Sheffield

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC60593
People 1,552
Male 48.5%
Female 51.5%
Median age 51
Families 414
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 711
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $797
Median monthly mortgage repayments $997
Median weekly rent $190
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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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
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male 753 48.5 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 799 51.5 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 68 4.4 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,552 people in Sheffield. Of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.4% of the population.

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Age Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median age 51 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 68 4.3 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 78 5.0 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 82 5.2 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 92 5.9 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 55 3.5 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 57 3.6 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 58 3.7 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 69 4.4 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 91 5.8 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 107 6.8 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 87 5.6 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 126 8.1 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 131 8.4 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 164 10.5 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 107 6.8 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 73 4.7 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 59 3.8 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 61 3.9 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Sheffield was 51 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 29.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Married 689 52.2 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 39 3.0 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 141 10.7 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 126 9.6 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 324 24.6 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Sheffield aged 15 years and over, 52.2% were married and 13.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 570 51.4 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 117 10.6 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 422 38.1 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Sheffield, of people aged 15 years and over, 51.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Preschool 14 3.5 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 97 24.2 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 4 1.0 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 4 1.0 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 48 12.0 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 6 1.5 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 5 1.2 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 35 8.7 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 25 6.2 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 17 4.2 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 146 36.4 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In Sheffield 25.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.5% were in primary school, 16.0% in secondary school and 15.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 126 9.5 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 76 5.7 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 27 2.0 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 201 15.1 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 130 9.8 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 60 4.5 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 248 18.6 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 215 16.1 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 4 0.3 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 198 14.9 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Sheffield, 9.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
English 676 34.1 227,074 33.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 670 33.8 220,382 32.3 7,298,243 23.3
Scottish 187 9.4 47,546 7.0 2,023,470 6.4
Irish 120 6.1 55,702 8.2 2,388,058 7.6
German 66 3.3 18,391 2.7 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Sheffield were English 34.1%, Australian 33.8%, Scottish 9.4%, Irish 6.1% and German 3.3%.

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 Sheffield (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 1,214 78.5 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 104 6.7 18,776 3.7 907,570 3.9
Germany 14 0.9 2,108 0.4 102,595 0.4
New Zealand 11 0.7 4,977 1.0 518,466 2.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 11 0.7 3,036 0.6 509,555 2.2
Netherlands 10 0.6 2,193 0.4 70,172 0.3

In Sheffield, 78.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 6.7%, Germany 0.9%, New Zealand 0.7%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.7% and Netherlands 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 221 14.3 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 69 4.5 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 26 1.7 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,094 70.7 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Sheffield, 70.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 1,127 73.4 374,705 73.5 12,231,150 52.3
England 119 7.8 28,820 5.7 1,403,096 6.0
Scotland 25 1.6 5,174 1.0 276,038 1.2
New Zealand 20 1.3 6,786 1.3 617,331 2.6
Netherlands 19 1.2 5,563 1.1 175,354 0.7

In Sheffield, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 73.4%, England 7.8%, Scotland 1.6%, New Zealand 1.3% and Netherlands 1.2%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 1,176 77.0 383,599 75.2 12,643,365 54.0
England 103 6.7 26,528 5.2 1,302,147 5.6
Scotland 20 1.3 4,485 0.9 245,915 1.1
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 19 1.2 3,499 0.7 155,231 0.7
New Zealand 15 1.0 6,518 1.3 608,329 2.6

In Sheffield, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 77.0%, England 6.7%, Scotland 1.3%, United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 1.2% and New Zealand 1.0%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 537 34.8 192,515 37.8 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 276 17.9 103,839 20.4 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 207 13.4 49,690 9.7 2,238,735 9.6
Catholic 146 9.5 79,454 15.6 5,291,834 22.6
Baptist 104 6.7 7,573 1.5 345,142 1.5

