Tennant Creek

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL715007
People 2,991
Male 52.6%
Female 47.4%
Median age 33
Families 622
Average children per family
for families with children 2.1
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 1,444
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,570
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,216
Median weekly rent $175
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4

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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
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Male 1,575 52.6 118,570 51.8 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,420 47.4 110,266 48.2 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,536 51.3 58,248 25.5 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,991 people in Tennant Creek. Of these 52.6% were male and 47.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 51.3% of the population.

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Age Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median age 33 -- 32 -- 38 --
0-4 years 246 8.2 17,630 7.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 227 7.6 16,822 7.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 176 5.9 15,029 6.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 180 6.0 14,077 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 233 7.8 16,644 7.3 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 279 9.3 21,707 9.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 228 7.6 21,329 9.3 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 204 6.8 18,012 7.9 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 189 6.3 16,615 7.3 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 224 7.5 16,456 7.2 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 222 7.4 14,854 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 197 6.6 12,886 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 164 5.5 10,407 4.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 110 3.7 7,364 3.2 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 58 1.9 4,300 1.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 43 1.4 2,516 1.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 16 0.5 1,258 0.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 7 0.2 938 0.4 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Tennant Creek was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Married 899 38.2 78,333 43.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 106 4.5 6,046 3.4 608,059 3.2
Divorced 187 7.9 13,442 7.5 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 97 4.1 5,622 3.1 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,066 45.3 75,917 42.3 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Tennant Creek aged 15 years and over, 38.2% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 584 31.7 58,583 41.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 310 16.8 22,537 15.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 946 51.4 60,345 42.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Tennant Creek, of people aged 15 years and over, 31.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Preschool 47 4.7 3,707 4.6 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 253 25.2 15,160 18.6 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 2,632 3.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 13 1.3 2,570 3.2 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 133 13.2 8,233 10.1 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.3 2,070 2.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 9 0.9 2,911 3.6 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 36 3.6 3,045 3.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 68 6.8 8,054 9.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 19 1.9 1,655 2.0 198,383 2.8
Not stated 423 42.1 31,342 38.5 1,707,023 23.7

In Tennant Creek 33.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.6% were in primary school, 14.6% in secondary school and 10.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 287 12.2 30,711 17.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 136 5.8 12,854 7.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 63 2.7 6,391 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 249 10.5 23,200 12.9 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 248 10.5 22,743 12.7 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 161 6.8 10,854 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 292 12.4 17,509 9.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 8 0.3 226 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 128 0.1 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 319 13.5 15,473 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 65 2.8 1,870 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 489 20.7 33,298 18.6 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Tennant Creek, 10.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 12.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.8% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australian 937 25.8 65,433 22.4 7,298,243 23.3
Australian Aboriginal 881 24.2 37,562 12.8 144,173 0.5
English 608 16.7 54,967 18.8 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 171 4.7 18,469 6.3 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 132 3.6 14,971 5.1 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in Tennant Creek were Australian 25.8%, Australian Aboriginal 24.2%, English 16.7%, Irish 4.7% and Scottish 3.6%.

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 Tennant Creek (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 2,210 74.4 157,531 68.8 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Philippines 70 2.4 5,914 2.6 232,386 1.0
New Zealand 56 1.9 4,636 2.0 518,466 2.2
England 53 1.8 5,583 2.4 907,570 3.9
India 37 1.2 3,598 1.6 455,389 1.9
Fiji 21 0.7 428 0.2 61,469 0.3

In Tennant Creek, 74.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Philippines 2.4%, New Zealand 1.9%, England 1.8%, India 1.2% and Fiji 0.7%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 460 15.4 54,687 23.9 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 75 2.5 10,761 4.7 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 69 2.3 9,473 4.1 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,978 66.3 124,021 54.2 11,070,538 47.3

