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Burnie (C)

Code LGA60610 (LGA)
People 19,329
Male 9,286
Female 10,043
Median age 38
Families 5,253
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 8,622
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $854
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,148
Median weekly rent $175
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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 19,329 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,286 48.0 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,043 52.0 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,102 5.7 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 19,329 people in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.7% of the population.

Age Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,257 6.5 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,212 6.3 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,382 7.1 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,437 7.4 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,239 6.4 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,141 5.9 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,074 5.6 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,214 6.3 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,299 6.7 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,350 7.0 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,304 6.7 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,182 6.1 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,159 6.0 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 920 4.8 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 767 4.0 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 579 3.0 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 417 2.2 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 397 2.1 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,188 46.4 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 550 3.6 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,476 9.5 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,053 6.8 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,208 33.7 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 46.4% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,511 47.0 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,645 11.9 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,693 41.1 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 143 2.5 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,306 23.1 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 354 6.3 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 102 1.8 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 757 13.4 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 341 6.0 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 79 1.4 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 681 12.0 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 407 7.2 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 100 1.8 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,387 24.5 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,657 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.1% were in primary school, 20.8% in secondary school and 19.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 16,684 86.3 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,921 10.6 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 888 4.9 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 540 3.0 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 14,799 81.5 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 81.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,856 55.6 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,617 30.0 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 514 5.9 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 745 8.5 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,732 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 8,732 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.6% were employed full time, 30.0% were employed part-time and 8.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 955 12.0 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 779 9.8 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 886 11.1 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,554 19.5 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,302 41.3 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 455 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,080 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 854 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) was $455.

Travel to work, top responses Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,910 70.5 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,318 27.9 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,687 10.9 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,820 18.2 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.9% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,860 18.5 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,975 25.7 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,113 13.7 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,966 12.7 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 25.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,164 41.2 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,023 38.5 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,010 19.2 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 55 1.0 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.5% were couple families with children, 41.2% were couple families without children and 19.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,668 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,866 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,866 and those without children was $1,668.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 655 15.6 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 132 3.2 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 898 21.4 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 653 15.6 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 247 5.9 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,049 25.0 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 246 5.9 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 310 7.4 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 15.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 21.4% 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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,617 90.9 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 759 9.1 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,773 88.9 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 327 4.3 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 483 6.3 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 30 0.4 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 88.9% were separate houses, 4.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 25 0.3 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 261 3.4 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,378 18.1 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,420 58.0 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,427 18.7 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 107 1.4 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 18.1% had 2 bedrooms and 58.0% 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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,597 34.1 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,450 32.2 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,379 31.2 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 26 0.3 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 165 2.2 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.1% were owned outright, 32.2% were owned with a mortgage and 31.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 5,202 68.3 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,216 29.1 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 200 2.6 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.3% were family households, 29.1% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.4 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.6 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.6% 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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 175 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.0 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.0 -- 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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,148 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.4 -- 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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 647 8.5 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,953 38.8 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,567 33.7 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,219 16.0 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 231 3.0 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.0% 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 Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,104 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 540 48.9 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 564 51.1 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,104 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 540 (or 48.9%) were male and 564 (or 51.1%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Burnie (C) % 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 832 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), 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 $832.

Mortgage and rent Burnie (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,230 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Burnie (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,230.

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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