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Barkly (S)

Code LGA70420 (LGA)
People 6,823
Male 3,406
Female 3,417
Median age 27
Families 1,414
Average children per family 2.3
All private dwellings 2,417
Average people per household 3.5
Median weekly household income $1,158
Median monthly mortgage repayments $967
Median weekly rent $50
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 6,823 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,406 49.9 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,417 50.1 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,717 69.1 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,823 people in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 69.1% of the population.

Age Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 646 9.5 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 693 10.2 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 526 7.7 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 597 8.7 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 599 8.8 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 613 9.0 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 482 7.1 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 482 7.1 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 431 6.3 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 382 5.6 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 367 5.4 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 312 4.6 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 294 4.3 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 166 2.4 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 135 2.0 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 43 0.6 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 36 0.5 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 20 0.3 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 27 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas) was 27 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 27.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,293 46.2 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 178 3.6 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 312 6.3 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 232 4.7 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,948 39.3 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 46.2% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 39 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 63 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,569 38.4 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 447 10.9 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,072 50.7 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 38.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 39 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 98 4.1 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 802 33.8 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 0.1 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 15 0.6 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 254 10.7 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 4 0.2 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 39 1.6 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 56 2.4 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 68 2.9 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 35 1.5 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,001 42.1 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,375 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas) 34.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.5% were in primary school, 12.5% in secondary school and 5.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 6,028 88.4 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 487 8.1 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 147 2.4 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 95 1.6 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,294 87.9 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), 87.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,330 60.0 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 443 20.0 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 211 9.5 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 234 10.6 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,218 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,218 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 60.0% were employed full time, 20.0% were employed part-time and 10.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 131 6.6 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 158 8.0 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 154 7.8 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 427 21.5 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 902 45.5 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), 6.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 312 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 763 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,158 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas) was $312.

Travel to work, top responses Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,816 56.7 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,667 33.6 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 499 10.1 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 539 10.9 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.6% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,228 24.8 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,047 21.1 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 352 7.1 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 186 3.7 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), 21.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.1% 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 Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 408 28.9 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 620 43.8 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 341 24.1 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 45 3.2 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), 43.8% were couple families with children, 28.9% were couple families without children and 24.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.7 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.3 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas) 13.7% of single parents were male and 86.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,060 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,901 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,901 and those without children was $2,060.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 218 21.2 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 40 3.9 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 74 7.2 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 87 8.5 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 81 7.9 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 330 32.2 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 81 7.9 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 115 11.2 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 21.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 7.2% 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 Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,529 78.2 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 425 21.8 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), 78.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,194 78.1 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 67 4.4 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 110 7.2 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 136 8.9 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), 78.1% were separate houses, 4.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.2% were flats, units or apartments and 8.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 45 2.9 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 137 9.0 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 285 18.6 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 772 50.5 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 191 12.5 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 100 6.5 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 9.0% had 1 bedroom, 18.6% had 2 bedrooms and 50.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 3.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 144 9.4 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 181 11.8 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,049 68.6 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 38 2.5 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 117 7.7 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), 9.4% were owned outright, 11.8% were owned with a mortgage and 68.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 1,116 73.0 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 352 23.0 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 61 4.0 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 73.0% were family households, 23.0% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

Household income Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.1 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.5 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), 23.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.5% 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 Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 50 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 967 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.8 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.2 -- 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 Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 387 25.3 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 516 33.7 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 344 22.5 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 155 10.1 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 127 8.3 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), 33.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.1% 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 Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4,718 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,295 48.6 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 2,423 51.4 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 4,718 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,295 (or 48.6%) were male and 2,423 (or 51.4%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.7 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 2 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 802 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.7, with 2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $802.

Mortgage and rent Barkly (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 53 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 955 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Barkly (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $53 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $955.

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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