2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | State/Territory

Tasmania

Code 6 (STE)
People 476,481
Male 233,381
Female 243,100
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 432,455
People born overseas 50,543
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,803
Families 128,660
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 216,746
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $801
Median monthly mortgage repayment $867
Median weekly rent $135
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Tasmania % Australia %
Total 476,481 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 233,381 49.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 243,100 51.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 16,767 3.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 476,481 people were usually resident in Tasmania (State/Territory): of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Of the total population 3.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 28,663 6.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 65,359 13.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 61,768 13.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 190,969 40.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 58,581 12.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 71,141 14.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.7% of people usually resident in Tasmania (State/Territory) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Tasmania % Australia %
Australian citizenship 432,455 90.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 50,543 10.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,803 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.8% of people usually resident in Tasmania (State/Territory) were Australian citizens, 10.6% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 188,281 49.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 47,942 12.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 26,359 6.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 119,875 31.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Tasmania (State/Territory) were married, 12.5% were either separated or divorced, 6.9% were widowed and 31.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 396,655 83.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 122,816 56.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 67,384 30.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 8,997 4.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 5,543 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 14,422 6.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 143,104 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 219,162 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 219,162 people aged 15 years and over in Tasmania (State/Territory) were in the labour force. Of these 56.0% worked full-time, 30.7% worked part-time, 4.1% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.6% were unemployed. 143,104 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 398 -- 466 --
Family 1,032 -- 1,171 --
Household 801 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Tasmania (State/Territory), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $398, the median family income was $1,032 and the median household income was $801.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 52,161 40.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 53,282 41.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 21,471 16.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 1,746 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 128,660 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 128,660 families in Tasmania (State/Territory): of these 40.5% were couple families without children, 41.4% were couple families with children, 16.7% were one parent families and 1.4% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 189,067 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 216,746 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 189,067 occupied private dwellings were counted in Tasmania (State/Territory).

Dwelling structure Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 163,036 86.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7,861 4.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 16,308 8.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,838 1.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 24 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Tasmania (State/Territory), 86.2% were separate houses, 4.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 69,491 36.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 61,077 32.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 46,488 24.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 1,450 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 10,564 5.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Tasmania (State/Territory), 36.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.3% were owned with a mortgage and 24.6% were rented.

Landlord type Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 14,297 30.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 10,450 22.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 19,942 42.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 1,798 3.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Tasmania (State/Territory), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 30.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 22.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 42.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Tasmania % Australia %
Median weekly rent 135 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 867 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Tasmania (State/Territory), the median weekly rent was $135. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $867. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Tasmania % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 127,205 67.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 48,925 25.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 5,774 3.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Tasmania (State/Territory), 67.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.9% were single (or lone) person households and 3.1% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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