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Territory of Christmas Island

Code 910052009 (SLA)
People 2,072
Male 1,465
Female 607
Median age 31
Families 341
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 631
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,845
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $81
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Total 2,072 -- 3,033 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,465 70.7 1,970 65.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 607 29.3 1,063 35.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 11 0.5 248 8.2 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,072 people in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas) of these 70.7% were male and 29.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People
0-4 years 71 3.4 141 4.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 102 4.9 176 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 96 4.6 184 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 114 5.5 164 5.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 208 10.0 271 8.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 353 17.0 429 14.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 229 11.1 298 9.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 150 7.2 226 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 164 7.9 221 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 152 7.3 226 7.5 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 119 5.7 198 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 132 6.4 195 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 105 5.1 147 4.8 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 38 1.8 66 2.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 25 1.2 50 1.6 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 7 0.3 22 0.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 7 0.3 13 0.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 6 0.2 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 32 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 3.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 923 51.1 1,340 52.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 48 2.7 57 2.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 71 3.9 90 3.6 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 30 1.7 59 2.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 736 40.7 985 38.9 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.1% were married and 6.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 45 -- 50 --
Separated 41 -- 42 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 52 -- 54 --
Widowed 64 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 519 56.8 883 59.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 62 6.8 92 6.1 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 332 36.4 521 34.8 6,413,399 41.3

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 46 -- 39 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 37 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 46 years.

Education Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Pre-school 27 2.4 38 2.7 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 104 9.3 196 14.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 0 0.0 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 4 0.4 14 1.0 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 64 5.7 126 9.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 3 0.2 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 3 0.2 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 10 0.9 27 1.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 19 1.7 28 2.0 932,524 14.3
Other 6 0.5 11 0.8 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 885 79.1 949 68.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,119 -- 1,395 -- 6,503,580 --

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas) 54.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 9.6% were in primary school, 5.8% in secondary school and 2.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Australia 646 31.2 1,475 48.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 742 60.3 849 40.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 83 6.7 138 6.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 101 8.2 133 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 304 24.7 993 47.0 10,757,087 53.7

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), 24.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 60.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 622 76.3 867 70.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 125 15.3 230 18.7 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 58 7.1 83 6.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 10 1.2 49 4.0 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 815 -- 1,229 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 815 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas). Of these 76.3% were employed full time, 15.3% were employed part-time and 1.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 47 5.8 83 7.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 34 4.2 64 5.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 45 5.6 85 7.2 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 196 24.4 253 21.4 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 422 52.5 612 51.7 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), 5.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 44 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 43 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,020 -- 830 -- 577 --
Family 2,118 -- 1,753 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,845 -- 1,670 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas) was $1,020.

Travel to work, top responses Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 660 36.6 1,031 40.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 236 13.1 414 16.4 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 46 2.5 103 4.1 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 307 17.0 474 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 36.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 13.1% provided care for children and 2.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 233 12.9 371 14.7 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 262 14.5 402 15.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 102 5.6 149 5.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 67 3.7 107 4.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), 14.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Couple family without children 132 38.7 206 35.2 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 169 49.6 295 50.4 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 34 10.0 74 12.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 6 1.8 10 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), 49.6% were couple families with children, 38.7% were couple families without children and 10.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 32.4 -- 33.3 -- 17.6
Female -- 67.6 -- 66.7 -- 82.4

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas) 32.4% of single parents were male and 67.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Families without children 2,273 -- 2,307 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,516 -- 2,454 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,516 and those without children was $2,273.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 115 37.7 142 28.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 8 2.6 23 4.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 43 14.1 74 14.7 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 57 18.7 88 17.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 9 3.0 25 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 18 5.9 74 14.7 899,598 19.2
Other 26 8.5 36 7.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 29 9.5 41 8.2 314,529 6.7

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), of couple families, 37.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 14.1% 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 Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 466 87.4 695 89.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 67 12.6 85 10.9 934,470 10.7

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), 87.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 184 39.5 397 57.0 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 68 14.6 67 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 208 44.6 212 30.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.6 7 1.0 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), 39.5% were separate houses, 14.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 44.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.6 3 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 57 12.2 66 9.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 130 27.8 139 20.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 225 48.2 327 47.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 34 7.3 135 19.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 18 3.9 25 3.6 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), of occupied private dwellings 12.2% had 1 bedroom, 27.8% had 2 bedrooms and 48.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 151 32.4 169 24.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 57 12.2 58 8.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 231 49.6 405 58.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.6 26 3.7 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 24 5.2 36 5.2 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), 32.4% were owned outright, 12.2% were owned with a mortgage and 49.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Family households 337 72.2 537 77.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 112 24.0 137 19.7 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 18 3.9 21 3.0 321,007 4.1

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), of all households, 72.2% were family households, 24.0% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 8.8 -- 11.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.5 -- 15.0 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), 8.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.5% 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 Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Median rent 81 -- 89 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.2 -- 94.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.8 -- 5.3 -- 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 Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 867 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.6 -- 99.1 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.4 -- 0.9 -- 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 Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
None 33 7.1 56 8.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 171 36.9 256 36.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 153 33.0 213 30.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 85 18.3 131 18.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 22 4.7 39 5.6 234,292 3.0

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), 36.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.3% 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 Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 11 -- 246 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 6 54.5 121 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 5 45.5 125 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 30 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), there were 11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 6 (or 54.5%) were male and 5 (or 45.5%) 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 Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.1 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 3,250 -- 939 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $3,250.

Mortgage and rent Territory of Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 272 -- 44 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Territory of Christmas Island (Statistical Local Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $272 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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