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Smithton

Code UCL615021 (UCL)
People 3,240
Male 1,593
Female 1,647
Median age 39
Families 875
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,462
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $840
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $143
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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 3,240 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,593 49.2 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,647 50.8 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 508 15.7 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,240 people in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 15.7% of the population.

Age Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 240 7.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 201 6.2 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 252 7.8 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 225 6.9 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 191 5.9 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 189 5.8 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 163 5.0 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 175 5.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 214 6.6 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 221 6.8 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 203 6.3 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 196 6.1 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 187 5.8 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 155 4.8 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 133 4.1 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 125 3.9 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 76 2.3 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 93 2.9 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,214 47.8 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 92 3.6 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 207 8.1 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 238 9.4 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 790 31.1 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 47.8% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,081 47.2 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 308 13.5 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 900 39.3 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 33 3.9 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 128 15.2 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 61 7.3 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 95 11.3 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 121 14.4 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 25 3.0 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 61 7.3 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 70 8.3 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 26 3.1 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 19 2.3 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 202 24.0 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 841 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) 26.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.9% were in primary school, 24.7% in secondary school and 11.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 2,913 90.0 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 197 6.4 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 89 2.9 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 89 2.9 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,708 87.8 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), 87.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 849 56.7 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 459 30.6 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 112 7.5 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 78 5.2 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,498 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,498 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 56.7% were employed full time, 30.6% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 143 10.1 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 142 10.0 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 174 12.3 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 306 21.5 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 538 37.9 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 496 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,092 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 840 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) was $496.

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

Unpaid work Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,748 68.8 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 783 30.8 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 257 10.1 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 609 24.0 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.8% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 466 18.3 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 651 25.6 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 349 13.7 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 279 11.0 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 367 41.9 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 350 40.0 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 149 17.0 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 9 1.0 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.0% were couple families with children, 41.9% were couple families without children and 17.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.5 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.5 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities) 20.5% of single parents were male and 79.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,538 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,572 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,572 and those without children was $1,538.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 113 15.8 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 37 5.2 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 175 24.5 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 104 14.6 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 29 4.1 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 149 20.9 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 48 6.7 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 59 8.3 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 15.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 24.5% 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,303 90.1 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 143 9.9 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,111 85.3 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4 0.3 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 165 12.7 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 23 1.8 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.3% were separate houses, 0.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.4 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 73 5.6 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 235 18.0 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 765 58.7 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 199 15.3 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 26 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 Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 5.6% had 1 bedroom, 18.0% had 2 bedrooms and 58.7% 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 418 32.0 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 460 35.2 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 386 29.6 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 Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.0% were owned outright, 35.2% were owned with a mortgage and 29.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 866 66.5 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 416 32.0 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 20 1.5 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 66.5% were family households, 32.0% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

Household income Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.0 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.3 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.3% 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 143 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
None 114 8.7 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 532 40.8 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 465 35.7 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 159 12.2 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 33 2.5 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.2% 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 Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 506 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 242 47.8 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 264 52.2 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 506 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 242 (or 47.8%) were male and 264 (or 52.2%) 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 Smithton % 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 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 776 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $776.

Mortgage and rent Smithton % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 145 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,127 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Smithton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $145 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,127.

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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