2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Tasmania State Suburbs

George Town

Code SSC60223 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 4,347
Male 49.6%
Female 50.4%
Median age 43
Families 1,127
Average children per family
for families with children 2
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 2,036
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $772
Median monthly mortgage repayments $932
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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

People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 2,155 49.6 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,190 50.4 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 224 5.2 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,347 people in George Town (State Suburbs). Of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.2% of the population.

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Age George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Median age 43 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 260 6.0 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 313 7.2 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 301 6.9 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 253 5.8 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 254 5.9 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 209 4.8 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 216 5.0 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 211 4.9 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 215 5.0 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 291 6.7 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 303 7.0 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 304 7.0 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 319 7.4 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 318 7.3 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 246 5.7 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 152 3.5 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 94 2.2 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 75 1.7 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in George Town (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Married 1,477 42.7 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 163 4.7 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 356 10.3 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 243 7.0 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,218 35.2 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in George Town (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.7% were married and 15.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,289 42.3 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 387 12.7 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,370 45.0 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In George Town (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Preschool 29 2.3 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 349 27.5 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 60 4.7 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 6 0.5 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 173 13.7 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 38 3.0 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 17 1.3 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 104 8.2 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 47 3.7 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 22 1.7 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 422 33.3 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In George Town (State Suburbs), 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.9% were in primary school, 17.9% in secondary school and 11.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 170 4.9 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 142 4.1 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 74 2.1 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 543 15.6 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 381 11.0 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 202 5.8 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 876 25.2 73,242 17.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 5 0.1 384 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 48 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 486 14.0 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 9 0.3 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 498 14.4 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in George Town (State Suburbs), 11.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 4.1% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses George Town % Tasmania % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in George Town (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 3,476 80.4 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 544 12.5 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 217 5.0 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 133 3.1 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,052 70.3 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In George Town (State Suburbs), 70.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses George Town % Tasmania % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses George Town % Tasmania % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses George Town % Tasmania % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) George Town % Tasmania % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Worked full-time 686 46.4 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 473 32.0 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 80 5.4 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 241 16.3 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 1,480 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in George Town (State Suburbs). Of these 46.4% were employed full time, 32.0% were employed part-time and 16.3% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 154 12.5 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 153 12.4 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 165 13.4 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 226 18.3 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 457 37.1 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in George Town (State Suburbs), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Personal 437 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 978 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 772 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in George Town (State Suburbs) was $437.

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

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,179 63.0 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 831 23.9 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 452 13.1 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 629 18.1 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In George Town (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.9% provided care for children and 13.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 503 14.5 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 767 22.2 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 438 12.7 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 469 13.6 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in George Town (State Suburbs), 22.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 484 42.8 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 377 33.4 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 252 22.3 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 17 1.5 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in George Town (State Suburbs), 33.4% were couple families with children, 42.8% were couple families without children and 22.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Male -- 15.1 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 84.9 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In George Town (State Suburbs), 15.1% of single parents were male and 84.9% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 92 10.7 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 20 2.3 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 137 15.9 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 109 12.6 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 80 9.3 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 327 37.9 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 41 4.8 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 57 6.6 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In George Town (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 10.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.3% had both employed part-time and 15.9% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure household composition mortgage & rent number of motor vehicles internet connection

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,707 89.9 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 191 10.1 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In George Town (State Suburbs), 89.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Separate house 1,540 90.2 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 63 3.7 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 104 6.1 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in George Town (State Suburbs), 90.2% were separate houses, 3.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.1% were flat or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 56 3.3 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 227 13.3 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,144 67.1 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 240 14.1 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 34 2.0 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In George Town (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 13.3% had 2 bedrooms and 67.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Owned outright 575 33.6 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 436 25.5 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 644 37.6 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 14 0.8 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 42 2.5 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in George Town (State Suburbs), 33.6% were owned outright, 25.5% were owned with a mortgage and 37.6% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,117 65.3 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 551 32.2 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 43 2.5 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In George Town (State Suburbs), of all households, 65.3% were family households, 32.2% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

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Household income George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 38.2 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 3.5 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In George Town (State Suburbs), 38.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 3.5% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.0 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.0 -- 10.2 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 932 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.1 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.9 -- 5.1 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
None 167 9.8 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 666 38.9 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 507 29.6 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 273 16.0 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 97 5.7 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In George Town (State Suburbs), 38.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 437 25.5 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,230 71.8 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 45 2.6 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In George Town (State Suburbs), 71.8% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Male 104 45.2 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 126 54.8 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 24 -- 23 --

In George Town (State Suburbs), 45.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.8% were female. The median age was 21 years.

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Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 831 -- 1,079 -- 1,203 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In George Town (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $831.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
George Town % Tasmania % Australia %
Median weekly rent 175 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In George Town (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $175 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 23/10/2017

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat was 23 October 2017 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 2016 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census