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Devonport

Code UCL612001 (UCL)
People 22,770
Male 10,822
Female 11,948
Median age 40
Families 6,192
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 10,317
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $809
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,239
Median weekly rent $189
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 22,770 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,822 47.5 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,948 52.5 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,221 5.4 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 22,770 people in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.4% of the population.

Age Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,512 6.6 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,350 5.9 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,547 6.8 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,514 6.6 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,281 5.6 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,247 5.5 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,266 5.6 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,370 6.0 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,478 6.5 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,450 6.4 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,507 6.6 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,415 6.2 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,464 6.4 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,265 5.6 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,015 4.5 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 808 3.5 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 637 2.8 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 645 2.8 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,423 45.9 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 667 3.6 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,989 10.8 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,490 8.1 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,788 31.5 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.9% were married and 14.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,570 46.2 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,805 11.0 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,007 42.8 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 209 3.4 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,507 24.5 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 269 4.4 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 119 1.9 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 946 15.3 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 249 4.0 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 98 1.6 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 721 11.7 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 291 4.7 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 92 1.5 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,662 27.0 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,163 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities) 27.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.7% were in primary school, 21.0% in secondary school and 16.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 19,670 86.4 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,270 10.7 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 936 4.4 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 646 3.0 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 17,393 81.9 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,152 52.7 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,201 32.8 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 642 6.6 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 773 7.9 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,768 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,768 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 52.7% were employed full time, 32.8% were employed part-time and 7.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,169 13.0 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 976 10.8 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,053 11.7 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,686 18.7 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,468 38.6 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 447 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,017 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 809 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities) was $447.

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

Unpaid work Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,478 68.0 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,994 27.2 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,179 11.9 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,185 17.4 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.2% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,351 18.3 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,554 24.8 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,433 13.3 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,143 11.7 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,580 41.7 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,232 36.0 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,304 21.1 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 77 1.2 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.0% were couple families with children, 41.7% were couple families without children and 21.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,650 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,778 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,778 and those without children was $1,650.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 693 14.4 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 199 4.1 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 964 20.0 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 623 12.9 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 329 6.8 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,386 28.8 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 272 5.7 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 347 7.2 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 14.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 20.0% 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 Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,121 91.0 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 900 9.0 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,719 84.6 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 770 8.4 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 529 5.8 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 97 1.1 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.6% were separate houses, 8.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.8% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 20 0.2 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 384 4.2 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,858 20.4 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,152 56.5 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,487 16.3 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 218 2.4 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 Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 20.4% had 2 bedrooms and 56.5% 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 Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,198 35.1 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,662 29.2 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,922 32.0 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 61 0.7 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 278 3.0 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.1% were owned outright, 29.2% were owned with a mortgage and 32.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 6,128 67.2 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,731 29.9 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 260 2.9 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.2% were family households, 29.9% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

Household income Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.6 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.2 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.2% 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 Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 189 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 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 Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,239 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
None 866 9.5 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,571 39.2 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,048 33.4 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,276 14.0 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 359 3.9 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.0% 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 Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,221 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 579 47.4 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 642 52.6 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,221 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 579 (or 47.4%) were male and 642 (or 52.6%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Devonport % 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 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 867 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $867.

Mortgage and rent Devonport % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 185 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Devonport (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $185 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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