Rate the ABS website

2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | Urban Centres and Localities

Hobart

Code UCL603001 (UCL)
People 170,975
Male 82,621
Female 88,354
Median age 39
Families 45,146
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 76,350
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,055
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,486
Median weekly rent $240
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
Community profile

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 170,975 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 82,621 48.3 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 88,354 51.7 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5,421 3.2 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 170,975 people in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.2% of the population.

Age Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,767 6.3 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 10,080 5.9 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 10,425 6.1 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 11,030 6.5 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 12,535 7.3 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 11,507 6.7 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 10,326 6.0 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 10,906 6.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 11,303 6.6 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 11,486 6.7 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 11,937 7.0 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 11,116 6.5 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 10,286 6.0 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 7,781 4.6 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 6,267 3.7 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 4,975 2.9 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4,183 2.4 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4,066 2.4 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 61,137 43.8 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 4,470 3.2 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 13,898 9.9 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 9,388 6.7 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 50,810 36.4 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 43.8% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55,162 44.2 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 14,435 11.6 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 55,269 44.3 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 1,370 2.7 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 9,099 18.0 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,182 6.3 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,607 3.2 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 5,336 10.5 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,605 5.1 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,071 4.1 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,393 8.7 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 8,666 17.1 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 1,081 2.1 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 11,252 22.2 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 50,662 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.4% were in primary school, 19.8% in secondary school and 25.8% 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 138,930 81.3 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 28,816 18.0 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 10,707 6.7 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 6,784 4.2 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 113,788 71.1 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), 71.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.0% 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 45,454 55.0 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 27,603 33.4 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,748 5.7 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 4,772 5.8 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 82,577 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 82,577 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 55.0% were employed full time, 33.4% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 9,815 12.6 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 8,344 10.7 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 9,445 12.1 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 16,526 21.2 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 28,925 37.2 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 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 558 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,365 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,055 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) was $558.

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) 102,081 73.1 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 38,889 27.8 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 16,068 11.5 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 26,403 18.9 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.8% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.9% 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 31,112 22.3 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 39,041 27.9 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 18,435 13.2 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 13,491 9.7 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.7% 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 17,835 39.5 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 17,827 39.5 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 8,770 19.4 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 714 1.6 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.5% were couple families with children, 39.5% were couple families without children and 19.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,990 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,218 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,218 and those without children was $1,990.

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 6,936 19.5 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,724 4.8 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 8,375 23.5 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 4,348 12.2 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 2,308 6.5 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 7,579 21.3 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 2,182 6.1 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,206 6.2 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 19.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 23.5% 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 67,360 91.2 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 6,482 8.8 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 53,634 79.6 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,017 7.4 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 8,397 12.5 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 262 0.4 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.6% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 261 0.4 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3,802 5.6 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 15,240 22.6 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 32,895 48.8 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 14,036 20.8 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,124 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 Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 5.6% had 1 bedroom, 22.6% had 2 bedrooms and 48.8% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 22,431 33.3 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 22,690 33.7 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 20,125 29.9 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 543 0.8 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,571 2.3 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.3% were owned outright, 33.7% were owned with a mortgage and 29.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 44,535 66.1 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 19,939 29.6 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,884 4.3 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 66.1% were family households, 29.6% were single person households and 4.3% were group households.

Household income Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.4 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.6 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.6% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 240 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.6 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.4 -- 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 1,486 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 6,897 10.2 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 26,372 39.2 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 22,415 33.3 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 9,706 14.4 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,968 2.9 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.3% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5,419 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,620 48.3 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 2,799 51.7 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 5,419 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,620 (or 48.3%) were male and 2,799 (or 51.7%) were female. The median age was 21 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 3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 955 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $955.

Mortgage and rent Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 210 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,408 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Hobart (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $210 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,408.

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

Back to Top


© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.