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Dorset (M)

Code LGA61810 (LGA)
People 6,827
Male 3,401
Female 3,426
Median age 44
Families 1,878
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 3,744
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $734
Median monthly mortgage repayments $997
Median weekly rent $135
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 6,827 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,401 49.8 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,426 50.2 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 220 3.2 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,827 people in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.2% of the population.

Age Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 431 6.3 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 417 6.1 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 492 7.2 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 417 6.1 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 285 4.2 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 312 4.6 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 301 4.4 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 370 5.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 411 6.0 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 478 7.0 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 578 8.5 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 503 7.4 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 531 7.8 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 395 5.8 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 336 4.9 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 247 3.6 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 201 2.9 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 123 1.8 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,915 53.1 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 165 3.0 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 523 9.5 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 410 7.5 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,472 26.8 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 53.1% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,613 53.3 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 539 11.0 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,746 35.6 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 47 2.7 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 577 33.4 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 22 1.3 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 353 20.4 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 0.3 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 46 2.7 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 147 8.5 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 79 4.6 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 39 2.3 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 412 23.8 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,728 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) 25.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.6% were in primary school, 23.5% in secondary school and 13.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 5,978 87.6 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 568 8.8 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 237 3.7 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 211 3.3 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,420 84.2 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 84.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,562 53.0 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 918 31.1 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 197 6.7 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 272 9.2 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,949 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,949 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 53.0% were employed full time, 31.1% were employed part-time and 9.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 363 13.5 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 287 10.7 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 268 10.0 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 437 16.3 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,127 42.0 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 13.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 393 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 922 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 734 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) was $393.

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

Unpaid work Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,897 71.0 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,469 26.8 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 648 11.8 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,210 22.1 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.8% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 936 17.1 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,332 24.3 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 754 13.7 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 872 15.9 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 24.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 915 48.7 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 698 37.2 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 251 13.4 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 14 0.7 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 37.2% were couple families with children, 48.7% were couple families without children and 13.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 24.6 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 75.4 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas) 24.6% of single parents were male and 75.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,341 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,582 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,582 and those without children was $1,341.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 209 13.0 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 81 5.0 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 322 20.0 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 231 14.3 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 104 6.5 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 476 29.6 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 85 5.3 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 102 6.3 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 13.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.0% had both employed part-time and 20.0% 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 Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,698 74.1 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 945 25.9 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 74.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 25.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,549 94.6 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 0.1 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 127 4.7 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 16 0.6 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 94.6% were separate houses, 0.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.3 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 102 3.8 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 458 17.0 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,490 55.3 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 601 22.3 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 38 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 Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.8% had 1 bedroom, 17.0% had 2 bedrooms and 55.3% 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 Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,191 44.2 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 801 29.7 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 606 22.5 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 37 1.4 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 61 2.3 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 44.2% were owned outright, 29.7% were owned with a mortgage and 22.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,860 69.0 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 795 29.5 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 42 1.6 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.0% were family households, 29.5% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 40.6 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.6 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 40.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.6% 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 Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 135 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.4 -- 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 Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 997 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 129 4.8 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 901 33.4 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 968 35.9 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 634 23.5 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 64 2.4 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), 33.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.5% 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 Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 221 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 101 45.7 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 120 54.3 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 221 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 101 (or 45.7%) were male and 120 (or 54.3%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 863 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $863.

Mortgage and rent Dorset (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 140 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Dorset (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $140 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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