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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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On Census night 8 August 2006, some 82.0% of the 128,662 families usually residing in Tasmania contained couples. Of these, 41.7% were couples with dependent children, 49.5% were couples without children and 8.8% were couples with non-dependent children. Some 16.7% of Tasmanian families were one-parent families.

Couples with dependent children
- Local government areas (LGAs) with the largest percentage of couples with dependent children were Kingborough with 39.3%, followed by Southern Midlands and Circular Head, both with 38.3%. Glamorgan/Spring Bay and Flinders had the smallest percentage of couples with dependent children, 26.7% and 26.5% respectively.

Couples with non-dependent children - Latrobe and Southern Midlands recorded the largest percentage of couples with non-dependent children, with 9.0%.

Couples without children - Glamorgan/Spring Bay and Flinders had the largest percentage of couples without children, 58.3% and 56.7% respectively. Brighton had the smallest percentage of couples without children, 30.3%.

One-parent families
- Brighton, Glenorchy and Launceston had the largest percentage of one-parent families, with 24.7%, 22.7% and 20.1% respectively.


FAMILY COMPOSITION, Tasmanian local government areas - Census 8 August 2006
Couple with dependent
children
Couple with non-dependent children
Couple without children
One parent
Other families
Total
families
Local government area
%
%
%
%
%
no.

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
36.4
7.3
30.3
24.7
1.2
3,855
Central Highlands
32.6
5.7
48.6
12.8
1.3
617
Clarence
34.4
8.2
39.0
17.1
1.2
13,712
Derwent Valley
35.1
8.5
39.6
16.2
0.8
2,627
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
26.7
4.3
58.3
9.5
0.7
1,177
Glenorchy
30.9
8.3
35.9
22.7
2.1
11,545
Hobart
35.1
5.5
41.3
15.6
2.5
11,248
Huon Valley
36.1
6.7
42.1
14.2
1.1
3,876
Kingborough
39.3
6.7
38.7
14.4
0.9
8,703
Sorell
35.0
7.3
39.3
17.5
0.9
3,346
Southern Midlands
38.3
9.0
39.1
12.8
1.4
1,584
Tasman
28.2
4.7
54.9
11.3
0.8
638
Total
34.7
7.2
39.1
17.4
1.5
62,928
Northern
Break O'Day
27.6
4.5
53.2
14.2
0.7
1,683
Dorset
33.5
6.7
45.7
13.5
0.9
1,914
Flinders
26.5
5.5
56.7
10.5
2.5
238
George Town
32.2
7.4
42.1
16.9
0.9
1,842
Launceston
32.4
6.8
38.7
20.1
1.9
16,172
Meander Valley
37.0
7.6
42.3
12.3
0.9
5,121
Northern Midlands
36.7
7.5
42.8
12.2
0.5
3,352
West Tamar
37.1
7.5
42.0
12.6
1.0
5,808
Total
34.0
7.0
41.5
16.2
1.3
36,130
Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
32.8
7.1
40.0
19.0
1.2
5,229
Central Coast
33.4
7.6
44.1
13.9
0.9
5,936
Circular Head
38.3
7.5
40.2
12.9
1.3
2,217
Devonport
31.1
7.3
42.0
18.5
1.2
6,629
Kentish
36.8
8.7
40.8
13.0
1.0
1,604
King Island
30.6
7.2
50.8
10.2
2.3
431
Latrobe
32.4
9.0
44.8
13.0
0.9
2,482
Waratah/Wynyard
33.6
6.8
43.7
14.9
0.9
3,757
West Coast
36.3
5.4
43.2
14.7
0.8
1,324
Total
33.4
7.4
42.5
15.7
1.1
29,609
Tasmania
34.2
7.2
40.5
16.7
1.4
128,662

Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data.
Source: 2006 Census Basic Community Profiles (cat. no. 2001.0)



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