2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Northern Territory | Local Government Areas

Darwin (C)

Code LGA71000 (LGA)
People 69,455
Male 36,060
Female 33,395
Australian citizenship 59,849
People born overseas 14,767
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,687
Families 15,858
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 27,847
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Darwin (C) % Australia %
Total 69,455 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 36,060 51.9 9,270,466 49.4
Female 33,395 48.1 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5,983 8.6 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 69,455 people were counted in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 51.9% were male and 48.1% were female. Of the total population 8.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Darwin (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,685 6.7 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 9,430 13.6 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 10,168 14.6 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 34,820 50.1 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 6,264 9.0 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 4,089 5.9 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 14,115 children aged 0-14 years and 10,353 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Darwin (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 59,849 86.2 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 14,767 21.3 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,687 3.7 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 59,849 people were Australian citizens, 14,767 were born overseas and 2,687 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Darwin (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 24,837 44.9 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 7,200 13.0 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 1,884 3.4 919,904 6.2
Never married 21,418 38.7 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 44.9% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 13.0% were separated or divorced, 3.4% were widowed and 38.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Darwin (C) % Australia %
Australia 48,644 70.0 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Darwin (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Darwin (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Darwin (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 24,224 64.2 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 10,064 26.7 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 1,001 2.7 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 2,450 6.5 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 13,569 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 37,739 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 37,739 people aged 15 years and over in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 64.2% worked full-time, 26.7% worked part-time, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.5% were unemployed. 13,569 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Darwin (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Darwin (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Darwin (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,540 34.9 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 7,303 46.1 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 2,721 17.2 762,632 15.4
Other family 294 1.9 88,864 1.8
Total families 15,858 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 15,858 families were counted: of these, 34.9% were couple families without children, 46.1% were couple families with children, 17.2% were one parent families and 1.9% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Darwin (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 25,559 91.8 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 27,847 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 25,559 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Darwin (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 14,136 55.3 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,378 13.2 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6,092 23.8 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 1,749 6.8 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 204 0.8 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 55.3% were separate houses, 13.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 23.8% were flats, units or apartments and 6.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Darwin (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,266 20.6 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 6,792 26.6 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 10,337 40.4 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 818 3.2 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 2,344 9.2 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 20.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 26.6% were being purchased and 40.4% were rented.

Landlord type Darwin (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,399 32.9 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 2,319 22.4 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 4,487 43.4 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 134 1.3 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 32.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 22.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 43.4% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Darwin (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 15,591 61.0 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 5,363 21.0 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 1,500 5.9 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Darwin (C) (Local Government Areas), 61.0% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.0% were single (or lone) person households and 5.9% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2001 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. www.abs.gov.au/census

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