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Roper Gulf (S)

Code LGA73600 (LGA)
People 6,121
Male 3,064
Female 3,057
Median age 24
Families 1,217
Average children per family 2.4
All private dwellings 2,072
Average people per household 4.3
Median weekly household income $1,126
Median monthly mortgage repayments $823
Median weekly rent $50
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 Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 6,121 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,064 50.1 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,057 49.9 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5,008 81.8 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,121 people in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 81.8% of the population.

Age Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 666 10.9 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 636 10.4 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 617 10.1 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 509 8.3 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 636 10.4 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 552 9.0 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 450 7.4 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 356 5.8 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 410 6.7 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 311 5.1 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 282 4.6 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 244 4.0 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 193 3.2 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 118 1.9 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 64 1.0 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 43 0.7 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 19 0.3 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 16 0.3 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 24 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas) was 24 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 31.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,999 47.6 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 143 3.4 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 239 5.7 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 194 4.6 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,623 38.7 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.6% were married and 9.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 37 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 43 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 60 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,435 40.2 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 332 9.3 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,801 50.5 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 37 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 120 5.7 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 834 39.4 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 3 0.1 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 232 11.0 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 19 0.9 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 59 2.8 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 68 3.2 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 23 1.1 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 52 2.5 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 702 33.2 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,115 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas) 34.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 39.6% were in primary school, 14.6% in secondary school and 4.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 5,857 95.7 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 206 3.6 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 82 1.5 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 47 0.8 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,319 94.1 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), 94.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 3.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 981 46.9 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 529 25.3 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 185 8.9 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 395 18.9 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,090 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,090 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 46.9% were employed full time, 25.3% were employed part-time and 18.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 165 9.7 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 161 9.5 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 204 12.0 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 221 13.0 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 758 44.7 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), 9.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 34 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 34 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 279 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 727 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,126 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas) was $279.

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

Unpaid work Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,940 70.0 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,794 42.7 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 590 14.1 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 423 10.1 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 42.7% provided care for children and 14.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,116 26.6 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 951 22.6 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 489 11.6 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 384 9.1 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), 22.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 271 22.3 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 621 51.0 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 300 24.7 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 25 2.1 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), 51.0% were couple families with children, 22.3% were couple families without children and 24.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Roper Gulf (S) % 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 Roper Gulf (S) (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 Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 1,812 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,110 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,110 and those without children was $1,812.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 140 15.6 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 49 5.5 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 60 6.7 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 100 11.2 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 118 13.2 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 279 31.2 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 62 6.9 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 87 9.7 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 15.6% had both partners employed full-time, 5.5% had both employed part-time and 6.7% 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 Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,075 79.9 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 271 20.1 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), 79.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 895 83.3 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 55 5.1 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 106 9.9 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), 83.3% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.1% were flats, units or apartments and 9.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 36 3.3 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 111 10.3 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 221 20.5 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 456 42.4 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 171 15.9 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 81 7.5 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 4.3 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 10.3% had 1 bedroom, 20.5% had 2 bedrooms and 42.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 4.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 129 12.0 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 36 3.3 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 805 74.8 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 26 2.4 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 80 7.4 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), 12.0% were owned outright, 3.3% were owned with a mortgage and 74.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 841 78.2 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 197 18.3 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 37 3.4 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 78.2% were family households, 18.3% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.1 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.1 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), 21.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.1% 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 Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 50 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.5 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.5 -- 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 Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 823 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 99.6 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.4 -- 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 Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 414 38.5 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 341 31.7 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 149 13.9 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 74 6.9 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 97 9.0 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), 31.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 13.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 6.9% 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 Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5,008 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,448 48.9 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 2,560 51.1 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 5,008 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,448 (or 48.9%) were male and 2,560 (or 51.1%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Roper Gulf (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 5.7 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 2.2 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,076 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 5.7, with 2.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,076.

Mortgage and rent Roper Gulf (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 55 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Roper Gulf (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $55 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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