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Tennant Creek

Code SSC70177 (SSC)
People 3,061
Male 1,524
Female 1,537
Median age 32
Families 649
Average children per family 2.2
All private dwellings 1,258
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,405
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,000
Median weekly rent $120
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 3,061 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,524 49.8 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,537 50.2 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,592 52.0 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,061 people in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 52.0% of the population.

Age Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 261 8.5 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 267 8.7 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 197 6.4 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 214 7.0 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 248 8.1 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 230 7.5 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 215 7.0 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 231 7.5 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 217 7.1 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 204 6.7 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 214 7.0 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 191 6.2 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 167 5.5 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 88 2.9 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 70 2.3 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 19 0.6 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 14 0.5 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 14 0.5 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 941 40.4 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 89 3.8 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 210 9.0 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 119 5.1 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 972 41.7 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 40.4% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 63 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 607 32.3 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 306 16.3 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 965 51.4 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 32.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 42 3.7 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 258 22.6 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 7 0.6 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 121 10.6 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.3 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 6 0.5 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 39 3.4 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 49 4.3 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 21 1.8 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 597 52.2 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,143 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs) 37.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.1% were in primary school, 11.3% in secondary school and 7.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 2,440 79.7 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 374 15.0 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 119 4.8 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 67 2.7 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,938 77.6 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), 77.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 832 65.7 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 227 17.9 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 117 9.2 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 90 7.1 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,266 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,266 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs). Of these 65.7% were employed full time, 17.9% were employed part-time and 7.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 67 5.7 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 81 6.9 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 76 6.5 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 296 25.2 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 538 45.7 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), 5.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 634 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 1,411 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,405 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs) was $634.

Travel to work, top responses Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,321 56.6 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 628 26.9 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 207 8.9 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 386 16.5 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.9% provided care for children and 8.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 567 24.3 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 504 21.6 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 147 6.3 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 100 4.3 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), 21.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 230 35.4 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 242 37.3 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 160 24.7 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 17 2.6 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), 37.3% were couple families with children, 35.4% were couple families without children and 24.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.8 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.2 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs) 14.8% of single parents were male and 85.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,166 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,416 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,416 and those without children was $2,166.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 147 31.2 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 14 3.0 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 47 10.0 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 53 11.3 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 22 4.7 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 73 15.5 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 47 10.0 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 68 14.4 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), of couple families, 31.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 10.0% 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 Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 846 79.7 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 215 20.3 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), 79.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 612 72.5 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 68 8.1 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 97 11.5 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 55 6.5 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), 72.5% were separate houses, 8.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.5% were flats, units or apartments and 6.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 20 2.4 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 95 11.3 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 136 16.1 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 447 53.0 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 88 10.4 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 58 6.9 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 11.3% had 1 bedroom, 16.1% had 2 bedrooms and 53.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 121 14.3 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 172 20.3 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 482 56.9 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 8 0.9 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 64 7.6 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), 14.3% were owned outright, 20.3% were owned with a mortgage and 56.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 560 66.3 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 242 28.6 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 43 5.1 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.3% were family households, 28.6% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

Household income Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.7 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.7 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), 16.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.7% 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 Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 120 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.2 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.8 -- 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 Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,000 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.3 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.7 -- 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 Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 147 17.4 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 291 34.5 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 217 25.7 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 111 13.2 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 78 9.2 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), 34.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 25.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.2% 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 Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,590 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 778 48.9 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 812 51.1 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), there were 1,590 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 778 (or 48.9%) were male and 812 (or 51.1%) 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 Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.1 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.7 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,077 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.1, with 1.7 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,077.

Mortgage and rent Tennant Creek % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 113 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 910 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Tennant Creek (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $113 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $910.

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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