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Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Code 910053009 (SLA)
People 550
Male 284
Female 266
Median age 39
Families 172
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 164
Average people per household 3.8
Median weekly household income $1,420
Median monthly mortgage repayments $520
Median weekly rent $135
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 Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Total 550 -- 3,033 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 284 51.6 1,970 65.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 266 48.4 1,063 35.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 7 1.3 248 8.2 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 550 people in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas) of these 51.6% were male and 48.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
People
0-4 years 40 7.3 141 4.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 37 6.7 176 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 52 9.5 184 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 22 4.0 164 5.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 17 3.1 271 8.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 39 7.1 429 14.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 32 5.8 298 9.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 38 6.9 226 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 32 5.8 221 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 56 10.2 226 7.5 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 52 9.5 198 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 50 9.1 195 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 29 5.3 147 4.8 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 20 3.6 66 2.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 15 2.7 50 1.6 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 11 2.0 22 0.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3 0.5 13 0.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4 0.7 6 0.2 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 32 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 340 80.8 1,340 52.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3 0.7 57 2.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 7 1.7 90 3.6 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 11 2.6 59 2.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 60 14.3 985 38.9 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas) aged 15 years and over, 80.8% were married and 2.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 45 -- 50 --
Separated 25 -- 42 -- 49 --
Divorced 43 -- 52 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 309 78.8 883 59.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 11 2.8 92 6.1 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 72 18.4 521 34.8 6,413,399 41.3

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 2.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 39 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 37 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Pre-school 9 6.6 38 2.7 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 45 32.8 196 14.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 0 0.0 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 14 1.0 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 41 29.9 126 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 3 2.2 27 1.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 0 0.0 28 2.0 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 11 0.8 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 39 28.5 949 68.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 137 -- 1,395 -- 6,503,580 --

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas) 25.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.1% were in primary school, 28.6% in secondary school and 4.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Australia 466 84.9 1,475 48.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 70 14.1 849 40.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 36 7.2 138 6.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 16 3.2 133 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 376 75.5 993 47.0 10,757,087 53.7

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), 75.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 123 51.5 867 70.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 83 34.7 230 18.7 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 17 7.1 83 6.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 16 6.7 49 4.0 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 239 -- 1,229 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 239 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas). Of these 51.5% were employed full time, 34.7% were employed part-time and 6.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 29 13.0 83 7.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 24 10.8 64 5.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 30 13.5 85 7.2 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 38 17.0 253 21.4 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 86 38.6 612 51.7 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 44 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 43 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

Occupation Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 478 -- 830 -- 577 --
Family 1,140 -- 1,753 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,420 -- 1,670 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas) was $478.

Travel to work, top responses Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 194 46.1 1,031 40.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 99 23.7 414 16.4 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 25 6.0 103 4.1 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 101 24.0 474 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.7% provided care for children and 6.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 67 16.0 371 14.7 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 84 20.0 402 15.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 20 4.8 149 5.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 22 5.2 107 4.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), 20.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 4.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.2% 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 Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Couple family without children 65 38.2 206 35.2 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 101 59.4 295 50.4 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4 2.4 74 12.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 10 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), 59.4% were couple families with children, 38.2% were couple families without children and 2.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 57.1 -- 33.3 -- 17.6
Female -- 42.9 -- 66.7 -- 82.4

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas) 57.1% of single parents were male and 42.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Families without children 2,600 -- 2,307 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,250 -- 2,454 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,250 and those without children was $2,600.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 22 13.9 142 28.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 12 7.6 23 4.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 26 16.5 74 14.7 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 24 15.2 88 17.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 17 10.8 25 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 42 26.6 74 14.7 899,598 19.2
Other 6 3.8 36 7.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 9 5.7 41 8.2 314,529 6.7

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), of couple families, 13.9% had both partners employed full-time, 7.6% had both employed part-time and 16.5% 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 Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 141 94.6 695 89.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 8 5.4 85 10.9 934,470 10.7

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), 94.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 140 100.0 397 57.0 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 67 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 212 30.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 7 1.0 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), 100.0% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 3 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3 2.1 66 9.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 8 5.6 139 20.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 66 45.8 327 47.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 62 43.1 135 19.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 5 3.5 25 3.6 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.8 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.1% had 1 bedroom, 5.6% had 2 bedrooms and 45.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 3.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 14 10.0 169 24.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3 2.1 58 8.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 91 65.0 405 58.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 15.7 26 3.7 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 10 7.1 36 5.2 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), 10.0% were owned outright, 2.1% were owned with a mortgage and 65.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Family households 130 93.5 537 77.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 9 6.5 137 19.7 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 0 0.0 21 3.0 321,007 4.1

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), of all households, 93.5% were family households, 6.5% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

Household income Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 8.3 -- 11.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.0 -- 15.0 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), 8.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.0% 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 Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Median rent 135 -- 89 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 94.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 520 -- 867 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 99.1 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 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 Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
None 10 7.1 56 8.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 42 29.8 256 36.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 37 26.2 213 30.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 38 27.0 131 18.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 14 9.9 39 5.6 234,292 3.0

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), 29.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 26.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.0% 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 Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 8 -- 246 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 4 50.0 121 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 4 50.0 125 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 32 -- 30 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), there were 8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 4 (or 50.0%) were male and 4 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 32 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.1 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,375 -- 939 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

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

In Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Statistical Local Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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