2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | Local Government Areas

Northern Midlands (M)

Code LGA64610 (LGA)
People 12,228
Male 6,119
Female 6,109
Median age 43
Families 3,487
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,720
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $909
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,246
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 12,228 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,119 50.0 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,109 50.0 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 316 2.6 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,228 people in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.

Age Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 727 5.9 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 773 6.3 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 844 6.9 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 821 6.7 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 510 4.2 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 521 4.3 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 592 4.8 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 800 6.5 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 866 7.1 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 893 7.3 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 951 7.8 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 878 7.2 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 937 7.7 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 705 5.8 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 565 4.6 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 410 3.4 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 238 1.9 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 197 1.6 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,271 53.3 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 299 3.0 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 919 9.3 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 634 6.4 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,760 27.9 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 53.3% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,844 53.8 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,010 11.2 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,151 35.0 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 140 4.3 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 906 28.0 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 73 2.3 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 129 4.0 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 462 14.3 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 131 4.1 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 178 5.5 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 250 7.7 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 207 6.4 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 73 2.3 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 684 21.2 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,233 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) 26.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.3% were in primary school, 23.8% in secondary school and 14.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 10,725 87.7 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,225 10.5 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 513 4.4 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 373 3.2 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,584 81.9 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 81.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,194 56.0 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,848 32.4 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 350 6.1 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 313 5.5 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,705 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,705 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 56.0% were employed full time, 32.4% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 615 11.4 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 580 10.8 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 654 12.1 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,002 18.6 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,192 40.7 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 11.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 472 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,137 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 909 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was $472.

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

Unpaid work Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,008 70.9 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,701 27.3 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,055 10.7 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,029 20.5 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.3% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,879 19.0 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,502 25.3 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,381 14.0 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,241 12.6 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,576 45.2 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,421 40.8 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 458 13.1 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 31 0.9 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 40.8% were couple families with children, 45.2% were couple families without children and 13.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.5 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.5 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) 19.5% of single parents were male and 80.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,589 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,791 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,791 and those without children was $1,589.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 511 17.1 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 138 4.6 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 664 22.2 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 428 14.3 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 202 6.7 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 692 23.1 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 161 5.4 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 200 6.7 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 22.2% 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 Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,747 85.5 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 805 14.5 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 85.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,516 95.1 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 108 2.3 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 96 2.0 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 29 0.6 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 95.1% were separate houses, 2.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.2 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 166 3.5 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 901 19.0 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,473 52.1 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,121 23.6 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 78 1.6 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 19.0% had 2 bedrooms and 52.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,932 40.7 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,592 33.5 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,071 22.6 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 32 0.7 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 121 2.5 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 40.7% were owned outright, 33.5% were owned with a mortgage and 22.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 3,450 72.6 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,212 25.5 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 88 1.9 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 72.6% were family households, 25.5% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.2 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.4 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 32.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.4% 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 Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,246 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 220 4.6 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,419 29.9 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,824 38.4 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,163 24.5 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 121 2.5 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 29.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.5% 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 Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 316 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 157 49.7 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 159 50.3 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 316 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 157 (or 49.7%) were male and 159 (or 50.3%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 959 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $959.

Mortgage and rent Northern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 165 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Northern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $165 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $867.

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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