2011 Census QuickStats

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - usual residents

Australia | Northern Territory | Indigenous Areas

Tiwi Islands

Code IARE704006 (IARE) Total population 2,579 | Total dwellings 659
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,267
Male 1,116
Female 1,150
Median age 25
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Households 469
Average people per household 4.3
Median weekly household income $695
Median monthly mortgage repayments $542
Median weekly rent $40
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal 2,229 98.3 54,571 96.1 495,757 90.4
Torres Strait Islander 12 0.5 673 1.2 31,407 5.7
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 26 1.1 1,533 2.7 21,206 3.9
Total 2,267 -- 56,777 -- 548,370 --
           
Male 1,116 49.2 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,150 50.8 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7

For the 2011 Census in Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas), there were 2,267 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,116 (or 49.2%) were male and 1,150 (or 50.8%) were female.

Age Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
0-4 years 202 8.9 6,118 10.8 67,415 12.3
5-14 years 509 22.5 12,745 22.4 129,670 23.6
15-24 years 409 18.0 10,963 19.3 105,652 19.3
25-54 years 955 42.1 22,057 38.8 192,627 35.1
55-64 years 128 5.6 2,992 5.3 32,232 5.9
65 years and over 63 2.8 1,903 3.4 20,772 3.8
           
Median age 25 -- 23 -- 21 --

In Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas) the median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 25 years. Of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31.4% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 2.8% were people aged 65 years and over.

Registered marital status Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 579 37.2 15,602 41.2 85,741 24.4
Separated 38 2.4 1,313 3.5 14,925 4.2
Divorced 17 1.1 1,373 3.6 23,126 6.6
Widowed 90 5.8 1,955 5.2 12,142 3.5
Never married 831 53.4 17,669 46.6 215,347 61.3

In Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas) 37.2% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were married and 3.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 38 -- 36 -- 44 --
Separated 36 -- 41 -- 46 --
Divorced 49 -- 49 -- 51 --
Widowed 54 -- 60 -- 65 --
Never married 29 -- 26 -- 26 --

In Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age of married people was 38 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 447 31.1 10,601 32.6 71,575 23.3
De facto marriage 277 19.3 3,429 10.5 48,600 15.8
Not married 712 49.6 18,487 56.9 187,097 60.9

In Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas) 31.1% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 19.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 39 -- 37 -- 45 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 34 --
Not married 32 -- 29 -- 28 --

In Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age in a registered marriage was 39 years and in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 30 3.9 1,195 5.6 13,977 6.2
Primary 353 45.7 8,353 39.0 81,554 36.4
Secondary 235 30.4 4,274 20.0 50,986 22.8
Technical or further education institution 21 2.7 497 2.3 13,211 5.9
University or tertiary institution 19 2.5 481 2.2 10,125 4.5
Other 21 2.7 459 2.1 3,662 1.6
Not stated 93 12.0 6,164 28.8 50,410 22.5
Total 772 -- 21,423 -- 223,925 --

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas), 34.1% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 45.7% were attending a primary school, 30.4% were attending a secondary school and 5.2% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — language diversity
Australian Indigenous Language, top responses Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 236 40.2 6,668 43.0 86,714 48.7
Worked part-time 218 37.1 4,338 28.0 47,035 26.4
Away from work 61 10.4 1,559 10.0 13,959 7.8
Unemployed 72 12.3 2,948 19.0 30,462 17.1
Total in labour force 587 -- 15,513 -- 178,170 --
 
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There were 587 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas). Of these 40.2% were employed full time, 37.1% were employed part-time and 12.3% were unemployed.

Median age by employment status Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 38 -- 37 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 35 -- 34 --

The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas) who were employed full time was 36 years and those employed part time was 40 years.

Median weekly incomes Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 231 -- 269 -- 362 --
Household 695 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
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The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas) was $231 and the median weekly household income was $695.

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includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.3 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.7 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 0.3 -- 1.1 -- 1.5 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.3, with 1.7 persons per bedroom and 0.3 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

Housing costs Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 40 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 542 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $40 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $542.

Dwellings — dwelling structure
Dwelling structure Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander            
Separate house 421 89.6 9,376 78.8 168,749 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 690 5.8 16,437 7.9
Flat, unit or apartment 46 9.8 1,205 10.1 20,640 9.9
Other dwelling 3 0.6 573 4.8 2,949 1.4
Total 470 -- 11,892 -- 209,047 --

In Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas) there were 470 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 89.6% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.8% were flats, unit or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Tenure Tiwi Islands % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Owned outright 6 1.3 571 4.8 23,333 11.2
Owned with a mortgage 8 1.7 1,822 15.3 51,761 24.8
Rented 437 93.4 8,531 71.7 124,099 59.4
Other tenure type 6 1.3 168 1.4 1,516 0.7
Tenure type not stated 11 2.4 799 6.7 8,338 4.0

In Tiwi Islands (Indigenous Areas), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 1.3% were owned outright, 1.7% were owned with a mortgage and 93.4% were rented.

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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