2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | Statistical Area Level 2

King Island

Code 604031093 (SA2)
People 1,565
Male 815
Female 750
Median age 45
Families 422
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 878
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $952
Median monthly mortgage repayments $867
Median weekly rent $120
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 1,565 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 815 52.1 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 750 47.9 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 28 1.8 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,565 people in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2) of these 52.1% were male and 47.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

Age King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 100 6.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 80 5.1 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 63 4.0 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 82 5.2 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 64 4.1 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 105 6.7 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 84 5.4 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 87 5.6 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 106 6.8 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 132 8.4 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 105 6.7 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 143 9.1 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 126 8.1 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 80 5.1 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 87 5.6 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 44 2.8 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 38 2.4 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 37 2.4 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.4% of the population.

Registered marital status King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 625 47.2 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 59 4.5 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 127 9.6 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 91 6.9 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 421 31.8 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2) aged 15 years and over, 47.2% were married and 14.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 60 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 540 47.2 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 166 14.5 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 437 38.2 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 47 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 15 5.1 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 87 29.4 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 2.0 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 49 16.6 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 9 3.0 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 20 6.8 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 14 4.7 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 6 2.0 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 90 30.4 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 296 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2) 18.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.4% were in primary school, 19.6% in secondary school and 11.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses King Island % Tasmania % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 1,279 81.8 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 261 17.6 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 104 7.0 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 47 3.2 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,074 72.3 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), 72.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses King Island % Tasmania % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) King Island % Tasmania % Australia %

People — employment
Employment King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 545 62.0 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 241 27.4 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 65 7.4 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 28 3.2 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 879 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 879 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2). Of these 62.0% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 3.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 67 7.8 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 71 8.3 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 102 11.9 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 120 14.1 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 425 49.8 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), 7.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 624 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,360 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 952 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2) was $624.

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

Unpaid work King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 952 71.9 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 289 21.8 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 140 10.6 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 425 32.1 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.8% provided care for children and 10.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 32.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 272 20.6 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 360 27.2 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 168 12.7 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 149 11.3 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), 27.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 229 54.5 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 137 32.6 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 54 12.9 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), 32.6% were couple families with children, 54.5% were couple families without children and 12.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.7 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.3 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2) 15.7% of single parents were male and 84.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,794 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,696 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,696 and those without children was $1,794.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 77 21.1 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 14 3.8 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 90 24.7 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 52 14.2 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 29 7.9 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 46 12.6 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 29 7.9 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 28 7.7 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), of couple families, 21.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 24.7% 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 King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 675 80.1 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 168 19.9 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), 80.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 657 97.0 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6 0.9 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 8 1.2 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 0.9 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), 97.0% were separate houses, 0.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 41 6.1 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 114 16.8 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 374 55.2 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 135 19.9 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 1.9 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 2.1 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), of occupied private dwellings 6.1% had 1 bedroom, 16.8% had 2 bedrooms and 55.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 255 37.6 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 162 23.9 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 227 33.5 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 1.5 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 24 3.5 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), 37.6% were owned outright, 23.9% were owned with a mortgage and 33.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 420 62.0 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 238 35.2 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 19 2.8 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), of all households, 62.0% were family households, 35.2% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.1 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.8 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), 30.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.8% 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 King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 120 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.1 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.9 -- 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 King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
None 44 6.5 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 233 34.3 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 252 37.1 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 127 18.7 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 23 3.4 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), 34.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.7% 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 King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 28 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 16 57.1 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 12 42.9 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), there were 28 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 16 (or 57.1%) were male and 12 (or 42.9%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 924 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $924.

Mortgage and rent King Island % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 90 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,975 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In King Island (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $90 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,975.

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

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