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2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | State/Territory

Tasmania

Code 6 (STE)
People 495,354
Male 242,675
Female 252,679
Median age 40
Families 134,193
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 232,370
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $948
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Total 495,354 -- 476,482 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 242,675 49.0 233,382 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 252,679 51.0 243,100 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 19,626 4.0 16,767 3.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 495,354 people in Tasmania (State/Territory) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.0% of the population.

Age Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
People
0-4 years 31,182 6.3 28,663 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 30,231 6.1 31,619 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 32,455 6.6 33,742 7.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 32,687 6.6 32,821 6.9 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 29,577 6.0 28,945 6.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 28,074 5.7 25,255 5.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 27,209 5.5 28,782 6.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 30,908 6.2 32,638 6.8 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 33,944 6.9 34,256 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 35,030 7.1 36,199 7.6 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 36,528 7.4 33,833 7.1 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 34,090 6.9 32,676 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 32,733 6.6 25,907 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 25,312 5.1 20,806 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 19,449 3.9 16,646 3.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 14,522 2.9 14,299 3.0 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 11,175 2.3 10,854 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 10,247 2.1 8,539 1.8 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Tasmania (State/Territory) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 190,899 47.5 188,285 49.2 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 13,090 3.3 12,318 3.2 529,280 3.0
Divorced 39,595 9.9 35,624 9.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 26,245 6.5 26,358 6.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 131,655 32.8 119,871 31.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Tasmania (State/Territory) aged 15 years and over, 47.5% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 51 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 52 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Tasmania (State/Territory) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 172,039 48.0 170,489 49.9 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 41,694 11.6 35,658 10.4 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 144,719 40.4 135,404 39.6 6,413,399 41.3

In Tasmania (State/Territory), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 51 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 37 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Tasmania (State/Territory) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Pre-school 4,217 3.0 4,024 2.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 30,054 21.5 32,651 22.9 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 7,668 5.5 7,214 5.1 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 4,349 3.1 3,923 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 18,175 13.0 19,316 13.5 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6,481 4.6 5,734 4.0 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 4,952 3.5 4,867 3.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 12,869 9.2 12,437 8.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 16,530 11.8 14,162 9.9 932,524 14.3
Other 2,865 2.0 2,303 1.6 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 31,624 22.6 36,006 25.2 1,511,694 23.2
Total 139,784 -- 142,637 -- 6,503,580 --

In Tasmania (State/Territory) 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.1% were in primary school, 21.2% in secondary school and 21.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Australia 414,261 83.6 396,659 83.2 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 69,303 14.9 61,665 13.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 26,629 5.7 24,749 5.6 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 18,037 3.9 16,364 3.7 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 351,939 75.5 341,573 76.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Tasmania (State/Territory), 75.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 126,465 54.5 122,816 56.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 76,384 32.9 67,386 30.7 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 14,452 6.2 14,540 6.6 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 14,825 6.4 14,421 6.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 232,126 -- 219,163 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 232,126 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tasmania (State/Territory). Of these 54.5% were employed full time, 32.9% were employed part-time and 6.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 27,159 12.5 24,600 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 23,356 10.7 20,335 9.9 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 25,868 11.9 22,445 11.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 41,655 19.2 37,221 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 84,811 39.0 85,594 41.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Tasmania (State/Territory), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Tasmania (State/Territory) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 499 -- 398 -- 577 --
Family 1,203 -- 1,032 -- 1,481 --
Household 948 -- 806 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tasmania (State/Territory) was $499.

Travel to work, top responses Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 289,363 72.1 271,848 71.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 111,822 27.9 106,779 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 46,646 11.6 41,074 10.7 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 78,249 19.5 76,899 20.1 3,090,874 17.8

In Tasmania (State/Territory), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.9% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 80,975 20.2 72,827 19.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 106,957 26.6 95,373 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 54,796 13.6 52,173 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 46,635 11.6 51,474 13.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Tasmania (State/Territory), 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Couple family without children 56,435 42.1 52,161 40.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 53,219 39.7 53,283 41.4 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 22,824 17.0 21,472 16.7 901,637 15.9
Other family 1,718 1.3 1,743 1.4 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Tasmania (State/Territory), 39.7% were couple families with children, 42.1% were couple families without children and 17.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Tasmania (State/Territory) 18.5% of single parents were male and 81.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Families without children 1,771 -- 1,391 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,999 -- 1,575 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tasmania (State/Territory), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,999 and those without children was $1,771.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 18,916 17.3 18,842 17.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 5,113 4.7 4,109 3.9 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 24,509 22.4 22,870 21.7 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 14,195 12.9 15,064 14.3 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 7,386 6.7 6,255 5.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 25,360 23.1 24,765 23.5 899,598 19.2
Other 6,840 6.2 6,775 6.4 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 7,334 6.7 6,764 6.4 314,529 6.7

In Tasmania (State/Territory), of couple families, 17.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 22.4% 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 Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 192,819 85.6 181,903 86.8 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 32,494 14.4 27,675 13.2 934,470 10.7

In Tasmania (State/Territory), 85.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 166,516 86.4 157,779 86.7 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 10,329 5.4 7,381 4.1 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 14,516 7.5 15,240 8.4 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 1,355 0.7 1,477 0.8 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Tasmania (State/Territory), 86.4% were separate houses, 5.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 693 0.4 748 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 9,380 4.9 8,573 4.7 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 39,348 20.4 36,751 20.2 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 99,420 51.6 95,630 52.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 40,675 21.1 36,383 20.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3,310 1.7 3,816 2.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 2.9 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Tasmania (State/Territory), of occupied private dwellings 4.9% had 1 bedroom, 20.4% had 2 bedrooms and 51.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 69,770 36.2 68,792 37.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 65,922 34.2 60,790 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 50,956 26.4 45,579 25.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 1,495 0.8 1,386 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4,683 2.4 5,353 2.9 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Tasmania (State/Territory), 36.2% were owned outright, 34.2% were owned with a mortgage and 26.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Family households 132,582 68.8 127,211 69.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 54,039 28.0 48,923 26.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 6,205 3.2 5,768 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Tasmania (State/Territory), of all households, 68.8% were family households, 28.0% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.7 -- 38.0 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 2.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tasmania (State/Territory), 30.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.4% 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 Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 135 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 92.6 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.5 -- 7.4 -- 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 Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 867 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 94.4 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 5.6 -- 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 Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
None 15,145 7.9 15,731 8.6 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 68,647 35.6 65,431 36.0 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 68,499 35.5 64,043 35.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 34,946 18.1 29,963 16.5 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 5,589 2.9 6,733 3.7 234,292 3.0

In Tasmania (State/Territory), 35.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.1% 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 Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 19,625 -- 16,768 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 9,629 49.1 8,306 49.5 270,331 49.3
Female 9,996 50.9 8,462 50.5 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Tasmania (State/Territory), there were 19,625 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 9,629 (or 49.1%) were male and 9,996 (or 50.9%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present

Dwelling characteristics Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
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 923 -- 774 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Tasmania (State/Territory), 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 $923.

Mortgage and rent Tasmania % 2006 % Australia %
Median weekly rent 190 -- 125 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 842 -- 1,647 --

In Tasmania (State/Territory), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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