2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Section of State

ACT Major Urban

Code SOS80 (SOS)
People 355,596
Male 175,896
Female 179,700
Median age 34
Families 93,147
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 144,831
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,920
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $380
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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People — demographics & education
People ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 355,596 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 175,896 49.5 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 179,700 50.5 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5,136 1.4 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 355,596 people in ACT Major Urban (Section of State) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 23,756 6.7 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 21,326 6.0 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 20,989 5.9 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 23,860 6.7 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 30,591 8.6 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 30,387 8.5 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 27,589 7.8 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 26,839 7.5 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 25,829 7.3 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 24,485 6.9 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 23,283 6.5 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 20,319 5.7 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 18,302 5.1 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 12,628 3.6 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 8,956 2.5 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 6,566 1.8 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 5,069 1.4 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4,820 1.4 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in ACT Major Urban (Section of State) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.7% of the population.

Registered marital status ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 136,998 47.3 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 7,472 2.6 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 22,964 7.9 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 11,326 3.9 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 110,767 38.3 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in ACT Major Urban (Section of State) aged 15 years and over, 47.3% were married and 10.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in ACT Major Urban (Section of State) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 124,561 48.3 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 27,525 10.7 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 105,613 41.0 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in ACT Major Urban (Section of State) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 5,188 4.5 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 16,534 14.5 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 7,417 6.5 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3,641 3.2 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 12,315 10.8 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6,613 5.8 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 4,077 3.6 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 9,123 8.0 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 28,237 24.7 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 2,785 2.4 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 18,381 16.1 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 114,311 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State) 32.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.1% were in primary school, 20.1% in secondary school and 32.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 253,823 71.4 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 108,545 32.3 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 27,219 8.1 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 20,933 6.2 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 179,610 53.4 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State), 53.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 131,481 65.0 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 50,782 25.1 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 12,770 6.3 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 7,254 3.6 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 202,287 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 202,287 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in ACT Major Urban (Section of State). Of these 65.0% were employed full time, 25.1% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 18,592 9.5 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 14,670 7.5 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 17,518 9.0 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 42,985 22.0 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 88,496 45.4 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in ACT Major Urban (Section of State), 9.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 36 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in ACT Major Urban (Section of State) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 918 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 2,278 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,920 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in ACT Major Urban (Section of State) was $918.

Travel to work, top responses ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 225,763 78.0 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 81,814 28.3 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 30,736 10.6 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 61,254 21.2 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.3% provided care for children and 10.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 75,309 26.0 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 90,787 31.4 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 37,179 12.8 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 22,491 7.8 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in ACT Major Urban (Section of State), 31.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 35,048 37.6 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 43,070 46.2 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 13,579 14.6 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 1,450 1.6 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in ACT Major Urban (Section of State), 46.2% were couple families with children, 37.6% were couple families without children and 14.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.7 -- 19.8 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.3 -- 80.2 -- 82.4

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State) 19.7% of single parents were male and 80.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,664 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,060 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,060 and those without children was $2,664.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 24,377 31.2 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 2,562 3.3 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 16,045 20.5 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 10,494 13.4 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3,295 4.2 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 10,443 13.4 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 6,125 7.8 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 4,782 6.1 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State), of couple families, 31.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 20.5% 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 ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 129,101 92.7 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 10,161 7.3 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State), 92.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 93,968 72.8 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 18,795 14.6 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 16,067 12.4 16,071 12.4 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 221 0.2 228 0.2 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in ACT Major Urban (Section of State), 72.8% were separate houses, 14.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 417 0.3 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 6,721 5.2 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 17,434 13.5 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 56,024 43.4 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 47,114 36.5 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,392 1.1 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State), of occupied private dwellings 5.2% had 1 bedroom, 13.5% had 2 bedrooms and 43.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 36,656 28.4 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 50,304 39.0 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 39,450 30.6 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 806 0.6 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,884 1.5 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in ACT Major Urban (Section of State), 28.4% were owned outright, 39.0% were owned with a mortgage and 30.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 91,734 71.1 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 30,185 23.4 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 7,183 5.6 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State), of all households, 71.1% were family households, 23.4% were single person households and 5.6% were group households.

Household income ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.9 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 23.7 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State), 12.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 23.7% 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 ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 380 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 8.0 -- 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 ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 7.8 -- 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 ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 7,967 6.2 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 47,444 36.7 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 50,166 38.9 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 20,991 16.3 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,535 2.0 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State), 36.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.3% 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 ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5,140 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,626 51.1 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 2,514 48.9 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in ACT Major Urban (Section of State), there were 5,140 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,626 (or 51.1%) were male and 2,514 (or 48.9%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,671 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,671.

Mortgage and rent ACT Major Urban % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 303 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In ACT Major Urban (Section of State), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $303 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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