Burnie - Somerset

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL613001
People 19,385
Male 47.8%
Female 52.2%
Median age 41
Families 5,082
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.6
All private dwellings 9,240
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $942
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

(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
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male 9,273 47.8 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 10,112 52.2 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,396 7.2 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 19,385 people in Burnie - Somerset. Of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.2% of the population.

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Age Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median age 41 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,174 6.1 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,203 6.2 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,136 5.9 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,376 7.1 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,238 6.4 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,147 5.9 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,087 5.6 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,072 5.5 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,128 5.8 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,272 6.6 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,317 6.8 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,283 6.6 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,178 6.1 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,109 5.7 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 895 4.6 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 735 3.8 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 523 2.7 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 508 2.6 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Burnie - Somerset was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Married 6,645 41.9 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 639 4.0 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,753 11.0 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,225 7.7 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 5,609 35.3 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Burnie - Somerset aged 15 years and over, 41.9% were married and 15.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 5,843 41.9 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,783 12.8 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 6,316 45.3 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In Burnie - Somerset, of people aged 15 years and over, 41.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Preschool 109 2.0 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,308 24.0 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 281 5.2 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 95 1.7 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 873 16.0 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 293 5.4 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 54 1.0 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 468 8.6 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 453 8.3 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 103 1.9 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,410 25.9 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In Burnie - Somerset 28.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.9% were in primary school, 22.5% in secondary school and 16.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,488 9.4 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,063 6.7 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 475 3.0 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,597 16.4 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,671 10.5 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 886 5.6 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 3,272 20.6 73,242 17.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 19 0.1 384 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 48 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,112 13.3 43,314 10.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 56 0.4 1,641 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,805 11.4 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Burnie - Somerset, 10.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australian 9,276 36.2 220,382 32.3 7,298,243 23.3
English 8,730 34.1 227,074 33.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 2,017 7.9 55,702 8.2 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,716 6.7 47,546 7.0 2,023,470 6.4
German 605 2.4 18,391 2.7 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Burnie - Somerset were Australian 36.2%, English 34.1%, Irish 7.9%, Scottish 6.7% and German 2.4%.

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 Burnie - Somerset (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 16,545 85.4 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 481 2.5 18,776 3.7 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 158 0.8 4,977 1.0 518,466 2.2
Scotland 86 0.4 2,283 0.4 119,417 0.5
India 68 0.4 1,980 0.4 455,389 1.9
Philippines 64 0.3 1,616 0.3 232,386 1.0

In Burnie - Somerset, 85.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.5%, New Zealand 0.8%, Scotland 0.4%, India 0.4% and Philippines 0.3%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,872 9.7 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 850 4.4 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 576 3.0 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 14,798 76.3 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Burnie - Somerset, 76.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 15,488 79.9 374,705 73.5 12,231,150 52.3
England 802 4.1 28,820 5.7 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 233 1.2 6,786 1.3 617,331 2.6
Scotland 232 1.2 5,174 1.0 276,038 1.2
Netherlands 144 0.7 5,563 1.1 175,354 0.7

In Burnie - Somerset, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 79.9%, England 4.1%, New Zealand 1.2%, Scotland 1.2% and Netherlands 0.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 15,775 81.5 383,599 75.2 12,643,365 54.0
England 731 3.8 26,528 5.2 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 220 1.1 6,518 1.3 608,329 2.6
Scotland 175 0.9 4,485 0.9 245,915 1.1
Netherlands 110 0.6 5,021 1.0 152,088 0.6

