2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Other Territories State Suburbs

Christmas Island

Code SSC90001 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 1,843
Male 61.3%
Female 38.7%
Median age 38
Families 305
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.9
All private dwellings 566
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $2,141
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,717
Median weekly rent $152
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 tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Male 1,130 61.3 2,462 53.7 11,546,638 49.3
Female 712 38.7 2,120 46.3 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 9 0.5 231 5.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,843 people in Christmas Island (State Suburbs). Of these 61.3% were male and 38.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

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Age Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Median age 38 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 105 5.7 262 5.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 108 5.9 285 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 99 5.4 263 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 70 3.8 215 4.7 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 106 5.8 210 4.6 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 155 8.4 262 5.7 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 163 8.9 316 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 152 8.3 321 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 130 7.1 325 7.1 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 144 7.8 332 7.2 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 163 8.9 378 8.2 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 137 7.4 376 8.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 129 7.0 335 7.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 105 5.7 295 6.4 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 39 2.1 180 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 25 1.4 122 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 7 0.4 68 1.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 3 0.2 58 1.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Christmas Island (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Married 821 53.3 1,933 51.2 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 51 3.3 128 3.4 608,059 3.2
Divorced 94 6.1 321 8.5 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 42 2.7 182 4.8 985,204 5.2
Never married 531 34.5 1,211 32.1 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Christmas Island (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 53.3% were married and 9.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Registered marriage 448 57.4 1,382 52.2 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 61 7.8 313 11.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 272 34.8 953 36.0 7,024,973 41.9

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Preschool 28 3.4 74 4.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 132 16.1 348 22.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 0 0.0 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 0 0.0 4 0.3 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 97 11.8 240 15.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 3 0.2 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 3 0.4 6 0.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 17 2.1 36 2.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 14 1.7 42 2.7 1,160,626 16.1
Other 12 1.5 27 1.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 519 63.1 802 50.7 1,707,023 23.7

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 44.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 16.1% were in primary school, 11.8% in secondary school and 3.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 154 10.2 459 12.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 89 5.9 279 7.4 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 40 2.6 98 2.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 179 11.8 511 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 168 11.1 489 13.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 60 4.0 145 3.8 941,531 4.9
Year 10 108 7.1 394 10.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 5 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 145 9.6 257 6.8 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 30 2.0 125 3.3 145,844 0.8
Not stated 524 34.6 882 23.4 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 11.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 14.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.9% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Christmas Island (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Australia 697 38.5 2,151 47.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 796 43.2 1,411 30.8 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 100 5.4 328 7.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 130 7.0 345 7.5 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 308 16.7 1,738 37.9 11,070,538 47.3

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 16.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 43.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Worked full-time 587 70.1 1,413 63.4 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 161 19.2 571 25.6 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 73 8.7 188 8.4 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 16 1.9 58 2.6 787,452 6.9

There were 837 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Christmas Island (State Suburbs). Of these 70.1% were employed full time, 19.2% were employed part-time and 1.9% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 60 7.4 213 9.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 48 5.9 149 6.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 55 6.7 209 9.6 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 228 27.9 501 23.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 353 43.3 905 41.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 7.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Personal 1,164 -- 712 -- 662 --
Family 2,389 -- 1,568 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,141 -- 1,377 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Christmas Island (State Suburbs) was $1,164.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 719 47.0 2,199 58.2 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 278 18.2 853 22.7 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 91 6.0 389 10.3 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 310 20.3 966 25.7 3,620,726 19.0

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.2% provided care for children and 6.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

View the data quality statements for: Unpaid domestic work (DOMP) Unpaid child care (CHCAREP) Unpaid assistance (UNCAREP) Voluntary work (VOLWP)

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 242 15.8 630 16.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 299 19.5 901 23.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 94 6.1 370 9.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 86 5.6 303 8.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 19.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Couple family without children 107 35.1 443 43.0 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 159 52.1 430 41.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 35 11.5 145 14.1 959,543 15.8
Other family 4 1.3 13 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 52.1% were couple families with children, 35.1% were couple families without children and 11.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Male -- 35.0 -- 25.2 -- 18.2
Female -- 65.0 -- 74.8 -- 81.8

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 35.0% of single parents were male and 65.0% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 66 25.1 216 25.2 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 10 3.8 46 5.4 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 62 23.6 184 21.5 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 55 20.9 129 15.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 16 6.1 45 5.3 302,037 6.0
Both not working 19 7.2 110 12.9 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 18 6.8 65 7.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 17 6.5 61 7.1 311,381 6.2

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 25.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 23.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure household composition mortgage & rent number of motor vehicles internet connection

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 395 82.3 1,358 78.5 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 85 17.7 371 21.5 1,039,874 11.2

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 82.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Separate house 197 49.9 1,130 83.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 79 20.0 83 6.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 106 26.8 116 8.5 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.8 13 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 49.9% were separate houses, 20.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 26.8% were flat or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.8 7 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 31 7.9 81 5.9 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 113 28.8 320 23.4 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 201 51.1 607 44.5 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 33 8.4 295 21.6 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 12 3.1 55 4.0 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 7.9% had 1 bedroom, 28.8% had 2 bedrooms and 51.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Owned outright 113 28.5 401 29.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 58 14.6 299 22.0 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 205 51.6 552 40.6 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 0.8 48 3.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 18 4.5 58 4.3 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 28.5% were owned outright, 14.6% were owned with a mortgage and 51.6% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Family households 301 74.1 980 71.6 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 95 23.4 369 27.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 10 2.5 20 1.5 354,917 4.3

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), of all households, 74.1% were family households, 23.4% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

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Household income Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 7.0 -- 19.8 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 24.9 -- 11.6 -- 16.4

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 7.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 24.9% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Median rent 152 -- 140 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.6 -- 96.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.4 -- 3.4 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,717 -- 1,400 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.5 -- 93.8 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.5 -- 6.2 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
None 24 6.0 63 4.6 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 143 35.8 435 31.9 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 144 36.0 516 37.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 70 17.5 280 20.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 19 4.8 69 5.1 285,197 3.4

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 35.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 68 17.0 236 17.3 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 315 78.6 1,070 78.3 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 18 4.5 60 4.4 221,494 2.7

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 78.6% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Male 3 30.0 115 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 7 70.0 118 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 36 -- 35 -- 23 --

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), 30.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 70.0% were female. The median age was 36 years.

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Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3.5 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0 -- 1.1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 0 -- 1,268 -- 1,203 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0 persons, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Christmas Island % Other Territories % Australia %
Median weekly rent 0 -- 63 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 0 -- 1,660 --

In Christmas Island (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 23/10/2017

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat was 23 October 2017 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 2016 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census