2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

Bridgewater (Tas.)

Code SSC60039 (SSC)
People 4,125
Male 1,899
Female 2,226
Median age 32
Families 1,081
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,665
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $680
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,036
Median weekly rent $151
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 4,125 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,899 46.0 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,226 54.0 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 444 10.8 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,125 people in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs) of these 46.0% were male and 54.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 10.8% of the population.

Age Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 410 9.9 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 328 8.0 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 367 8.9 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 303 7.3 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 260 6.3 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 287 7.0 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 278 6.7 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 237 5.7 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 222 5.4 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 223 5.4 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 241 5.8 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 304 7.4 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 285 6.9 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 164 4.0 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 108 2.6 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 59 1.4 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 31 0.8 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 16 0.4 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,015 33.7 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 139 4.6 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 343 11.4 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 175 5.8 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,344 44.6 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 33.7% were married and 16.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 67 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 903 34.0 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 379 14.3 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,372 51.7 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 47 3.3 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 282 19.8 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 93 6.5 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 18 1.3 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 227 15.9 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 40 2.8 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 8 0.6 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 80 5.6 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 23 1.6 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 30 2.1 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 578 40.5 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,426 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs) 34.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.6% were in primary school, 19.3% in secondary school and 7.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 3,473 84.2 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 181 5.1 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 104 3.0 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 61 1.7 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,178 90.2 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 90.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 5.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 636 49.3 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 392 30.4 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 85 6.6 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 176 13.7 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,289 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,289 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs). Of these 49.3% were employed full time, 30.4% were employed part-time and 13.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 118 10.7 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 140 12.7 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 128 11.6 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 252 22.8 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 383 34.7 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 34.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 378 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 783 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 680 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was $378.

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

Unpaid work Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,665 55.2 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 878 29.1 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 392 13.0 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 267 8.9 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.1% provided care for children and 13.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 8.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 415 13.8 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 546 18.1 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 326 10.8 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 376 12.5 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 18.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 286 26.5 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 374 34.6 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 408 37.8 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 12 1.1 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 34.6% were couple families with children, 26.5% were couple families without children and 37.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.4 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.6 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs) 15.4% of single parents were male and 84.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,214 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,509 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,509 and those without children was $1,214.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 70 10.6 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 17 2.6 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 103 15.7 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 115 17.5 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 63 9.6 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 207 31.5 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 35 5.3 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 48 7.3 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 10.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 15.7% 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 Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,470 95.0 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 77 5.0 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 95.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,304 88.7 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 72 4.9 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 94 6.4 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 88.7% were separate houses, 4.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 61 4.1 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 173 11.8 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,095 74.5 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 110 7.5 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 28 1.9 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 2.5 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 11.8% had 2 bedrooms and 74.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 284 19.3 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 411 28.0 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 720 49.0 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 0.8 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 42 2.9 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 19.3% were owned outright, 28.0% were owned with a mortgage and 49.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,052 71.6 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 387 26.3 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 31 2.1 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 71.6% were family households, 26.3% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 44.8 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 0.6 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 44.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 0.6% 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 Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 151 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.6 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.4 -- 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 Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,036 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 224 15.2 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 589 40.0 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 386 26.2 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 195 13.3 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 77 5.2 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 40.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 26.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.3% 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 Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 446 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 208 46.6 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 238 53.4 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), there were 446 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 208 (or 46.6%) were male and 238 (or 53.4%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 650 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $650.

Mortgage and rent Bridgewater (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 168 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,040 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Bridgewater (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $168 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,040.

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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