Smithton

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC60600
People 3,881
Male 49.9%
Female 50.1%
Median age 41
Families 1,008
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 1,753
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,056
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $185
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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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
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male 1,936 49.9 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,946 50.1 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 735 18.9 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,881 people in Smithton. Of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 18.9% of the population.

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Age Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median age 41 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 209 5.4 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 293 7.5 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 260 6.7 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 244 6.3 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 264 6.8 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 203 5.2 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 217 5.6 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 189 4.9 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 237 6.1 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 248 6.4 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 266 6.9 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 279 7.2 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 252 6.5 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 209 5.4 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 173 4.5 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 133 3.4 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 118 3.0 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 89 2.3 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Smithton was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Married 1,411 45.2 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 132 4.2 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 262 8.4 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 269 8.6 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,046 33.5 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Smithton aged 15 years and over, 45.2% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,239 45.8 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 398 14.7 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,071 39.5 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Smithton, of people aged 15 years and over, 45.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Preschool 27 2.5 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 170 15.4 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 116 10.5 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 92 8.4 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 128 11.6 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 34 3.1 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 84 7.6 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 58 5.3 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 30 2.7 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 25 2.3 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 337 30.6 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In Smithton 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.6% were in primary school, 22.2% in secondary school and 8.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 166 5.3 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 157 5.0 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 90 2.9 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 522 16.8 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 272 8.7 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 183 5.9 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 749 24.1 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 505 16.2 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 11 0.4 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 399 12.8 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Smithton, 8.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.6% 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 Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australian 2,041 40.3 220,382 32.3 7,298,243 23.3
English 1,646 32.5 227,074 33.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 376 7.4 55,702 8.2 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 310 6.1 47,546 7.0 2,023,470 6.4
German 99 2.0 18,391 2.7 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Smithton were Australian 40.3%, English 32.5%, Irish 7.4%, Scottish 6.1% 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 Smithton (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 3,322 85.6 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 74 1.9 4,977 1.0 518,466 2.2
England 35 0.9 18,776 3.7 907,570 3.9
Korea, Republic of (South) 22 0.6 594 0.1 98,776 0.4
Philippines 19 0.5 1,616 0.3 232,386 1.0
Netherlands 15 0.4 2,193 0.4 70,172 0.3

In Smithton, 85.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 1.9%, England 0.9%, Korea, Republic of (South) 0.6%, Philippines 0.5% and Netherlands 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 271 7.0 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 117 3.0 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 94 2.4 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,095 79.8 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Smithton, 79.8% 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 Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 3,225 83.4 374,705 73.5 12,231,150 52.3
New Zealand 110 2.8 6,786 1.3 617,331 2.6
England 72 1.9 28,820 5.7 1,403,096 6.0
Netherlands 37 1.0 5,563 1.1 175,354 0.7
Korea, Republic of (South) 22 0.6 579 0.1 116,045 0.5

In Smithton, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 83.4%, New Zealand 2.8%, England 1.9%, Netherlands 1.0% and Korea, Republic of (South) 0.6%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 3,251 83.7 383,599 75.2 12,643,365 54.0
New Zealand 84 2.2 6,518 1.3 608,329 2.6
England 74 1.9 26,528 5.2 1,302,147 5.6
Netherlands 36 0.9 5,021 1.0 152,088 0.6
Philippines 26 0.7 2,427 0.5 325,049 1.4

In Smithton, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 83.7%, New Zealand 2.2%, England 1.9%, Netherlands 0.9% and Philippines 0.7%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,181 30.4 192,515 37.8 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 759 19.5 103,839 20.4 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 623 16.0 79,454 15.6 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 363 9.3 49,690 9.7 2,238,735 9.6
Christian, nfd 338 8.7 12,799 2.5 612,371 2.6

