2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | Statistical Divisions

Greater Hobart

Code 605 (SD)
People 200,525
Male 97,152
Female 103,373
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 180,309
People born overseas 24,035
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 923
Families 53,151
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 86,645
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $904
Median monthly mortgage repayment $975
Median weekly rent $150
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Greater Hobart % Australia %
Total 200,525 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 97,152 48.4 9,799,252 49.4
Female 103,373 51.6 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5,733 2.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 200,525 people were usually resident in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions): of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Of the total population 2.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Greater Hobart % Australia %
People
0-4 years 12,115 6.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 26,241 13.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 28,339 14.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 81,474 40.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 23,093 11.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 29,264 14.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.1% of people usually resident in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Greater Hobart % Australia %
Australian citizenship 180,309 89.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 24,035 12.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 923 0.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.9% of people usually resident in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions) were Australian citizens, 12.0% were born overseas and 0.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Greater Hobart % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 75,215 46.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 20,739 12.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 11,058 6.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 55,160 34.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 46.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions) were married, 12.8% were either separated or divorced, 6.8% were widowed and 34.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Greater Hobart % Australia %
Australia 163,714 81.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Hobart % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Greater Hobart % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Greater Hobart % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 53,801 56.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 29,834 31.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 3,745 3.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,285 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 5,589 5.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 57,996 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 95,254 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 95,254 people aged 15 years and over in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions) were in the labour force. Of these 56.5% worked full-time, 31.3% worked part-time, 3.9% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.9% were unemployed. 57,996 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Greater Hobart % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Greater Hobart % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Greater Hobart % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 445 -- 466 --
Family 1,110 -- 1,171 --
Household 904 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $445, the median family income was $1,110 and the median household income was $904.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Greater Hobart % Australia %
Couple family without children 20,153 37.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 22,396 42.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 9,749 18.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 853 1.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 53,151 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 53,151 families in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions): of these 37.9% were couple families without children, 42.1% were couple families with children, 18.3% were one parent families and 1.6% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Greater Hobart % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 79,655 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 86,645 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 79,655 occupied private dwellings were counted in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions).

Dwelling structure Greater Hobart % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 65,714 82.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,912 6.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 8,570 10.8 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 445 0.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 14 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions), 82.5% were separate houses, 6.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Greater Hobart % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 27,110 34.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 27,140 34.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 20,241 25.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 519 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4,646 5.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions), 34.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 34.1% were owned with a mortgage and 25.4% were rented.

Landlord type Greater Hobart % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 6,490 32.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 4,939 24.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 8,252 40.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 559 2.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 32.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 24.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 40.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Greater Hobart % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 975 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $975. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Greater Hobart % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 52,473 65.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 21,057 26.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 2,959 3.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Greater Hobart (Statistical Divisions), 65.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.4% were single (or lone) person households and 3.7% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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