2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Statistical Subdivisions

North Canberra

Code 80505 (SSD)
People 42,113
Male 21,199
Female 20,914
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 35,193
People born overseas 10,562
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,116
Families 9,066
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 19,115
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,332
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,600
Median weekly rent $260
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People — demographics
People North Canberra % Australia %
Total 42,113 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 21,199 50.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 20,914 49.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 409 1.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 42,113 people were usually resident in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions): of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Of the total population 1.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age North Canberra % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,996 4.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,480 8.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 9,042 21.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 19,121 45.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 3,353 8.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 5,122 12.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 13.0% of people usually resident in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics North Canberra % Australia %
Australian citizenship 35,193 83.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 10,562 25.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,116 2.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 83.6% of people usually resident in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions) were Australian citizens, 25.1% were born overseas and 2.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status North Canberra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 12,402 33.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 3,795 10.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,773 4.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 18,666 50.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 33.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions) were married, 10.4% were either separated or divorced, 4.8% were widowed and 50.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth North Canberra % Australia %
Australia 28,430 67.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses North Canberra % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment North Canberra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 14,856 62.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 6,373 27.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 949 4.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 362 1.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,069 4.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 10,473 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 23,609 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 23,609 people aged 15 years and over in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions) were in the labour force. Of these 62.9% worked full-time, 27.0% worked part-time, 4.0% were away from work, 1.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.5% were unemployed. 10,473 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes North Canberra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 647 -- 466 --
Family 1,810 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,332 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $647, the median family income was $1,810 and the median household income was $1,332.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition North Canberra % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,130 45.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 3,364 37.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,350 14.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 222 2.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 9,066 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 9,066 families in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions): of these 45.6% were couple families without children, 37.1% were couple families with children, 14.9% were one parent families and 2.4% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type North Canberra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 17,445 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 19,115 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 17,445 occupied private dwellings were counted in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions).

Dwelling structure North Canberra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,460 54.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,724 15.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 5,180 29.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 75 0.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 6 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), 54.2% were separate houses, 15.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 29.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure North Canberra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,260 24.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 4,000 22.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 7,601 43.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 107 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,476 8.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), 24.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 22.9% were owned with a mortgage and 43.6% were rented.

Landlord type North Canberra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,000 39.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,172 28.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,323 30.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 108 1.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 39.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 28.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics North Canberra % Australia %
Median weekly rent 260 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,600 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), the median weekly rent was $260. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,600. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition North Canberra % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 9,000 51.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 5,228 30.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,739 10.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in North Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), 51.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 30.0% were single (or lone) person households and 10.0% 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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