2011 Census QuickStats

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Strahan (L)

Code UCL621026 (UCL)
People 660
Male 335
Female 325
Median age 41
Families 165
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 452
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $995
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,404
Median weekly rent $100
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 Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 660 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 335 50.8 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 325 49.2 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 40 6.1 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 660 people in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.1% of the population.

Age Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 42 6.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 34 5.2 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 39 5.9 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 26 3.9 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 54 8.2 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 48 7.3 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 27 4.1 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 42 6.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 43 6.5 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 46 7.0 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 60 9.1 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 41 6.2 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 36 5.5 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 35 5.3 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 35 5.3 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 34 5.2 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 7 1.1 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 11 1.7 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 251 45.9 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 17 3.1 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 51 9.3 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 28 5.1 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 200 36.6 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.9% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 213 45.5 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 77 16.5 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 178 38.0 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 8 5.6 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 44 30.8 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 0 0.0 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 25 17.5 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 6 4.2 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 13 9.1 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4 2.8 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 43 30.1 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 143 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 22.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.5% were in primary school, 21.7% in secondary school and 10.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 565 85.3 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 54 8.8 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 39 6.3 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 21 3.4 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 502 81.5 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 200 57.3 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 87 24.9 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 47 13.5 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 15 4.3 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 349 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 349 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 57.3% were employed full time, 24.9% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 35 10.4 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 18 5.4 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 37 11.0 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 43 12.8 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 160 47.6 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

Occupation Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 573 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,363 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 995 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $573.

Travel to work, top responses Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 389 70.9 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 148 27.0 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 54 9.9 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 113 20.7 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.0% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 103 18.8 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 144 26.3 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 68 12.4 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 71 13.0 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 80 48.2 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 66 39.8 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 20 12.0 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.8% were couple families with children, 48.2% were couple families without children and 12.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.8 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 76.2 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 23.8% of single parents were male and 76.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,660 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,687 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,687 and those without children was $1,660.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 26 17.2 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 7 4.6 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 26 17.2 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 26 17.2 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 14 9.3 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 22 14.6 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 22 14.6 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 8 5.3 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 17.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 17.2% 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 Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 274 65.2 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 146 34.8 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 65.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 34.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 262 95.3 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 9 3.3 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4 1.5 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 95.3% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 24 8.7 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 71 25.8 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 125 45.5 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 51 18.5 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 4 1.5 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 8.7% had 1 bedroom, 25.8% had 2 bedrooms and 45.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 94 34.2 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 62 22.5 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 104 37.8 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 5 1.8 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 10 3.6 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.2% were owned outright, 22.5% were owned with a mortgage and 37.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 167 60.5 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 93 33.7 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 16 5.8 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 60.5% were family households, 33.7% were single person households and 5.8% were group households.

Household income Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.2 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 100 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.3 -- 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 Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,404 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.6 -- 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 Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 20 7.2 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 98 35.5 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 116 42.0 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 35 12.7 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 7 2.5 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.0% 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 Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 40 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 24 60.0 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 16 40.0 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 24 (or 60.0%) were male and 16 (or 40.0%) 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 Strahan (L) % 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 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Strahan (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Strahan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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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