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Litchfield (M)

Code LGA72300 (LGA)
People 18,994
Male 10,320
Female 8,674
Median age 36
Families 4,535
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 7,522
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,767
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 18,994 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,320 54.3 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,674 45.7 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,356 7.1 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 18,994 people in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 54.3% were male and 45.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.1% of the population.

Age Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,189 6.3 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,347 7.1 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,481 7.8 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,406 7.4 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,406 7.4 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,007 5.3 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,122 5.9 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,467 7.7 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,766 9.3 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,690 8.9 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,534 8.1 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,268 6.7 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,052 5.5 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 630 3.3 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 325 1.7 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 157 0.8 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 103 0.5 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 44 0.2 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,579 43.9 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 504 3.4 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,423 9.5 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 295 2.0 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,171 41.2 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 43.9% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,322 46.3 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,068 18.0 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,117 35.8 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 234 3.5 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,131 17.1 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 244 3.7 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 263 4.0 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 818 12.4 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 87 1.3 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 381 5.8 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 235 3.6 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 484 7.3 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 116 1.8 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,619 39.6 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,612 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas) 34.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.8% were in primary school, 19.4% in secondary school and 10.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 14,164 74.6 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,074 18.8 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,239 7.6 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,058 6.5 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,939 67.1 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), 67.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,001 68.6 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,012 19.7 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 849 8.3 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 344 3.4 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,206 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 10,206 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 68.6% were employed full time, 19.7% were employed part-time and 3.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 618 6.3 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 627 6.4 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 770 7.8 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,574 16.0 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,425 55.0 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), 6.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 55.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 864 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 2,010 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,767 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas) was $864.

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

Unpaid work Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,057 67.2 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,065 27.1 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,125 7.5 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,517 16.8 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% provided care for children and 7.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,762 18.4 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,971 26.5 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,831 12.2 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,493 10.0 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,740 38.4 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,166 47.8 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 579 12.8 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 49 1.1 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), 47.8% were couple families with children, 38.4% were couple families without children and 12.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 29.3 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 70.7 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas) 29.3% of single parents were male and 70.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,269 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,581 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,581 and those without children was $2,269.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,320 33.8 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 121 3.1 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 666 17.1 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 481 12.3 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 132 3.4 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 372 9.5 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 347 8.9 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 466 11.9 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 33.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 17.1% 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 Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,579 93.3 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 402 6.7 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), 93.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,797 86.0 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 216 3.9 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 90 1.6 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 463 8.3 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), 86.0% were separate houses, 3.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.6% were flats, units or apartments and 8.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 195 3.5 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 620 11.1 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,046 18.7 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,042 36.6 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,555 27.9 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 121 2.2 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 Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 11.1% had 1 bedroom, 18.7% had 2 bedrooms and 36.6% 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 Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,584 28.4 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,794 50.1 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,015 18.2 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 48 0.9 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 139 2.5 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), 28.4% were owned outright, 50.1% were owned with a mortgage and 18.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 4,346 77.9 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,046 18.7 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 187 3.4 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 77.9% were family households, 18.7% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.3 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.9 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), 14.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.9% 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 Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.6 -- 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 Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.0 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.0 -- 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 Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 138 2.5 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,199 21.5 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,207 39.6 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,851 33.2 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 183 3.3 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), 21.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 33.2% 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 Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,357 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 687 50.6 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 670 49.4 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,357 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 687 (or 50.6%) were male and 670 (or 49.4%) 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 Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,737 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,737.

Mortgage and rent Litchfield (M) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Litchfield (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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