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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Geelong West

Code SSC22046 (SSC)
People 6,301
Male 3,053
Female 3,248
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 5,522
People born overseas 961
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 34
Families 1,548
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,210
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $877
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,200
Median weekly rent $165
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Geelong West % Australia %
Total 6,301 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 3,053 48.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,248 51.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 30 0.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 6,301 people were usually resident in Geelong West (State Suburbs): of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Of the total population 0.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Geelong West % Australia %
People
0-4 years 478 7.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 610 9.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 816 13.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,975 47.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 524 8.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 900 14.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.3% of people usually resident in Geelong West (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 22.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Geelong West % Australia %
Australian citizenship 5,522 87.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 961 15.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 34 0.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.6% of people usually resident in Geelong West (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 15.3% were born overseas and 0.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Geelong West % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,007 38.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 763 14.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 378 7.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,073 39.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 38.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Geelong West (State Suburbs) were married, 14.6% were either separated or divorced, 7.2% were widowed and 39.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Geelong West % Australia %
Australia 4,870 77.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Geelong West % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Geelong West % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Geelong West % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,967 60.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 885 27.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 116 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 52 1.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 208 6.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,594 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 3,228 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 3,228 people aged 15 years and over in Geelong West (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 60.9% worked full-time, 27.4% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 1.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.4% were unemployed. 1,594 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Geelong West % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Geelong West % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Geelong West % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 481 -- 466 --
Family 1,165 -- 1,171 --
Household 877 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Geelong West (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $481, the median family income was $1,165 and the median household income was $877.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Geelong West % Australia %
Couple family without children 617 39.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 601 38.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 295 19.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 35 2.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,548 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,548 families in Geelong West (State Suburbs): of these 39.9% were couple families without children, 38.8% were couple families with children, 19.1% were one parent families and 2.3% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Geelong West % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,895 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,210 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,895 occupied private dwellings were counted in Geelong West (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Geelong West % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,940 67.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 434 15.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 500 17.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 21 0.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Geelong West (State Suburbs), 67.0% were separate houses, 15.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Geelong West % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 787 27.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 847 29.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,005 34.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 11 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 246 8.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Geelong West (State Suburbs), 27.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.3% were owned with a mortgage and 34.7% were rented.

Landlord type Geelong West % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 609 60.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 96 9.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 281 28.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 21 2.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Geelong West (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 60.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 9.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 28.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Geelong West % Australia %
Median weekly rent 165 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,200 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Geelong West (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $165. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200. The average people per household was 2.1 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Geelong West % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,544 53.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,011 34.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 172 5.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Geelong West (State Suburbs), 53.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 34.9% were single (or lone) person households and 5.9% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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