2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | Local Government Areas

West Tamar (M)

Code LGA65810 (LGA)
People 21,817
Male 10,665
Female 11,152
Median age 42
Families 6,220
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 9,905
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,028
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,311
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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People — demographics & education
People West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 21,817 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,665 48.9 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,152 51.1 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 418 1.9 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 21,817 people in West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.9% of the population.

Age West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,290 5.9 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,366 6.3 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,577 7.2 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,492 6.8 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,029 4.7 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 925 4.2 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 987 4.5 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,317 6.0 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,533 7.0 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,656 7.6 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,759 8.1 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,588 7.3 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,540 7.1 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,238 5.7 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 952 4.4 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 662 3.0 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 504 2.3 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 400 1.8 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.2% of the population.

Registered marital status West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,858 56.1 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 506 2.9 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,545 8.8 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,022 5.8 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,655 26.5 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 56.1% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,907 55.9 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,498 9.4 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,527 34.7 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 196 3.2 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,455 23.8 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 233 3.8 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 342 5.6 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 984 16.1 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 162 2.7 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 305 5.0 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 503 8.2 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 629 10.3 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 116 1.9 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,176 19.3 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,101 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas) 28.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.3% were in primary school, 23.8% in secondary school and 18.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 17,894 82.0 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,713 17.9 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,309 6.3 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 902 4.4 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 14,793 71.4 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), 71.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,711 54.4 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,563 34.0 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 645 6.1 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 572 5.5 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,491 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 10,491 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.4% were employed full time, 34.0% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,282 12.9 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,087 11.0 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,195 12.0 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,756 17.7 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,957 39.9 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), 12.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 517 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,286 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,028 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas) was $517.

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

Unpaid work West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 13,226 75.2 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,046 28.7 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,008 11.4 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,753 21.3 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.7% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,574 20.3 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,813 27.4 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,628 14.9 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,210 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 West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.9% 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 West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,772 44.6 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,576 41.4 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 811 13.0 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 61 1.0 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), 41.4% were couple families with children, 44.6% were couple families without children and 13.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.3 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.7 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas) 18.3% of single parents were male and 81.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,788 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,034 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,034 and those without children was $1,788.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 869 16.2 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 257 4.8 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,298 24.3 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 696 13.0 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 340 6.4 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,200 22.4 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 327 6.1 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 362 6.8 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 24.3% 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 West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,260 85.7 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,380 14.3 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), 85.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,674 92.9 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 342 4.1 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 175 2.1 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 65 0.8 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), 92.9% were separate houses, 4.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 33 0.4 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 303 3.7 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,432 17.3 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,047 49.0 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,323 28.1 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 122 1.5 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 West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 17.3% had 2 bedrooms and 49.0% 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 West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,428 41.5 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,101 37.5 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,499 18.1 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 55 0.7 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 177 2.1 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), 41.5% were owned outright, 37.5% were owned with a mortgage and 18.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 6,140 74.3 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,939 23.5 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 182 2.2 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 74.3% were family households, 23.5% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.8 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.4 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), 26.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.4% 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 Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.4 -- 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 Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,311 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.1 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.9 -- 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 Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 312 3.8 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,497 30.2 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,325 40.2 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,947 23.6 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 181 2.2 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), 30.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.6% 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 West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 417 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 202 48.4 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 215 51.6 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 417 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 202 (or 48.4%) were male and 215 (or 51.6%) 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 West Tamar (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 1,090 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Tamar (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 $1,090.

Mortgage and rent West Tamar (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 225 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,454 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In West Tamar (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $225 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,454.

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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