In Burnie - Somerset, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 81.5%, England 3.8%, New Zealand 1.1%, Scotland 0.9% and Netherlands 0.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 7,265 37.5 192,515 37.8 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 3,577 18.5 103,839 20.4 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 2,982 15.4 79,454 15.6 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 1,716 8.9 49,690 9.7 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 1,114 5.7 19,341 3.8 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Burnie - Somerset were No Religion, so described 37.5%, Anglican 18.5%, Catholic 15.4%, Not stated 8.9% and Uniting Church 5.7%. In Burnie - Somerset, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (56.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Mandarin 55 0.3 3,971 0.8 596,711 2.5
German 37 0.2 1,576 0.3 79,353 0.3
Spanish 36 0.2 936 0.2 140,817 0.6
Thai 26 0.1 490 0.1 55,444 0.2
Tamil 25 0.1 306 0.1 73,161 0.3
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English only spoken at home 17,736 91.5 450,411 88.3 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 361 4.4 13,712 6.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Burnie - Somerset 91.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.3%, German 0.2%, Spanish 0.2%, Thai 0.1% and Tamil 0.1%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 4,324 51.5 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,855 34.0 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 445 5.3 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 771 9.2 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 8,395 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Burnie - Somerset. Of these 51.5% were employed full time, 34.0% were employed part-time and 9.2% 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
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 1,045 13.7 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 807 10.6 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 999 13.1 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,579 20.7 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,741 36.0 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Burnie - Somerset, 13.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,159 15.2 40,772 18.8 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,082 14.2 30,243 14.0 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 1,075 14.1 25,183 11.6 1,011,520 9.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,005 13.2 26,754 12.4 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 988 13.0 28,194 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 908 11.9 21,402 9.9 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 651 8.5 26,467 12.2 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 622 8.2 13,800 6.4 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Burnie - Somerset included Professionals 15.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.2%, Labourers 14.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.0%, Sales Workers 11.9%, Managers 8.5% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 8.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 319 4.2 7,767 3.6 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 290 3.8 6,511 3.0 254,275 2.4
Takeaway Food Services 238 3.2 3,967 1.8 189,447 1.8
Aged Care Residential Services 216 2.9 6,139 2.8 211,621 2.0
Other Social Assistance Services 209 2.8 4,713 2.2 158,230 1.5

Of the employed people in Burnie - Somerset, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.2%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.8%, Takeaway Food Services 3.2%, Aged Care Residential Services 2.9% and Other Social Assistance Services 2.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Personal 512 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 1,236 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 942 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Burnie - Somerset was $512.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 5,345 70.1 141,396 65.3 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 550 7.2 12,541 5.8 489,922 4.6
Walked only 273 3.6 10,443 4.8 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 177 2.3 10,135 4.7 503,582 4.7
Bus 67 0.9 5,226 2.4 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 100 1.3 6,510 3.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 5,945 78.1 156,315 72.2 7,305,271 68.4

In Burnie - Somerset, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 70.1%, Car, as passenger 7.2%, Walked only 3.6%, Worked at home 2.3% and Bus 0.9%. On the day, 1.3% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 78.1% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,856 68.4 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,150 26.2 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,778 11.2 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,020 19.0 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Burnie - Somerset, of people aged 15 years and over, 68.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.2% provided care for children and 11.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.0% 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
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 2,971 18.7 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 4,138 26.1 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 2,039 12.8 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,712 10.8 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Burnie - Somerset, 26.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 2,082 41.0 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,826 35.9 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,110 21.8 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 65 1.3 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Burnie - Somerset, 35.9% were couple families with children, 41.0% were couple families without children and 21.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.1 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.9 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Burnie - Somerset, 18.1% of single parents were male and 81.9% 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
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 593 15.2 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 157 4.0 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 851 21.8 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 505 12.9 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 296 7.6 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,066 27.3 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 197 5.0 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 245 6.3 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Burnie - Somerset, of couple families with children, 15.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 21.8% 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 Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 7,888 89.3 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 946 10.7 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In Burnie - Somerset, 89.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Separate house 7,028 89.1 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 620 7.9 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 185 2.3 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 35 0.4 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Burnie - Somerset, 89.1% were separate houses, 7.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flats or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.2 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 351 4.4 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,559 19.8 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 4,449 56.4 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,294 16.4 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 224 2.8 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 Burnie - Somerset, of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 19.8% had 2 bedrooms and 56.4% 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
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Owned outright 2,481 31.4 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,453 31.1 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,670 33.8 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 31 0.4 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 255 3.2 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Burnie - Somerset, 31.4% were owned outright, 31.1% were owned with a mortgage and 33.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Family households 5,049 63.9 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,649 33.5 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 200 2.5 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In Burnie - Somerset, of all households, 63.9% were family households, 33.5% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

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Household income Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 31.3 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.3 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In Burnie - Somerset, 31.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.3% 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 Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median rent 200 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.1 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.9 -- 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 Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.0 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.0 -- 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 Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
None 662 8.4 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 3,232 40.9 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,583 32.7 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,091 13.8 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 325 4.1 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In Burnie - Somerset, 40.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,807 22.9 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 5,846 74.1 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 239 3.0 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In Burnie - Somerset, 74.1% 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.
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male 657 46.9 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 745 53.1 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 24 -- 23 --

In Burnie - Somerset, 46.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 53.1% were female. The median age was 22 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
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset 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 955 -- 1,079 -- 1,203 --

In Burnie - Somerset, 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 $955.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Burnie - Somerset % Burnie - Somerset Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 215 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In Burnie - Somerset, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $215 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.