2011 Census QuickStats

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Sheffield

Code SSC60329 (SSC)
People 1,538
Male 762
Female 776
Median age 47
Families 411
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 693
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $711
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $165
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 1,538 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 762 49.5 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 776 50.5 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 61 4.0 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,538 people in Sheffield (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.0% of the population.

Age Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 82 5.3 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 88 5.7 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 107 6.9 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 93 6.0 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 69 4.5 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 55 3.6 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 63 4.1 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 79 5.1 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 102 6.6 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 105 6.8 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 110 7.1 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 123 8.0 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 121 7.9 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 106 6.9 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 83 5.4 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 54 3.5 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 48 3.1 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 52 3.4 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 47 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sheffield (State Suburbs) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 659 52.1 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 43 3.4 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 125 9.9 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 108 8.5 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 331 26.1 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sheffield (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 52.1% were married and 13.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 41 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sheffield (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 571 52.2 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 104 9.5 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 419 38.3 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Sheffield (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 47 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sheffield (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 7 1.9 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 115 31.2 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 0.8 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.8 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 80 21.7 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 1.6 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 9 2.4 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 29 7.9 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 19 5.1 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 12 3.3 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 86 23.3 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 369 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sheffield (State Suburbs) 23.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.2% were in primary school, 25.8% in secondary school and 12.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 1,322 85.8 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 202 13.7 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 72 4.9 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 26 1.8 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,171 79.6 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Sheffield (State Suburbs), 79.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 316 51.5 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 205 33.4 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 46 7.5 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 47 7.7 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 614 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 614 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sheffield (State Suburbs). Of these 51.5% were employed full time, 33.4% were employed part-time and 7.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 70 12.4 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 62 11.0 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 70 12.4 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 80 14.2 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 234 41.6 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sheffield (State Suburbs), 12.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Sheffield (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 379 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 885 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 711 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sheffield (State Suburbs) was $379.

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

Unpaid work Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 881 69.5 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 300 23.7 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 133 10.5 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 281 22.2 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Sheffield (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.7% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 212 16.7 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 337 26.6 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 158 12.5 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 175 13.8 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sheffield (State Suburbs), 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 194 47.1 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 149 36.2 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 65 15.8 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 4 1.0 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sheffield (State Suburbs), 36.2% were couple families with children, 47.1% were couple families without children and 15.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 28.1 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 71.9 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Sheffield (State Suburbs) 28.1% of single parents were male and 71.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,149 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,680 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sheffield (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,680 and those without children was $1,149.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 44 12.8 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 13 3.8 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 63 18.3 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 40 11.6 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 34 9.9 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 109 31.6 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 17 4.9 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 25 7.2 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Sheffield (State Suburbs), of couple families, 12.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 18.3% 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 Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 593 87.1 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 88 12.9 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Sheffield (State Suburbs), 87.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 544 91.6 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 28 4.7 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 14 2.4 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 8 1.3 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Sheffield (State Suburbs), 91.6% were separate houses, 4.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 39 6.6 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 99 16.7 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 319 53.7 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 127 21.4 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 10 1.7 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 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Sheffield (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.6% had 1 bedroom, 16.7% had 2 bedrooms and 53.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 249 41.9 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 180 30.3 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 141 23.7 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 0.7 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 20 3.4 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sheffield (State Suburbs), 41.9% were owned outright, 30.3% were owned with a mortgage and 23.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 405 68.2 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 170 28.6 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 19 3.2 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Sheffield (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.2% were family households, 28.6% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 41.2 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.5 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sheffield (State Suburbs), 41.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 1.5% 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 Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 165 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.8 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.2 -- 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 Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
None 50 8.4 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 198 33.3 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 193 32.5 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 133 22.4 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 20 3.4 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Sheffield (State Suburbs), 33.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.4% 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 Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 63 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 34 54.0 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 29 46.0 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sheffield (State Suburbs), there were 63 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 34 (or 54.0%) were male and 29 (or 46.0%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 833 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sheffield (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $833.

Mortgage and rent Sheffield % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 265 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Sheffield (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $265 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $867.

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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