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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

Penguin

Code SSC60275 (SSC)
People 3,924
Male 1,909
Female 2,015
Median age 43
Families 1,075
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,726
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $887
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,127
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 3,924 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,909 48.6 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,015 51.4 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 195 5.0 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,924 people in Penguin (State Suburbs) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.0% of the population.

Age Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 223 5.7 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 254 6.5 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 278 7.1 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 262 6.7 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 182 4.6 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 159 4.1 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 175 4.5 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 271 6.9 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 250 6.4 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 312 8.0 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 314 8.0 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 249 6.3 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 283 7.2 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 249 6.3 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 178 4.5 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 122 3.1 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 82 2.1 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Penguin (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,677 52.9 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 97 3.1 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 315 9.9 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 218 6.9 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 864 27.2 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Penguin (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 52.9% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Penguin (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,492 53.5 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 295 10.6 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,004 36.0 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Penguin (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Penguin (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 37 3.5 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 278 26.1 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 36 3.4 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 35 3.3 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 143 13.4 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 58 5.5 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 44 4.1 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 110 10.3 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 69 6.5 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 14 1.3 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 240 22.6 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,064 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Penguin (State Suburbs) 27.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.8% were in primary school, 23.0% in secondary school and 16.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 3,390 86.4 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 427 11.5 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 177 4.8 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 116 3.1 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,988 80.6 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Penguin (State Suburbs), 80.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 955 54.4 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 584 33.3 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 113 6.4 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 104 5.9 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,756 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,756 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Penguin (State Suburbs). Of these 54.4% were employed full time, 33.3% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 188 11.4 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 198 12.0 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 195 11.8 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 241 14.6 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 716 43.4 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Penguin (State Suburbs), 11.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Penguin (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 438 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,143 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 887 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Penguin (State Suburbs) was $438.

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

Unpaid work Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,280 71.9 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 906 28.6 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 400 12.6 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 719 22.7 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Penguin (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.6% provided care for children and 12.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 564 17.8 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 795 25.1 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 484 15.3 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 439 13.8 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Penguin (State Suburbs), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 481 44.7 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 439 40.8 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 145 13.5 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 Penguin (State Suburbs), 40.8% were couple families with children, 44.7% were couple families without children and 13.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.6 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.4 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Penguin (State Suburbs) 22.6% of single parents were male and 77.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,717 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,917 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Penguin (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,917 and those without children was $1,717.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 138 15.0 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 42 4.6 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 214 23.3 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 109 11.9 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 52 5.7 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 228 24.8 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 65 7.1 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 70 7.6 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Penguin (State Suburbs), of couple families, 15.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% 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 Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,494 89.1 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 182 10.9 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Penguin (State Suburbs), 89.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,360 91.2 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 29 1.9 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 87 5.8 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 16 1.1 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Penguin (State Suburbs), 91.2% were separate houses, 1.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.8% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.3 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 72 4.8 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 216 14.5 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 854 57.2 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 322 21.6 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 25 1.7 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 Penguin (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.8% had 1 bedroom, 14.5% had 2 bedrooms and 57.2% 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 Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 580 38.9 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 533 35.7 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 322 21.6 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 19 1.3 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 38 2.5 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Penguin (State Suburbs), 38.9% were owned outright, 35.7% were owned with a mortgage and 21.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,074 71.9 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 399 26.7 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 21 1.4 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Penguin (State Suburbs), of all households, 71.9% were family households, 26.7% were single person households and 1.4% were group households.

Household income Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.6 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.7 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Penguin (State Suburbs), 34.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.7% 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 Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.1 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.9 -- 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 Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,127 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
None 72 4.8 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 490 32.8 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 584 39.1 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 300 20.1 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 46 3.1 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Penguin (State Suburbs), 32.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.1% 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 Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 195 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 97 49.7 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 98 50.3 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 31 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Penguin (State Suburbs), there were 195 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 97 (or 49.7%) were male and 98 (or 50.3%) were female. The median age was 31 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,107 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Penguin (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,107.

Mortgage and rent Penguin % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 203 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 845 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Penguin (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $203 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $845.

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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