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Smithton is located in northwest Tasmania and has a population of around 4,200 (49.7% male, 50.3% female). Around 1175 families live in the area and of those 43.0% have one or more children under the age of 15. 15.1% of families have only a single parent while 39.7% of couples have no children. Smithton covers an area of approximately 33088 hectares or around 331 square kilometres (km2) (81761 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Smithton is between $400-$599 per week (17.9% of people). 5.8% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 1.0% of the population.
Of the 1610 private dwellings in Smithton 33% are owned outright by their occupiers, 35% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 29% are being rented. On average there are around 2.6 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Smithton is as follows: 85.7% separate houses, 1.4% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 11.4% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Smithton 53% are married, 7% are divorced, 3% are separated, 9% are widowed and 29% have never married.
Smithton varies in altitude/elevation from about -8 m (highlight point) to 73 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Smithton is 7330.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Smithton include Christmas Hills, Forest, Irishtown and Marrawah.
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