2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | Urban Centres and Localities

Smithton

Code UCL616200 (UCL)
People 3,361
Male 1,654
Female 1,707
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 3,165
People born overseas 174
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 9
Families 924
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,464
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $765
Median monthly mortgage repayment $749
Median weekly rent $101
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Smithton % Australia %
Total 3,361 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,654 49.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,707 50.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 387 11.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 3,361 people were usually resident in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Of the total population 11.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Smithton % Australia %
People
0-4 years 230 6.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 480 14.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 468 13.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,276 38.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 372 11.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 534 15.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.1% of people usually resident in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Smithton % Australia %
Australian citizenship 3,165 94.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 174 5.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 9 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 94.2% of people usually resident in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 5.2% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Smithton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,313 49.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 265 10.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 254 9.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 816 30.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 10.0% were either separated or divorced, 9.6% were widowed and 30.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Smithton % Australia %
Australia 3,047 90.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Smithton % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Smithton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 972 61.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 437 27.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 56 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 51 3.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 71 4.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 982 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,587 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,587 people aged 15 years and over in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 61.2% worked full-time, 27.5% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 3.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.5% were unemployed. 982 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Smithton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 398 -- 466 --
Family 1,012 -- 1,171 --
Household 765 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $398, the median family income was $1,012 and the median household income was $765.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Smithton % Australia %
Couple family without children 374 40.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 384 41.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 150 16.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 16 1.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 924 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 924 families in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 40.5% were couple families without children, 41.6% were couple families with children, 16.2% were one parent families and 1.7% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Smithton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,333 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,464 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,333 occupied private dwellings were counted in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Smithton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,103 82.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 27 2.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 185 13.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 18 1.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.7% were separate houses, 2.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Smithton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 421 31.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 441 33.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 406 30.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 13 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 52 3.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 33.1% were owned with a mortgage and 30.5% were rented.

Landlord type Smithton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 129 31.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 103 25.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 151 37.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 23 5.7 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 31.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 25.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 37.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Smithton % Australia %
Median weekly rent 101 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 749 -- 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 Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $101. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $749. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Smithton % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 922 69.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 370 27.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 32 2.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), 69.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 27.8% were single (or lone) person households and 2.4% 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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