.6 455,389 1.9
New Zealand 2,557 2.2 4,636 2.0 518,466 2.2
Greece 1,214 1.0 1,268 0.6 93,743 0.4

In Darwin, 61.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Philippines 4.1%, England 3.1%, India 2.2%, New Zealand 2.2% and Greece 1.0%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 39,560 33.4 54,687 23.9 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 6,946 5.9 10,761 4.7 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 6,271 5.3 9,473 4.1 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 50,938 43.0 124,021 54.2 11,070,538 47.3

In Darwin, 43.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 57,513 48.6 134,515 58.8 12,231,150 52.3
England 5,594 4.7 9,028 3.9 1,403,096 6.0
Philippines 5,294 4.5 6,443 2.8 270,177 1.2
India 3,487 2.9 4,735 2.1 616,939 2.6
New Zealand 3,272 2.8 5,712 2.5 617,331 2.6

In Darwin, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 48.6%, England 4.7%, Philippines 4.5%, India 2.9% and New Zealand 2.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 58,293 49.2 135,595 59.3 12,643,365 54.0
Philippines 6,096 5.1 7,492 3.3 325,049 1.4
England 5,316 4.5 8,560 3.7 1,302,147 5.6
India 3,410 2.9 4,661 2.0 605,777 2.6
New Zealand 3,133 2.6 5,569 2.4 608,329 2.6

In Darwin, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 49.2%, Philippines 5.1%, England 4.5%, India 2.9% and New Zealand 2.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 37,950 32.0 67,176 29.4 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 26,095 22.0 45,843 20.0 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 17,350 14.6 36,642 16.0 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 9,571 8.1 19,234 8.4 3,101,185 13.3
Eastern Orthodox 3,931 3.3 4,207 1.8 502,801 2.1

The most common responses for religion in Darwin were No Religion, so described 32.0%, Catholic 22.0%, Not stated 14.6%, Anglican 8.1% and Eastern Orthodox 3.3%. In Darwin, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (52.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Greek 3,115 2.6 3,245 1.4 237,588 1.0
Tagalog 2,531 2.1 2,994 1.3 111,273 0.5
Mandarin 1,798 1.5 2,163 0.9 596,711 2.5
Filipino 1,658 1.4 2,045 0.9 71,220 0.3
Nepali 1,075 0.9 1,219 0.5 62,005 0.3
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English only spoken at home 77,878 65.8 132,634 58.0 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 10,540 24.3 19,395 24.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Darwin 65.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 2.6%, Tagalog 2.1%, Mandarin 1.5%, Filipino 1.4% and Nepali 0.9%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 45,251 69.6 74,100 67.1 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 12,784 19.7 21,493 19.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 3,917 6.0 7,112 6.4 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,038 4.7 7,685 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 64,990 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Darwin. Of these 69.6% were employed full time, 19.7% 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.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 4,015 6.5 6,735 6.6 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 3,872 6.2 6,327 6.2 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 4,900 7.9 8,431 8.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 13,335 21.5 22,238 21.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 31,915 51.5 51,864 50.5 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Darwin, 6.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Professionals 12,530 20.2 20,654 20.1 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 10,275 16.6 16,189 15.8 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 8,922 14.4 14,102 13.7 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 8,042 13.0 14,178 13.8 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 7,519 12.1 12,515 12.2 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 5,337 8.6 9,642 9.4 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 4,605 7.4 7,021 6.8 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 3,443 5.6 5,880 5.7 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Darwin included Professionals 20.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 16.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 14.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.0%, Managers 12.1%, Labourers 8.6%, Sales Workers 7.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.6%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
State Government Administration 4,380 7.1 6,335 6.2 158,980 1.5
Defence 3,775 6.1 4,796 4.7 75,462 0.7
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 2,022 3.3 3,359 3.3 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 1,467 2.4 2,886 2.8 231,198 2.2
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,442 2.3 1,771 1.7 48,486 0.5

