Northern Territory

Latest release
2021 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State/Territory
Area code 7
People 232,605
Male 50.5%
Female 49.5%
Median age 33
Families 54,507
Average number of children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 95,779
Average number of people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,061
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent (a) $325
Average number of motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(a) For 2021, median weekly rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free.

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People and population

People
All people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male 117,526 50.5 118,568 51.8 12,545,154 49.3
Female 115,075 49.5 110,269 48.2 12,877,635 50.7

More information on Sex (SEXP), Place of usual residence (PURP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Indigenous status
All people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 61,115 26.3 58,247 25.5 812,728 3.2
Non-Indigenous 152,705 65.6 147,328 64.4 23,375,949 91.9
Indigenous status not stated 18,775 8.1 23,258 10.2 1,234,112 4.9

More information on Indigenous status (INGP)
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Age
All people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median age 33 N/A 32 N/A 38 N/A
0-4 years 16,224 7.0 17,628 7.7 1,463,817 5.8
5-9 years 16,842 7.2 16,819 7.3 1,586,138 6.2
10-14 years 15,836 6.8 15,028 6.6 1,588,051 6.2
15-19 years 14,183 6.1 14,072 6.1 1,457,812 5.7
20-24 years 15,791 6.8 16,644 7.3 1,579,539 6.2
25-29 years 20,936 9.0 21,707 9.5 1,771,676 7.0
30-34 years 21,952 9.4 21,333 9.3 1,853,085 7.3
35-39 years 19,396 8.3 18,014 7.9 1,838,822 7.2
40-44 years 16,421 7.1 16,615 7.3 1,648,843 6.5
45-49 years 15,056 6.5 16,455 7.2 1,635,963 6.4
50-54 years 14,911 6.4 14,854 6.5 1,610,944 6.3
55-59 years 13,078 5.6 12,891 5.6 1,541,911 6.1
60-64 years 11,150 4.8 10,409 4.5 1,468,097 5.8
65-69 years 8,433 3.6 7,366 3.2 1,298,460 5.1
70-74 years 6,065 2.6 4,295 1.9 1,160,768 4.6
75-79 years 3,285 1.4 2,512 1.1 821,920 3.2
80-84 years 1,876 0.8 1,256 0.5 554,598 2.2
85 years and over 1,157 0.5 939 0.4 542,342 2.1

More information on Age (AGEP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Married 76,341 41.6 78,329 43.7 9,665,708 46.5
Separated 6,402 3.5 6,047 3.4 674,590 3.2
Divorced 13,567 7.4 13,442 7.5 1,831,952 8.8
Widowed 6,019 3.3 5,621 3.1 1,029,142 5.0
Never married 81,369 44.3 75,915 42.3 7,583,393 36.5

Note: In December 2017, amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 came into effect enabling marriage equality for all couples. For 2021, registered marriages include all couples.

More information on Registered marital status (MSTP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over, usually resident and present in the household on Census night
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Registered marriage (a) 60,422 40.0 58,590 41.4 8,747,137 46.6
De facto marriage (b) 23,111 15.3 22,540 15.9 2,168,347 11.5
Not married 67,618 44.7 60,338 42.7 7,863,322 41.9

(a) In December 2017, amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 came into effect enabling marriage equality for all couples. For 2021, registered marriages include all couples.
(b) De facto marriage is when two people live together as partners who are not in a registered marriage. It includes people who report de facto, partner, common law husband/wife/spouse, lover, girlfriend or boyfriend.

