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Katherine (T)

Code LGA72200 (LGA)
People 9,187
Male 4,663
Female 4,524
Median age 31
Families 2,115
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 3,859
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,534
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 9,187 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,663 50.8 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,524 49.2 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,344 25.5 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,187 people in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 25.5% of the population.

Age Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 883 9.6 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 735 8.0 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 691 7.5 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 585 6.4 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 677 7.4 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 763 8.3 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 718 7.8 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 681 7.4 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 725 7.9 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 630 6.9 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 613 6.7 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 512 5.6 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 411 4.5 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 241 2.6 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 161 1.8 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 81 0.9 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 48 0.5 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 30 0.3 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,919 42.4 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 246 3.6 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 595 8.7 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 210 3.1 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,908 42.3 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 42.4% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 67 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,290 42.6 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 993 18.5 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,095 39.0 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 163 5.2 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 724 23.2 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 145 4.6 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 12 0.4 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 402 12.9 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 95 3.0 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 19 0.6 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 120 3.8 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 249 8.0 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 83 2.7 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,112 35.6 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,124 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas) 34.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.2% were in primary school, 16.5% in secondary school and 11.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 7,288 79.3 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,187 14.5 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 400 4.9 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 418 5.1 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,161 75.4 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), 75.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,101 67.8 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 824 18.0 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 377 8.2 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 273 6.0 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,575 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 4,575 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas). Of these 67.8% were employed full time, 18.0% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 287 6.7 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 219 5.1 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 315 7.3 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,002 23.3 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,100 48.9 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), 6.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Katherine (T) % 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 Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

Occupation Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 759 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 1,759 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,534 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas) was $759.

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

Unpaid work Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,440 64.6 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,965 28.6 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 466 6.8 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,293 18.8 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.6% provided care for children and 6.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,464 21.3 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,753 25.5 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 703 10.2 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 524 7.6 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), 25.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 771 36.4 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 956 45.2 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 363 17.2 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 26 1.2 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), 45.2% were couple families with children, 36.4% were couple families without children and 17.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.9 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.1 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas) 20.9% of single parents were male and 79.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,230 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,340 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,340 and those without children was $2,230.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 630 36.5 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 43 2.5 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 242 14.0 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 214 12.4 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 56 3.2 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 165 9.6 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 161 9.3 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 216 12.5 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 36.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 14.0% 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 Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,790 89.4 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 330 10.6 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), 89.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,061 74.0 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 245 8.8 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 256 9.2 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 211 7.6 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), 74.0% were separate houses, 8.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.2% were flats, units or apartments and 7.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 56 2.0 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 239 8.6 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 423 15.2 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,374 49.3 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 514 18.4 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 180 6.5 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 8.6% had 1 bedroom, 15.2% had 2 bedrooms and 49.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 403 14.4 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 737 26.4 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,431 51.3 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 0.8 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 196 7.0 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), 14.4% were owned outright, 26.4% were owned with a mortgage and 51.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 2,032 72.9 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 647 23.2 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 110 3.9 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 72.9% were family households, 23.2% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.3 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.2 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), 18.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.2% 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 Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 287 10.3 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 867 31.1 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 937 33.6 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 497 17.8 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 201 7.2 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), 31.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.8% 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 Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,344 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,119 47.7 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,225 52.3 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,344 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,119 (or 47.7%) were male and 1,225 (or 52.3%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 888 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $888.

Mortgage and rent Katherine (T) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 120 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Katherine (T) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $120 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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