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Higgins

Code SSC80051 (SSC)
People 3,090
Male 1,542
Female 1,548
Median age 36
Families 867
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,260
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,589
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $330
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 3,090 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,542 49.9 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,548 50.1 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 26 0.8 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,090 people in Higgins (State Suburbs) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 269 8.7 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 220 7.1 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 165 5.3 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 184 6.0 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 156 5.0 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 242 7.8 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 241 7.8 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 287 9.3 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 228 7.4 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 205 6.6 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 171 5.5 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 134 4.3 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 175 5.7 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 182 5.9 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 112 3.6 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 67 2.2 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 37 1.2 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 17 0.5 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Higgins (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,216 49.8 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 75 3.1 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 242 9.9 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 105 4.3 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 804 32.9 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Higgins (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 49.8% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 42 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 70 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Higgins (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,148 50.0 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 243 10.6 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 906 39.4 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In Higgins (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Higgins (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 68 7.7 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 186 21.1 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 55 6.2 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 14 1.6 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 137 15.5 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 31 3.5 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 15 1.7 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 83 9.4 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 150 17.0 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 21 2.4 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 122 13.8 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 882 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In Higgins (State Suburbs) 28.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.8% were in primary school, 20.7% in secondary school and 26.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 2,303 74.5 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 892 30.1 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 259 8.7 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 175 5.9 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,638 55.3 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Higgins (State Suburbs), 55.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,032 62.3 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 428 25.8 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 129 7.8 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 68 4.1 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,657 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,657 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Higgins (State Suburbs). Of these 62.3% were employed full time, 25.8% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 155 9.7 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 131 8.2 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 146 9.2 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 372 23.4 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 657 41.3 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Higgins (State Suburbs), 9.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 36 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Higgins (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 774 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 1,856 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,589 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Higgins (State Suburbs) was $774.

Travel to work, top responses Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,893 77.6 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 832 34.1 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 304 12.4 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 473 19.4 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In Higgins (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.1% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 555 22.7 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 724 29.7 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 361 14.8 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 253 10.4 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Higgins (State Suburbs), 29.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 322 37.1 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 385 44.4 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 145 16.7 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 15 1.7 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Higgins (State Suburbs), 44.4% were couple families with children, 37.1% were couple families without children and 16.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.6 -- 19.8 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.4 -- 80.2 -- 82.4

In Higgins (State Suburbs) 19.6% of single parents were male and 80.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,319 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,625 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Higgins (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,625 and those without children was $2,319.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 179 25.0 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 22 3.1 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 148 20.6 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 92 12.8 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 35 4.9 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 134 18.7 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 66 9.2 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 41 5.7 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Higgins (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 20.6% 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 Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,158 93.3 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 83 6.7 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

In Higgins (State Suburbs), 93.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,064 92.0 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 87 7.5 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6 0.5 16,071 12.4 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 228 0.2 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Higgins (State Suburbs), 92.0% were separate houses, 7.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.3 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 49 4.2 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 68 5.9 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 648 56.1 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 370 32.0 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 17 1.5 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Higgins (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 5.9% had 2 bedrooms and 56.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 353 30.5 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 510 44.0 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 279 24.1 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.3 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 14 1.2 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Higgins (State Suburbs), 30.5% were owned outright, 44.0% were owned with a mortgage and 24.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 843 72.8 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 262 22.6 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 53 4.6 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In Higgins (State Suburbs), of all households, 72.8% were family households, 22.6% were single person households and 4.6% were group households.

Household income Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.3 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.4 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Higgins (State Suburbs), 16.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.4% 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 Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 8.0 -- 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 Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 7.8 -- 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 Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 62 5.4 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 425 36.7 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 451 39.0 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 194 16.8 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 25 2.2 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In Higgins (State Suburbs), 36.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.8% 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 Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 26 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 21 80.8 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 5 19.2 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Higgins (State Suburbs), there were 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 21 (or 80.8%) were male and 5 (or 19.2%) 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 Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 633 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Higgins (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $633.

Mortgage and rent Higgins % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In Higgins (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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