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Penguin is located in north Tasmania and has a population of around 4,000 (49.1% male, 50.9% female). Around 1150 families live in the area and of those 37.6% have one or more children under the age of 15. 14.0% of families have only a single parent while 43.6% of couples have no children. Penguin covers an area of approximately 9887 hectares or around 99 square kilometres (km2) (24432 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Penguin is between $150-$249 per week (19.5% of people). 6.3% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 0.7% of the population.
Of the 1522 private dwellings in Penguin 42% are owned outright by their occupiers, 34% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 20% are being rented. On average there are around 2.7 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Penguin is as follows: 89.0% separate houses, 1.8% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 7.2% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Penguin 56% are married, 9% are divorced, 3% are separated, 7% are widowed and 25% have never married.
Penguin varies in altitude/elevation from about 2 m (highlight point) to 659 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Penguin is 7316.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Penguin include Cuprona, Heybridge, Natone, North Motton, Riana, South Riana, Stowport, Sulphur Creek, West Pine and West Ulverstone.
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Penguin There are 2 places with pictures within Penguin: Penguin and Riana
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