Of the employed people in Darwin, the most common responses for industry of employment included State Government Administration 7.1%, Defence 6.1%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.3%, Primary Education 2.4% and Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Personal 1,055 -- 871 -- 662 --
Family 2,377 -- 2,105 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,170 -- 1,983 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Darwin was $1,055.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 39,707 64.1 61,874 60.3 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 3,950 6.4 6,947 6.8 489,922 4.6
Bus 3,863 6.2 4,872 4.7 323,201 3.0
Walked only 2,646 4.3 8,683 8.5 370,427 3.5
Bicycle 1,469 2.4 2,552 2.5 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 5,051 8.2 6,555 6.4 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 45,114 72.8 70,991 69.1 7,305,271 68.4

In Darwin, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 64.1%, Car, as passenger 6.4%, Bus 6.2%, Walked only 4.3% and Bicycle 2.4%. On the day, 8.2% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 72.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 61,413 64.8 115,473 64.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 25,043 26.4 52,717 29.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 7,255 7.7 16,056 9.0 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 16,480 17.4 30,716 17.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Darwin, of people aged 15 years and over, 64.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.4% provided care for children and 7.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.4% 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
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 21,957 23.2 40,921 22.8 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 24,894 26.3 46,081 25.7 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 8,532 9.0 17,083 9.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 6,039 6.4 11,386 6.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Darwin, 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 10,522 37.7 18,138 35.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 12,891 46.1 23,815 46.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 4,061 14.5 8,558 16.6 959,543 15.8
Other family 470 1.7 1,014 2.0 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Darwin, 46.1% were couple families with children, 37.7% were couple families without children and 14.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Male -- 21.4 -- 20.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.6 -- 79.5 -- 81.8

In Darwin, 21.4% of single parents were male and 78.6% 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
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 8,593 36.7 13,833 33.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 659 2.8 1,215 2.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,150 17.7 6,638 15.8 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 3,824 16.3 6,174 14.7 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 754 3.2 1,677 4.0 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,907 8.1 6,100 14.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,667 7.1 2,884 6.9 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,873 8.0 3,429 8.2 311,381 6.2

In Darwin, of couple families with children, 36.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 17.7% 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 Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 37,496 88.3 65,053 85.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,990 11.7 10,717 14.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Darwin, 88.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Separate house 22,004 58.7 43,100 66.3 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,639 12.4 7,844 12.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 10,013 26.7 11,374 17.5 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 652 1.7 2,166 3.3 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Darwin, 58.7% were separate houses, 12.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 26.7% were flats or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 331 0.9 874 1.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 2,232 6.0 4,871 7.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 8,689 23.2 14,306 22.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 15,747 42.0 27,598 42.4 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 9,343 24.9 15,039 23.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,163 3.1 2,369 3.6 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Darwin, of occupied private dwellings 6.0% had 1 bedroom, 23.2% had 2 bedrooms and 42.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Owned outright 5,810 15.5 9,957 15.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 12,182 32.5 19,247 29.6 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 18,087 48.2 32,737 50.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 187 0.5 575 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,241 3.3 2,545 3.9 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Darwin, 15.5% were owned outright, 32.5% were owned with a mortgage and 48.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Family households 27,131 72.3 47,400 72.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 8,007 21.3 14,228 21.9 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 2,370 6.3 3,438 5.3 354,917 4.3

In Darwin, of all households, 72.3% were family households, 21.3% were single person households and 6.3% were group households.

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Household income Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 10.3 -- 12.6 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 30.2 -- 25.8 -- 16.4

In Darwin, 10.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 30.2% 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 Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median rent 420 -- 315 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 90.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.9 -- 9.1 -- 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 Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,167 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
None 2,200 5.9 6,948 10.7 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 12,119 32.3 20,562 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 14,715 39.2 22,357 34.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 6,821 18.2 11,813 18.2 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,646 4.4 3,389 5.2 285,197 3.4

In Darwin, 32.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 4,309 11.5 10,972 16.9 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 31,876 85.0 51,392 79.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,321 3.5 2,698 4.1 221,494 2.7

In Darwin, 85.0% 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.
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Male 5,505 51.7 29,129 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 5,151 48.3 29,118 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 25 -- 23 --

In Darwin, 51.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 48.3% were female. The median age was 25 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
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 4 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.5 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,770 -- 1,225 -- 1,203 --

In Darwin, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,770.

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
Darwin % Darwin Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 340 -- 97 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,210 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Darwin, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $340 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,210.

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.