2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

Acton (Tas.)

Code SSC60003 (SSC)
People 1,547
Male 764
Female 783
Median age 32
Families 420
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 688
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $807
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,050
Median weekly rent $185
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 1,547 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 764 49.4 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 783 50.6 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 119 7.7 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,547 people in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.7% of the population.

Age Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 118 7.6 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 108 7.0 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 113 7.3 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 102 6.6 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 139 9.0 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 147 9.5 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 92 5.9 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 110 7.1 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 72 4.7 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 90 5.8 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 77 5.0 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 76 4.9 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 75 4.8 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 79 5.1 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 65 4.2 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 43 2.8 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 29 1.9 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 13 0.8 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 494 40.9 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 35 2.9 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 110 9.1 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 86 7.1 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 482 39.9 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 40.9% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 39 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 445 41.9 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 173 16.3 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 445 41.9 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 14 3.1 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 132 29.1 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 16 3.5 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 1.3 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 62 13.7 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 9 2.0 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 6 1.3 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 55 12.1 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 20 4.4 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 9 2.0 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 125 27.5 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 454 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.8% were in primary school, 16.9% in secondary school and 16.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 1,354 87.5 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 98 6.9 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 56 3.9 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 35 2.5 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,230 86.7 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 86.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 344 56.0 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 179 29.2 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 34 5.5 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 57 9.3 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 614 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 614 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs). Of these 56.0% were employed full time, 29.2% were employed part-time and 9.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 67 12.1 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 51 9.2 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 54 9.8 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 128 23.1 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 220 39.8 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 34 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 34 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 413 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 948 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 807 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was $413.

Travel to work, top responses Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 754 62.6 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 347 28.8 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 111 9.2 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 115 9.6 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.8% provided care for children and 9.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 9.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 213 17.7 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 265 22.0 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 135 11.2 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 139 11.5 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 22.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 157 37.3 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 160 38.0 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 101 24.0 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 0.7 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 38.0% were couple families with children, 37.3% were couple families without children and 24.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,571 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,471 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,471 and those without children was $1,571.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 41 12.9 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 10 3.2 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 56 17.7 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 55 17.4 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 16 5.0 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 103 32.5 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 13 4.1 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 23 7.3 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 12.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 17.7% 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 Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 600 91.6 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 55 8.4 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 91.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 550 91.8 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 0.5 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 42 7.0 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4 0.7 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 91.8% were separate houses, 0.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 26 4.3 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 51 8.5 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 483 80.2 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 32 5.3 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 10 1.7 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 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 8.5% had 2 bedrooms and 80.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 151 25.1 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 211 35.1 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 223 37.1 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 16 2.7 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 25.1% were owned outright, 35.1% were owned with a mortgage and 37.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 421 70.3 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 165 27.5 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 13 2.2 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 70.3% were family households, 27.5% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.2 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.1 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 36.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 1.1% 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 Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 185 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.6 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.4 -- 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 Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,050 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 65 10.9 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 257 42.9 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 189 31.6 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 68 11.4 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 20 3.3 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 42.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.4% 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 Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 121 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 62 51.2 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 59 48.8 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), there were 121 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 62 (or 51.2%) were male and 59 (or 48.8%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Acton (Tas.) % 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 663 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 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 $663.

Mortgage and rent Acton (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Acton (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $867.

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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