2011 Census QuickStats

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Meander

Code SSC60215 (SSC)
People 415
Male 214
Female 201
Median age 41
Families 114
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 197
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $770
Median monthly mortgage repayments $997
Median weekly rent $110
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 415 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 214 51.6 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 201 48.4 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 11 2.7 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 415 people in Meander (State Suburbs) of these 51.6% were male and 48.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.7% of the population.

Age Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 24 5.8 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 35 8.5 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 39 9.4 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 27 6.5 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 11 2.7 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 11 2.7 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 23 5.6 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 23 5.6 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 36 8.7 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 26 6.3 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 25 6.0 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 32 7.7 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 39 9.4 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 17 4.1 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 14 3.4 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 15 3.6 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 8 1.9 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 9 2.2 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Meander (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 179 56.3 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 6 1.9 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 28 8.8 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 20 6.3 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 85 26.7 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Meander (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.3% were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 40 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 85 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Meander (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 166 55.5 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 34 11.4 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 99 33.1 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Meander (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 60 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 48 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Meander (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 60 years.

Education Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 4 3.1 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 44 34.4 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 10 7.8 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 2.3 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 22 17.2 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 4.7 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 5 3.9 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 11 8.6 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 6 4.7 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 17 13.3 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 128 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Meander (State Suburbs) 30.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 44.5% were in primary school, 25.8% in secondary school and 12.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 351 84.6 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 68 16.7 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 15 3.7 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 17 4.2 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 308 75.5 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Meander (State Suburbs), 75.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Meander % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 69 40.1 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 70 40.7 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 23 13.4 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 10 5.8 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 172 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 172 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Meander (State Suburbs). Of these 40.1% were employed full time, 40.7% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 31 18.9 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 13 7.9 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 23 14.0 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 12 7.3 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 61 37.2 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Meander (State Suburbs), 18.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Meander (State Suburbs) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 360 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 894 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 770 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Meander (State Suburbs) was $360.

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

Unpaid work Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 237 75.0 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 114 35.8 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 39 12.3 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 99 31.3 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Meander (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 35.8% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 31.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 68 21.3 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 67 21.0 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 43 13.5 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 62 19.4 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Meander (State Suburbs), 21.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 19.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 49 43.0 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 53 46.5 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 12 10.5 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Meander (State Suburbs), 46.5% were couple families with children, 43.0% were couple families without children and 10.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 33.3 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 66.7 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Meander (State Suburbs) 33.3% of single parents were male and 66.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,375 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,194 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meander (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,194 and those without children was $1,375.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 13 12.9 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 4 4.0 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 24 23.8 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 9 8.9 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 9 8.9 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 25 24.8 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 14 13.9 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 3 3.0 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Meander (State Suburbs), of couple families, 12.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 23.8% 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 Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 151 77.8 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 43 22.2 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Meander (State Suburbs), 77.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 22.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 151 100.0 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 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 Meander (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 Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 4.0 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 13 8.7 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 24 16.0 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 63 42.0 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 44 29.3 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 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 2.7 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Meander (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.7% had 1 bedroom, 16.0% had 2 bedrooms and 42.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 75 50.0 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 47 31.3 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 19 12.7 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 4.0 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3 2.0 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Meander (State Suburbs), 50.0% were owned outright, 31.3% were owned with a mortgage and 12.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 116 76.3 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 33 21.7 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 2.0 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Meander (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.3% were family households, 21.7% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.7 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.1 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meander (State Suburbs), 38.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.1% 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 Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 110 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.6 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.4 -- 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 Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 997 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.7 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.3 -- 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 Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
None 3 2.0 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 51 33.6 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 45 29.6 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 53 34.9 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 0 0.0 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Meander (State Suburbs), 33.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 34.9% 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 Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 11 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 4 36.4 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 7 63.6 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 36 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Meander (State Suburbs), there were 11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 4 (or 36.4%) were male and 7 (or 63.6%) were female. The median age was 36 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Meander % 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 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,583 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Meander (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,583.

Mortgage and rent Meander % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 347 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Meander (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $347.

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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