Southern Midlands (M)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA65010
People 6,043
Male 51.5%
Female 48.5%
Median age 44
Families 1,666
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 2,706
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,048
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,192
Median weekly rent $170
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.4

(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
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male 3,116 51.5 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,930 48.5 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 335 5.5 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 6,043 people in Southern Midlands (M). Of these 51.5% were male and 48.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.5% of the population.

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Age Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median age 44 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 301 5.0 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 396 6.6 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 429 7.1 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 399 6.6 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 276 4.6 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 274 4.5 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 314 5.2 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 306 5.1 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 352 5.8 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 491 8.1 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 473 7.8 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 506 8.4 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 471 7.8 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 391 6.5 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 295 4.9 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 177 2.9 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 90 1.5 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 86 1.4 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Southern Midlands (M) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Married 2,412 49.2 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 161 3.3 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 493 10.1 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 255 5.2 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,581 32.3 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Southern Midlands (M) aged 15 years and over, 49.2% were married and 13.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,137 48.7 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 586 13.3 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,668 38.0 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Southern Midlands (M), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Preschool 32 1.9 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 418 24.4 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 90 5.3 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 36 2.1 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 253 14.8 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 104 6.1 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 28 1.6 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 120 7.0 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 77 4.5 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 39 2.3 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 516 30.1 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In Southern Midlands (M) 28.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.9% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 11.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 331 6.7 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 248 5.0 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 123 2.5 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 841 17.1 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 516 10.5 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 276 5.6 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,098 22.3 73,242 17.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 384 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 48 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 714 14.5 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 9 0.2 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 647 13.2 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Southern Midlands (M), 10.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australian 2,945 38.1 220,382 32.3 7,298,243 23.3
English 2,813 36.4 227,074 33.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 504 6.5 55,702 8.2 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 426 5.5 47,546 7.0 2,023,470 6.4
German 154 2.0 18,391 2.7 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Southern Midlands (M) were Australian 38.1%, English 36.4%, Irish 6.5%, Scottish 5.5% and German 2.0%.

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 Southern Midlands (M) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 5,113 85.0 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 171 2.8 18,776 3.7 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 42 0.7 4,977 1.0 518,466 2.2
Germany 14 0.2 2,108 0.4 102,595 0.4
Netherlands 10 0.2 2,193 0.4 70,172 0.3
Philippines 9 0.1 1,616 0.3 232,386 1.0

In Southern Midlands (M), 85.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.8%, New Zealand 0.7%, Germany 0.2%, Netherlands 0.2% and Philippines 0.1%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 420 7.0 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 186 3.1 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 145 2.4 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,813 79.7 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Southern Midlands (M), 79.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 5,003 83.2 374,705 73.5 12,231,150 52.3
England 267 4.4 28,820 5.7 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 54 0.9 6,786 1.3 617,331 2.6
Scotland 29 0.5 5,174 1.0 276,038 1.2
Netherlands 29 0.5 5,563 1.1 175,354 0.7

In Southern Midlands (M), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 83.2%, England 4.4%, New Zealand 0.9%, Scotland 0.5% and Netherlands 0.5%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 5,041 83.6 383,599 75.2 12,643,365 54.0
England 256 4.2 26,528 5.2 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 63 1.0 6,518 1.3 608,329 2.6
Netherlands 34 0.6 5,021 1.0 152,088 0.6
Germany 26 0.4 3,423 0.7 169,618 0.7

In Southern Midlands (M), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 83.6%, England 4.2%, New Zealand 1.0%, Netherlands 0.6% and Germany 0.4%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Anglican 1,990 33.0 103,839 20.4 3,101,185 13.3
No Religion, so described 1,890 31.3 192,515 37.8 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 1,013 16.8 79,454 15.6 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 608 10.1 49,690 9.7 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 227 3.8 19,341 3.8 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Southern Midlands (M) were Anglican 33.0%, No Religion, so described 31.3%, Catholic 16.8%, Not stated 10.1% and Uniting Church 3.8%. In Southern Midlands (M), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (64.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
German 10 0.2 1,576 0.3 79,353 0.3
Dutch 8 0.1 903 0.2 33,835 0.1
Greek 8 0.1 1,191 0.2 237,588 1.0
Italian 7 0.1 1,096 0.2 271,597 1.2
Spanish 5 0.1 936 0.2 140,817 0.6
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English only spoken at home 5,566 92.3 450,411 88.3 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 43 1.8 13,712 6.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Southern Midlands (M) 92.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 0.2%, Dutch 0.1%, Greek 0.1%, Italian 0.1% and Spanish 0.1%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,531 55.7 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 870 31.7 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 195 7.1 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 151 5.5 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 2,747 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Southern Midlands (M). Of these 55.7% were employed full time, 31.7% were employed part-time and 5.5% 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
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 288 11.1 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 255 9.8 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 332 12.8 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 467 18.0 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,065 41.0 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Southern Midlands (M), 11.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Managers 419 16.2 26,467 12.2 1,390,047 13.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 419 16.2 30,243 14.0 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 409 15.8 25,183 11.6 1,011,520 9.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 287 11.1 26,754 12.4 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 271 10.5 28,194 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Machinery Operators and Drivers 251 9.7 13,800 6.4 670,106 6.3
Sales Workers 237 9.2 21,402 9.9 1,000,955 9.4
Professionals 224 8.7 40,772 18.8 2,370,966 22.2

