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Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

Hobart

Code SSC60159 (SSC)
People 2,103
Male 1,075
Female 1,028
Median age 32
Families 332
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 1,097
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,099
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 2,103 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,075 51.1 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,028 48.9 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 22 1.0 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,103 people in Hobart (State Suburbs) of these 51.1% were male and 48.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 50 2.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 44 2.1 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 35 1.7 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 124 5.9 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 366 17.4 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 301 14.3 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 184 8.8 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 134 6.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 103 4.9 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 95 4.5 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 123 5.9 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 132 6.3 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 106 5.0 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 60 2.9 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 62 2.9 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 46 2.2 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 49 2.3 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 88 4.2 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Hobart (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 547 27.8 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 55 2.8 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 170 8.6 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 141 7.2 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,056 53.6 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Hobart (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 27.8% were married and 11.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 41 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 355 26.5 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 189 14.1 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 794 59.3 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Hobart (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 26.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Hobart (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 8 1.1 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 30 4.1 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 16 2.2 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 15 2.0 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 7 0.9 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 41 5.5 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 48 6.5 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 259 35.0 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 15 2.0 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 300 40.6 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 739 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Hobart (State Suburbs) 35.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 6.2% were in primary school, 8.5% in secondary school and 41.3% 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 1,314 62.5 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 585 32.6 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 154 8.6 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 99 5.5 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 957 53.3 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Hobart (State Suburbs), 53.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.6% 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 685 61.3 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 316 28.3 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 47 4.2 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 70 6.3 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,118 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,118 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hobart (State Suburbs). Of these 61.3% were employed full time, 28.3% were employed part-time and 6.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 103 9.8 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 91 8.7 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 118 11.3 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 243 23.2 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 446 42.6 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Hobart (State Suburbs), 9.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 33 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 26 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Hobart (State Suburbs) was 33 years and for people who were employed part-time was 26 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 586 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,639 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,099 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Hobart (State Suburbs) was $586.

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) 1,253 63.6 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 250 12.7 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 144 7.3 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 364 18.5 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Hobart (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 12.7% provided care for children and 7.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.5% 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 570 28.9 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 482 24.5 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 131 6.7 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 69 3.5 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Hobart (State Suburbs), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.5% 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 207 62.3 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 76 22.9 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 37 11.1 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 12 3.6 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Hobart (State Suburbs), 22.9% were couple families with children, 62.3% were couple families without children and 11.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.4 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.6 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Hobart (State Suburbs) 15.4% of single parents were male and 84.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 2,261 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,345 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hobart (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,345 and those without children was $2,261.

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 80 28.8 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 12 4.3 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 53 19.1 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 50 18.0 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 10 3.6 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 43 15.5 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 11 4.0 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 19 6.8 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Hobart (State Suburbs), of couple families, 28.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 19.1% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 783 82.3 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 168 17.7 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Hobart (State Suburbs), 82.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 173 22.1 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 164 21.0 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 353 45.1 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 68 8.7 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Hobart (State Suburbs), 22.1% were separate houses, 21.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 45.1% were flats, units or apartments and 8.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 21 2.7 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 131 16.8 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 323 41.3 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 195 24.9 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 84 10.7 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 28 3.6 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Hobart (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 16.8% had 1 bedroom, 41.3% had 2 bedrooms and 24.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 129 16.5 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 114 14.6 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 486 62.3 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 27 3.5 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 24 3.1 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Hobart (State Suburbs), 16.5% were owned outright, 14.6% were owned with a mortgage and 62.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 329 42.0 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 326 41.6 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 128 16.3 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Hobart (State Suburbs), of all households, 42.0% were family households, 41.6% were single person households and 16.3% were group households.

Household income Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.5 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.8 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hobart (State Suburbs), 25.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.8% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.0 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.0 -- 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.5 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.5 -- 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 184 23.5 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 363 46.4 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 157 20.1 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 56 7.2 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 22 2.8 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Hobart (State Suburbs), 46.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 20.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.2% 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 21 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 12 57.1 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 9 42.9 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Hobart (State Suburbs), there were 21 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 12 (or 57.1%) were male and 9 (or 42.9%) 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.6 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,750 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Hobart (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.6, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,750.

Mortgage and rent Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Hobart (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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