2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | Local Government Areas

West Coast (M)

Code LGA65610 (LGA)
People 4,678
Male 2,448
Female 2,230
Median age 39
Families 1,209
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 3,189
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $966
Median monthly mortgage repayments $769
Median weekly rent $125
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 4,678 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,448 52.3 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,230 47.7 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 308 6.6 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,678 people in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 52.3% were male and 47.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.6% of the population.

Age West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 360 7.7 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 304 6.5 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 304 6.5 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 263 5.6 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 284 6.1 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 293 6.3 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 278 5.9 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 323 6.9 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 345 7.4 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 334 7.1 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 367 7.8 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 314 6.7 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 270 5.8 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 240 5.1 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 204 4.4 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 115 2.5 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 49 1.0 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 34 0.7 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.8% of the population.

Registered marital status West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,604 43.2 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 123 3.3 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 371 10.0 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 209 5.6 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,409 37.9 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 43.2% were married and 13.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,392 42.8 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 571 17.5 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,292 39.7 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 53 4.4 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 214 17.9 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 173 14.4 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.3 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 210 17.5 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 0.5 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 0.3 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 90 7.5 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 38 3.2 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 17 1.4 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 391 32.6 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,198 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) 25.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.5% were in primary school, 18.2% in secondary school and 10.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 3,994 85.4 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 441 10.2 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 213 4.9 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 127 2.9 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,554 82.0 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 82.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,304 59.8 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 546 25.0 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 165 7.6 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 166 7.6 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,181 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,181 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 59.8% were employed full time, 25.0% were employed part-time and 7.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 228 11.3 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 151 7.5 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 169 8.4 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 185 9.2 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,115 55.4 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 55.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 465 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,284 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 966 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) was $465.

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

Unpaid work West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,491 67.1 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 998 26.9 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 347 9.3 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 716 19.3 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.9% provided care for children and 9.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 619 16.7 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 913 24.6 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 472 12.7 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 488 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 West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 24.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% 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 West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 526 43.5 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 482 39.8 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 191 15.8 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 11 0.9 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 39.8% were couple families with children, 43.5% were couple families without children and 15.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.1 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.9 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas) 21.1% of single parents were male and 78.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,912 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,202 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,202 and those without children was $1,912.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 155 15.4 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 36 3.6 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 189 18.7 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 216 21.4 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 65 6.4 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 202 20.0 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 75 7.4 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 71 7.0 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 15.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 18.7% 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 West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,931 65.0 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,040 35.0 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 65.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 35.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,827 94.6 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 10 0.5 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 71 3.7 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 23 1.2 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 94.6% were separate houses, 0.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.4 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 84 4.4 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 359 18.6 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,126 58.3 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 310 16.1 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 45 2.3 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 18.6% had 2 bedrooms and 58.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 829 42.9 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 474 24.5 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 551 28.5 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 20 1.0 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 58 3.0 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 42.9% were owned outright, 24.5% were owned with a mortgage and 28.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,206 62.5 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 672 34.8 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 52 2.7 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 62.5% were family households, 34.8% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.1 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.4 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 33.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.4% 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 West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 125 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.2 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.8 -- 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 West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 769 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.7 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.3 -- 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 West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 183 9.5 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 791 40.9 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 640 33.1 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 266 13.8 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 53 2.7 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), 40.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.8% 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 West Coast (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 310 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 163 52.6 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 147 47.4 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 310 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 163 (or 52.6%) were male and 147 (or 47.4%) 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 West Coast (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 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,271 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Coast (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,271.

Mortgage and rent West Coast (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 700 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In West Coast (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 $700.

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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