The most common occupations in Southern Midlands (M) included Managers 16.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 16.2%, Labourers 15.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.5%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 9.7%, Sales Workers 9.2% and Professionals 8.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Sheep Farming (Specialised) 159 6.3 773 0.4 18,197 0.2
Aged Care Residential Services 77 3.1 6,139 2.8 211,621 2.0
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 75 3.0 6,511 3.0 254,275 2.4
Local Government Administration 70 2.8 3,173 1.5 142,724 1.3
Primary Education 56 2.2 5,653 2.6 231,198 2.2

Of the employed people in Southern Midlands (M), the most common responses for industry of employment included Sheep Farming (Specialised) 6.3%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.1%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.0%, Local Government Administration 2.8% and Primary Education 2.2%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Personal 533 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 1,268 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,048 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Southern Midlands (M) was $533.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,700 65.3 141,396 65.3 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 227 8.7 10,135 4.7 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 132 5.1 12,541 5.8 489,922 4.6
Walked only 79 3.0 10,443 4.8 370,427 3.5
Truck 52 2.0 1,695 0.8 85,892 0.8
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 27 1.0 6,510 3.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,855 71.2 156,315 72.2 7,305,271 68.4

In Southern Midlands (M), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 65.3%, Worked at home 8.7%, Car, as passenger 5.1%, Walked only 3.0% and Truck 2.0%. On the day, 1.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 71.2% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,306 67.2 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,264 25.8 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 614 12.5 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 967 19.7 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Southern Midlands (M), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.8% provided care for children and 12.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% 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
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 875 17.8 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,190 24.2 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 659 13.4 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 588 11.9 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Southern Midlands (M), 24.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 718 43.0 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 672 40.3 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 261 15.6 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 17 1.0 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Southern Midlands (M), 40.3% were couple families with children, 43.0% were couple families without children and 15.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male -- 25.9 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 74.1 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Southern Midlands (M), 25.9% of single parents were male and 74.1% 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
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 262 19.0 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 58 4.2 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 302 21.9 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 156 11.3 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 93 6.7 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 320 23.2 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 100 7.2 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 90 6.5 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Southern Midlands (M), of couple families with children, 19.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 21.9% 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 Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 2,256 87.5 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 321 12.5 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In Southern Midlands (M), 87.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Separate house 2,208 97.9 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6 0.3 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 4 0.2 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 22 1.0 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Southern Midlands (M), 97.9% were separate houses, 0.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.2% were flats or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.6 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 70 3.1 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 347 15.4 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,203 53.5 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 568 25.3 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 46 2.0 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In Southern Midlands (M), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 15.4% had 2 bedrooms and 53.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Owned outright 870 38.5 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 927 41.0 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 363 16.1 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 31 1.4 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 68 3.0 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Southern Midlands (M), 38.5% were owned outright, 41.0% were owned with a mortgage and 16.1% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Family households 1,633 72.4 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 580 25.7 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 43 1.9 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In Southern Midlands (M), of all households, 72.4% were family households, 25.7% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

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Household income Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.0 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.8 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In Southern Midlands (M), 27.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.8% 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 Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median rent 170 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.2 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.8 -- 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 Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,192 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.1 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.9 -- 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 Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
None 68 3.0 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 504 22.3 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 799 35.4 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 795 35.2 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 91 4.0 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In Southern Midlands (M), 22.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 35.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 606 26.8 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,582 70.1 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 70 3.1 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In Southern Midlands (M), 70.1% 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.
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male 163 49.1 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 169 50.9 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 26 -- 24 -- 23 --

In Southern Midlands (M), 49.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.9% were female. The median age was 26 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
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,009 -- 1,079 -- 1,203 --

In Southern Midlands (M), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,009.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Southern Midlands (M) % Southern Midlands (M) Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 230 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In Southern Midlands (M), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $230 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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.