2011 Census QuickStats

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Meander Valley (M)

Code LGA64210 (LGA)
People 18,888
Male 9,134
Female 9,754
Median age 42
Families 5,302
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 8,327
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $922
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 18,888 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,134 48.4 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,754 51.6 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 458 2.4 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 18,888 people in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

Age Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,091 5.8 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,126 6.0 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,355 7.2 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,358 7.2 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 827 4.4 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 862 4.6 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 885 4.7 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,171 6.2 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,380 7.3 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,430 7.6 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,423 7.5 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,434 7.6 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,344 7.1 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,035 5.5 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 748 4.0 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 596 3.2 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 448 2.4 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 375 2.0 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,156 53.3 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 450 2.9 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,395 9.1 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,062 6.9 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,253 27.8 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 53.3% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,532 53.9 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,420 10.2 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,034 36.0 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 190 3.8 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,234 24.8 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 315 6.3 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 132 2.7 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 747 15.0 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 364 7.3 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 183 3.7 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 430 8.6 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 377 7.6 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 118 2.4 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 887 17.8 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,977 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas) 26.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.8% were in primary school, 26.0% in secondary school and 16.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 16,253 86.0 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,373 13.2 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 825 4.6 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 689 3.8 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 14,074 78.4 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), 78.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,047 55.7 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,989 33.0 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 578 6.4 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 455 5.0 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,069 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 9,069 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.7% were employed full time, 33.0% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,076 12.5 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 894 10.4 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,013 11.8 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,527 17.7 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,520 40.9 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 477 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,175 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 922 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas) was $477.

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

Unpaid work Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 11,030 72.0 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,323 28.2 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,845 12.0 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,196 20.9 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,000 19.6 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,914 25.6 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,104 13.7 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,011 13.1 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,304 43.5 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,284 43.1 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 658 12.4 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 56 1.1 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), 43.1% were couple families with children, 43.5% were couple families without children and 12.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.1 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.9 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas) 17.1% of single parents were male and 82.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,667 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,895 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,895 and those without children was $1,667.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 829 18.1 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 193 4.2 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,104 24.1 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 569 12.4 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 283 6.2 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 996 21.7 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 304 6.6 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 309 6.7 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 24.1% 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 Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,327 89.9 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 823 10.1 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), 89.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,530 89.1 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 460 6.3 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 298 4.1 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 34 0.5 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), 89.1% were separate houses, 6.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 24 0.3 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 246 3.4 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,433 19.6 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,683 50.3 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,827 24.9 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 113 1.5 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 Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 19.6% had 2 bedrooms and 50.3% 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 Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,005 41.0 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,645 36.1 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,456 19.9 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 50 0.7 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 168 2.3 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), 41.0% were owned outright, 36.1% were owned with a mortgage and 19.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 5,251 71.7 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,937 26.4 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 137 1.9 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.7% were family households, 26.4% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.8 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.3 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), 31.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.3% 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 Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.9 -- 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 Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.3 -- 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 Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 365 5.0 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,287 31.2 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,731 37.3 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,761 24.0 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 181 2.5 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), 31.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.0% 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 Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 457 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 222 48.6 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 235 51.4 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 457 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 222 (or 48.6%) were male and 235 (or 51.4%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 880 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $880.

Mortgage and rent Meander Valley (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 213 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,235 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Meander Valley (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $213 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,235.

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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