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Longford

Code UCL615012 (UCL)
People 3,053
Male 1,464
Female 1,589
Median age 45
Families 883
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,442
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $819
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,246
Median weekly rent $180
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 Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 3,053 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,464 48.0 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,589 52.0 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 109 3.6 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,053 people in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.

Age Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 166 5.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 172 5.6 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 192 6.3 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 202 6.6 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 142 4.7 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 132 4.3 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 135 4.4 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 177 5.8 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 201 6.6 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 197 6.5 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 223 7.3 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 225 7.4 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 241 7.9 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 175 5.7 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 172 5.6 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 126 4.1 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 80 2.6 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 94 3.1 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,304 51.6 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 69 2.7 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 237 9.4 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 223 8.8 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 693 27.4 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 51.6% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,209 52.1 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 243 10.5 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 869 37.4 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 31 4.1 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 215 28.3 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 18 2.4 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 26 3.4 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 109 14.4 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 31 4.1 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 26 3.4 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 49 6.5 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 50 6.6 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 25 3.3 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 179 23.6 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 759 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities) 24.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.1% were in primary school, 22.0% in secondary school and 12.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 2,697 88.3 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 280 9.6 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 117 4.0 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 97 3.3 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,430 83.1 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Longford % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 715 53.1 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 455 33.8 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 67 5.0 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 110 8.2 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,347 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,347 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 53.1% were employed full time, 33.8% were employed part-time and 8.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 160 12.9 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 133 10.7 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 161 13.0 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 290 23.4 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 430 34.6 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 34.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 444 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,062 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 819 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities) was $444.

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

Unpaid work Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,758 69.6 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 647 25.6 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 244 9.7 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 479 18.9 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.6% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 452 17.9 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 627 24.8 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 381 15.1 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 297 11.8 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 427 48.3 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 314 35.5 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 135 15.3 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 8 0.9 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.5% were couple families with children, 48.3% were couple families without children and 15.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.6 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.4 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities) 15.6% of single parents were male and 84.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,494 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,744 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,744 and those without children was $1,494.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 109 14.7 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 40 5.4 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 142 19.1 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 112 15.1 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 64 8.6 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 202 27.2 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 28 3.8 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 45 6.1 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 14.7% had both partners employed full-time, 5.4% had both employed part-time and 19.1% 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 Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,264 89.8 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 144 10.2 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,132 89.6 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 73 5.8 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 48 3.8 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 10 0.8 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.6% were separate houses, 5.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 65 5.2 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 304 24.1 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 641 50.8 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 224 17.7 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 25 2.0 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 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 5.2% had 1 bedroom, 24.1% had 2 bedrooms and 50.8% 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 Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 520 41.2 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 378 30.0 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 322 25.5 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.8 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 32 2.5 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.2% were owned outright, 30.0% were owned with a mortgage and 25.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 879 69.5 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 369 29.2 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 16 1.3 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 69.5% were family households, 29.2% were single person households and 1.3% were group households.

Household income Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 37.7 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.6 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.6% 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 Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,246 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.1 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.9 -- 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 Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
None 78 6.2 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 428 33.9 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 466 36.9 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 255 20.2 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 36 2.9 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.2% 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 Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 107 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 40 37.4 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 67 62.6 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 107 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 40 (or 37.4%) were male and 67 (or 62.6%) 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 Longford % 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 733 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Longford (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 $733.

Mortgage and rent Longford % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 155 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Longford (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $155 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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