2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

Burnie

Code SSC60044 (SSC)
People 696
Male 338
Female 358
Median age 38
Families 157
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 426
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $826
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,248
Median weekly rent $170
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 696 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 338 48.6 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 358 51.4 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 46 6.6 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 696 people in Burnie (State Suburbs) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.6% of the population.

Age Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 44 6.3 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 29 4.2 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 31 4.5 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 45 6.5 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 59 8.5 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 56 8.0 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 40 5.7 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 34 4.9 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 42 6.0 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 46 6.6 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 59 8.5 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 47 6.8 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 46 6.6 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 26 3.7 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 29 4.2 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 21 3.0 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 26 3.7 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 16 2.3 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Burnie (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 226 37.9 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 25 4.2 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 73 12.2 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 37 6.2 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 235 39.4 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Burnie (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 37.9% were married and 16.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Burnie (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 185 36.1 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 54 10.5 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 273 53.3 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Burnie (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 36.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 25 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Burnie (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 25 years.

Education Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 3 1.9 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 29 17.9 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 14 8.6 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 14 8.6 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 19 11.7 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 22 13.6 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 16 9.9 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 45 27.8 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 162 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Burnie (State Suburbs) 23.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.5% were in primary school, 20.4% in secondary school and 23.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 557 80.0 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 116 17.7 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 43 6.6 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 27 4.1 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 470 71.6 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Burnie (State Suburbs), 71.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 219 61.2 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 91 25.4 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 22 6.1 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 26 7.3 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 358 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 358 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Burnie (State Suburbs). Of these 61.2% were employed full time, 25.4% were employed part-time and 7.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 32 9.6 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 27 8.1 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 31 9.3 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 76 22.9 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 144 43.4 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Burnie (State Suburbs), 9.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 32 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Burnie (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 32 years.

Occupation Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 533 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,191 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 826 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Burnie (State Suburbs) was $533.

Travel to work, top responses Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 432 72.8 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 112 18.8 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 55 9.3 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 139 23.3 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Burnie (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.8% 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, 23.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 136 22.9 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 178 30.0 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 70 11.8 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 51 8.6 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Burnie (State Suburbs), 30.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 78 49.7 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 42 26.8 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 32 20.4 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 3.2 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Burnie (State Suburbs), 26.8% were couple families with children, 49.7% were couple families without children and 20.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 9.4 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 90.6 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Burnie (State Suburbs) 9.4% of single parents were male and 90.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,750 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,305 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Burnie (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,305 and those without children was $1,750.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 20 16.1 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 7 5.6 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 21 16.9 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 22 17.7 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 6 4.8 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 24 19.4 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 11 8.9 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 13 10.5 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Burnie (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.1% had both partners employed full-time, 5.6% had both employed part-time and 16.9% 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 Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 336 83.2 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 68 16.8 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Burnie (State Suburbs), 83.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 200 59.5 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 25 7.4 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 98 29.2 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 13 3.9 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Burnie (State Suburbs), 59.5% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 29.2% were flats, units or apartments and 3.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 38 11.4 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 135 40.4 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 110 32.9 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 42 12.6 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 9 2.7 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Burnie (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 11.4% had 1 bedroom, 40.4% had 2 bedrooms and 32.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 1.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 80 24.0 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 67 20.1 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 174 52.1 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 13 3.9 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Burnie (State Suburbs), 24.0% were owned outright, 20.1% were owned with a mortgage and 52.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 154 46.1 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 170 50.9 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 10 3.0 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Burnie (State Suburbs), of all households, 46.1% were family households, 50.9% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.0 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.7 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Burnie (State Suburbs), 36.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.7% 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 Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 170 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.0 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 20.0 -- 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 Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,248 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.5 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.5 -- 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 Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
None 63 18.7 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 157 46.6 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 84 24.9 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 22 6.5 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 11 3.3 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Burnie (State Suburbs), 46.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 24.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 6.5% 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 Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 44 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 20 45.5 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 24 54.5 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 15 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Burnie (State Suburbs), there were 44 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 20 (or 45.5%) were male and 24 (or 54.5%) were female. The median age was 15 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Burnie % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 733 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Burnie (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $733.

Mortgage and rent Burnie % 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 2,275 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Burnie (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,275.

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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