2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Northern Territory | State Suburbs

Wadeye

Code SSC70193 (SSC)
People 2,111
Male 1,040
Female 1,071
Median age 21
Families 442
Average children per family 2.6
All private dwellings 387
Average people per household 4.9
Median weekly household income $948
Median monthly mortgage repayments $0
Median weekly rent $50
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 2,111 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,040 49.3 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,071 50.7 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,926 91.2 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,111 people in Wadeye (State Suburbs) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 91.2% of the population.

Age Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 286 13.5 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 291 13.8 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 192 9.1 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 215 10.2 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 205 9.7 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 232 11.0 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 163 7.7 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 108 5.1 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 90 4.3 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 77 3.6 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 100 4.7 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 64 3.0 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 37 1.8 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 17 0.8 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 16 0.8 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 9 0.4 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3 0.1 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 6 0.3 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 21 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wadeye (State Suburbs) was 21 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 36.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 384 28.8 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 18 1.3 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 31 2.3 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 55 4.1 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 847 63.4 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wadeye (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 28.8% were married and 3.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 47 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 59 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wadeye (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 326 26.5 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 284 23.1 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 622 50.5 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Wadeye (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 26.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 23.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 42 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 28 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wadeye (State Suburbs) was 42 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 28 years.

Education Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 49 7.6 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 60 9.3 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 281 43.5 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 16 2.5 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 110 17.0 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 0.5 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 16 2.5 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 15 2.3 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 96 14.9 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 646 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wadeye (State Suburbs) 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 52.8% were in primary school, 20.1% in secondary school and 4.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 2,099 99.4 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 28 1.3 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 11 0.5 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 8 0.4 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,043 97.8 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In Wadeye (State Suburbs), 97.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 1.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 295 59.0 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 70 14.0 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 20 4.0 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 115 23.0 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 500 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 500 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wadeye (State Suburbs). Of these 59.0% were employed full time, 14.0% were employed part-time and 23.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 16 4.1 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 20 5.1 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 32 8.2 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 108 27.7 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 191 49.0 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wadeye (State Suburbs), 4.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 32 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wadeye (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 32 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 191 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 450 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 948 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wadeye (State Suburbs) was $191.

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

Unpaid work Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,112 83.4 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 916 68.7 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 194 14.5 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 74 5.5 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In Wadeye (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 83.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 68.7% provided care for children and 14.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 5.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 165 12.4 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 250 18.7 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 414 31.0 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 284 21.3 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wadeye (State Suburbs), 18.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 31.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 21.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 54 12.2 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 249 56.3 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 130 29.4 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 9 2.0 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wadeye (State Suburbs), 56.3% were couple families with children, 12.2% were couple families without children and 29.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.5 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.5 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In Wadeye (State Suburbs) 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 1,625 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,083 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wadeye (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,083 and those without children was $1,625.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 42 13.8 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 10 3.3 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 11 3.6 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 66 21.6 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 17 5.6 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 151 49.5 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 5 1.6 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 3 1.0 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In Wadeye (State Suburbs), of couple families, 13.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 3.6% 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 Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 342 90.5 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 36 9.5 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In Wadeye (State Suburbs), 90.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 300 87.7 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 23 6.7 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 19 5.6 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wadeye (State Suburbs), 87.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.7% were flats, units or apartments and 5.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 17 5.0 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 123 36.1 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 162 47.5 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 39 11.4 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 4.9 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In Wadeye (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.0% had 1 bedroom, 36.1% had 2 bedrooms and 47.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 4.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 0 0.0 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 0 0.0 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 328 95.9 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 11 3.2 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3 0.9 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wadeye (State Suburbs), 0.0% were owned outright, 0.0% were owned with a mortgage and 95.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 288 84.5 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 40 11.7 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 13 3.8 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In Wadeye (State Suburbs), of all households, 84.5% were family households, 11.7% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.8 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.5 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wadeye (State Suburbs), 34.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.5% 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 Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 50 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.6 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.4 -- 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 Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 0 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 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 Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 221 64.8 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 78 22.9 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 26 7.6 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 13 3.8 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3 0.9 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In Wadeye (State Suburbs), 22.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 7.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 3.8% 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 Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,927 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 941 48.8 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 986 51.2 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wadeye (State Suburbs), there were 1,927 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 941 (or 48.8%) were male and 986 (or 51.2%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 6 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 2.3 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 696 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wadeye (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 6, with 2.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $696.

Mortgage and rent Wadeye % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 64 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In Wadeye (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $64 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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