More information on Social marital status (MDCP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Education

Type of educational institution attending
People attending an educational institution
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Preschool 4,252 5.4 3,709 4.6 484,185 6.3
Primary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Primary - Government 16,345 20.6 15,162 18.6 1,421,300 18.5
Primary - Catholic 2,567 3.2 2,631 3.2 396,758 5.2
Primary - other non-Government 2,374 3.0 2,568 3.2 254,043 3.3
Primary total (a) 21,299 26.9 20,357 25.0 2,075,224 27.0
Secondary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Secondary - Government 8,829 11.1 8,228 10.1 934,138 12.2
Secondary - Catholic 2,239 2.8 2,066 2.5 371,022 4.8
Secondary - other non-Government 2,556 3.2 2,908 3.6 322,314 4.2
Secondary total (b) 13,637 17.2 13,212 16.2 1,629,624 21.2
Tertiary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Tertiary - Vocational education (including TAFE and private training providers) 4,265 5.4 3,042 3.7 601,901 7.8
Tertiary - University or other higher education 9,216 11.6 8,047 9.9 1,185,450 15.4
Tertiary total (c) 13,506 17.0 11,097 13.6 1,789,994 23.3
Other 2,340 3.0 1,656 2.0 242,821 3.2
Not stated 24,291 30.6 31,344 38.5 1,456,618 19.0

(a) For 2021, includes Primary - not further defined.
(b) For 2021, includes Secondary - not further defined.
(c) For 2021, includes Tertiary - not further defined.

More information on Type of educational institution attending (TYPP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Cultural diversity

Ancestry, top responses
All people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australian Aboriginal 57,086 24.5 37,564 16.4 741,307 2.9
Australian 56,046 24.1 65,435 28.6 7,596,753 29.9
English 53,825 23.1 54,962 24.0 8,385,928 33.0
Irish 16,924 7.3 18,467 8.1 2,410,833 9.5
Scottish 14,630 6.3 14,973 6.5 2,176,777 8.6

Note 1: 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 sum of all ancestry responses for an area will not equal the total number of people in the area.

Note 2: Calculated percentages represent a proportion of the number of people in the area (including those who did not state an ancestry).

More information on Ancestry multi response (ANCP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth, top responses
All people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 161,568 69.5 157,524 68.8 17,019,815 66.9
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Philippines 6,391 2.7 5,912 2.6 293,892 1.2
England 5,053 2.2 5,584 2.4 927,490 3.6
India 5,045 2.2 3,595 1.6 673,352 2.6
New Zealand 4,041 1.7 4,635 2.0 530,492 2.1
Nepal 2,994 1.3 1,126 0.5 122,506 0.5

More information on Country of birth of person (BPLP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of parents
All people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Both parents born overseas 61,900 26.6 54,681 23.9 9,321,603 36.7
Father only born overseas 11,261 4.8 10,760 4.7 1,670,476 6.6
Mother only born overseas 10,542 4.5 9,469 4.1 1,257,942 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 125,271 53.9 124,023 54.2 11,663,577 45.9
Not stated 23,628 10.2 29,897 13.1 1,509,188 5.9

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for mother/father if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of parents (BPPP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of father, top stated responses
All people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 136,403 58.6 134,514 58.8 12,959,282 51.0
England 9,444 4.1 9,031 3.9 1,626,778 6.4
Philippines 7,211 3.1 6,446 2.8 350,264 1.4
India 6,695 2.9 4,732 2.1 935,066 3.7
New Zealand 5,389 2.3 5,709 2.5 673,661 2.6

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for father if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of father (BPMP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of mother, top stated responses
All people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 137,203 59.0 135,596 59.3 13,383,605 52.6
England 8,905 3.8 8,563 3.7 1,488,479 5.9
Philippines 8,419 3.6 7,492 3.3 417,285 1.6
India 6,583 2.8 4,659 2.0 917,541 3.6
New Zealand 5,164 2.2 5,575 2.4 650,743 2.6

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for mother if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of mother (BPFP)
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Religious affiliation, top responses
All people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
No Religion, so described 88,555 38.1 67,180 29.4 9,767,448 38.4
Catholic 39,208 16.9 45,845 20.0 5,075,907 20.0
Not stated 27,631 11.9 35,337 15.4 1,751,052 6.9
Anglican 13,930 6.0 19,238 8.4 2,496,273 9.8
Uniting Church 8,636 3.7 12,980 5.7 673,260 2.6

Note: 'No Religion, so described' does not include those who reported Secular and Other Spiritual Beliefs such as Atheism, Agnosticism and Own Spiritual Beliefs.

