2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Northern Territory | Significant Urban Areas

Darwin

Code 7002 (SUA)
People 106,255
Male 55,424
Female 50,831
Median age 32
Families 25,202
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 42,761
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,814
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $360
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 Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 106,255 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 55,424 52.2 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 50,831 47.8 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 10,073 9.5 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 106,255 people in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas) of these 52.2% were male and 47.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.5% of the population.

Age Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 7,917 7.5 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 7,109 6.7 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 7,061 6.6 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 7,031 6.6 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 8,788 8.3 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 10,345 9.7 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 9,128 8.6 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 8,656 8.1 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 8,296 7.8 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 7,511 7.1 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 6,976 6.6 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 5,918 5.6 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 4,839 4.6 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,814 2.6 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,826 1.7 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 995 0.9 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 650 0.6 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 396 0.4 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 34,972 41.5 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,775 3.3 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 7,454 8.9 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,338 2.8 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 36,630 43.5 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 41.5% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 69 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 28,724 42.1 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 10,840 15.9 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 28,722 42.1 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 1,580 4.3 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 6,149 16.6 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,038 2.8 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,179 3.2 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 4,187 11.3 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 815 2.2 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,419 3.8 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,413 3.8 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,584 12.4 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 799 2.2 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 13,888 37.5 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 37,051 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas) 34.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.6% were in primary school, 17.3% in secondary school and 16.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 70,700 66.5 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 28,957 31.4 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 6,869 7.5 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 5,846 6.3 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 50,481 54.8 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), 54.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 40,397 69.7 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 11,215 19.3 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,303 7.4 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,067 3.6 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 57,982 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 57,982 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 69.7% were employed full time, 19.3% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,543 6.3 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,278 5.9 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,391 7.9 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 11,567 20.7 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 28,828 51.6 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), 6.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 905 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 2,047 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,814 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas) was $905.

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

Unpaid work Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 56,005 66.5 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 22,020 26.2 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 6,002 7.1 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 14,185 16.9 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.2% provided care for children and 7.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 19,256 22.9 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 22,638 26.9 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 8,467 10.1 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 5,644 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 Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.1% 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 Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,288 36.9 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 11,394 45.2 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,085 16.2 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 435 1.7 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), 45.2% were couple families with children, 36.9% were couple families without children and 16.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.2 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.8 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas) 20.2% of single parents were male and 79.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,340 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,629 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,629 and those without children was $2,340.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 7,501 36.3 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 604 2.9 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,567 17.2 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,888 14.0 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 566 2.7 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,617 7.8 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 1,906 9.2 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,031 9.8 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 36.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 17.2% 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 Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 34,281 90.8 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,482 9.2 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), 90.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 21,066 61.5 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,770 13.9 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 7,587 22.1 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 765 2.2 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), 61.5% were separate houses, 13.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 22.1% were flats, units or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 400 1.2 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,902 5.5 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 7,852 22.9 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 15,513 45.3 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 7,684 22.4 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 930 2.7 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.5% had 1 bedroom, 22.9% had 2 bedrooms and 45.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,731 16.7 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 11,862 34.6 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 15,455 45.1 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 176 0.5 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,056 3.1 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), 16.7% were owned outright, 34.6% were owned with a mortgage and 45.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 24,456 71.3 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 7,417 21.6 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,408 7.0 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 71.3% were family households, 21.6% were single person households and 7.0% were group households.

Household income Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.7 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.8 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), 12.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.8% 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 Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 360 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.1 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.9 -- 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 Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 2,478 7.2 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 11,507 33.6 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 12,963 37.8 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 5,939 17.3 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,393 4.1 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), 33.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.3% 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 Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 10,072 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5,062 50.3 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 5,010 49.7 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), there were 10,072 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5,062 (or 50.3%) were male and 5,010 (or 49.7%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Darwin % 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 1.3 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,351 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,351.

Mortgage and rent Darwin % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 263 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,050 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Darwin (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $263 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,050.

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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