2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | Significant Urban Areas

Hobart

Code 6003 (SUA)
People 200,501
Male 97,250
Female 103,251
Median age 39
Families 53,620
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 88,396
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,065
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,458
Median weekly rent $235
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 200,501 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 97,250 48.5 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 103,251 51.5 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 6,493 3.2 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 200,501 people in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas) of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.2% of the population.

Age Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 12,820 6.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 12,107 6.0 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 12,559 6.3 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 13,062 6.5 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 14,032 7.0 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 12,994 6.5 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 11,872 5.9 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 12,901 6.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 13,516 6.7 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 13,715 6.8 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 14,297 7.1 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 13,186 6.6 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 12,141 6.1 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 9,097 4.5 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 7,317 3.6 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 5,690 2.8 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4,717 2.4 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4,476 2.2 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 73,438 45.1 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 5,157 3.2 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 15,919 9.8 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 10,579 6.5 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 57,916 35.5 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 45.1% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 66,581 45.5 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 17,099 11.7 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 62,615 42.8 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 1,652 2.8 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 10,993 18.6 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,799 6.4 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,978 3.4 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 6,421 10.9 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3,100 5.3 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,398 4.1 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 5,128 8.7 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 9,399 15.9 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 1,247 2.1 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 12,847 21.8 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 58,962 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas) 29.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.4% were in primary school, 20.2% in secondary school and 24.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 164,223 81.9 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 32,761 17.4 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 12,408 6.6 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 8,028 4.3 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 134,994 71.7 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), 71.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 53,527 55.1 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 32,398 33.4 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 5,659 5.8 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 5,540 5.7 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 97,124 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 97,124 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 55.1% were employed full time, 33.4% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 11,444 12.5 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 9,852 10.8 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 11,100 12.1 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 19,276 21.0 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 34,252 37.4 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 556 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,362 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,065 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas) was $556.

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

Unpaid work Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 119,599 73.4 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 46,267 28.4 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 18,928 11.6 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 31,029 19.0 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.4% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 35,761 21.9 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 45,606 28.0 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 21,778 13.4 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 16,453 10.1 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 21,209 39.6 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 21,671 40.4 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 9,940 18.5 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 800 1.5 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), 40.4% were couple families with children, 39.6% were couple families without children and 18.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.3 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.7 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas) 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,964 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,182 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,182 and those without children was $1,964.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 8,299 19.4 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 2,082 4.9 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 10,110 23.6 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,321 12.4 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 2,749 6.4 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 9,011 21.0 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 2,646 6.2 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,659 6.2 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 19.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 23.6% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 78,143 91.3 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 7,448 8.7 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), 91.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 63,767 81.6 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,305 6.8 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 8,681 11.1 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 341 0.4 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), 81.6% were separate houses, 6.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 281 0.4 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4,160 5.3 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 16,938 21.7 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 38,595 49.4 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 16,896 21.6 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,274 1.6 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 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.3% had 1 bedroom, 21.7% had 2 bedrooms and 49.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 26,316 33.7 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 27,387 35.0 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 22,051 28.2 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 592 0.8 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,796 2.3 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), 33.7% were owned outright, 35.0% were owned with a mortgage and 28.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 52,881 67.7 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 22,192 28.4 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3,071 3.9 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 67.7% were family households, 28.4% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.0 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.4 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), 27.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.4% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 235 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.3 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.7 -- 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,458 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
None 7,389 9.5 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 29,374 37.6 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 26,740 34.2 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 12,405 15.9 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,234 2.9 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), 37.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.9% 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 Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 6,492 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3,149 48.5 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 3,343 51.5 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), there were 6,492 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3,149 (or 48.5%) were male and 3,343 (or 51.5%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Hobart % 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 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 969 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $969.

Mortgage and rent Hobart % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 210 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,430 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Hobart (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $210 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,430.

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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