Northern Midlands (M)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA64610
People 12,822
Male 49.6%
Female 50.4%
Median age 46
Families 3,466
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.6
All private dwellings 5,915
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,042
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

(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

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Demographics & education

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

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male 6,359 49.6 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 6,458 50.4 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 320 2.5 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 12,822 people in Northern Midlands (M). Of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.5% of the population.

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Age Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median age 46 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 711 5.5 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 748 5.8 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 749 5.8 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 724 5.6 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 668 5.2 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 584 4.6 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 621 4.8 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 623 4.9 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 790 6.2 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 899 7.0 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 973 7.6 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,040 8.1 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 952 7.4 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 976 7.6 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 702 5.5 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 493 3.8 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 326 2.5 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 238 1.9 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Northern Midlands (M) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Married 5,395 50.9 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 348 3.3 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,048 9.9 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 693 6.5 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,124 29.4 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Northern Midlands (M) aged 15 years and over, 50.9% were married and 13.1% 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 4,673 50.7 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,129 12.3 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,414 37.0 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Northern Midlands (M), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Preschool 112 3.2 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 869 25.0 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 77 2.2 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 85 2.4 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 435 12.5 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 121 3.5 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 116 3.3 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 207 6.0 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 214 6.2 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 51 1.5 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,186 34.1 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In Northern Midlands (M) 27.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.7% were in primary school, 19.3% in secondary school and 12.1% in 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 1,068 10.1 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 745 7.0 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 258 2.4 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,690 15.9 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,064 10.0 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 497 4.7 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,273 21.4 73,242 17.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 18 0.2 384 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 48 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,281 12.1 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 31 0.3 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,414 13.3 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Northern Midlands (M), 10.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australian 5,985 36.1 220,382 32.3 7,298,243 23.3
English 5,851 35.3 227,074 33.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 1,161 7.0 55,702 8.2 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,087 6.6 47,546 7.0 2,023,470 6.4
German 363 2.2 18,391 2.7 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Northern Midlands (M) were Australian 36.1%, English 35.3%, Irish 7.0%, Scottish 6.6% and German 2.2%.

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).

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Country of birth Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 10,603 82.9 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 482 3.8 18,776 3.7 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 118 0.9 4,977 1.0 518,466 2.2
Netherlands 58 0.5 2,193 0.4 70,172 0.3
Scotland 38 0.3 2,283 0.4 119,417 0.5
Germany 36 0.3 2,108 0.4 102,595 0.4

In Northern Midlands (M), 82.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.8%, New Zealand 0.9%, Netherlands 0.5%, Scotland 0.3% and Germany 0.3%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,222 9.5 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 504 3.9 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 361 2.8 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 9,586 74.8 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Northern Midlands (M), 74.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 10,035 78.3 374,705 73.5 12,231,150 52.3
England 684 5.3 28,820 5.7 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 161 1.3 6,786 1.3 617,331 2.6
Netherlands 133 1.0 5,563 1.1 175,354 0.7
Scotland 94 0.7 5,174 1.0 276,038 1.2

In Northern Midlands (M), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 78.3%, England 5.3%, New Zealand 1.3%, Netherlands 1.0% and Scotland 0.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 10,197 79.5 383,599 75.2 12,643,365 54.0
England 651 5.1 26,528 5.2 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 154 1.2 6,518 1.3 608,329 2.6
Netherlands 124 1.0 5,021 1.0 152,088 0.6
Scotland 71 0.6 4,485 0.9 245,915 1.1

In Northern Midlands (M), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 79.5%, England 5.1%, New Zealand 1.2%, Netherlands 1.0% and Scotland 0.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 3,997 31.2 192,515 37.8 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 3,840 30.0 103,839 20.4 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 1,663 13.0 79,454 15.6 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 1,377 10.8 49,690 9.7 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 621 4.9 19,341 3.8 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Northern Midlands (M) were No Religion, so described 31.2%, Anglican 30.0%, Catholic 13.0%, Not stated 10.8% and Uniting Church 4.9%. In Northern Midlands (M), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (64.0%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Dutch 26 0.2 903 0.2 33,835 0.1
Mandarin 17 0.1 3,971 0.8 596,711 2.5
Italian 15 0.1 1,096 0.2 271,597 1.2
French 14 0.1 820 0.2 70,873 0.3
German 13 0.1 1,576 0.3 79,353 0.3
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English only spoken at home 11,645 90.9 450,411 88.3 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 138 2.6 13,712 6.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Northern Midlands (M) 90.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Dutch 0.2%, Mandarin 0.1%, Italian 0.1%, French 0.1% and German 0.1%.