The most common responses for religion in Smithton were No Religion, so described 30.4%, Anglican 19.5%, Catholic 16.0%, Not stated 9.3% and Christian, nfd 8.7%. In Smithton, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (65.3%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Korean 22 0.6 506 0.1 108,997 0.5
Tagalog 12 0.3 617 0.1 111,273 0.5
Mandarin 11 0.3 3,971 0.8 596,711 2.5
Russian 7 0.2 317 0.1 50,314 0.2
Cantonese 7 0.2 972 0.2 280,943 1.2
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English only spoken at home 3,531 91.2 450,411 88.3 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 51 3.2 13,712 6.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Smithton 91.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Korean 0.6%, Tagalog 0.3%, Mandarin 0.3%, Russian 0.2% and Cantonese 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,029 56.1 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 587 32.0 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 119 6.5 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 100 5.4 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 1,835 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Smithton. Of these 56.1% were employed full time, 32.0% were employed part-time and 5.4% 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
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 174 10.1 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 192 11.1 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 216 12.5 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 346 20.1 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 678 39.3 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Smithton, 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Labourers 422 24.5 25,183 11.6 1,011,520 9.5
Managers 235 13.6 26,467 12.2 1,390,047 13.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 212 12.3 30,243 14.0 1,447,414 13.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 187 10.8 13,800 6.4 670,106 6.3
Community and Personal Service Workers 177 10.3 26,754 12.4 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 168 9.7 28,194 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 149 8.6 21,402 9.9 1,000,955 9.4
Professionals 140 8.1 40,772 18.8 2,370,966 22.2

The most common occupations in Smithton included Labourers 24.5%, Managers 13.6%, Technicians and Trades Workers 12.3%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 10.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 9.7%, Sales Workers 8.6% and Professionals 8.1%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Dairy Cattle Farming 118 7.0 1,568 0.7 20,326 0.2
Meat Processing 114 6.8 755 0.3 28,852 0.3
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 65 3.9 6,511 3.0 254,275 2.4
Fruit and Vegetable Processing 59 3.5 864 0.4 8,045 0.1
Cheese and Other Dairy Product Manufacturing 54 3.2 757 0.3 9,256 0.1

Of the employed people in Smithton, the most common responses for industry of employment included Dairy Cattle Farming 7.0%, Meat Processing 6.8%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.9%, Fruit and Vegetable Processing 3.5% and Cheese and Other Dairy Product Manufacturing 3.2%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Personal 579 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 1,370 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,056 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Smithton was $579.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,187 69.1 141,396 65.3 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 114 6.6 12,541 5.8 489,922 4.6
Walked only 82 4.8 10,443 4.8 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 53 3.1 10,135 4.7 503,582 4.7
Truck 21 1.2 1,695 0.8 85,892 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 6 0.3 6,510 3.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,315 76.2 156,315 72.2 7,305,271 68.4

In Smithton, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 69.1%, Car, as passenger 6.6%, Walked only 4.8%, Worked at home 3.1% and Truck 1.2%. On the day, 0.3% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 76.2% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,068 66.3 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 904 29.0 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 330 10.6 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 780 25.0 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Smithton, of people aged 15 years and over, 66.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.0% provided care for children and 10.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.0% 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
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 561 17.9 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 792 25.3 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 380 12.2 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 345 11.0 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Smithton, 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 444 43.9 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 386 38.2 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 169 16.7 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 12 1.2 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Smithton, 38.2% were couple families with children, 43.9% were couple families without children and 16.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.5 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.5 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Smithton, 18.5% of single parents were male and 81.5% 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
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 157 18.8 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 34 4.1 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 229 27.5 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 98 11.8 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 48 5.8 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 180 21.6 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 53 6.4 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 35 4.2 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Smithton, of couple families with children, 18.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 27.5% 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 Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,490 89.9 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 168 10.1 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In Smithton, 89.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,412 94.8 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 0.2 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 54 3.6 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 11 0.7 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Smithton, 94.8% were separate houses, 0.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.6% were flats or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.4 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 48 3.2 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 246 16.4 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 836 55.8 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 319 21.3 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 42 2.8 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In Smithton, of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 16.4% had 2 bedrooms and 55.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Owned outright 489 32.9 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 494 33.2 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 452 30.4 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 13 0.9 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 38 2.6 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Smithton, 32.9% were owned outright, 33.2% were owned with a mortgage and 30.4% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Family households 1,001 67.1 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 447 30.0 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 44 2.9 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In Smithton, of all households, 67.1% were family households, 30.0% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

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Household income Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.4 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In Smithton, 25.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.4% 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 Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median rent 185 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.9 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.1 -- 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 Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
None 88 5.9 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 505 33.9 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 555 37.3 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 272 18.3 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 69 4.6 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In Smithton, 33.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 380 25.5 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,062 71.2 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 49 3.3 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In Smithton, 71.2% 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.
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male 353 47.9 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 384 52.1 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 24 -- 23 --

In Smithton, 47.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.1% were female. The median age was 23 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

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
Smithton % Smithton 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 1,125 -- 1,079 -- 1,203 --

In Smithton, 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 $1,125.

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
Smithton % Smithton Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 180 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,127 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In Smithton, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,127.

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.