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Australia | Tasmania | Local Government Areas

Waratah/Wynyard (M)

Code LGA65410 (LGA)
People 13,708
Male 6,758
Female 6,950
Median age 43
Families 3,839
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,244
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $844
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,157
Median weekly rent $170
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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People — demographics & education
People Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 13,708 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,758 49.3 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,950 50.7 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 852 6.2 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,708 people in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.2% of the population.

Age Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 814 5.9 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 772 5.6 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 985 7.2 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 977 7.1 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 623 4.5 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 606 4.4 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 640 4.7 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 747 5.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 957 7.0 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,066 7.8 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,064 7.8 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,013 7.4 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 946 6.9 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 794 5.8 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 626 4.6 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 455 3.3 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 354 2.6 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 268 2.0 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,647 50.7 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 393 3.5 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,047 9.4 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 808 7.3 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,247 29.1 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.7% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,116 51.2 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,116 11.2 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,759 37.6 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 107 3.0 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 871 24.1 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 203 5.6 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 43 1.2 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 633 17.5 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 211 5.8 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 32 0.9 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 403 11.1 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 227 6.3 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 74 2.0 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 817 22.6 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,621 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas) 26.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.9% were in primary school, 24.2% in secondary school and 17.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 11,795 86.0 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,524 11.8 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 538 4.1 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 469 3.6 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,435 80.5 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), 80.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,294 54.2 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,946 32.0 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 418 6.9 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 423 7.0 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,081 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 6,081 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.2% were employed full time, 32.0% were employed part-time and 7.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 749 13.2 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 563 9.9 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 637 11.3 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 930 16.4 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,364 41.8 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), 13.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

Occupation Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 422 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,070 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 844 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas) was $422.

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

Unpaid work Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,973 71.6 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,022 27.1 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,397 12.5 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,138 19.2 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% provided care for children and 12.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,037 18.3 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,734 24.5 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,684 15.1 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,519 13.6 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,734 45.2 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,481 38.6 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 589 15.3 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 35 0.9 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), 38.6% were couple families with children, 45.2% were couple families without children and 15.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.0 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.0 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas) 20.0% of single parents were male and 80.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,629 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,948 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,948 and those without children was $1,629.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 450 14.0 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 132 4.1 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 627 19.5 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 447 13.9 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 241 7.5 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 856 26.6 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 209 6.5 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 251 7.8 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 14.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 19.5% 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 Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,375 88.2 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 722 11.8 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), 88.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,712 87.7 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 372 6.9 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 241 4.5 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 50 0.9 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), 87.7% were separate houses, 6.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 19 0.4 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 236 4.4 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 978 18.2 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,912 54.2 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,133 21.1 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 96 1.8 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 Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 18.2% had 2 bedrooms and 54.2% 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 Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,168 40.3 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,736 32.3 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,295 24.1 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 38 0.7 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 138 2.6 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), 40.3% were owned outright, 32.3% were owned with a mortgage and 24.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 3,796 70.6 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,472 27.4 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 107 2.0 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 70.6% were family households, 27.4% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.5 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.6 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), 35.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.6% 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 Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 170 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,157 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 394 7.3 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,869 34.8 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,893 35.2 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,053 19.6 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 165 3.1 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), 34.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.6% 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 Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 852 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 414 48.6 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 438 51.4 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 852 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 414 (or 48.6%) were male and 438 (or 51.4%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Waratah/Wynyard (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 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,008 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,008.

Mortgage and rent Waratah/Wynyard (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,365 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Waratah/Wynyard (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,365.

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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