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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | Local Government Areas

Hobart (C)

Code LGA62810 (LGA)
People 48,703
Male 23,778
Female 24,925
Median age 38
Families 11,766
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 23,111
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,260
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 48,703 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 23,778 48.8 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 24,925 51.2 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 601 1.2 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 48,703 people in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,394 4.9 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,362 4.8 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,400 4.9 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,040 6.2 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 5,113 10.5 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,863 7.9 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,968 6.1 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,131 6.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,247 6.7 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,262 6.7 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,499 7.2 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,306 6.8 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,933 6.0 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,003 4.1 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,509 3.1 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,244 2.6 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,145 2.4 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,285 2.6 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 16,933 40.8 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,066 2.6 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,841 9.2 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,347 5.6 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 17,359 41.8 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 40.8% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 14,883 41.2 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,180 11.6 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 17,073 47.2 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 322 2.0 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,134 13.4 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 452 2.8 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 687 4.3 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,069 6.7 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 525 3.3 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,168 7.3 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,060 6.6 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 5,368 33.6 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 351 2.2 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,843 17.8 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 15,979 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) 32.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.5% were in primary school, 17.3% in secondary school and 40.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 36,112 74.1 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 12,052 26.3 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 3,928 8.6 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,628 5.7 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 27,166 59.3 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 59.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 14,104 54.5 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 8,971 34.6 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,395 5.4 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,430 5.5 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 25,900 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 25,900 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.5% were employed full time, 34.6% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,422 14.0 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,671 10.9 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,878 11.8 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,751 19.4 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 9,355 38.2 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 14.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 641 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,782 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,260 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) was $641.

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

Unpaid work Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 31,662 76.2 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 9,999 24.1 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,434 10.7 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,956 24.0 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.1% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 10,920 26.3 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 12,476 30.0 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,195 12.5 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,073 7.4 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 30.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,168 43.9 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 4,674 39.7 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,699 14.4 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 226 1.9 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 39.7% were couple families with children, 43.9% were couple families without children and 14.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.9 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.1 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas) 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 2,216 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,624 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,624 and those without children was $2,216.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,166 22.0 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 626 6.4 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,295 23.3 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,174 11.9 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 629 6.4 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,645 16.7 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 592 6.0 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 711 7.2 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.0% had both partners employed full-time, 6.4% had both employed part-time and 23.3% 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 (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 19,612 88.7 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,487 11.3 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 88.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 13,393 68.3 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,124 10.8 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3,916 20.0 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 142 0.7 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 68.3% were separate houses, 10.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 20.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 169 0.9 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,898 9.7 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,549 28.3 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,120 36.3 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,564 23.3 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 311 1.6 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 9.7% had 1 bedroom, 28.3% had 2 bedrooms and 36.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,523 33.3 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 5,650 28.8 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,795 34.6 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 239 1.2 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 405 2.1 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.3% were owned outright, 28.8% were owned with a mortgage and 34.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 11,658 59.4 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 6,356 32.4 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,598 8.1 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 59.4% were family households, 32.4% were single person households and 8.1% were group households.

Household income Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.7 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.2 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 23.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.2% 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 (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.1 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.9 -- 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 (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.6 -- 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 Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 2,259 11.5 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 8,336 42.5 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 6,176 31.5 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,338 11.9 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 502 2.6 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.9% 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 (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 601 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 293 48.8 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 308 51.2 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 601 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 293 (or 48.8%) were male and 308 (or 51.2%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,254 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,254.

Mortgage and rent Hobart (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 270 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,582 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Hobart (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $270 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,582.

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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