2011 Census QuickStats

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Central Desert (S)

Code LGA70620 (LGA)
People 3,720
Male 1,888
Female 1,832
Median age 27
Families 771
Average children per family 2.2
All private dwellings 1,078
Average people per household 4.3
Median weekly household income $1,063
Median monthly mortgage repayments $0
Median weekly rent $20
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 3,720 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,888 50.8 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,832 49.2 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,974 80.0 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,720 people in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 80.0% of the population.

Age Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 371 10.0 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 414 11.1 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 292 7.9 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 301 8.1 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 315 8.5 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 360 9.7 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 326 8.8 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 271 7.3 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 233 6.3 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 186 5.0 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 189 5.1 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 157 4.2 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 126 3.4 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 67 1.8 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 36 1.0 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 34 0.9 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 20 0.5 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 21 0.6 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 27 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas) was 27 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 28.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,473 55.6 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 85 3.2 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 98 3.7 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 115 4.3 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 877 33.1 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 55.6% were married and 6.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 37 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 49 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 57 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,017 48.8 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 104 5.0 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 965 46.3 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 37 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 62 4.9 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 447 35.5 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 21 1.7 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 4 0.3 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 116 9.2 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 12 1.0 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 17 1.4 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 30 2.4 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 27 2.1 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 32 2.5 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 491 39.0 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,259 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas) 33.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.3% were in primary school, 11.5% in secondary school and 4.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 3,542 95.3 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 163 4.7 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 51 1.5 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 31 0.9 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,258 93.0 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), 93.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 4.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 593 52.0 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 282 24.7 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 99 8.7 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 166 14.6 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,140 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,140 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 52.0% were employed full time, 24.7% were employed part-time and 14.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 52 5.3 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 113 11.5 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 119 12.1 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 128 13.1 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 468 47.8 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), 5.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 272 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 625 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,063 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas) was $272.

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

Unpaid work Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,652 62.4 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,107 41.8 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 430 16.2 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 232 8.8 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 41.8% provided care for children and 16.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 8.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 592 22.4 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 692 26.1 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 258 9.7 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 111 4.2 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 177 23.0 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 385 49.9 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 189 24.5 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 20 2.6 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), 49.9% were couple families with children, 23.0% were couple families without children and 24.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 10.4 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 89.6 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas) 10.4% of single parents were male and 89.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,024 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,410 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,410 and those without children was $2,024.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 73 12.9 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 28 5.0 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 25 4.4 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 51 9.0 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 76 13.5 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 223 39.5 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 29 5.1 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 59 10.5 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 12.9% had both partners employed full-time, 5.0% had both employed part-time and 4.4% 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 Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 668 69.5 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 293 30.5 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), 69.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 30.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 609 91.3 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 20 3.0 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 26 3.9 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), 91.3% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.0% were flats, units or apartments and 3.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 1.1 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 23 3.5 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 118 17.7 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 368 55.3 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 115 17.3 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 35 5.3 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 4.3 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 17.7% had 2 bedrooms and 55.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 4.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 21 3.2 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7 1.1 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 577 86.8 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 25 3.8 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 35 5.3 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), 3.2% were owned outright, 1.1% were owned with a mortgage and 86.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 557 83.6 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 96 14.4 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 13 2.0 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 83.6% were family households, 14.4% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.9 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.8 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), 23.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.8% 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 Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 20 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 99.2 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.8 -- 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 Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 0 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 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 Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 267 40.0 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 223 33.4 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 86 12.9 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 53 7.9 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 38 5.7 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), 33.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 12.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.9% 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 Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,975 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,421 47.8 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,554 52.2 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,975 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,421 (or 47.8%) were male and 1,554 (or 52.2%) 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 Central Desert (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 5.2 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.9 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 803 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 5.2, with 1.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $803.

Mortgage and rent Central Desert (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 20 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Central Desert (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $20 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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