St Helens

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL615025
People 1,449
Male 46.7%
Female 53.3%
Median age 56
Families 373
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 939
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $689
Median monthly mortgage repayments $945
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4

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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
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male 676 46.7 249,478 48.9 11,546,638 49.3
Female 773 53.3 260,482 51.1 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 80 5.5 23,572 4.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,449 people in St Helens. Of these 46.7% were male and 53.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.5% of the population.

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Age St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median age 56 -- 42 -- 38 --
0-4 years 51 3.5 28,469 5.6 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 60 4.1 31,514 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 61 4.2 30,219 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 72 5.0 31,078 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 55 3.8 29,865 5.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 49 3.4 28,703 5.6 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 46 3.2 29,328 5.8 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 43 3.0 28,333 5.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 62 4.3 31,495 6.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 70 4.8 34,512 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 119 8.2 35,538 7.0 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 123 8.5 37,378 7.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 125 8.6 34,778 6.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 170 11.7 32,945 6.5 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 133 9.2 24,434 4.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 82 5.7 17,613 3.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 62 4.3 11,994 2.4 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 66 4.6 11,767 2.3 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in St Helens was 56 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 11.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 35.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Married 542 42.7 193,360 46.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 52 4.1 14,675 3.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 214 16.9 43,274 10.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 149 11.8 26,962 6.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 311 24.5 141,488 33.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in St Helens aged 15 years and over, 42.7% were married and 21.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 451 42.6 167,398 45.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 112 10.6 45,527 12.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 496 46.8 152,391 41.7 7,024,973 41.9

In St Helens, of people aged 15 years and over, 42.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Preschool 6 2.0 3,736 2.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 83 28.2 31,234 21.3 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 8,077 5.5 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 0 0.0 4,467 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 59 20.1 17,971 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 6,630 4.5 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 0 0.0 4,840 3.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 17 5.8 10,630 7.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 12 4.1 18,250 12.4 1,160,626 16.1
Other 3 1.0 2,810 1.9 198,383 2.8
Not stated 114 38.8 38,329 26.1 1,707,023 23.7

In St Helens 20.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.3% were in primary school, 20.8% in secondary school and 9.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 117 9.2 67,863 16.2 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 73 5.8 31,487 7.5 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 33 2.6 12,132 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 191 15.1 62,121 14.8 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 124 9.8 50,460 12.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 64 5.1 19,697 4.7 941,531 4.9
Year 10 257 20.3 73,242 17.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.2 384 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 48 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 209 16.5 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 164 12.9 46,190 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in St Helens, 9.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.8% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
English 653 34.3 227,074 33.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 638 33.5 220,382 32.3 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 158 8.3 55,702 8.2 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 138 7.2 47,546 7.0 2,023,470 6.4
German 59 3.1 18,391 2.7 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in St Helens were English 34.3%, Australian 33.5%, Irish 8.3%, Scottish 7.2% and German 3.1%.

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 St Helens (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 1,095 76.3 411,490 80.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 96 6.7 18,776 3.7 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 31 2.2 4,977 1.0 518,466 2.2
Scotland 15 1.0 2,283 0.4 119,417 0.5
Germany 13 0.9 2,108 0.4 102,595 0.4
Ireland 10 0.7 678 0.1 74,888 0.3

In St Helens, 76.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 6.7%, New Zealand 2.2%, Scotland 1.0%, Germany 0.9% and Ireland 0.7%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 266 18.3 73,757 14.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 67 4.6 27,091 5.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 55 3.8 18,595 3.6 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 945 65.2 353,447 69.3 11,070,538 47.3

In St Helens, 65.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 1,012 71.7 374,705 73.5 12,231,150 52.3
England 120 8.5 28,820 5.7 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 35 2.5 6,786 1.3 617,331 2.6
Ireland 16 1.1 1,976 0.4 169,273 0.7
Germany 16 1.1 3,624 0.7 170,571 0.7

In St Helens, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 71.7%, England 8.5%, New Zealand 2.5%, Ireland 1.1% and Germany 1.1%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Australia 1,028 71.0 383,599 75.2 12,643,365 54.0
England 130 9.0 26,528 5.2 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 33 2.3 6,518 1.3 608,329 2.6
Scotland 21 1.5 4,485 0.9 245,915 1.1
Netherlands 16 1.1 5,021 1.0 152,088 0.6

In St Helens, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 71.0%, England 9.0%, New Zealand 2.3%, Scotland 1.5% and Netherlands 1.1%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 450 31.2 192,515 37.8 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 401 27.8 103,839 20.4 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 200 13.9 79,454 15.6 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 133 9.2 49,690 9.7 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 60 4.2 19,341 3.8 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in St Helens were No Religion, so described 31.2%, Anglican 27.8%, Catholic 13.9%, Not stated 9.2% and Uniting Church 4.2%. In St Helens, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (62.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Hindi 9 0.6 639 0.1 159,652 0.7
German 6 0.4 1,576 0.3 79,353 0.3
Mandarin 6 0.4 3,971 0.8 596,711 2.5
French 3 0.2 820 0.2 70,873 0.3
Thai 3 0.2 490 0.1 55,444 0.2
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English only spoken at home 1,324 91.9 450,411 88.3 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 22 3.1 13,712 6.5 1,971,011 22.2

In St Helens 91.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Hindi 0.6%, German 0.4%, Mandarin 0.4%, French 0.2% and Thai 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 166 36.8 121,822 52.3 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 183 40.6 81,601 35.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 35 7.8 13,162 5.7 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 67 14.9 16,365 7.0 787,452 6.9