For 2021 in Northern Territory, Christianity was the largest broad group religious group reported overall (45.9%) (excludes Not stated). The broad group level is the highest and most general level of the Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups, 2016.

More information on Religious affiliation (RELP)
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Language used at home, top responses (other than English)
All people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Kriol 5,191 2.2 4,383 1.9 7,478 0.0
Djambarrpuyngu 3,857 1.7 4,274 1.9 3,870 0.0
Greek 3,258 1.4 3,242 1.4 229,643 0.9
Nepali 3,099 1.3 1,223 0.5 133,068 0.5
Tagalog 3,047 1.3 2,991 1.3 131,195 0.5
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only used at home 133,262 57.3 132,635 58.0 18,303,662 72.0
Households where a non-English language is used 23,114 32.7 19,107 29.4 2,295,688 24.8

More information on Language used at home (LANP)
Languages used at home data is based on place of usual residence
Households where a non-English language is used, is based on place of enumeration

Income and work

Median weekly incomes (a)
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Personal (b) $936 N/A $871 N/A $805 N/A
Family (c) $2,213 N/A $2,105 N/A $2,120 N/A
Household (d) $2,061 N/A $1,983 N/A $1,746 N/A

(a) Incomes are collected in ranges. The medians are then calculated using information from the Survey of Income and Housing.
(b) Excludes people aged 15 years and over who did not state their income.
(c) Excludes families where at least one family member aged 15 years and over did not state their income.
(d) Excludes households where at least one household member aged 15 years and over did not state their income.

More information on Total personal income (INCP), Total family income (FINF), Total household income (HIND)
Personal income data is based on place of usual residence
Family and household income data is based on place of enumeration

Unpaid work and care

Unpaid work and care
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Did unpaid domestic work (week before Census Night) 119,030 64.8 115,474 64.4 14,077,657 67.7
Provided unpaid care for child/children (during two weeks before Census Night) 55,455 30.2 52,719 29.4 5,471,756 26.3
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition or due to old age (during two weeks before Census Night) 17,367 9.5 16,055 9.0 2,476,681 11.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 25,896 14.1 30,720 17.1 2,933,646 14.1

More information on Unpaid domestic work (DOMP), Unpaid child care (CHCAREP), Unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition, or due to old age (UNCAREP), Voluntary work for an organisation or group (VOLWP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Less than 5 hours 38,974 21.2 40,924 22.8 4,117,135 19.8
5 to 14 hours 48,665 26.5 46,080 25.7 5,663,904 27.3
15 to 29 hours 19,071 10.4 17,084 9.5 2,511,024 12.1
30 hours or more 12,321 6.7 11,389 6.3 1,785,591 8.6

Note: Measures the time spent during the week before the Census doing domestic work without pay for themselves and their household.

More information on Unpaid domestic work: number of hours (DOMP)
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Health

Type of long-term health condition
All people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Arthritis 10,374 4.5 N/A N/A 2,150,396 8.5
Asthma 13,085 5.6 N/A N/A 2,068,020 8.1
Cancer (including remission) 3,698 1.6 N/A N/A 732,152 2.9
Dementia (including Alzheimer's) 835 0.4 N/A N/A 189,162 0.7
Diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes) 10,093 4.3 N/A N/A 1,198,721 4.7
Heart disease (including heart attack or angina) 7,151 3.1 N/A N/A 999,096 3.9
Kidney disease 2,264 1.0 N/A N/A 231,777 0.9
Lung condition (including COPD or emphysema) 2,716 1.2 N/A N/A 441,109 1.7
Mental health condition (including depression or anxiety) 11,979 5.1 N/A N/A 2,231,543 8.8
Stroke 1,272 0.5 N/A N/A 234,609 0.9
Any other long-term health condition(s) 14,099 6.1 N/A N/A 2,041,929 8.0
No long-term health condition(s) 149,823 64.4 N/A N/A 15,292,718 60.2
Not stated 28,397 12.2 N/A N/A 2,066,251 8.1

Note 1: Respondents had the option of reporting multiple long-term health conditions. Therefore, the sum of all long-term health condition responses for an area will not equal the total number of people in the area.

