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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Watchem

Code SSC26951 (SSC)
People 213
Male 108
Female 105
Median age 42
Australian citizenship 190
People born overseas 16
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0
Families 56
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 97
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $477
Median monthly mortgage repayment $271
Median weekly rent $0
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Watchem % Australia %
Total 213 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 108 50.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 105 49.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5 2.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 213 people were usually resident in Watchem (State Suburbs): of these 50.7% were male and 49.3% were female. Of the total population 2.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Watchem % Australia %
People
0-4 years 17 8.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 34 16.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 16 7.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 74 34.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 36 16.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 37 17.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 42 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.9% of people usually resident in Watchem (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 34.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 42 years.

Selected characteristics Watchem % Australia %
Australian citizenship 190 89.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 16 7.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0 0.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.2% of people usually resident in Watchem (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 7.5% were born overseas and 0.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Watchem % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 83 50.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 29 17.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 10 6.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 38 23.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Watchem (State Suburbs) were married, 17.8% were either separated or divorced, 6.1% were widowed and 23.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Watchem % Australia %
Australia 180 84.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Watchem % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Watchem % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Watchem % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 49 67.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 14 19.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 6 8.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 0 0.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4 5.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 72 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 73 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 73 people aged 15 years and over in Watchem (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 67.1% worked full-time, 19.2% worked part-time, 8.2% were away from work, 0.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.5% were unemployed. 72 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Watchem % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Watchem % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 244 -- 466 --
Family 596 -- 1,171 --
Household 477 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Watchem (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $244, the median family income was $596 and the median household income was $477.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Watchem % Australia %
Couple family without children 15 26.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 23 41.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 15 26.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 3 5.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 56 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 56 families in Watchem (State Suburbs): of these 26.8% were couple families without children, 41.1% were couple families with children, 26.8% were one parent families and 5.4% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Watchem % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 76 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 97 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 76 occupied private dwellings were counted in Watchem (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Watchem % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 73 96.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 3 3.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Watchem (State Suburbs), 96.1% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 3.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Watchem % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 42 55.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 14 18.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 13 17.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 0 0.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 8 10.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Watchem (State Suburbs), 55.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 18.4% were owned with a mortgage and 17.1% were rented.

Landlord type Watchem % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 0 0.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 0 0.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 9 69.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 0 0.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Watchem (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 0.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 69.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Watchem % Australia %
Median weekly rent 0 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 271 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Watchem (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $0. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $271. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Watchem % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 53 69.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 18 23.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 0 0.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Watchem (State Suburbs), 69.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.7% were single (or lone) person households and 0.0% 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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