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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | Statistical Area Level 4

Hobart

Code 601 (SA4)
People 211,656
Male 102,882
Female 108,774
Median age 39
Families 56,766
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 94,191
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,065
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,430
Median weekly rent $235
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 211,656 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 102,882 48.6 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 108,774 51.4 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 6,895 3.3 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 211,656 people in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

Age Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 13,569 6.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 12,828 6.1 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 13,376 6.3 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 13,784 6.5 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 14,547 6.9 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 13,484 6.4 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 12,515 5.9 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 13,675 6.5 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 14,371 6.8 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 14,675 6.9 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 15,318 7.2 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 14,077 6.7 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 12,911 6.1 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 9,592 4.5 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 7,644 3.6 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 5,891 2.8 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4,847 2.3 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4,552 2.2 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 77,772 45.2 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 5,489 3.2 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 17,004 9.9 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 10,899 6.3 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 60,721 35.3 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4) aged 15 years and over, 45.2% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 70,463 45.7 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 18,357 11.9 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 65,442 42.4 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 1,765 2.8 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 11,742 18.9 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,996 6.4 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 2,047 3.3 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 6,849 11.0 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3,294 5.3 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,472 4.0 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 5,413 8.7 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 9,659 15.6 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 1,310 2.1 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 13,536 21.8 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 62,083 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.6% were in primary school, 20.3% in secondary school and 24.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 173,765 82.1 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 34,080 17.2 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 13,090 6.6 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 8,463 4.3 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 143,046 72.0 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), 72.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 56,609 55.1 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 34,215 33.3 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 6,047 5.9 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 5,897 5.7 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 102,768 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 102,768 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4). Of these 55.1% were employed full time, 33.3% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 12,007 12.4 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 10,449 10.8 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 11,757 12.1 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 20,344 21.0 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 36,264 37.4 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), 12.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 556 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,359 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,065 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4) was $556.

Travel to work, top responses Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 126,407 73.5 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 49,068 28.5 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 20,048 11.7 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 32,702 19.0 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.5% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 37,550 21.8 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 48,206 28.0 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 23,105 13.4 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 17,547 10.2 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 22,486 39.6 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 23,033 40.6 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 10,425 18.4 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 821 1.4 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), 40.6% were couple families with children, 39.6% were couple families without children and 18.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.6 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.4 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4) 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,953 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,172 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,172 and those without children was $1,953.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 8,805 19.3 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 2,208 4.9 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 10,757 23.6 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,660 12.4 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 2,938 6.5 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 9,481 20.8 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 2,844 6.2 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,827 6.2 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), of couple families, 19.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 23.6% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 82,350 90.3 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 8,858 9.7 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), 90.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 67,940 82.5 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,311 6.4 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 8,684 10.5 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 363 0.4 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), 82.5% were separate houses, 6.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 294 0.4 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4,320 5.2 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 17,838 21.7 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 40,648 49.4 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 17,922 21.8 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,329 1.6 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), of occupied private dwellings 5.2% had 1 bedroom, 21.7% had 2 bedrooms and 49.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 27,706 33.6 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 29,491 35.8 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 22,667 27.5 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 612 0.7 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,876 2.3 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), 33.6% were owned outright, 35.8% were owned with a mortgage and 27.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 55,985 68.0 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 23,211 28.2 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3,154 3.8 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), of all households, 68.0% were family households, 28.2% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.0 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.3 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), 27.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.3% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 235 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.5 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.5 -- 9.5 -- 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,430 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 7.5 -- 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
None 7,491 9.1 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 30,578 37.1 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 28,518 34.6 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 13,424 16.3 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,340 2.8 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), 37.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.6% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 6,893 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3,356 48.7 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 3,537 51.3 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), there were 6,893 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3,356 (or 48.7%) were male and 3,537 (or 51.3%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 976 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $976.

Mortgage and rent Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,408 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Hobart (Statistical Area Level 4), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,408.

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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