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Australia | Tasmania | Local Government Areas

George Town (M)

Code LGA62210 (LGA)
People 6,636
Male 3,294
Female 3,342
Median age 42
Families 1,883
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 3,498
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $788
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $170
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 George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 6,636 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,294 49.6 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,342 50.4 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 286 4.3 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,636 people in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.3% of the population.

Age George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 471 7.1 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 464 7.0 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 456 6.9 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 437 6.6 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 285 4.3 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 329 5.0 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 337 5.1 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 353 5.3 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 440 6.6 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 481 7.2 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 508 7.7 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 514 7.7 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 476 7.2 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 388 5.8 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 269 4.1 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 191 2.9 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 132 2.0 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 105 1.6 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.3% of the population.

Registered marital status George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,527 48.2 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 212 4.0 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 523 10.0 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 360 6.9 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,621 30.9 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 48.2% were married and 14.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,326 48.7 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 602 12.6 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,848 38.7 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 61 3.5 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 464 26.3 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 115 6.5 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 18 1.0 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 238 13.5 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 99 5.6 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 34 1.9 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 170 9.6 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 73 4.1 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 25 1.4 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 465 26.4 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,762 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas) 26.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.9% were in primary school, 21.1% in secondary school and 13.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 5,590 84.3 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 877 14.0 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 373 6.0 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 221 3.5 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,782 76.5 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), 76.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,434 53.6 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 810 30.3 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 184 6.9 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 248 9.3 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,676 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,676 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 53.6% were employed full time, 30.3% were employed part-time and 9.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 286 11.8 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 274 11.3 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 258 10.6 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 446 18.4 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 983 40.5 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), 11.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 394 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 972 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 788 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas) was $394.

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

Unpaid work George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,578 68.2 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,473 28.1 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 644 12.3 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 903 17.2 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.1% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 843 16.1 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,218 23.2 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 730 13.9 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 786 15.0 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), 23.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 805 42.8 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 698 37.1 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 361 19.2 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 18 1.0 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), 37.1% were couple families with children, 42.8% were couple families without children and 19.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.2 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.8 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas) 21.2% of single parents were male and 78.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,648 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,968 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,968 and those without children was $1,648.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 217 14.5 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 56 3.7 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 263 17.5 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 219 14.6 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 100 6.7 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 457 30.4 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 91 6.1 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 98 6.5 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 14.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 17.5% 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 George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,606 76.3 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 809 23.7 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), 76.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 23.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,367 90.9 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 42 1.6 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 178 6.8 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 18 0.7 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), 90.9% were separate houses, 1.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.5 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 83 3.2 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 396 15.2 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,572 60.3 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 477 18.3 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 65 2.5 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 15.2% had 2 bedrooms and 60.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 929 35.6 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 778 29.9 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 802 30.8 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 19 0.7 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 78 3.0 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), 35.6% were owned outright, 29.9% were owned with a mortgage and 30.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,858 71.4 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 685 26.3 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 61 2.3 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.4% were family households, 26.3% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 37.7 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.0 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), 37.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.0% 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 George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 170 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.3 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.7 -- 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 George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.5 -- 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 George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 218 8.4 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 890 34.2 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 903 34.7 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 486 18.7 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 107 4.1 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), 34.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.7% 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 George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 288 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 132 45.8 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 156 54.2 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 13 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 288 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 132 (or 45.8%) were male and 156 (or 54.2%) were female. The median age was 13 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics George Town (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 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 688 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $688.

Mortgage and rent George Town (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 175 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In George Town (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $175 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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