In Tennant Creek, 66.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 2,080 70.3 134,515 58.8 12,231,150 52.3
England 79 2.7 9,028 3.9 1,403,096 6.0
Philippines 67 2.3 6,443 2.8 270,177 1.2
New Zealand 55 1.9 5,712 2.5 617,331 2.6
India 49 1.7 4,735 2.1 616,939 2.6

In Tennant Creek, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 70.3%, England 2.7%, Philippines 2.3%, New Zealand 1.9% and India 1.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 2,065 70.2 135,595 59.3 12,643,365 54.0
Philippines 85 2.9 7,492 3.3 325,049 1.4
England 78 2.7 8,560 3.7 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 58 2.0 5,569 2.4 608,329 2.6
India 47 1.6 4,661 2.0 605,777 2.6

In Tennant Creek, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 70.2%, Philippines 2.9%, England 2.7%, New Zealand 2.0% and India 1.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,026 34.4 67,176 29.4 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 453 15.2 45,843 20.0 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 418 14.0 36,642 16.0 2,238,735 9.6
Other Protestant 236 7.9 2,565 1.1 108,307 0.5
Anglican 171 5.7 19,234 8.4 3,101,185 13.3

The most common responses for religion in Tennant Creek were No Religion, so described 34.4%, Catholic 15.2%, Not stated 14.0%, Other Protestant 7.9% and Anglican 5.7%. In Tennant Creek, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (51.8%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Warumungu 231 7.7 302 0.1 321 0.0
Warlpiri 111 3.7 2,171 0.9 2,304 0.0
Alyawarr 58 1.9 1,523 0.7 1,548 0.0
Malayalam 32 1.1 1,274 0.6 53,206 0.2
Filipino 30 1.0 2,045 0.9 71,220 0.3
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English only spoken at home 1,607 53.8 132,634 58.0 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 275 25.6 19,395 24.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Tennant Creek 53.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Warumungu 7.7%, Warlpiri 3.7%, Alyawarr 1.9%, Malayalam 1.1% and Filipino 1.0%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 873 70.1 74,100 67.1 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 194 15.6 21,493 19.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 89 7.1 7,112 6.4 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 89 7.1 7,685 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 1,245 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tennant Creek. Of these 70.1% were employed full time, 15.6% were employed part-time and 7.1% 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
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 65 5.6 6,735 6.6 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 47 4.1 6,327 6.2 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 86 7.4 8,431 8.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 351 30.3 22,238 21.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 526 45.4 51,864 50.5 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Tennant Creek, 5.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Professionals 246 21.1 20,654 20.1 2,370,966 22.2
Community and Personal Service Workers 237 20.3 14,178 13.8 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 155 13.3 14,102 13.7 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 148 12.7 12,515 12.2 1,390,047 13.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 142 12.2 16,189 15.8 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 101 8.7 9,642 9.4 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 61 5.2 7,021 6.8 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 35 3.0 5,880 5.7 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Tennant Creek included Professionals 21.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 20.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.3%, Managers 12.7%, Technicians and Trades Workers 12.2%, Labourers 8.7%, Sales Workers 5.2% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 3.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
State Government Administration 68 5.9 6,335 6.2 158,980 1.5
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 65 5.7 3,359 3.3 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 50 4.4 2,886 2.8 231,198 2.2
Local Government Administration 43 3.8 1,910 1.9 142,724 1.3
Central Government Administration 41 3.6 1,652 1.6 127,598 1.2

Of the employed people in Tennant Creek, the most common responses for industry of employment included State Government Administration 5.9%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.7%, Primary Education 4.4%, Local Government Administration 3.8% and Central Government Administration 3.6%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Personal 650 -- 871 -- 662 --
Family 1,592 -- 2,105 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,570 -- 1,983 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tennant Creek was $650.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 647 55.9 61,874 60.3 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 203 17.5 8,683 8.5 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 72 6.2 6,947 6.8 489,922 4.6
Bicycle 46 4.0 2,552 2.5 107,756 1.0
Worked at home 19 1.6 2,653 2.6 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 10 0.9 6,555 6.4 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 722 62.3 70,991 69.1 7,305,271 68.4

