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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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At the 2001 Census, some 82.1% of the 124,078 families counted in Tasmania contained couples. Of these, 36.4% were couples with dependent children, 38.4% were couples without children and 7.3% were couples with non-dependent children. Some 16.5% of Tasmanian families were one-parent families.

Couples with dependent children - Circular Head and Kingborough local government areas (LGAs) had the largest percentage of couples with dependent children, 42.5% and 42.3% respectively. Glamorgan/Spring Bay and Tasman had the smallest percentage of couples with dependent children, 27.0% and 30.9% respectively.

Couples without children - Glamorgan/Spring Bay and Tasman had the largest percentage of couples without children, 54.9% and 51.3% respectively. Brighton had the smallest percentage of couples without children, 26.0%, well below all other LGAs.

Couples with non-dependent children - King Island, Latrobe, and Derwent Valley recorded the largest percentage of couples with non-dependent children, with 9.3%, 8.9% and 8.8% respectively.

One-parent families - Brighton, Glenorchy and Launceston had the largest percentage of one-parent families, with 24.8%, 21.5% and 20.2% respectively.


FAMILY TYPE, Tasmanian local government areas - Census 2001
Couple with dependent children
Couple with non-dependent
children
Couple without children
One parent
Other family
Total families

Local government area
%
%
%
%
%
no.

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
40.1
8.2
26.0
24.8
0.9
3,439
Central Highlands
36.7
7.9
42.4
12.2
0.8
621
Clarence
36.5
8.0
37.7
16.7
1.1
13,403
Derwent Valley
38.0
8.8
36.6
15.4
1.3
2,508
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
27.0
6.6
54.9
10.3
1.2
1,129
Glenorchy
33.1
8.3
35.4
21.5
1.8
11,581
Hobart
35.3
5.0
40.6
16.6
2.4
11,054
Huon Valley
38.8
6.6
38.3
15.2
1.1
3,602
Kingborough
42.3
6.9
35.8
14.3
0.8
7,998
Sorell
38.9
6.2
36.0
17.8
1.1
2,998
Southern Midlands
40.8
7.8
37.3
12.7
1.4
1,572
Tasman
30.9
4.8
51.3
12.5
0.5
631
Total
36.8
7.2
37.3
17.3
1.4
60,536

Northern
Break O'Day
31.7
5.6
49.0
12.9
0.8
1,592
Dorset
37.2
6.0
43.7
12.4
0.6
1,968
Flinders
34.0
8.0
45.4
11.3
1.3
238
George Town
35.8
7.1
39.0
17.2
0.9
1,766
Launceston
33.0
7.4
37.2
20.2
2.3
15,809
Meander Valley
39.8
7.4
39.8
12.0
1.1
4,888
Northern Midlands
39.9
8.5
39.6
11.4
0.6
3,251
West Tamar
39.2
7.0
40.7
12.3
0.9
5,510
Total
35.9
7.2
39.4
16.0
1.5
35,022

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
35.6
7.2
38.8
17.4
1.0
4,972
Central Coast
36.4
7.7
40.9
13.7
1.2
5,705
Circular Head
42.5
8.5
35.8
11.9
1.2
2,111
Devonport
32.9
7.1
40.3
18.7
1.1
6,460
Kentish
41.3
8.2
37.6
12.0
0.9
1,480
King Island
33.3
9.3
47.1
8.7
1.5
471
Latrobe
34.9
8.9
41.9
13.2
1.1
2,263
Waratah/Wynyard
37.0
7.5
39.5
15.2
0.7
3,636
West Coast
41.2
6.7
36.8
13.5
1.8
1,422
Total
36.3
7.6
39.7
15.3
1.1
28,520

Tasmania
36.4
7.3
38.4
16.5
1.4
124,078


Source: ABS data available on request, Census of Population and Housing and 2001 Census Basic Community Profiles (BCPs)


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