2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

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Burnie-Somerset

Code UCL602000 (UCL)
People 19,160
Male 9,135
Female 10,025
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 17,721
People born overseas 1,479
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 23
Families 5,231
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 8,516
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $675
Median monthly mortgage repayment $758
Median weekly rent $120
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
Total 19,160 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 9,135 47.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 10,025 52.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 945 4.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 19,160 people were usually resident in Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Of the total population 4.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,147 6.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,783 14.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,497 13.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 7,390 38.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,191 11.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,151 16.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.5% of people usually resident in Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.9% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
Australian citizenship 17,721 92.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,479 7.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 23 0.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.5% of people usually resident in Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 7.7% were born overseas and 0.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,205 47.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,059 13.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,248 8.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,717 31.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.5% were either separated or divorced, 8.2% were widowed and 31.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
Australia 16,657 86.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Burnie-Somerset % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Burnie-Somerset % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,517 54.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,405 29.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 326 4.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 226 2.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 762 9.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 6,281 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 8,236 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 8,236 people aged 15 years and over in Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 54.8% worked full-time, 29.2% worked part-time, 4.0% were away from work, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 9.3% were unemployed. 6,281 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 355 -- 466 --
Family 912 -- 1,171 --
Household 675 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $355, the median family income was $912 and the median household income was $675.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,112 40.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,999 38.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,061 20.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 59 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 5,231 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 5,231 families in Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 40.4% were couple families without children, 38.2% were couple families with children, 20.3% were one parent families and 1.1% 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 Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,840 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 8,516 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 7,840 occupied private dwellings were counted in Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,766 86.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 317 4.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 713 9.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 44 0.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.3% were separate houses, 4.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,734 34.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,245 28.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,435 31.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 35 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 390 5.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 28.6% were owned with a mortgage and 31.1% were rented.

Landlord type Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 969 39.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 739 30.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 663 27.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 61 2.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 39.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 30.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 27.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
Median weekly rent 120 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 758 -- 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 Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $120. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $758. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Burnie-Somerset % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,194 66.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,256 28.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 181 2.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Burnie-Somerset (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 28.8% were single (or lone) person households and 2.3% 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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