In Tennant Creek, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 55.9%, Walked only 17.5%, Car, as passenger 6.2%, Bicycle 4.0% and Worked at home 1.6%. On the day, 0.9% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 62.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,353 57.7 115,473 64.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 589 25.1 52,717 29.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 239 10.2 16,056 9.0 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 396 16.8 30,716 17.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Tennant Creek, of people aged 15 years and over, 57.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.1% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.8% 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
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 541 23.1 40,921 22.8 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 516 22.0 46,081 25.7 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 194 8.3 17,083 9.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 100 4.3 11,386 6.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Tennant Creek, 22.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 233 37.5 18,138 35.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 232 37.3 23,815 46.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 135 21.7 8,558 16.6 959,543 15.8
Other family 22 3.5 1,014 2.0 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Tennant Creek, 37.3% were couple families with children, 37.5% were couple families without children and 21.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Male -- 16.1 -- 20.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.9 -- 79.5 -- 81.8

In Tennant Creek, 16.1% of single parents were male and 83.9% 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
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 161 34.9 13,833 33.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 8 1.7 1,215 2.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 41 8.9 6,638 15.8 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 60 13.0 6,174 14.7 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 17 3.7 1,677 4.0 302,037 6.0
Both not working 106 23.0 6,100 14.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 27 5.9 2,884 6.9 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 41 8.9 3,429 8.2 311,381 6.2

In Tennant Creek, of couple families with children, 34.9% had both partners employed full-time, 1.7% had both employed part-time and 8.9% 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 Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 878 70.3 65,053 85.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 371 29.7 10,717 14.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Tennant Creek, 70.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 29.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Separate house 632 72.0 43,100 66.3 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 45 5.1 7,844 12.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 161 18.3 11,374 17.5 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 36 4.1 2,166 3.3 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Tennant Creek, 72.0% were separate houses, 5.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 18.3% were flats or apartments and 4.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 13 1.5 874 1.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 106 12.3 4,871 7.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 159 18.4 14,306 22.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 433 50.2 27,598 42.4 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 113 13.1 15,039 23.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 39 4.5 2,369 3.6 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Tennant Creek, of occupied private dwellings 12.3% had 1 bedroom, 18.4% had 2 bedrooms and 50.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Owned outright 122 14.1 9,957 15.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 135 15.6 19,247 29.6 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 552 63.7 32,737 50.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 14 1.6 575 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 44 5.1 2,545 3.9 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Tennant Creek, 14.1% were owned outright, 15.6% were owned with a mortgage and 63.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Family households 560 64.5 47,400 72.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 282 32.5 14,228 21.9 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 26 3.0 3,438 5.3 354,917 4.3

In Tennant Creek, of all households, 64.5% were family households, 32.5% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

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Household income Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 16.8 -- 12.6 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.7 -- 25.8 -- 16.4

In Tennant Creek, 16.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.7% 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 Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median rent 175 -- 315 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 90.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.7 -- 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 Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,216 -- 2,167 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.5 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 1.5 -- 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 Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
None 166 19.1 6,948 10.7 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 332 38.1 20,562 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 192 22.0 22,357 34.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 117 13.4 11,813 18.2 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 64 7.3 3,389 5.2 285,197 3.4

In Tennant Creek, 38.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 220 25.2 10,972 16.9 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 598 68.6 51,392 79.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 54 6.2 2,698 4.1 221,494 2.7

In Tennant Creek, 68.6% 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.
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Male 811 52.7 29,129 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 727 47.3 29,118 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 26 -- 25 -- 23 --

In Tennant Creek, 52.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 47.3% were female. The median age was 26 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
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 4 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.5 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,134 -- 1,225 -- 1,203 --

In Tennant Creek, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6 persons, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,134.

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
Tennant Creek % Tennant Creek Northern Territory % Northern Territory Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 150 -- 97 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,216 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Tennant Creek, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,216.

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.