Northern Midlands (M)

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA64610
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 312
Male 48.4%
Female 51.6%
Median age 24
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 170
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,062
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,213
Median weekly rent $220

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 283 90.7 21,572 91.5 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 21 6.7 1,118 4.7 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 8 2.6 890 3.8 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Northern Midlands (M), there were 312 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female.

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Age Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median age 24 -- 24 -- 23 --
0-4 years 40 13.0 2,439 10.3 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 75 24.4 5,351 22.7 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 47 15.3 4,301 18.2 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 40 13.0 3,037 12.9 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 28 9.1 2,446 10.4 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 32 10.4 2,563 10.9 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 25 8.1 1,986 8.4 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 21 6.8 1,455 6.2 30,952 4.8

In Northern Midlands (M), the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 24 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 36.5% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 6.8% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Married 57 28.4 4,713 29.9 105,086 24.5
Separated 12 6.0 755 4.8 19,112 4.5
Divorced 23 11.4 1,490 9.4 28,796 6.7
Widowed 3 1.5 501 3.2 13,794 3.2
Never married 106 52.7 8,324 52.7 261,980 61.1

In Northern Midlands (M), 28.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 17.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 51 27.6 4,346 30.0 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 34 18.4 2,275 15.7 60,051 16.0
Not married 100 54.1 7,884 54.4 228,281 60.9

In Northern Midlands (M), 27.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 18.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Pre-school 4 3.7 286 3.2 16,698 6.4
Primary 58 53.2 3,927 43.9 97,859 37.5
Secondary 23 21.1 2,259 25.3 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 9 8.3 685 7.7 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 3 2.8 525 5.9 15,489 5.9
Other 3 2.8 186 2.1 5,047 1.9
Not stated 9 8.3 1,078 12.1 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Northern Midlands (M), 35.2% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 53.2% were attending a primary school, 21.1% were attending a secondary school and 11.0% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 8 3.8 872 5.5 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 11 5.2 816 5.2 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 4 1.9 535 3.4 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 31 14.6 2,641 16.7 56,625 13.2
Year 12 25 11.8 1,954 12.4 59,949 14.0
Year 11 18 8.5 1,149 7.3 34,674 8.1
Year 10 54 25.5 3,676 23.3 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 0 0.0 35 0.2 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 0 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 20 9.4 2,267 14.3 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 0 0.0 57 0.4 4,256 1.0
Not stated 22 10.4 1,347 8.5 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Northern Midlands (M), 11.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
English only spoken at home 313 97.8 22,871 97.0 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 97.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Northern Midlands (M). There were no other responses for language spoken at home.

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Ancestry, top responses Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australian 238 56.3 16,536 50.8 399,843 45.0
English 113 26.7 8,625 26.5 152,758 17.2
Irish 23 5.4 2,196 6.8 45,887 5.2
Scottish 14 3.3 1,310 4.0 30,843 3.5
Australian Aboriginal 11 2.6 1,579 4.9 140,480 15.8

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Northern Midlands (M) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Northern Midlands (M), the most common ancestries were Australian 56.3%, English 26.7%, Irish 5.4%, Scottish 3.3% and Australian Aboriginal 2.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 56 44.4 4,126 46.2 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 51 40.5 3,111 34.8 61,049 27.4
Away from work 4 3.2 549 6.1 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 15 11.9 1,152 12.9 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 75 36.4 6,547 41.5 190,132 44.3

There were 126 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Northern Midlands (M). Of these 44.4% were employed full time, 40.5% were employed part-time and 11.9% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

For information on the Community Development Programme (CDP) please refer to the Census Data Dictionary. CDP data is available in TableBuilder.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Labourers 23 20.7 1,435 18.4 27,814 15.3
Community and Personal Service Workers 22 19.8 1,209 15.5 30,991 17.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 18 16.2 1,160 14.9 24,399 13.4
Professionals 15 13.5 730 9.4 24,339 13.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 13 11.7 881 11.3 23,174 12.7
Managers 7 6.3 638 8.2 12,844 7.1
Machinery Operators and Drivers 7 6.3 662 8.5 16,774 9.2
Sales Workers 6 5.4 878 11.3 15,791 8.7

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Northern Midlands (M), the most common occupations were Labourers 20.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 19.8%, Technicians and Trades Workers 16.2%, Professionals 13.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.7%, Managers 6.3%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.3% and Sales Workers 5.4%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Meat Processing 7 10.6 57 0.7 932 0.5
Other Social Assistance Services 6 9.1 200 2.6 5,302 2.9
Aged Care Residential Services 5 7.6 270 3.5 3,760 2.1
Fuel Retailing 4 6.1 37 0.5 639 0.4
Shearing Services 3 4.5 0 0.0 154 0.1

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Northern Midlands (M), the most common industries of employment were Meat Processing 10.6%, Other Social Assistance Services 9.1%, Aged Care Residential Services 7.6%, Fuel Retailing 6.1% and Shearing Services 4.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Personal 510 -- 472 -- 441 --
Household 1,062 -- 1,079 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Northern Midlands (M) was $510 and the median weekly household income was $1,062.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 132 64.4 10,615 67.2 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 73 36.1 5,213 33.0 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 29 14.4 2,279 14.4 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 27 13.4 2,778 17.6 63,303 14.8

In Northern Midlands (M), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 64.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 36.1% provided care for children and 14.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Dwellings

dwelling characteristics | dwelling structure

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 2 -- 1.9 -- 1.7 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Northern Midlands (M), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom and 2 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

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Housing costs
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 220 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,213 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In Northern Midlands (M), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,213.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 26 16.2 2,431 20.9 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 60 37.5 3,870 33.3 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 35 21.9 2,553 21.9 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 0 0.0 154 1.3 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 0 0.0 48 0.4 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 0 0.0 72 0.6 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 3 1.9 86 0.7 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 0 0.0 471 0.2
Other household 36 22.5 2,424 20.8 53,195 20.2

In Northern Midlands (M), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 16.2% were a couple family with no children, 37.5% were a couple family with children and 23.8% were a one parent family.

In multiple family households, only the family composition of the primary family is recorded. Other household includes lone person households and group households.

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Separate house 153 91.6 10,382 89.5 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7 4.2 598 5.2 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 7 4.2 549 4.7 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 0 0.0 66 0.6 2,897 1.1

In Northern Midlands (M) there were 170 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 91.6% were separate houses, 4.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Owned outright 33 19.9 2,070 17.8 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 53 31.9 3,923 33.7 68,085 25.9
Rented 77 46.4 5,236 45.0 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 0 0.0 71 0.6 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 3 1.8 337 2.9 10,182 3.9

In Northern Midlands (M), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 19.9% were owned outright, 31.9% were owned with a mortgage and 46.4% were rented.

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Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.