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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

Smithton

Code SSC60334 (SSC)
People 3,935
Male 1,932
Female 2,003
Median age 38
Families 1,072
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,716
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $893
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,092
Median weekly rent $142
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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 3,935 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,932 49.1 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,003 50.9 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 564 14.3 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,935 people in Smithton (State Suburbs) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 14.3% of the population.

Age Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 292 7.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 263 6.7 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 322 8.2 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 268 6.8 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 218 5.5 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 223 5.7 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 202 5.1 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 242 6.2 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 262 6.7 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 276 7.0 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 259 6.6 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 233 5.9 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 225 5.7 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 190 4.8 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 142 3.6 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 133 3.4 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 80 2.0 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 104 2.6 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Smithton (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,526 49.9 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 116 3.8 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 240 7.8 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 257 8.4 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 920 30.1 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Smithton (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 49.9% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 44 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Smithton (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,376 49.6 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 367 13.2 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,031 37.2 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Smithton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Smithton (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 36 3.4 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 169 16.1 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 74 7.0 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 119 11.3 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 141 13.4 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 36 3.4 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 90 8.6 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 85 8.1 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 30 2.9 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 23 2.2 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 249 23.7 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,052 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Smithton (State Suburbs) 26.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.5% were in primary school, 25.5% in secondary school and 10.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 3,534 89.8 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 251 6.7 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 125 3.3 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 102 2.7 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,268 87.2 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Smithton (State Suburbs), 87.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,051 56.5 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 585 31.4 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 139 7.5 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 86 4.6 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,861 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,861 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Smithton (State Suburbs). Of these 56.5% were employed full time, 31.4% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 182 10.3 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 180 10.2 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 222 12.5 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 368 20.8 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 683 38.5 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Smithton (State Suburbs), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 508 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,134 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 893 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Smithton (State Suburbs) was $508.

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

Unpaid work Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,144 70.0 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 983 32.1 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 311 10.2 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 759 24.8 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Smithton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.1% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 570 18.6 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 772 25.2 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 442 14.4 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 362 11.8 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Smithton (State Suburbs), 25.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 447 41.7 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 451 42.1 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 163 15.2 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 10 0.9 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Smithton (State Suburbs), 42.1% were couple families with children, 41.7% were couple families without children and 15.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.3 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.7 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Smithton (State Suburbs) 19.3% of single parents were male and 80.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,596 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,605 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Smithton (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,605 and those without children was $1,596.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 154 17.2 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 43 4.8 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 234 26.1 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 123 13.7 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 41 4.6 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 175 19.5 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 63 7.0 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 63 7.0 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Smithton (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 26.1% 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,530 90.3 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 164 9.7 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Smithton (State Suburbs), 90.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,339 87.4 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 0.2 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 168 11.0 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 22 1.4 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Smithton (State Suburbs), 87.4% were separate houses, 0.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.3 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 77 5.0 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 257 16.8 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 890 58.1 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 278 18.1 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 26 1.7 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 Smithton (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.0% had 1 bedroom, 16.8% had 2 bedrooms and 58.1% 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 504 32.9 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 571 37.2 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 415 27.1 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 11 0.7 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 33 2.2 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Smithton (State Suburbs), 32.9% were owned outright, 37.2% were owned with a mortgage and 27.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,064 69.4 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 444 29.0 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 25 1.6 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Smithton (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.4% were family households, 29.0% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.6 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.8 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Smithton (State Suburbs), 32.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.8% 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 142 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,092 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
None 115 7.5 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 580 37.9 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 577 37.7 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 220 14.4 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 40 2.6 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Smithton (State Suburbs), 37.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.4% 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 566 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 269 47.5 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 297 52.5 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Smithton (State Suburbs), there were 566 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 269 (or 47.5%) were male and 297 (or 52.5%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 847 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Smithton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $847.

Mortgage and rent Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,155 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Smithton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,155.

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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