2011 Census QuickStats

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Tiwi Islands (S)

Code LGA74050 (LGA)
People 2,580
Male 1,320
Female 1,260
Median age 26
Families 565
Average children per family 2.3
All private dwellings 660
Average people per household 4
Median weekly household income $774
Median monthly mortgage repayments $542
Median weekly rent $40
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 2,580 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,320 51.2 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,260 48.8 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,265 87.8 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,580 people in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 87.8% of the population.

Age Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 218 8.5 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 250 9.7 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 273 10.6 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 241 9.3 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 203 7.9 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 231 9.0 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 217 8.4 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 198 7.7 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 181 7.0 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 167 6.5 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 143 5.5 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 112 4.3 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 75 2.9 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 28 1.1 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 24 0.9 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 13 0.5 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 5 0.2 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 26 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas) was 26 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 28.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 700 38.2 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 44 2.4 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 48 2.6 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 92 5.0 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 950 51.8 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 38.2% were married and 5.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 39 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 42 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 49 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 55 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 526 32.7 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 308 19.2 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 774 48.1 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 32.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 19.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 40 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 30 3.6 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 124 14.8 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 222 26.5 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 11 1.3 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 42 5.0 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 131 15.6 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 67 8.0 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 29 3.5 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 34 4.1 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 21 2.5 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 128 15.3 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 839 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas) 32.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 42.5% were in primary school, 28.6% in secondary school and 7.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 2,551 99.0 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 82 3.2 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 32 1.3 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 19 0.8 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,392 94.7 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), 94.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 3.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 430 52.9 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 238 29.3 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 70 8.6 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 75 9.2 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 813 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 813 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 52.9% were employed full time, 29.3% were employed part-time and 9.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 136 18.4 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 67 9.1 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 39 5.3 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 160 21.6 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 270 36.5 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), 18.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 250 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 589 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 774 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas) was $250.

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

Unpaid work Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,203 65.6 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 692 37.7 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 202 11.0 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 190 10.4 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 37.7% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 742 40.5 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 266 14.5 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 117 6.4 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 76 4.1 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), 14.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 137 24.2 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 282 49.9 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 120 21.2 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 26 4.6 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), 49.9% were couple families with children, 24.2% were couple families without children and 21.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.1 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.9 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas) 15.1% of single parents were male and 84.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 1,166 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,228 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,228 and those without children was $1,166.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 61 14.7 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 23 5.5 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 29 7.0 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 51 12.3 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 52 12.5 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 164 39.4 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 27 6.5 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 9 2.2 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 14.7% had both partners employed full-time, 5.5% had both employed part-time and 7.0% 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 Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 560 87.2 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 82 12.8 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), 87.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 491 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 65 11.6 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4 0.7 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), 87.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.7 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 30 5.4 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 135 24.2 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 282 50.4 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 88 15.7 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 20 3.6 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 Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.4% had 1 bedroom, 24.2% had 2 bedrooms and 50.4% 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 Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7 1.3 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 9 1.6 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 512 91.6 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 2.5 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 17 3.0 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), 1.3% were owned outright, 1.6% were owned with a mortgage and 91.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 471 84.0 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 81 14.4 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 9 1.6 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 84.0% were family households, 14.4% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.5 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.7 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), 38.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.7% 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 Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 40 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.7 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.3 -- 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 Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 542 -- 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 Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 368 65.9 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 128 22.9 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 34 6.1 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4 0.7 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 24 4.3 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), 22.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 6.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 0.7% 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 Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,265 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,116 49.3 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,149 50.7 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,265 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,116 (or 49.3%) were male and 1,149 (or 50.7%) 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 Tiwi Islands (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 4.3 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.7 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 695 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.3, with 1.7 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $695.

Mortgage and rent Tiwi Islands (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 40 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 542 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Tiwi Islands (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $40 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $542.

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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