2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | Local Government Areas

Southern Midlands (M)

Code LGA65010 (LGA)
People 6,049
Male 3,098
Female 2,951
Median age 42
Families 1,691
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,690
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $869
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,188
Median weekly rent $120
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 6,049 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,098 51.2 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,951 48.8 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 262 4.3 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,049 people in Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.3% of the population.

Age Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 390 6.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 429 7.1 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 430 7.1 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 360 6.0 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 260 4.3 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 287 4.7 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 302 5.0 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 368 6.1 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 452 7.5 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 476 7.9 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 512 8.5 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 489 8.1 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 432 7.1 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 365 6.0 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 217 3.6 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 123 2.0 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 93 1.5 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 64 1.1 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,516 52.4 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 147 3.1 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 461 9.6 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 264 5.5 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,409 29.4 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.4% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,308 53.0 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 530 12.2 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,515 34.8 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Southern Midlands (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 Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 53 3.2 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 487 29.6 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 53 3.2 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 19 1.2 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 253 15.4 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 80 4.9 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 23 1.4 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 123 7.5 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 72 4.4 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 30 1.8 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 450 27.4 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,643 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.0% were in primary school, 21.7% in secondary school and 11.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 5,348 88.5 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 449 8.0 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 223 4.0 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 133 2.4 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,825 85.7 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 85.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,503 55.5 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 845 31.2 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 196 7.2 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 162 6.0 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,706 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,706 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.5% were employed full time, 31.2% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 279 11.0 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 261 10.3 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 303 11.9 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 453 17.8 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,056 41.5 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Southern Midlands (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 Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 430 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,036 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 869 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) was $430.

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

Unpaid work Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,344 69.7 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,361 28.4 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 632 13.2 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 860 17.9 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.4% provided care for children and 13.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 871 18.2 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,116 23.3 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 683 14.2 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 677 14.1 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 23.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 721 42.6 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 730 43.1 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 226 13.4 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 15 0.9 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 43.1% were couple families with children, 42.6% were couple families without children and 13.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.5 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.5 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas) 22.5% of single parents were male and 77.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,477 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,667 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,667 and those without children was $1,477.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 237 16.4 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 67 4.6 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 308 21.3 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 182 12.6 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 107 7.4 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 348 24.1 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 101 7.0 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 96 6.6 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 21.3% 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 Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,254 87.0 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 337 13.0 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 87.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,204 97.7 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 39 1.7 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 12 0.5 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 97.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.2 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 72 3.2 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 369 16.4 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,198 53.1 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 566 25.1 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 47 2.1 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 2.5 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 16.4% had 2 bedrooms and 53.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 877 38.9 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 935 41.5 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 360 16.0 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 28 1.2 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 53 2.4 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 38.9% were owned outright, 41.5% were owned with a mortgage and 16.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,661 73.6 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 559 24.8 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 36 1.6 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 73.6% were family households, 24.8% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.6 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 32.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 120 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,188 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.8 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.2 -- 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 Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 72 3.2 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 574 25.4 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 849 37.6 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 697 30.9 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 65 2.9 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), 25.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 30.9% 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 Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 263 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 142 54.0 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 121 46.0 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 263 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 142 (or 54.0%) were male and 121 (or 46.0%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Southern 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 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,062 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,062.

Mortgage and rent Southern Midlands (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Southern Midlands (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 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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