Scamander Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

Scamander (7215) is a suburb of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania. It is about 176 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. Scamander is in the federal electorate of Lyons.

In the 2011 census the population of Scamander was 719 and is comprised of approximately 48.4% females and 51.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Scamander is 46 years of age.

84.9% of people living in the suburb of Scamander were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.6% England, 1.4% Germany, 1.1% Scotland, 0.7% Hungary, 0.7% Malaysia, 0.7% Philippines, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.6% Netherlands.

93.1% of people living in Scamander speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% German, 0.7% Dutch, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.4% Mandarin, 0.4% Other.

The religious makeup of Scamander is 29.7% Anglican, 29.4% No religion, 16.6% Catholic, 9.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.7% Uniting Church, 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.4% Buddhism, 1.0% Christian, nfd, 1.0% Other Religious Groups, 0.8% Seventh-day Adventist.

49.7% of people are married, 28.8% have never married and 11.6% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 41 widowed people living in Scamander.

45.4% of the people living in Scamander over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 37.5% are working on a part time basis. Scamander has an unemployment rate of 9.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Scamander are 18.8% Technicians & trades workers, 14.8% Managers, 14.4% Community & personal service workers, 12.9% Labourers, 12.2% Professionals, 10.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 7.7% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Scamander work in are 12.5% Health care and social assistance, 11.0% Education and training, 11.0% Accommodation and food services, 10.3% Retail trade, 9.9% Construction, 7.7% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 7.0% Mining, 4.8% Public administration and safety, 4.8% Transport, postal and warehousing.

45.7% of homes are fully owned, and 26.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 23.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $386 per week and the median household income is $682 per week.

The median rent in Scamander is $185 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1200 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Scamander postcode 7215

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