Note 2: Calculated percentages represent a proportion of the number of people in the area (including those who did not answer the long-term health conditions question).

Note 3: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Long-term health conditions is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Type of long-term health condition (LTHP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Count of selected long-term health conditions
All people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None of the selected conditions 158,265 68.0 N/A N/A 16,302,537 64.1
One condition 33,920 14.6 N/A N/A 4,791,516 18.8
Two conditions 8,304 3.6 N/A N/A 1,490,344 5.9
Three or more conditions 3,718 1.6 N/A N/A 772,142 3.0
Not stated 28,397 12.2 N/A N/A 2,066,251 8.1

Note 1: Selected long-term health conditions include arthritis, asthma, cancer (including remission), dementia (including Alzheimer's), diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes), heart disease (including heart attack or angina), kidney disease, lung condition (including COPD or emphysema), mental health condition (including depression or anxiety) and stroke. Other long-term health conditions are not included in this count.

Note 2: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Long-term health conditions is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Count of selected long-term health conditions (CLTHP)
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Australian Defence Force service

Australian Defence Force Service
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Currently serving 4,418 2.4 N/A N/A 84,865 0.4
Previously served (and not currently serving) 5,110 2.8 N/A N/A 496,276 2.4
Has never served 154,529 84.1 N/A N/A 18,954,152 91.2
Not stated 19,641 10.7 N/A N/A 1,249,493 6.0

Note 1: Australian Defence Force Service includes service in the Regular and/or Reserves service. Includes Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Second Australian Imperial Force, National Service and NORFORCE. Excludes service for non-Australian defence forces.

Note 2: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Service with the Australian Defence Force is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Australian Defence Force service (ADFP)
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Families

Family composition
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Couple family without children 18,948 34.8 18,138 35.2 2,608,834 38.8
Couple family with children 24,375 44.7 23,813 46.2 2,944,140 43.7
One parent family 10,076 18.5 8,561 16.6 1,068,268 15.9
Other family 1,118 2.1 1,018 2.0 108,941 1.6

More information on Family composition (FMCF)
Table based on place of enumeration

Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male N/A 21.0 N/A 20.5 N/A 19.6
Female N/A 79.0 N/A 79.5 N/A 80.4

More information on Sex of lone parent (SLPP)
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Dwellings

Dwelling count
Private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Occupied private dwellings 70,660 87.2 65,059 85.9 9,275,217 89.9
Unoccupied private dwellings 10,404 12.8 10,714 14.1 1,043,776 10.1

More information on Dwelling type (DWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Separate house 47,212 66.8 43,100 66.2 6,710,582 72.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8,964 12.7 7,848 12.1 1,168,860 12.6
Flat or apartment 12,644 17.9 11,370 17.5 1,319,095 14.2
Other dwelling 1,181 1.7 2,172 3.3 54,711 0.6

More information on Dwelling structure (STRD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None (includes studio apartments or bedsitters) 819 1.2 879 1.4 44,864 0.5
1 bedroom 5,172 7.3 4,869 7.5 488,681 5.3
2 bedrooms 15,812 22.4 14,302 22.0 1,768,530 19.1
3 bedrooms 29,719 42.1 27,594 42.4 3,617,803 39.0
4 or more bedrooms 17,586 24.9 15,041 23.1 3,224,351 34.8
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,553 2.2 2,373 3.6 130,989 1.4
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 N/A 2.9 N/A 3.1 N/A
Average number of people per household 2.8 N/A 2.9 N/A 2.5 N/A

More information on Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD), Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)
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Number of registered motor vehicles
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None 7,624 10.8 6,948 10.7 673,969 7.3
1 motor vehicle 23,957 33.9 20,559 31.6 3,353,737 36.2
2 motor vehicles 24,345 34.5 22,350 34.4 3,366,738 36.3
3 or more vehicles 12,964 18.3 11,810 18.2 1,745,924 18.8
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,769 2.5 3,388 5.2 134,848 1.5

Note: Motor vehicles excludes motorbikes, motor scooters and heavy motor vehicles.