The most common responses for religion in Sheffield were No Religion, so described 34.8%, Anglican 17.9%, Not stated 13.4%, Catholic 9.5% and Baptist 6.7%. In Sheffield, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (58.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Mandarin 14 0.9 3,971 0.8 596,711 2.5
German 10 0.6 1,576 0.3 79,353 0.3
Dutch 4 0.3 903 0.2 33,835 0.1
Afrikaans 3 0.2 375 0.1 43,741 0.2
Spanish 3 0.2 936 0.2 140,817 0.6
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 1,394 89.6 450,411 88.3 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 15 2.3 13,712 6.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Sheffield 89.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.9%, German 0.6%, Dutch 0.3%, Afrikaans 0.2% and Spanish 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 262 47.5 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 214 38.8 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 41 7.4 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 34 6.2 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 551 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sheffield. Of these 47.5% were employed full time, 38.8% were employed part-time and 6.2% 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
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 83 15.9 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 71 13.6 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 63 12.0 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 67 12.8 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 196 37.5 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Sheffield, 15.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 13.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Managers 87 16.7 26,467 12.2 1,390,047 13.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 84 16.1 30,243 14.0 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 84 16.1 25,183 11.6 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 66 12.7 13,800 6.4 670,106 6.3
Professionals 55 10.6 40,772 18.8 2,370,966 22.2
Community and Personal Service Workers 53 10.2 26,754 12.4 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 47 9.0 28,194 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 39 7.5 21,402 9.9 1,000,955 9.4

The most common occupations in Sheffield included Managers 16.7%, Technicians and Trades Workers 16.1%, Labourers 16.1%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 12.7%, Professionals 10.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 9.0% and Sales Workers 7.5%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Aged Care Residential Services 25 5.8 6,139 2.8 211,621 2.0
Road Freight Transport 21 4.9 2,729 1.3 129,528 1.2
Dairy Cattle Farming 18 4.2 1,568 0.7 20,326 0.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 18 4.2 6,511 3.0 254,275 2.4
Cafes and Restaurants 16 3.7 5,275 2.4 253,385 2.4

Of the employed people in Sheffield, the most common responses for industry of employment included Aged Care Residential Services 5.8%, Road Freight Transport 4.9%, Dairy Cattle Farming 4.2%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 4.2% and Cafes and Restaurants 3.7%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Personal 454 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 1,084 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 797 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sheffield was $454.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 309 59.1 141,396 65.3 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 46 8.8 10,135 4.7 503,582 4.7
Walked only 45 8.6 10,443 4.8 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 24 4.6 12,541 5.8 489,922 4.6
Truck 7 1.3 1,695 0.8 85,892 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 0 0.0 6,510 3.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 331 63.9 156,315 72.2 7,305,271 68.4

In Sheffield, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 59.1%, Worked at home 8.8%, Walked only 8.6%, Car, as passenger 4.6% and Truck 1.3%. On the day, 0.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 63.9% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 885 66.8 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 272 20.6 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 163 12.3 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 336 25.3 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Sheffield, of people aged 15 years and over, 66.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.6% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.3% 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
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 220 16.6 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 329 24.8 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 168 12.7 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 168 12.7 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sheffield, 24.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 220 53.0 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 132 31.8 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 59 14.2 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 4 1.0 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Sheffield, 31.8% were couple families with children, 53.0% were couple families without children and 14.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male -- 24.6 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 75.4 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Sheffield, 24.6% of single parents were male and 75.4% 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
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 32 9.2 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 22 6.3 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 59 17.0 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 29 8.3 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 27 7.8 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 138 39.7 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 17 4.9 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 24 6.9 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Sheffield, of couple families with children, 9.2% had both partners employed full-time, 6.3% had both employed part-time and 17.0% 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

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 605 90.4 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 64 9.6 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In Sheffield, 90.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Separate house 593 98.0 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7 1.2 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 0 0.0 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 5 0.8 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Sheffield, 98.0% were separate houses, 1.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.5 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 38 6.3 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 109 18.2 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 324 54.0 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 112 18.7 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 14 2.3 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In Sheffield, of occupied private dwellings 6.3% had 1 bedroom, 18.2% had 2 bedrooms and 54.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Owned outright 281 46.2 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 149 24.5 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 154 25.3 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 0 0.0 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 24 3.9 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Sheffield, 46.2% were owned outright, 24.5% were owned with a mortgage and 25.3% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Family households 412 68.0 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 183 30.2 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 11 1.8 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In Sheffield, of all households, 68.0% were family households, 30.2% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

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Household income Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 37.3 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.0 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In Sheffield, 37.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 3.0% 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 Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median rent 190 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.2 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.8 -- 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 Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 997 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.3 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.7 -- 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 Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
None 38 6.2 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 194 31.9 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 204 33.5 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 141 23.2 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 32 5.3 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In Sheffield, 31.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 147 24.1 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 445 73.1 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 17 2.8 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In Sheffield, 73.1% 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.
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male 35 50.7 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 34 49.3 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 24 -- 23 --

In Sheffield, 50.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.3% were female. The median age was 25 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
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,062 -- 1,079 -- 1,203 --

In Sheffield, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 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
Sheffield % Sheffield Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 198 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 800 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In Sheffield, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $198 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $800.

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

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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.