2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Northern Territory | State Suburbs

The Gap (NT)

Code SSC70179 (SSC)
People 1,692
Male 850
Female 842
Median age 31
Families 334
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 805
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,455
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $330
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 1,692 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 850 50.2 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 842 49.8 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 300 17.7 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,692 people in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs) of these 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 17.7% of the population.

Age The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 127 7.5 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 84 5.0 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 67 4.0 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 67 4.0 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 158 9.3 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 216 12.8 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 209 12.4 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 163 9.6 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 137 8.1 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 116 6.9 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 103 6.1 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 94 5.6 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 66 3.9 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 34 2.0 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 26 1.5 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 18 1.1 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 7 0.4 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.3% of the population.

Registered marital status The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 425 30.0 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 59 4.2 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 138 9.7 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 45 3.2 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 750 52.9 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 30.0% were married and 13.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 62 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 304 28.8 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 162 15.4 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 589 55.8 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 28.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 43 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 23 4.3 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 55 10.2 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 24 4.5 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 16 3.0 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 26 4.8 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 16 3.0 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 13 2.4 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 40 7.4 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 68 12.6 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 16 3.0 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 242 44.9 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 539 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs) 31.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 17.6% were in primary school, 10.2% in secondary school and 20.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 1,021 60.4 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 493 34.0 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 76 5.2 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 53 3.7 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 828 57.1 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), 57.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 34.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 703 73.6 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 160 16.8 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 66 6.9 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 26 2.7 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 955 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 955 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs). Of these 73.6% were employed full time, 16.8% were employed part-time and 2.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 34 3.7 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 44 4.8 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 79 8.5 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 247 26.7 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 452 48.9 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), 3.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 35 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs) was 35 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 852 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 1,725 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,455 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs) was $852.

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

Unpaid work The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 891 62.8 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 287 20.2 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 108 7.6 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 244 17.2 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.2% provided care for children and 7.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 352 24.8 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 360 25.4 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 115 8.1 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 59 4.2 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), 25.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 146 43.5 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 101 30.1 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 73 21.7 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 4.8 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), 30.1% were couple families with children, 43.5% were couple families without children and 21.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.1 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.9 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs) 22.1% of single parents were male and 77.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,146 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,287 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,287 and those without children was $2,146.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 102 42.1 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 9 3.7 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 36 14.9 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 29 12.0 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 8 3.3 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 15 6.2 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 18 7.4 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 25 10.3 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 42.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 14.9% 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 The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 589 81.9 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 130 18.1 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), 81.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 240 40.7 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 59 10.0 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 283 48.0 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 8 1.4 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), 40.7% were separate houses, 10.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 48.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 11 1.9 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 100 17.0 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 223 37.9 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 190 32.3 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 47 8.0 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 17 2.9 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 17.0% had 1 bedroom, 37.9% had 2 bedrooms and 32.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 54 9.2 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 177 30.1 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 327 55.6 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 5 0.9 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 25 4.3 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), 9.2% were owned outright, 30.1% were owned with a mortgage and 55.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 321 54.4 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 196 33.2 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 73 12.4 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), of all households, 54.4% were family households, 33.2% were single person households and 12.4% were group households.

Household income The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.8 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.8 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), 12.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.8% 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 The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.7 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.3 -- 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 The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 96 16.3 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 253 43.0 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 166 28.2 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 46 7.8 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 27 4.6 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), 43.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.8% 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 The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 298 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 150 50.3 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 148 49.7 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 31 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), there were 298 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 150 (or 50.3%) were male and 148 (or 49.7%) were female. The median age was 31 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics The Gap (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 3 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,218 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,218.

Mortgage and rent The Gap (NT) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 290 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,299 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In The Gap (NT) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $290 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,299.

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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