2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Statistical Divisions

Canberra

Code 805 (SD)
People 323,056
Male 159,131
Female 163,925
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 289,350
People born overseas 70,155
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,881
Families 84,455
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 131,274
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,509
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,500
Median weekly rent $260
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Canberra % Australia %
Total 323,056 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 159,131 49.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 163,925 50.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,841 1.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 323,056 people were usually resident in Canberra (Statistical Divisions): of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Of the total population 1.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Canberra % Australia %
People
0-4 years 20,065 6.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 41,703 12.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 50,940 15.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 144,750 44.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 34,091 10.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 31,508 9.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.1% of people usually resident in Canberra (Statistical Divisions) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Canberra % Australia %
Australian citizenship 289,350 89.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 70,155 21.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,881 0.9 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.6% of people usually resident in Canberra (Statistical Divisions) were Australian citizens, 21.7% were born overseas and 0.9% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Canberra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 124,937 47.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 28,485 10.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 10,807 4.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 97,057 37.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Canberra (Statistical Divisions) were married, 10.9% were either separated or divorced, 4.1% were widowed and 37.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Canberra % Australia %
Australia 235,761 73.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Canberra % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Canberra % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Canberra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 117,642 64.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 46,971 25.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 7,646 4.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 3,544 1.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 6,145 3.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 66,859 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 181,948 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 181,948 people aged 15 years and over in Canberra (Statistical Divisions) were in the labour force. Of these 64.7% worked full-time, 25.8% worked part-time, 4.2% were away from work, 1.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.4% were unemployed. 66,859 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Canberra % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Canberra % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Canberra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 723 -- 466 --
Family 1,773 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,509 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Canberra (Statistical Divisions), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $723, the median family income was $1,773 and the median household income was $1,509.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Canberra % Australia %
Couple family without children 30,611 36.2 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 39,711 47.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 12,789 15.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 1,344 1.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 84,455 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 84,455 families in Canberra (Statistical Divisions): of these 36.2% were couple families without children, 47.0% were couple families with children, 15.1% were one parent families and 1.6% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Canberra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 122,819 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 131,274 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 122,819 occupied private dwellings were counted in Canberra (Statistical Divisions).

Dwelling structure Canberra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 92,071 75.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 16,620 13.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 13,829 11.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 260 0.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 39 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Canberra (Statistical Divisions), 75.0% were separate houses, 13.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Canberra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 35,212 28.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 45,284 36.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 35,101 28.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 628 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 6,596 5.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Canberra (Statistical Divisions), 28.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 36.9% were owned with a mortgage and 28.6% were rented.

Landlord type Canberra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 14,414 41.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 9,305 26.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 10,812 30.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 572 1.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Canberra (Statistical Divisions), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 41.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 26.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Canberra % Australia %
Median weekly rent 260 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,500 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Canberra (Statistical Divisions), the median weekly rent was $260. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,500. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Canberra % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 83,449 67.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 27,101 22.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 6,291 5.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Canberra (Statistical Divisions), 67.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.1% were single (or lone) person households and 5.1% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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