2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Statistical Area Level 3

North Canberra

Code 80105 (SA3)
People 48,030
Male 24,311
Female 23,719
Median age 31
Families 10,093
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 21,111
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,819
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,199
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 48,030 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 24,311 50.6 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 23,719 49.4 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 540 1.1 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 48,030 people in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,264 4.7 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,927 4.0 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,772 3.7 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,234 6.7 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 7,324 15.2 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 5,959 12.4 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,204 8.8 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,364 7.0 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,074 6.4 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,799 5.8 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,734 5.7 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,284 4.8 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,859 3.9 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,308 2.7 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,100 2.3 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,041 2.2 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 891 1.9 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 890 1.9 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.9% of the population.

Registered marital status North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 13,896 33.0 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 940 2.2 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,036 7.2 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,659 3.9 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 22,541 53.6 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) aged 15 years and over, 33.0% were married and 9.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 11,749 36.3 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,624 14.3 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 15,970 49.4 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 36.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 513 2.7 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,717 9.0 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 388 2.0 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 363 1.9 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,093 5.7 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 383 2.0 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 383 2.0 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,054 5.5 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 9,285 48.5 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 545 2.8 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,420 17.9 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 19,144 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) 39.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 12.9% were in primary school, 9.7% in secondary school and 54.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 31,193 64.9 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 15,903 35.8 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 3,764 8.5 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,153 7.1 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 21,569 48.6 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 48.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 35.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 17,372 62.9 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 7,225 26.2 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,601 5.8 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,414 5.1 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 27,612 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 27,612 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 62.9% were employed full time, 26.2% were employed part-time and 5.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,033 11.6 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,047 7.8 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,146 8.2 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 5,234 20.0 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 12,142 46.3 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 34 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 29 -- 36 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) was 34 years and for people who were employed part-time was 29 years.

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

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 853 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 2,432 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,819 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) was $853.

Travel to work, top responses North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 31,491 74.9 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 8,064 19.2 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,672 8.7 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,654 25.3 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.2% provided care for children and 8.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 11,980 28.5 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 12,957 30.8 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,215 10.0 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,340 5.6 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 30.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,755 47.1 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,744 37.1 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,372 13.6 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 221 2.2 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 37.1% were couple families with children, 47.1% were couple families without children and 13.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.7 -- 19.8 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.3 -- 80.2 -- 82.4

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) 20.7% of single parents were male and 79.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,938 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,344 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,344 and those without children was $2,938.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,685 31.6 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 316 3.7 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,549 18.2 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,027 12.1 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 356 4.2 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,275 15.0 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 604 7.1 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 685 8.1 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), of couple families, 31.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 18.2% 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 North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 17,738 90.6 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,838 9.4 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 90.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,346 52.7 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,577 14.5 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,792 32.6 16,071 12.4 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 10 0.1 228 0.2 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 52.7% were separate houses, 14.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 32.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 121 0.7 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 2,536 14.3 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,550 25.6 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 6,790 38.3 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,479 19.6 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 264 1.5 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), of occupied private dwellings 14.3% had 1 bedroom, 25.6% had 2 bedrooms and 38.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,387 24.7 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,587 25.9 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,302 46.8 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 140 0.8 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 325 1.8 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 24.7% were owned outright, 25.9% were owned with a mortgage and 46.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 10,008 56.4 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,671 32.0 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,061 11.6 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), of all households, 56.4% were family households, 32.0% were single person households and 11.6% were group households.

Household income North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.3 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 23.3 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 17.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 23.3% 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 North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.0 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.0 -- 8.0 -- 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 North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,199 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.6 -- 7.8 -- 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 North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 2,368 13.3 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 8,069 45.5 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 5,182 29.2 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,676 9.4 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 445 2.5 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 45.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.4% 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 North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 542 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 279 51.5 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 263 48.5 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), there were 542 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 279 (or 51.5%) were male and 263 (or 48.5%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,657 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,657.

Mortgage and rent North Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 312 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In North Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $312 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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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