2011 Census QuickStats

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Palmerston (ACT)

Code SSC80081 (SSC)
People 5,679
Male 2,770
Female 2,909
Median age 33
Families 1,565
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,175
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,923
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,090
Median weekly rent $395
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 Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 5,679 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,770 48.8 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,909 51.2 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 79 1.4 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,679 people in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 407 7.2 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 377 6.6 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 387 6.8 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 389 6.8 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 476 8.4 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 488 8.6 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 467 8.2 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 450 7.9 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 490 8.6 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 450 7.9 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 396 7.0 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 300 5.3 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 248 4.4 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 154 2.7 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 82 1.4 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 56 1.0 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 45 0.8 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 19 0.3 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,275 50.5 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 123 2.7 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 346 7.7 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 109 2.4 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,656 36.7 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.5% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,120 50.0 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 417 9.8 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,702 40.2 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 79 4.3 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 279 15.1 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 133 7.2 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 102 5.5 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 234 12.6 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 95 5.1 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 103 5.6 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 191 10.3 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 382 20.6 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 58 3.1 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 195 10.5 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,851 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs) 32.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.8% were in primary school, 23.4% in secondary school and 30.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 3,762 66.2 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,299 41.9 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 335 6.1 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 311 5.7 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,541 46.3 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), 46.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,246 65.9 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 817 24.0 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 221 6.5 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 125 3.7 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,409 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,409 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs). Of these 65.9% were employed full time, 24.0% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 294 8.9 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 221 6.7 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 303 9.2 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 825 25.1 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,422 43.3 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), 8.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 888 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 2,148 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,923 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs) was $888.

Travel to work, top responses Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,502 77.6 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,366 30.3 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 430 9.5 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 844 18.7 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In Palmerston (ACT) (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, 30.3% provided care for children and 9.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,209 26.8 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,442 32.0 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 507 11.2 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 343 7.6 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), 32.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 495 31.6 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 809 51.7 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 235 15.0 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 26 1.7 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), 51.7% were couple families with children, 31.6% were couple families without children and 15.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.8 -- 19.8 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.2 -- 80.2 -- 82.4

In Palmerston (ACT) (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 Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,457 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,926 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,926 and those without children was $2,457.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 449 34.5 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 41 3.2 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 261 20.1 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 190 14.6 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 64 4.9 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 110 8.5 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 102 7.8 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 84 6.5 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 34.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 20.1% 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 Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,006 94.4 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 120 5.6 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

In Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), 94.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,295 64.6 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 707 35.3 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3 0.1 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 Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), 64.6% were separate houses, 35.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 16 0.8 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 267 13.3 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 935 46.6 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 768 38.3 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 16 0.8 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.8% had 1 bedroom, 13.3% had 2 bedrooms and 46.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 506 25.2 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 832 41.5 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 631 31.5 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 0.3 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 30 1.5 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), 25.2% were owned outright, 41.5% were owned with a mortgage and 31.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 1,539 76.8 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 378 18.9 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 88 4.4 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.8% were family households, 18.9% were single person households and 4.4% were group households.

Household income Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 10.6 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.9 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), 10.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 22.9% 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 Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 395 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,090 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 73 3.6 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 743 37.1 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 832 41.5 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 324 16.2 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 33 1.6 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), 37.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.2% 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 Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 78 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 32 41.0 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 46 59.0 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), there were 78 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 32 (or 41.0%) were male and 46 (or 59.0%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Palmerston (ACT) % 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 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,957 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,957.

Mortgage and rent Palmerston (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 395 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,384 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In Palmerston (ACT) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $395 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,384.

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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