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Katherine

Code UCL714001 (UCL)
People 6,094
Male 3,020
Female 3,074
Median age 31
Families 1,375
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,511
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,450
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,690
Median weekly rent $185
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 6,094 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,020 49.6 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,074 50.4 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,797 29.5 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,094 people in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 29.5% of the population.

Age Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 562 9.2 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 470 7.7 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 452 7.4 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 411 6.7 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 491 8.1 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 505 8.3 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 502 8.2 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 417 6.8 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 461 7.6 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 420 6.9 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 397 6.5 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 353 5.8 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 264 4.3 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 169 2.8 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 105 1.7 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 50 0.8 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 41 0.7 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 23 0.4 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,749 37.9 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 183 4.0 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 408 8.8 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 163 3.5 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,108 45.7 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 37.9% were married and 12.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 67 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,317 36.9 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 719 20.2 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,532 42.9 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 36.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 20.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 102 4.9 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 465 22.2 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 68 3.3 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.1 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 301 14.4 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 51 2.4 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 8 0.4 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 86 4.1 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 169 8.1 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 53 2.5 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 786 37.6 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,092 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) 34.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.6% were in primary school, 17.3% in secondary school and 12.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 4,736 77.8 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 831 15.5 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 256 4.8 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 273 5.1 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,013 74.7 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 74.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,994 68.0 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 522 17.8 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 243 8.3 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 174 5.9 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,933 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,933 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 68.0% were employed full time, 17.8% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 178 6.4 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 128 4.6 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 221 8.0 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 702 25.4 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,293 46.8 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 6.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 729 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 1,689 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,450 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) was $729.

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

Unpaid work Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,866 62.2 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,215 26.3 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 301 6.5 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 764 16.6 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.3% provided care for children and 6.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 969 21.0 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,153 25.0 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 433 9.4 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 309 6.7 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 508 36.9 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 557 40.5 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 287 20.9 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 24 1.7 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.5% were couple families with children, 36.9% were couple families without children and 20.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.3 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.7 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities) 20.3% of single parents were male and 79.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,243 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,237 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,237 and those without children was $2,243.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 405 38.1 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 32 3.0 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 142 13.4 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 144 13.5 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 33 3.1 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 105 9.9 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 95 8.9 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 107 10.1 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 38.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 13.4% 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 Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,887 88.3 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 251 11.7 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,300 68.9 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 224 11.9 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 257 13.6 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 96 5.1 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 68.9% were separate houses, 11.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.6% were flats, units or apartments and 5.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 29 1.5 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 154 8.2 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 278 14.7 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 987 52.4 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 303 16.1 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 134 7.1 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 8.2% had 1 bedroom, 14.7% had 2 bedrooms and 52.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 203 10.8 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 468 24.8 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,064 56.4 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 0.7 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 139 7.4 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.8% were owned outright, 24.8% were owned with a mortgage and 56.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 1,325 70.2 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 478 25.3 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 84 4.5 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 70.2% were family households, 25.3% were single person households and 4.5% were group households.

Household income Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.7 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.4 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 19.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.4% 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 Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 185 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.9 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.1 -- 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 Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 250 13.3 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 658 34.9 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 586 31.1 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 248 13.1 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 144 7.6 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.1% 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 Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,795 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 833 46.4 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 962 53.6 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,795 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 833 (or 46.4%) were male and 962 (or 53.6%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 896 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $896.

Mortgage and rent Katherine % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 140 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,625 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Katherine (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $140 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,625.

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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