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MacDonnell (S)

Code LGA72330 (LGA)
People 5,831
Male 3,063
Female 2,768
Median age 27
Families 1,090
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 1,811
Average people per household 4
Median weekly household income $954
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,625
Median weekly rent $25
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 5,831 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,063 52.5 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,768 47.5 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,927 84.5 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,831 people in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 52.5% were male and 47.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 84.5% of the population.

Age MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 504 8.6 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 494 8.5 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 483 8.3 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 464 8.0 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 607 10.4 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 618 10.6 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 493 8.5 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 485 8.3 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 424 7.3 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 315 5.4 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 311 5.3 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 240 4.1 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 163 2.8 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 98 1.7 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 57 1.0 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 39 0.7 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 20 0.3 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 15 0.3 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 27 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas) was 27 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 3.8% of the population.

Registered marital status MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,104 48.4 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 233 5.4 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 133 3.1 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 244 5.6 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,632 37.6 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 48.4% were married and 8.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 35 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 40 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 46 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 60 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas) was 35 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,213 38.8 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 285 9.1 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,627 52.1 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 38.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 36 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas) was 36 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 70 3.0 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 484 20.9 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 96 4.2 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 17 0.7 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 116 5.0 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 47 2.0 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 78 3.4 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 41 1.8 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 49 2.1 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 58 2.5 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,257 54.3 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,313 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas) 39.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.9% were in primary school, 10.4% in secondary school and 3.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 5,565 95.4 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 189 3.8 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 59 1.2 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 27 0.5 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,705 94.5 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), 94.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 3.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 769 46.6 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 459 27.8 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 167 10.1 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 255 15.5 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,650 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,650 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 46.6% were employed full time, 27.8% were employed part-time and 15.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 198 14.2 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 124 8.9 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 140 10.0 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 298 21.3 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 471 33.7 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), 14.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 33.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 257 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 571 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 954 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas) was $257.

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

Unpaid work MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,110 48.6 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,410 32.4 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 495 11.4 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 325 7.5 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.4% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 7.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 845 19.4 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 767 17.6 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 375 8.6 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 126 2.9 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), 17.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 269 24.7 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 481 44.1 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 309 28.3 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 32 2.9 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), 44.1% were couple families with children, 24.7% were couple families without children and 28.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 12.1 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 87.9 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas) 12.1% of single parents were male and 87.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 1,928 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,142 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
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In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,142 and those without children was $1,928.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 104 13.9 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 50 6.7 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 54 7.2 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 60 8.0 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 83 11.1 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 250 33.3 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 65 8.7 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 84 11.2 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 13.9% had both partners employed full-time, 6.7% 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 MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,006 69.7 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 438 30.3 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), 69.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 30.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 882 87.7 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 50 5.0 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 66 6.6 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), 87.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.0% were flats, units or apartments and 6.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.9 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 63 6.3 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 225 22.3 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 489 48.6 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 149 14.8 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 72 7.1 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 4 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 6.3% had 1 bedroom, 22.3% had 2 bedrooms and 48.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 50 5.0 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 8 0.8 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 839 83.4 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 30 3.0 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 79 7.9 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), 5.0% were owned outright, 0.8% were owned with a mortgage and 83.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 774 77.0 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 211 21.0 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 20 2.0 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 77.0% were family households, 21.0% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.1 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.9 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.9% 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 MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 25 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.2 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.8 -- 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 MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,625 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 99.7 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.3 -- 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 MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 341 33.9 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 362 36.0 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 142 14.1 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 71 7.1 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 89 8.9 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), 36.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 14.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.1% 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 MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4,927 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,562 52.0 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 2,365 48.0 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 4,927 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,562 (or 52.0%) were male and 2,365 (or 48.0%) 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 MacDonnell (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 4.8 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.9 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 728 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.8, with 1.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $728.

Mortgage and rent MacDonnell (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 30 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In MacDonnell (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $30 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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