2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | Local Government Areas

Central Highlands (M)

Code LGA61010 (LGA)
People 2,262
Male 1,194
Female 1,068
Median age 45
Families 627
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,646
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $710
Median monthly mortgage repayments $832
Median weekly rent $79
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 2,262 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,194 52.8 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,068 47.2 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 113 5.0 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,262 people in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 52.8% were male and 47.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.0% of the population.

Age Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 162 7.2 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 133 5.9 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 132 5.8 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 90 4.0 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 96 4.2 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 89 3.9 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 145 6.4 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 117 5.2 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 148 6.5 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 162 7.2 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 184 8.1 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 190 8.4 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 217 9.6 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 163 7.2 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 108 4.8 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 67 3.0 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 33 1.5 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 24 1.1 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 919 50.0 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 79 4.3 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 203 11.0 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 126 6.9 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 511 27.8 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.0% were married and 15.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 821 50.9 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 231 14.3 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 560 34.7 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 50 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 24 4.5 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 148 27.6 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 13 2.4 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 11 2.0 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 68 12.7 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 14 2.6 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 10 1.9 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 41 7.6 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 27 5.0 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 10 1.9 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 171 31.8 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 537 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas) 23.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.2% were in primary school, 17.3% in secondary school and 12.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 1,920 84.9 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 219 10.5 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 82 3.9 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 44 2.1 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,746 83.5 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 83.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 527 57.9 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 233 25.6 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 74 8.1 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 76 8.4 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 910 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 910 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.9% were employed full time, 25.6% were employed part-time and 8.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 86 10.3 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 60 7.2 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 85 10.2 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 116 13.9 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 409 49.0 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 49 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 49 years.

Occupation Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 376 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 866 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 710 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was $376.

Travel to work, top responses Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,167 63.5 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 429 23.4 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 229 12.4 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 371 20.2 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.4% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 272 14.8 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 403 21.9 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 203 11.0 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 290 15.8 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 21.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 329 52.5 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 211 33.7 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 80 12.8 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 7 1.1 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 33.7% were couple families with children, 52.5% were couple families without children and 12.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 25.6 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 74.4 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas) 25.6% of single parents were male and 74.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,348 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,518 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,518 and those without children was $1,348.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 69 12.8 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 20 3.7 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 77 14.2 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 94 17.4 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 32 5.9 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 170 31.4 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 37 6.8 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 42 7.8 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 12.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 14.2% 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 Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 905 35.1 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,673 64.9 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 35.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 64.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 798 88.1 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 88 9.7 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 20 2.2 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 88.1% were separate houses, 9.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.7 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 33 3.6 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 196 21.6 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 463 51.0 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 196 21.6 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 1.4 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 21.6% had 2 bedrooms and 51.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 428 47.2 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 238 26.2 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 207 22.8 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 1.5 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 20 2.2 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 47.2% were owned outright, 26.2% were owned with a mortgage and 22.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 621 68.5 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 269 29.7 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 17 1.9 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.5% were family households, 29.7% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 40.3 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.0 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 40.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.0% 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 Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 79 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.5 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.5 -- 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 Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 832 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.9 -- 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 Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 27 3.0 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 280 30.9 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 320 35.3 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 248 27.4 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 31 3.4 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 30.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.4% 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 Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 112 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 50 44.6 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 62 55.4 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 112 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 50 (or 44.6%) were male and 62 (or 55.4%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 708 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $708.

Mortgage and rent Central Highlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 152 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,170 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Central Highlands (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $152 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,170.

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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