2011 Census QuickStats

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Tacoma

Code SSC12198 (SSC)
People 751
Male 371
Female 380
Median age 37
Families 211
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 260
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $1,375
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 751 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 371 49.4 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 380 50.6 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 30 4.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 751 people in Tacoma (State Suburbs) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.0% of the population.

Age Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 38 5.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 50 6.6 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 74 9.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 81 10.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 50 6.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 25 3.3 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 40 5.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 38 5.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 59 7.8 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 85 11.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 44 5.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 48 6.4 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 55 7.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 26 3.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 10 1.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 9 1.2 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 11 1.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 9 1.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Tacoma (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 294 49.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 22 3.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 54 9.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 15 2.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 210 35.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Tacoma (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 49.4% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 47 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Tacoma (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 278 52.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 44 8.3 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 211 39.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Tacoma (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 23 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Tacoma (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 13 5.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 45 18.2 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 7 2.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 7 2.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 62 25.1 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 17 6.9 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 7 2.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 20 8.1 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 9 3.6 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 3 1.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 57 23.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 247 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Tacoma (State Suburbs) 33.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.3% were in primary school, 35.2% in secondary school and 11.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 643 85.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 77 11.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 63 9.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 25 3.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 522 76.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Tacoma (State Suburbs), 76.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 221 55.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 125 31.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 28 7.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 23 5.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 397 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 397 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tacoma (State Suburbs). Of these 55.7% were employed full time, 31.5% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 56 14.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 29 7.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 38 10.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 67 17.6 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 158 41.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Tacoma (State Suburbs), 14.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Tacoma (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 538 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,552 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,375 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tacoma (State Suburbs) was $538.

Travel to work, top responses Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 407 68.6 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 198 33.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 76 12.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 99 16.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Tacoma (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.3% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 114 19.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 126 21.2 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 93 15.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 78 13.1 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Tacoma (State Suburbs), 21.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.6% 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 Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 64 30.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 106 50.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 41 19.4 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Tacoma (State Suburbs), 50.2% were couple families with children, 30.3% were couple families without children and 19.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Tacoma (State Suburbs) 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,083 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,059 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tacoma (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,059 and those without children was $2,083.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 35 21.3 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 6 3.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 40 24.4 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 18 11.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 10 6.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 29 17.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 15 9.1 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 11 6.7 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Tacoma (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 24.4% 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 Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 232 92.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 19 7.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Tacoma (State Suburbs), 92.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 233 100.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Tacoma (State Suburbs), 100.0% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3 1.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 23 9.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 101 43.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 103 44.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 1.3 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Tacoma (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.3% had 1 bedroom, 9.9% had 2 bedrooms and 43.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 3.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 76 32.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 118 50.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 31 13.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 8 3.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Tacoma (State Suburbs), 32.6% were owned outright, 50.6% were owned with a mortgage and 13.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 205 88.7 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 21 9.1 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 5 2.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Tacoma (State Suburbs), of all households, 88.7% were family households, 9.1% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tacoma (State Suburbs), 15.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.7% 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 Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 11.6 -- 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 Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.9 -- 10.5 -- 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 Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
None 3 1.3 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 68 29.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 86 36.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 74 31.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3 1.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Tacoma (State Suburbs), 29.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 31.6% 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 Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 27 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 12 44.4 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 15 55.6 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 39 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Tacoma (State Suburbs), there were 27 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 12 (or 44.4%) were male and 15 (or 55.6%) were female. The median age was 39 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,166 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Tacoma (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.9, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,166.

Mortgage and rent Tacoma % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 450 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,495 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Tacoma (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $450 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,495.

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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