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Brinkin is a suburb of north-northeast Darwin in the northwest of the Northern Territory and has a population of around 1,000 (50.1% male, 49.9% female). Around 235 families live in the area and of those 37.4% have one or more children under the age of 15. 13.6% of families have only a single parent while 35.3% of couples have no children. Brinkin covers an area of approximately 142 hectares (352 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Brinkin is between $400-$599 per week (12.9% of people). 5.8% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 6.4% of the population.
Of the 340 private dwellings in Brinkin 28% are owned outright by their occupiers, 31% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 38% are being rented. On average there are around 3.1 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Brinkin is as follows: 40.7% separate houses, 34.5% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 24.8% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Brinkin 38% are married, 6% are divorced, 3% are separated, 3% are widowed and 50% have never married.
Compared to the rest of Australia, Brinkin has an above average migrant population, with around 36.9% of residents being born overseas. The top 5 countries of birth for migrants in the area are: United Kingdom (4.4%), Greece (2.1%), Malaysia (1.7%), India (1.6%), New Zealand (1.5%).
Brinkin varies in altitude/elevation from about 5 m (highlight point) to 24 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Brinkin is 0810.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Brinkin include Alawa, Nakara, Rapid Creek and Tiwi.
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