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Ross (Tas.)

Code SSC60318 (SSC)
People 423
Male 218
Female 205
Median age 49
Families 125
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 280
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $689
Median monthly mortgage repayments $884
Median weekly rent $83
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 423 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 218 51.5 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 205 48.5 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3 0.7 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 423 people in Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs) of these 51.5% were male and 48.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 27 6.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 19 4.5 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 16 3.8 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 25 5.9 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 6 1.4 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 14 3.3 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 15 3.5 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 36 8.5 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 31 7.3 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 29 6.9 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 31 7.3 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 30 7.1 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 41 9.7 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 36 8.5 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 30 7.1 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 22 5.2 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 7 1.7 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 8 1.9 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 49 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 49 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 25.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 199 56.1 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 10 2.8 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 41 11.5 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 26 7.3 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 79 22.3 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.1% were married and 14.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 57 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 38 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 59 years and the median age of people never married was 38 years.

Social marital status Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 185 57.6 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 26 8.1 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 110 34.3 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 59 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 53 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 59 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 6 6.7 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 23 25.8 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 3.4 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 10 11.2 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 3.4 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 6 6.7 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 6.7 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3 3.4 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 29 32.6 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 89 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs) 21.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.2% were in primary school, 21.3% in secondary school and 10.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 354 83.9 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 48 11.9 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 17 4.2 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 16 4.0 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 323 80.0 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 80.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 98 55.4 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 56 31.6 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 13 7.3 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 10 5.6 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 177 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 177 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs). Of these 55.4% were employed full time, 31.6% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 22 12.6 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 16 9.2 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 22 12.6 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 25 14.4 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 78 44.8 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 12.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 395 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 900 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 689 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was $395.

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

Unpaid work Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 225 63.2 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 72 20.3 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 30 8.5 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 90 25.4 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.3% provided care for children and 8.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 71 19.9 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 70 19.7 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 42 11.8 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 43 12.1 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 19.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 74 58.3 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 35 27.6 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 18 14.2 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 Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 27.6% were couple families with children, 58.3% were couple families without children and 14.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 27.8 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 72.2 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs) 27.8% of single parents were male and 72.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,406 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,536 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,536 and those without children was $1,406.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 19 17.6 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 3 2.8 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 18 16.7 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 10 9.3 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 9 8.3 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 34 31.5 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 3 2.8 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 12 11.1 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 16.7% 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 Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 185 69.8 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 80 30.2 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 69.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 30.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 185 100.0 166,516 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 Ross (Tas.) (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 Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 2.2 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 5 2.7 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 33 17.8 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 91 49.2 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 45 24.3 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 7 3.8 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 17.8% had 2 bedrooms and 49.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 94 50.8 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 34 18.4 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 48 25.9 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 9 4.9 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 50.8% were owned outright, 18.4% were owned with a mortgage and 25.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 125 67.2 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 55 29.6 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 6 3.2 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.2% were family households, 29.6% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 40.4 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.0 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 40.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.0% 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 Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 83 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.2 -- 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 Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 884 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.6 -- 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 Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 11 6.0 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 68 37.0 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 55 29.9 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 38 20.7 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 12 6.5 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 37.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.7% 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 Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3 100.0 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 0 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), there were 3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3 (or 100.0%) were male and 0 (or 0.0%) were female. The median age was 0 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 0 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Ross (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 130 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Ross (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $130 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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