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Margate is located in southeast Tasmania and has a population of around 3,400 (49.2% male, 50.8% female). Around 987 families live in the area and of those 46.0% have one or more children under the age of 15. 12.4% of families have only a single parent while 36.8% of couples have no children. Margate covers an area of approximately 5675 hectares or around 57 square kilometres (km2) (14022 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Margate is between $400-$599 per week (14.1% of people). 5.5% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 1.8% of the population.
Of the 1154 private dwellings in Margate 36% are owned outright by their occupiers, 50% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 11% are being rented. On average there are around 2.9 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Margate is as follows: 98.0% separate houses, 0.7% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 0.6% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Margate 57% are married, 10% are divorced, 3% are separated, 4% are widowed and 28% have never married.
Margate varies in altitude/elevation from about 1 m (highlight point) to 621 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Margate is 7150.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Margate include Allens Rivulet, Electrona, Kingston, Leslie Vale, Lower Longley, Nicholls Rivulet, Oyster Cove, Pelverata and Snug.
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