Smithton Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

Smithton (7330) is a suburb of Tasmania, West Coast, Tasmania. It is about 291 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. Smithton is in the federal electorate of Braddon.

In the 2011 census the population of Smithton was 3,935 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Smithton is 38 years of age.

89.9% of people living in the suburb of Smithton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.0% New Zealand, 1.4% England, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% China , 0.2% Thailand, 0.1% Sri Lanka, 0.1% Indonesia, 0.1% Germany, 0.1% Scotland, 0.1% Korea, Republic of , 0.1% Malaysia, 0.1% United States of America.

95.9% of people living in Smithton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.3% Other, 0.1% Greek, 0.1% Tagalog, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% Korean, 0.1% German, 0.1% Thai.

The religious makeup of Smithton is 24.0% No religion, 24.0% Anglican, 16.4% Catholic, 10.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.4% Christian, nfd, 6.3% Uniting Church, 3.2% Brethren, 3.1% Pentecostal, 2.2% Baptist, 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed.

49.9% of people are married, 30.1% have never married and 7.9% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 256 widowed people living in Smithton.

56.6% of the people living in Smithton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.4% are working on a part time basis. Smithton has an unemployment rate of 4.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Smithton are 22.9% Labourers, 14.5% Technicians & trades workers, 13.7% Managers, 11.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.1% Community & personal service workers, 8.4% Professionals, 8.2% Sales workers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Smithton work in are 24.7% Manufacturing, 10.8% Retail trade, 10.0% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 8.0% Construction, 7.7% Education and training, 7.3% Health care and social assistance, 5.3% Accommodation and food services, 4.6% Other services, 4.4% Transport, postal and warehousing.

32.8% of homes are fully owned, and 37.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 27.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $508 per week and the median household income is $893 per week.

The median rent in Smithton is $142 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1092 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Smithton postcode 7330

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