2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

Kingston (Tas.)

Code SSC60178 (SSC)
People 9,760
Male 4,649
Female 5,111
Median age 36
Families 2,681
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 4,176
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,117
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,560
Median weekly rent $265
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 9,760 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,649 47.6 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,111 52.4 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 317 3.2 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,760 people in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs) of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.2% of the population.

Age Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 740 7.6 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 697 7.1 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 616 6.3 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 686 7.0 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 626 6.4 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 700 7.2 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 646 6.6 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 634 6.5 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 611 6.3 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 600 6.1 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 618 6.3 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 628 6.4 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 520 5.3 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 377 3.9 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 325 3.3 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 300 3.1 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 247 2.5 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 190 1.9 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,804 49.4 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 234 3.0 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 743 9.6 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 484 6.3 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,435 31.6 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 49.4% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,489 49.5 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 711 10.1 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,848 40.4 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 105 3.7 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 517 18.3 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 222 7.9 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 213 7.5 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 310 11.0 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 136 4.8 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 161 5.7 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 236 8.4 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 365 12.9 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 67 2.4 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 491 17.4 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,823 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs) 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.7% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 21.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 7,695 78.8 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,137 23.0 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 642 6.9 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 457 4.9 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,066 65.2 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 65.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,642 55.7 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,607 33.9 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 249 5.2 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 249 5.2 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,747 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,747 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs). Of these 55.7% were employed full time, 33.9% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 573 12.7 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 482 10.7 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 546 12.1 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 985 21.9 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,659 36.9 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 12.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Kingston (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 Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 568 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,441 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,117 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was $568.

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

Unpaid work Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,893 76.5 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,467 32.0 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 885 11.5 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,701 22.1 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.0% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,801 23.4 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,215 28.8 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,073 13.9 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 805 10.5 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 28.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,014 37.8 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,124 41.9 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 506 18.9 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 37 1.4 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 41.9% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 18.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.2 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.8 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs) 15.2% of single parents were male and 84.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 2,014 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,142 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,142 and those without children was $2,014.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 410 19.2 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 98 4.6 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 566 26.4 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 289 13.5 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 138 6.4 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 412 19.3 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 130 6.1 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 97 4.5 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 26.4% 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 Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,741 91.8 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 336 8.2 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 91.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,047 81.4 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 306 8.2 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 387 10.3 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 81.4% were separate houses, 8.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.1 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 95 2.5 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 836 22.3 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,907 51.0 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 847 22.6 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 53 1.4 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 22.3% had 2 bedrooms and 51.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,182 31.6 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,409 37.6 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,056 28.2 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 0.6 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 74 2.0 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 31.6% were owned outright, 37.6% were owned with a mortgage and 28.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 2,661 71.1 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 990 26.4 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 92 2.5 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 71.1% were family households, 26.4% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.7 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.0 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 25.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.0% 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 Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 265 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.9 -- 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 Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,560 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 267 7.1 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,474 39.4 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,371 36.6 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 552 14.8 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 78 2.1 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 39.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.8% 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 Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 318 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 161 50.6 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 157 49.4 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), there were 318 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 161 (or 50.6%) were male and 157 (or 49.4%) 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 Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,300 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,300.

Mortgage and rent Kingston (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,549 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Kingston (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,549.

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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