More information on Number of registered motor vehicles (VEHD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Housing

Household composition
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Family households 50,246 71.1 47,397 72.8 6,542,648 70.5
Single (or lone) person households 16,814 23.8 14,225 21.9 2,370,742 25.6
Group households 3,605 5.1 3,441 5.3 361,822 3.9

More information on Household composition (HHCD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Tenure type
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Owned outright 11,184 15.8 9,959 15.3 2,872,331 31.0
Owned with a mortgage (a) 21,366 30.2 19,246 29.6 3,242,449 35.0
Rented (b) 33,599 47.6 30,340 46.6 2,842,378 30.6
Other tenure type (c) 2,988 4.2 2,976 4.6 181,518 2.0
Tenure type not stated 1,524 2.2 2,549 3.9 136,538 1.5

(a) Includes dwellings purchased under a shared equity scheme.
(b) Excludes dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.
(c) Comprises dwellings occupied rent free, occupied under a life tenure scheme and other tenure type.

More information on Tenure type (TEND)
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Household income
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Less than $650 total household weekly income (a) N/A 12.4 N/A 12.6 N/A 16.5
More than $3,000 total household weekly income (a) N/A 28.8 N/A 25.8 N/A 24.3

(a) Percentages (%) exclude dwellings with 'Partial income stated' or 'All incomes not stated.'

More information on Total household income (weekly) (HIND)
Table based on place of enumeration

Rent weekly payments
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) being rented
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median rent (a) 325 N/A 350 N/A 375 N/A
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Renter households where rent payments are less than or equal to 30% of household income (b) 22,731 67.7 19,656 64.8 1,667,080 58.7
Renter households with rent payments greater than 30% of household income (b) 5,486 16.3 5,143 17.0 915,317 32.2
Unable to determine (c) 5,382 16.0 5,539 18.3 259,992 9.1

(a) Median rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.
(b) The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats, as applicable households included in this calculation have changed. For details on how Household income is derived please refer to RAID.
(c) Unable to determine includes those households in which income and/or housing costs were not, or were only partially stated, by persons in the household.

More information on Rent payments (weekly) (RNTD), Rent affordability indicator (RAID)
Table based on place of enumeration

Mortgage monthly repayments
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) owned with a mortgage or purchased under a shared equity scheme
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 N/A 2,167 N/A 1,863 N/A
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Owner with mortgage households where mortgage repayments are less than or equal to 30% of household income (a) 15,709 73.5 13,007 67.6 2,398,902 74.0
Owner with mortgage households with mortgage repayments greater than 30% of household income (a) 2,408 11.3 3,268 17.0 468,817 14.5
Unable to determine (b) 3,244 15.2 2,971 15.4 374,734 11.6

(a) The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats, as applicable households included in this calculation have changed. For details on how Household income is derived please refer to MAID.
(b) Unable to determine includes those households in which income and/or housing costs were not, or were only partially stated, by persons in the household.

More information on Mortgage repayments (monthly) (MRED), Mortgage affordability indicator (MAID)
Table based on place of enumeration

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples

People characteristics
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male 30,310 49.6 29,131 50.0 403,709 49.7
Female 30,809 50.4 29,118 50.0 409,025 50.3
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Median age 26 N/A 25 N/A 24 N/A

More information on Sex (SEXP), Indigenous status (INGP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Average number of people per household 3.8 N/A 4 N/A 3.1 N/A
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 N/A 1.5 N/A 1 N/A
Median weekly household income (a) 1,318 N/A 1,225 N/A 1,507 N/A

(a) Excludes households where at least one person aged 15 years and over in the household did not state their income.

More information on Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD), Household composition (HHCD), Total household income (HIND), Indigenous household indicator (INGDWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Northern Territory, 2021 % Northern Territory, 2021 Northern Territory, 2016 % Northern Territory, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median weekly rent (a) 130 N/A 100 N/A 300 N/A
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 N/A 2,167 N/A 1,721 N/A

(a) Median rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.

More information on Rent weekly payments (RNTD), Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED), Indigenous household indicator (INGDWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Please note that there are small random adjustments 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 table totals.