There were 451 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in St Helens. Of these 36.8% were employed full time, 40.6% were employed part-time and 14.9% 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
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 61 16.1 28,693 13.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 55 14.5 24,125 11.1 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 66 17.4 28,779 13.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 47 12.4 42,568 19.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 119 31.3 79,249 36.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in St Helens, 16.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 14.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 31.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Labourers 68 17.8 25,183 11.6 1,011,520 9.5
Managers 65 17.1 26,467 12.2 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 62 16.3 26,754 12.4 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 50 13.1 30,243 14.0 1,447,414 13.5
Professionals 43 11.3 40,772 18.8 2,370,966 22.2
Sales Workers 38 10.0 21,402 9.9 1,000,955 9.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 33 8.7 28,194 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Machinery Operators and Drivers 18 4.7 13,800 6.4 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in St Helens included Labourers 17.8%, Managers 17.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 16.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.1%, Professionals 11.3%, Sales Workers 10.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 8.7% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Accommodation 35 10.8 3,856 1.8 113,377 1.1
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 25 7.7 6,511 3.0 254,275 2.4
Aged Care Residential Services 25 7.7 6,139 2.8 211,621 2.0
Local Government Administration 18 5.5 3,173 1.5 142,724 1.3
Cafes and Restaurants 12 3.7 5,275 2.4 253,385 2.4

Of the employed people in St Helens, the most common responses for industry of employment included Accommodation 10.8%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 7.7%, Aged Care Residential Services 7.7%, Local Government Administration 5.5% and Cafes and Restaurants 3.7%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Personal 433 -- 573 -- 662 --
Family 854 -- 1,399 -- 1,734 --
Household 689 -- 1,100 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in St Helens was $433.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 204 52.7 141,396 65.3 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 45 11.6 10,443 4.8 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 26 6.7 12,541 5.8 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 23 5.9 10,135 4.7 503,582 4.7
Bicycle 9 2.3 1,656 0.8 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 3 0.8 6,510 3.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 230 59.6 156,315 72.2 7,305,271 68.4

In St Helens, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 52.7%, Walked only 11.6%, Car, as passenger 6.7%, Worked at home 5.9% and Bicycle 2.3%. On the day, 0.8% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 59.6% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 832 65.4 295,218 70.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 211 16.5 111,542 26.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 158 12.4 49,528 11.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 322 25.3 89,216 21.3 3,620,726 19.0

In St Helens, of people aged 15 years and over, 65.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 16.5% provided care for children and 12.4% 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
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 197 15.6 83,591 19.9 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 287 22.7 113,245 27.0 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 185 14.6 55,346 13.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 156 12.3 43,040 10.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in St Helens, 22.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 208 55.5 57,849 43.1 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 79 21.1 51,286 38.2 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 88 23.5 23,423 17.4 959,543 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 1,781 1.3 102,559 1.7

Of the families in St Helens, 21.1% were couple families with children, 55.5% were couple families without children and 23.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.8 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.2 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In St Helens, 17.8% of single parents were male and 82.2% 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
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 18 6.4 18,546 17.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 20 7.1 5,538 5.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 35 12.4 24,746 22.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 19 6.7 12,935 11.9 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 25 8.9 7,876 7.2 302,037 6.0
Both not working 139 49.3 26,810 24.6 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 15 5.3 6,016 5.5 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 11 3.9 6,662 6.1 311,381 6.2

In St Helens, of couple families with children, 6.4% had both partners employed full-time, 7.1% had both employed part-time and 12.4% 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 St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 654 74.0 197,575 86.0 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 230 26.0 32,135 14.0 1,039,874 11.2

In St Helens, 74.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 26.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Separate house 604 92.4 172,998 87.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 42 6.4 11,376 5.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 5 0.8 11,267 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 1,202 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in St Helens, 92.4% were separate houses, 6.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.8% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.5 772 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 41 6.2 9,381 4.7 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 202 30.6 40,523 20.5 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 294 44.5 99,381 50.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 92 13.9 42,983 21.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 28 4.2 4,535 2.3 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.3 -- 2.6 --

In St Helens, of occupied private dwellings 6.2% had 1 bedroom, 30.6% had 2 bedrooms and 44.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 1.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Owned outright 276 41.8 70,444 35.7 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 110 16.6 66,218 33.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 247 37.4 54,034 27.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 0.5 1,676 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 25 3.8 5,201 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in St Helens, 41.8% were owned outright, 16.6% were owned with a mortgage and 37.4% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Family households 372 56.6 132,574 67.1 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 262 39.9 58,517 29.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 23 3.5 6,492 3.3 354,917 4.3

In St Helens, of all households, 56.6% were family households, 39.9% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

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Household income St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 46.0 -- 26.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.7 -- 8.3 -- 16.4

In St Helens, 46.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 2.7% 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 St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median rent 200 -- 230 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.7 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 16.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 945 -- 1,300 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.2 -- 94.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.8 -- 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 St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
None 77 11.6 13,694 6.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 289 43.7 69,261 35.1 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 179 27.1 69,092 35.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 78 11.8 38,398 19.4 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 38 5.7 7,139 3.6 285,197 3.4

In St Helens, 43.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 165 25.1 38,482 19.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 467 71.1 154,061 78.0 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 25 3.8 5,032 2.5 221,494 2.7

In St Helens, 71.1% 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.
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Male 35 45.5 11,578 49.1 322,171 49.6
Female 42 54.5 11,993 50.9 326,996 50.4
Median age 18 -- 24 -- 23 --

In St Helens, 45.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 54.5% were female. The median age was 18 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
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 787 -- 1,079 -- 1,203 --

In St Helens, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $787.

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
St Helens % St Helens Tasmania % Tasmania Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 210 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 906 -- 1,300 -- 1,660 --

In St Helens, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $210 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $906.

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.