Yirrkala Demographics (NT) Local Stats

Yirrkala (0880) is a suburb of Northern Territory, Top End, Northern Territory. It is about 657 kms from NT's capital city of Darwin. Yirrkala is in the federal electorate of Lingiari.

In the 2011 census the population of Yirrkala was 843 and is comprised of approximately 50.3% females and 49.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Yirrkala is 27 years of age.

99.5% of people living in the suburb of Yirrkala were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 0.5% Tonga.

63.7% of people living in Yirrkala speak Australian Indigenous Languages . The other top languages spoken are 20.0% English only, 13.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.0% Other.

The religious makeup of Yirrkala is 41.6% Uniting Church, 17.5% No religion, 15.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 10.1% Christian, nfd, 6.3% Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions, 2.9% Catholic, 1.9% Anglican, 1.5% Other Protestant, 1.3% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.3% Lutheran.

45.1% of people are married, 41.4% have never married and 3.4% are divorced and 5.0% are separated. There are 33 widowed people living in Yirrkala.

56.4% of the people living in Yirrkala over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.6% are working on a part time basis. Yirrkala has an unemployment rate of 5.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Yirrkala are 34.9% Professionals, 14.7% Community & personal service workers, 11.6% Technicians & trades workers, 9.7% Labourers, 9.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 9.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 5.4% Managers, 3.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Yirrkala work in are 17.6% Health care and social assistance, 17.2% Education and training, 16.8% Other services, 14.5% Public administration and safety, 8.2% Arts and recreation services, 8.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 8.2% Inadequately described/Not stated, 4.7% Construction, 3.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing.

2.1% of homes are fully owned, and 0.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 87.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $424 per week and the median household income is $1954 per week.

The median rent in Yirrkala is $40 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $0 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Yirrkala postcode 0880

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