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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | Urban Centres and Localities

Hobart

Code UCL607600 (UCL)
People 128,577
Male 61,796
Female 66,781
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 114,729
People born overseas 16,595
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 786
Families 33,035
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 57,679
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $869
Median monthly mortgage repayment $984
Median weekly rent $155
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Hobart % Australia %
Total 128,577 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 61,796 48.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 66,781 51.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,295 2.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 128,577 people were usually resident in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Of the total population 2.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Hobart % Australia %
People
0-4 years 7,097 5.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 14,991 11.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 19,055 14.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 51,407 40.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 14,964 11.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 21,065 16.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.2% of people usually resident in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 28.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Hobart % Australia %
Australian citizenship 114,729 89.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 16,595 12.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 786 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.2% of people usually resident in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 12.9% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Hobart % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46,147 43.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 14,001 13.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 8,189 7.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 38,155 35.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 43.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.1% were either separated or divorced, 7.7% were widowed and 35.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Hobart % Australia %
Australia 103,543 80.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Hobart % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Hobart % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Hobart % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 34,577 56.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 19,175 31.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,330 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,360 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 3,695 6.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 39,159 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 61,137 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 61,137 people aged 15 years and over in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 56.6% worked full-time, 31.4% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.0% were unemployed. 39,159 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Hobart % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Hobart % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Hobart % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 445 -- 466 --
Family 1,112 -- 1,171 --
Household 869 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $445, the median family income was $1,112 and the median household income was $869.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Hobart % Australia %
Couple family without children 12,891 39.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 13,079 39.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 6,380 19.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 685 2.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 33,035 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 33,035 families in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 39.0% were couple families without children, 39.6% were couple families with children, 19.3% were one parent families and 2.1% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Hobart % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 53,208 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 57,679 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 53,208 occupied private dwellings were counted in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Hobart % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 41,167 77.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,148 7.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 7,605 14.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 281 0.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 7 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), 77.4% were separate houses, 7.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Hobart % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 18,304 34.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 16,161 30.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 15,093 28.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 398 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,254 6.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 30.4% were owned with a mortgage and 28.4% were rented.

Landlord type Hobart % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 5,113 33.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 3,368 22.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 6,244 41.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 367 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 33.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 22.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 41.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Hobart % Australia %
Median weekly rent 155 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 984 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $155. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $984. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Hobart % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 32,648 61.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 15,858 29.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 2,460 4.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), 61.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 29.8% were single (or lone) person households and 4.6% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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