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West Arnhem (S)

Code LGA74660 (LGA)
People 6,232
Male 3,263
Female 2,969
Median age 26
Families 1,221
Average children per family 2.3
All private dwellings 1,848
Average people per household 4.2
Median weekly household income $1,717
Median monthly mortgage repayments $108
Median weekly rent $50
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 6,232 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,263 52.4 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,969 47.6 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,695 75.3 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,232 people in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 52.4% were male and 47.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 75.3% of the population.

Age West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 577 9.3 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 668 10.7 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 559 9.0 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 567 9.1 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 598 9.6 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 582 9.3 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 517 8.3 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 512 8.2 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 487 7.8 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 352 5.6 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 300 4.8 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 215 3.5 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 137 2.2 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 74 1.2 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 41 0.7 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 22 0.4 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 8 0.1 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 15 0.2 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 26 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) was 26 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 29.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.5% of the population.

Registered marital status West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,303 52.0 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 156 3.5 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 202 4.6 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 186 4.2 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,579 35.7 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.0% were married and 8.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 37 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 40 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 45 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 58 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,558 42.1 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 245 6.6 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,899 51.3 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 38 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 139 6.7 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 887 43.0 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 0 0.0 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 381 18.5 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 5 0.2 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 29 1.4 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 72 3.5 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 64 3.1 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 23 1.1 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 462 22.4 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,065 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) 33.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 43.1% were in primary school, 20.1% in secondary school and 6.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 5,766 92.5 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 380 6.4 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 92 1.6 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 95 1.6 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,366 90.4 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 90.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,315 53.1 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 599 24.2 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 226 9.1 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 338 13.6 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,478 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,478 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 53.1% were employed full time, 24.2% were employed part-time and 13.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 145 6.8 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 252 11.8 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 196 9.2 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 334 15.6 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 984 46.0 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 6.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 325 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 997 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,717 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) was $325.

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

Unpaid work West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,348 75.7 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,570 58.1 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 781 17.6 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 502 11.3 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 58.1% provided care for children and 17.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,317 29.8 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,499 33.9 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 389 8.8 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 143 3.2 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 33.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 259 21.2 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 649 53.2 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 289 23.7 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 23 1.9 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 53.2% were couple families with children, 21.2% were couple families without children and 23.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.6 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 76.4 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) 23.6% of single parents were male and 76.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,241 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,700 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,700 and those without children was $2,241.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 172 18.9 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 75 8.2 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 90 9.9 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 163 17.9 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 81 8.9 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 213 23.4 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 85 9.3 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 33 3.6 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.9% had both partners employed full-time, 8.2% had both employed part-time and 9.9% 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 West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,028 76.8 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 310 23.2 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 76.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 23.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 836 81.3 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 16 1.6 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 130 12.6 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 42 4.1 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 81.3% were separate houses, 1.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.6% were flats, units or apartments and 4.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 17 1.7 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 108 10.5 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 192 18.7 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 522 50.8 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 156 15.2 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 32 3.1 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 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 10.5% had 1 bedroom, 18.7% had 2 bedrooms and 50.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 4.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 23 2.2 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 5 0.5 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 946 92.1 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 21 2.0 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 32 3.1 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 2.2% were owned outright, 0.5% were owned with a mortgage and 92.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 815 79.3 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 196 19.1 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 17 1.7 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 79.3% were family households, 19.1% were single person households and 1.7% were group households.

Household income West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 7.9 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.2 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 7.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.2% 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 West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 50 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.4 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.6 -- 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 West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 108 -- 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 West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 376 36.5 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 354 34.3 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 191 18.5 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 76 7.4 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 34 3.3 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 34.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 18.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.4% 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 West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4,695 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,378 50.6 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 2,317 49.4 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 4,695 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,378 (or 50.6%) were male and 2,317 (or 49.4%) 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 West Arnhem (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 5.9 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 2.3 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,470 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 5.9, with 2.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,470.

Mortgage and rent West Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 75 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 108 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In West Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $75 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $108.

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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