2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | State/Territory

Northern Territory

Code 7 (STE)
People 192,898
Male 99,369
Female 93,529
Median age 31
Australian citizenship 164,136
People born overseas 26,539
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 6,660
Families 43,393
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 74,193
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,192
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $140
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 192,898 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 99,369 51.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 93,529 48.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 53,662 27.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 192,898 people were usually resident in Northern Territory (State/Territory): of these 51.5% were male and 48.5% were female. Of the total population 27.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 15,865 8.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 31,740 16.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 29,369 15.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 89,690 46.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 16,950 8.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 9,284 4.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 31 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 24.7% of people usually resident in Northern Territory (State/Territory) were children aged 0-14 years, and 13.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 31 years.

Selected characteristics Northern Territory % Australia %
Australian citizenship 164,136 85.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 26,539 13.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 6,660 3.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 85.1% of people usually resident in Northern Territory (State/Territory) were Australian citizens, 13.8% were born overseas and 3.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 61,946 42.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 17,817 12.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 4,874 3.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 60,658 41.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 42.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Northern Territory (State/Territory) were married, 12.3% were either separated or divorced, 3.4% were widowed and 41.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 148,166 76.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Northern Territory % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Northern Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 60,087 65.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 20,178 22.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 4,103 4.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,809 3.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4,003 4.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 37,152 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 91,180 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 91,180 people aged 15 years and over in Northern Territory (State/Territory) were in the labour force. Of these 65.9% worked full-time, 22.1% worked part-time, 4.5% were away from work, 3.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.4% were unemployed. 37,152 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 549 -- 466 --
Family 1,285 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,192 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Northern Territory (State/Territory), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $549, the median family income was $1,285 and the median household income was $1,192.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 14,123 32.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 20,165 46.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 8,298 19.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 807 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 43,393 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 43,393 families in Northern Territory (State/Territory): of these 32.5% were couple families without children, 46.5% were couple families with children, 19.1% were one parent families and 1.9% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 67,162 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 74,193 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 67,162 occupied private dwellings were counted in Northern Territory (State/Territory).

Dwelling structure Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 43,056 64.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,515 9.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 10,279 15.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 7,210 10.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 102 0.2 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Northern Territory (State/Territory), 64.1% were separate houses, 9.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.3% were flats, units or apartments and 10.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11,433 17.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 18,184 27.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 28,283 42.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 669 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 8,592 12.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Northern Territory (State/Territory), 17.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.1% were owned with a mortgage and 42.1% were rented.

Landlord type Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 7,125 25.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 4,710 16.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 15,454 54.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 991 3.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Northern Territory (State/Territory), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 25.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 16.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 54.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Northern Territory % Australia %
Median weekly rent 140 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Northern Territory (State/Territory), the median weekly rent was $140. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.3.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Northern Territory % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 40,262 59.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 12,781 19.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 2,881 4.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Northern Territory (State/Territory), 59.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.0% were single (or lone) person households and 4.3% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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