2011 Census QuickStats

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Ross (NT)

Code SSC70165 (SSC)
People 830
Male 411
Female 419
Median age 48
Families 180
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 698
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,201
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,100
Median weekly rent $205
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 830 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 411 49.5 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 419 50.5 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 82 9.9 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 830 people in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.9% of the population.

Age Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 46 5.5 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 44 5.3 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 40 4.8 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 36 4.3 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 32 3.9 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 38 4.6 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 28 3.4 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 49 5.9 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 60 7.2 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 67 8.1 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 89 10.7 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 62 7.5 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 71 8.5 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 52 6.3 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 35 4.2 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 21 2.5 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 21 2.5 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 40 4.8 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 48 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs) was 48 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 281 39.6 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 25 3.5 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 90 12.7 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 76 10.7 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 237 33.4 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 39.6% were married and 16.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 36 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 36 years.

Social marital status Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 236 44.1 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 80 15.0 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 219 40.9 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 48 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 48 years.

Education Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 9 3.2 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 25 9.0 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 16 5.7 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 20 7.2 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 10 3.6 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 15 5.4 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 13 4.7 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 17 6.1 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 17 6.1 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 7 2.5 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 130 46.6 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 279 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs) 33.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.9% were in primary school, 13.6% in secondary school and 12.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 601 72.4 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 184 24.8 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 50 6.7 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 29 3.9 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 479 64.6 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), 64.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 303 70.6 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 83 19.3 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 28 6.5 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 15 3.5 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 429 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 429 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs). Of these 70.6% were employed full time, 19.3% were employed part-time and 3.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 22 5.3 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 24 5.8 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 38 9.2 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 78 18.8 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 227 54.7 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), 5.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 54.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 772 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 1,733 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,201 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs) was $772.

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

Unpaid work Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 408 57.6 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 126 17.8 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 57 8.0 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 146 20.6 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 17.8% provided care for children and 8.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 132 18.6 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 178 25.1 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 68 9.6 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 33 4.7 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 88 48.9 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 76 42.2 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 16 8.9 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), 42.2% were couple families with children, 48.9% were couple families without children and 8.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 42.1 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 57.9 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs) 42.1% of single parents were male and 57.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 1,961 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,750 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,750 and those without children was $1,961.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 60 36.8 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 0 0.0 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 31 19.0 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 17 10.4 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 9 5.5 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 21 12.9 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 13 8.0 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 12 7.4 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 36.8% had both partners employed full-time, 0.0% had both employed part-time and 19.0% 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 Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 318 92.4 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 26 7.6 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), 92.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 150 47.2 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8 2.5 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 34 10.7 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 126 39.6 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), 47.2% were separate houses, 2.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.7% were flats, units or apartments and 39.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 30 9.5 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 129 40.7 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 38 12.0 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 38 12.0 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 63 19.9 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 19 6.0 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 40.7% had 1 bedroom, 12.0% had 2 bedrooms and 12.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 108 34.0 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 72 22.6 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 120 37.7 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 1.3 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 14 4.4 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), 34.0% were owned outright, 22.6% were owned with a mortgage and 37.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 180 56.4 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 135 42.3 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 4 1.3 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), of all households, 56.4% were family households, 42.3% were single person households and 1.3% were group households.

Household income Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.7 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.4 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), 22.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.4% 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 Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 205 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.8 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.2 -- 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 Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,100 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 31 9.7 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 117 36.6 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 75 23.4 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 77 24.1 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 20 6.2 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), 36.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 23.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.1% 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 Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 81 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 31 38.3 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 50 61.7 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 40 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), there were 81 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 31 (or 38.3%) were male and 50 (or 61.7%) were female. The median age was 40 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 941 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $941.

Mortgage and rent Ross (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,452 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Ross (NT) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,452.

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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