2011 Census QuickStats

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Swansea (L)

Code UCL621028 (UCL)
People 597
Male 269
Female 328
Median age 60
Families 151
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 449
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $678
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,050
Median weekly rent $200
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 Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 597 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 269 45.1 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 328 54.9 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 22 3.7 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 597 people in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 45.1% were male and 54.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.7% of the population.

Age Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 16 2.7 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 19 3.2 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 16 2.7 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 16 2.7 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 14 2.3 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 15 2.5 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 13 2.2 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 15 2.5 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 35 5.9 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 22 3.7 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 40 6.7 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 54 9.0 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 70 11.7 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 70 11.7 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 58 9.7 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 40 6.7 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 38 6.4 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 47 7.9 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 60 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 60 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 9.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 42.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 302 55.9 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 23 4.3 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 61 11.3 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 75 13.9 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 79 14.6 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 55.9% were married and 15.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 64 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 60 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 61 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 35 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 64 years and the median age of people never married was 35 years.

Social marital status Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 232 57.4 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 32 7.9 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 140 34.7 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 63 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 62 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 63 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 3 3.1 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 27 28.1 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 15 15.6 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 3.1 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 4 4.2 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 0 0.0 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 44 45.8 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 96 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.8% were in primary school, 17.5% in secondary school and 6.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 498 83.0 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 58 10.6 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 18 3.3 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 19 3.5 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 451 82.6 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 106 51.7 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 72 35.1 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 19 9.3 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 8 3.9 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 205 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 205 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 51.7% were employed full time, 35.1% were employed part-time and 3.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 29 14.8 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 25 12.8 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 18 9.2 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 23 11.7 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 80 40.8 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 14.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 48 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 402 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 792 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 678 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $402.

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

Unpaid work Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 333 62.1 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 97 18.1 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 53 9.8 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 141 26.3 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.1% provided care for children and 9.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 91 17.0 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 110 20.6 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 66 12.3 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 62 11.6 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 20.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 95 62.9 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 41 27.2 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 12 7.9 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 2.0 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.2% were couple families with children, 62.9% were couple families without children and 7.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 0.0 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 100.0 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 0.0% of single parents were male and 100.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,458 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,562 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,562 and those without children was $1,458.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 17 12.3 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 6 4.3 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 12 8.7 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 10 7.2 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 7 5.1 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 66 47.8 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 6 4.3 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 14 10.1 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 12.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 8.7% 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 Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 251 58.8 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 176 41.2 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 58.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 41.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 217 86.5 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4 1.6 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 13 5.2 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 17 6.8 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.5% were separate houses, 1.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.2% were flats, units or apartments and 6.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 10 4.0 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 77 30.9 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 127 51.0 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 30 12.0 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 5 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 1.9 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.0% had 1 bedroom, 30.9% had 2 bedrooms and 51.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 130 52.0 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 52 20.8 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 60 24.0 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 1.2 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 5 2.0 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 52.0% were owned outright, 20.8% were owned with a mortgage and 24.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 150 59.8 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 98 39.0 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 1.2 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 59.8% were family households, 39.0% were single person households and 1.2% were group households.

Household income Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 46.2 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.8 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 46.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 1.8% 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 Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.2 -- 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 Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,050 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 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 Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 12 4.8 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 111 44.2 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 94 37.5 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 31 12.4 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3 1.2 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.4% 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 Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 22 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 6 27.3 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 16 72.7 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 44 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 22 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 6 (or 27.3%) were male and 16 (or 72.7%) were female. The median age was 44 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 900 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $900.

Mortgage and rent Swansea (L) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 213 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 780 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Swansea (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $213 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $780.

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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