2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Northern Territory | Statistical Area Level 3

Palmerston

Code 70104 (SA3)
People 27,618
Male 13,887
Female 13,731
Median age 28
Families 6,979
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 10,352
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,816
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $365
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 27,618 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 13,887 50.3 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 13,731 49.7 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,002 10.9 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 27,618 people in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3) of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 10.9% of the population.

Age Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,829 10.2 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,461 8.9 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,112 7.6 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,992 7.2 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,338 8.5 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,681 9.7 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,417 8.8 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,450 8.9 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,174 7.9 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,758 6.4 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,471 5.3 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,089 3.9 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 779 2.8 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 428 1.5 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 283 1.0 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 184 0.7 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 102 0.4 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 70 0.3 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 28 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 3.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,530 42.2 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 726 3.6 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,747 8.6 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 453 2.2 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 8,755 43.3 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3) aged 15 years and over, 42.2% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 44 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 68 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3) was 41 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,362 42.3 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,337 19.2 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,707 38.5 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 19.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 527 5.5 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,112 22.1 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 280 2.9 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 429 4.5 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,163 12.2 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 204 2.1 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 476 5.0 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 372 3.9 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 904 9.5 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 196 2.1 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,873 30.1 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 9,536 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3) 34.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.6% were in primary school, 19.3% in secondary school and 13.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 20,895 75.7 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,334 21.7 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,882 7.6 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,634 6.6 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 15,783 64.1 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), 64.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,435 70.6 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,612 17.7 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,190 8.1 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 545 3.7 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 14,782 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 14,782 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 70.6% were employed full time, 17.7% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 775 5.4 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 700 4.9 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,138 8.0 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,077 21.6 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 7,362 51.7 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), 5.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3) was 36 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

Occupation Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 913 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 2,013 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,816 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3) was $913.

Travel to work, top responses Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 14,256 70.5 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,826 33.8 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,480 7.3 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,955 14.6 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.8% provided care for children and 7.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,468 22.1 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,922 29.3 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,233 11.0 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,632 8.1 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), 29.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.1% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,157 30.9 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,472 49.7 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,259 18.0 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 91 1.3 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), 49.7% were couple families with children, 30.9% were couple families without children and 18.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.9 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.1 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3) 19.9% of single parents were male and 80.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,278 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,482 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,482 and those without children was $2,278.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,158 38.4 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 127 2.3 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 954 17.0 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 779 13.9 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 105 1.9 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 292 5.2 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 596 10.6 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 611 10.9 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), of couple families, 38.4% had both partners employed full-time, 2.3% had both employed part-time and 17.0% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,794 92.1 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 757 7.9 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), 92.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,783 77.1 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 947 10.8 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,011 11.5 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 44 0.5 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), 77.1% were separate houses, 10.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 42 0.5 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 298 3.4 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,410 16.0 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,472 50.8 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,402 27.3 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 172 2.0 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 16.0% had 2 bedrooms and 50.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 739 8.4 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,715 42.2 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,121 46.9 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 26 0.3 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 195 2.2 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), 8.4% were owned outright, 42.2% were owned with a mortgage and 46.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 6,806 77.4 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,540 17.5 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 449 5.1 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), of all households, 77.4% were family households, 17.5% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

Household income Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.1 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.6 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), 12.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — 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 Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 365 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.4 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.6 -- 9.0 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (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. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 7.7 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (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. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 512 5.8 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,637 30.0 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,814 43.4 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,543 17.5 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 291 3.3 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), 30.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3,000 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,410 47.0 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,590 53.0 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), there were 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,410 (or 47.0%) were male and 1,590 (or 53.0%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,390 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,390.

Mortgage and rent Palmerston % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,275 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Palmerston (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,275.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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