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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 3,204 54.7 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,966 33.6 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 327 5.6 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 357 6.1 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 5,854 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Northern Midlands (M). Of these 54.7% were employed full time, 33.6% were employed part-time and 6.1% 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.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 659 12.0 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 586 10.7 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 720 13.1 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,091 19.8 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,114 38.5 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Northern Midlands (M), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Managers 893 16.3 26,467 12.2 1,390,047 13.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 845 15.4 30,243 14.0 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 792 14.4 25,183 11.6 1,011,520 9.5
Professionals 657 12.0 40,772 18.8 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 618 11.3 28,194 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 553 10.1 21,402 9.9 1,000,955 9.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 551 10.0 26,754 12.4 1,157,003 10.8
Machinery Operators and Drivers 483 8.8 13,800 6.4 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Northern Midlands (M) included Managers 16.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.4%, Labourers 14.4%, Professionals 12.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.3%, Sales Workers 10.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 8.8%.

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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
Sheep Farming (Specialised) 212 4.0 773 0.4 18,197 0.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 175 3.3 6,511 3.0 254,275 2.4
Meat Processing 173 3.2 755 0.3 28,852 0.3
Aged Care Residential Services 162 3.0 6,139 2.8 211,621 2.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 161 3.0 7,767 3.6 411,808 3.9

Of the employed people in Northern Midlands (M), the most common responses for industry of employment included Sheep Farming (Specialised) 4.0%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.3%, Meat Processing 3.2%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.0% and Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.0%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Personal 555 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 1,326 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,042 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Northern Midlands (M) was $555.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 3,752 68.3 141,396 65.3 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 380 6.9 10,135 4.7 503,582 4.7
Walked only 273 5.0 10,443 4.8 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 230 4.2 12,541 5.8 489,922 4.6
Truck 58 1.1 1,695 0.8 85,892 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 32 0.6 6,510 3.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 4,004 72.8 156,315 72.2 7,305,271 68.4

In Northern Midlands (M), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.3%, Worked at home 6.9%, Walked only 5.0%, Car, as passenger 4.2% and Truck 1.1%. On the day, 0.6% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 72.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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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) 7,139 67.3 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,684 25.3 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,171 11.0 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,240 21.1 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Northern Midlands (M), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.3% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,979 18.7 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,555 24.1 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,407 13.3 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,191 11.2 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Northern Midlands (M), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,622 46.7 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,343 38.7 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 470 13.5 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 35 1.0 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Northern Midlands (M), 38.7% were couple families with children, 46.7% were couple families without children and 13.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.2 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.8 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Northern Midlands (M), 19.2% of single parents were male and 80.8% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 505 17.0 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 137 4.6 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 676 22.8 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 377 12.7 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 205 6.9 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 729 24.6 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 160 5.4 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 177 6.0 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Northern Midlands (M), of couple families with children, 17.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 22.8% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

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.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 4,934 88.6 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 635 11.4 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In Northern Midlands (M), 88.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Separate house 4,623 93.7 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 119 2.4 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 136 2.8 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 33 0.7 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Northern Midlands (M), 93.7% were separate houses, 2.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.8% were flats or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 19 0.4 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 174 3.5 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 974 19.7 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,432 49.3 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,211 24.6 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 122 2.5 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In Northern Midlands (M), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 19.7% had 2 bedrooms and 49.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,944 39.4 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,631 33.1 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,189 24.1 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 42 0.9 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 124 2.5 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Northern Midlands (M), 39.4% were owned outright, 33.1% were owned with a mortgage and 24.1% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Family households 3,424 69.4 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,403 28.5 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 104 2.1 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In Northern Midlands (M), of all households, 69.4% were family households, 28.5% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

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Household income Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.6 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.9 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In Northern Midlands (M), 26.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.9% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median rent 200 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.5 -- 5.1 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
None 183 3.7 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,456 29.6 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,775 36.0 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,295 26.3 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 215 4.4 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In Northern Midlands (M), 29.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,118 22.7 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,675 74.6 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 135 2.7 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In Northern Midlands (M), 74.6% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Northern Midlands (M) % Northern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male 153 48.4 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 163 51.6 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 24 -- 24 -- 23 --

In Northern Midlands (M), 48.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.6% were female. The median age was 24 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

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 --
Median weekly household income 1,062 -- 1,079 -- 1,203 --

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. The median household income was $1,062.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
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.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

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.