2011 Census QuickStats

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St Helens

Code UCL615023 (UCL)
People 1,498
Male 712
Female 786
Median age 53
Families 376
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 904
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $627
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $170
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 1,498 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 712 47.5 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 786 52.5 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 52 3.5 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,498 people in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.5% of the population.

Age St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 69 4.6 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 70 4.7 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 85 5.7 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 83 5.5 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 43 2.9 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 41 2.7 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 56 3.7 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 66 4.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 75 5.0 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 100 6.7 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 107 7.1 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 107 7.1 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 157 10.5 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 136 9.1 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 81 5.4 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 67 4.5 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 67 4.5 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 88 5.9 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 53 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 29.3% of the population.

Registered marital status St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 551 43.2 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 54 4.2 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 204 16.0 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 145 11.4 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 322 25.2 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 43.2% were married and 20.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 62 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 60 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities) was 62 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 455 42.3 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 105 9.8 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 516 48.0 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 62 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 44 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 52 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities) was 62 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 44 years.

Education St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 14 4.5 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 100 31.8 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 4 1.3 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 72 22.9 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 19 6.1 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 7 2.2 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 11 3.5 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 87 27.7 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 314 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities) 20.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.5% were in primary school, 22.2% in secondary school and 10.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 1,231 82.1 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 247 17.3 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 64 4.5 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 67 4.7 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,049 73.5 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), 73.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 231 45.2 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 189 37.0 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 47 9.2 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 44 8.6 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 511 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 511 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 45.2% were employed full time, 37.0% were employed part-time and 8.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 87 18.7 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 47 10.1 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 58 12.5 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 68 14.6 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 161 34.6 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), 18.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 34.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 367 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 811 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 627 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities) was $367.

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

Unpaid work St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 838 65.7 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 239 18.8 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 158 12.4 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 286 22.4 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.8% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 207 16.2 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 271 21.3 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 190 14.9 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 170 13.3 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), 21.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 193 51.3 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 93 24.7 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 87 23.1 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 0.8 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.7% were couple families with children, 51.3% were couple families without children and 23.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.4 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.6 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities) 14.4% of single parents were male and 85.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,125 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,463 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,463 and those without children was $1,125.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 34 12.0 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 17 6.0 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 27 9.5 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 34 12.0 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 26 9.2 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 112 39.6 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 16 5.7 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 17 6.0 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 12.0% had both partners employed full-time, 6.0% had both employed part-time and 9.5% 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 St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 661 74.9 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 222 25.1 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), 74.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 25.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 610 92.3 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 35 5.3 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3 0.5 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 13 2.0 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.3% were separate houses, 5.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.5% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 45 6.8 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 219 33.1 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 291 44.0 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 91 13.7 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 16 2.4 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 6.8% had 1 bedroom, 33.1% had 2 bedrooms and 44.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 276 41.8 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 131 19.8 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 232 35.1 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.5 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 19 2.9 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.8% were owned outright, 19.8% were owned with a mortgage and 35.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 372 56.4 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 268 40.6 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 20 3.0 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 56.4% were family households, 40.6% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 49.1 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.7 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), 49.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 1.7% 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 St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 170 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.1 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.9 -- 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 St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.3 -- 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 St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
None 85 12.9 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 294 44.5 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 165 25.0 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 84 12.7 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 33 5.0 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 25.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.7% 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 St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 53 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 31 58.5 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 22 41.5 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 53 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 31 (or 58.5%) were male and 22 (or 41.5%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics St Helens % 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 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 779 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $779.

Mortgage and rent St Helens % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,250 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In St Helens (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,250.

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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