2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Section of State

ACT Major Urban

Code SOS80 (SOS)
People 322,036
Male 158,543
Female 163,493
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 288,427
People born overseas 70,015
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,879
Families 84,209
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 130,758
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,510
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,500
Median weekly rent $260
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People — demographics
People ACT Major Urban % Australia %
Total 322,036 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 158,543 49.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 163,493 50.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,831 1.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 322,036 people were usually resident in ACT Major Urban (Section of State): of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Of the total population 1.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age ACT Major Urban % Australia %
People
0-4 years 20,016 6.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 41,591 12.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 50,810 15.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 144,280 44.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 33,942 10.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 31,396 9.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.1% of people usually resident in ACT Major Urban (Section of State) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics ACT Major Urban % Australia %
Australian citizenship 288,427 89.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 70,015 21.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,879 0.9 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.6% of people usually resident in ACT Major Urban (Section of State) were Australian citizens, 21.7% were born overseas and 0.9% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status ACT Major Urban % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 124,539 47.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 28,354 10.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 10,788 4.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 96,747 37.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in ACT Major Urban (Section of State) were married, 10.9% were either separated or divorced, 4.1% were widowed and 37.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth ACT Major Urban % Australia %
Australia 234,964 73.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses ACT Major Urban % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) ACT Major Urban % Australia %

People — employment
Employment ACT Major Urban % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 117,237 64.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 46,822 25.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 7,618 4.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 3,528 1.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 6,122 3.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 66,676 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 181,327 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 181,327 people aged 15 years and over in ACT Major Urban (Section of State) were in the labour force. Of these 64.7% worked full-time, 25.8% worked part-time, 4.2% were away from work, 1.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.4% were unemployed. 66,676 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation ACT Major Urban % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses ACT Major Urban % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes ACT Major Urban % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 723 -- 466 --
Family 1,774 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,510 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in ACT Major Urban (Section of State), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $723, the median family income was $1,774 and the median household income was $1,510.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition ACT Major Urban % Australia %
Couple family without children 30,504 36.2 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 39,593 47.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 12,769 15.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 1,343 1.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 84,209 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 84,209 families in ACT Major Urban (Section of State): of these 36.2% were couple families without children, 47.0% were couple families with children, 15.2% were one parent families and 1.6% 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 ACT Major Urban % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 122,380 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 130,758 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 122,380 occupied private dwellings were counted in ACT Major Urban (Section of State).

Dwelling structure ACT Major Urban % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 91,771 75.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 16,613 13.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 13,813 11.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 142 0.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 41 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in ACT Major Urban (Section of State), 75.0% were separate houses, 13.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure ACT Major Urban % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 35,055 28.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 45,221 37.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 34,929 28.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 617 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 6,558 5.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in ACT Major Urban (Section of State), 28.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 37.0% were owned with a mortgage and 28.5% were rented.

Landlord type ACT Major Urban % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 14,388 41.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 9,281 26.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 10,695 30.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 565 1.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in ACT Major Urban (Section of State), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 41.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 26.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics ACT Major Urban % Australia %
Median weekly rent 260 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,500 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in ACT Major Urban (Section of State), the median weekly rent was $260. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,500. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition ACT Major Urban % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 83,211 68.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 26,961 22.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 6,276 5.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in ACT Major Urban (Section of State), 68.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.0% were single (or lone) person households and 5.1% 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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