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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Urban Centres and Localities

Geelong

Code UCL218000 (UCL)
People 137,220
Male 66,302
Female 70,918
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 123,320
People born overseas 22,862
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 539
Families 36,379
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 59,655
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $836
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,083
Median weekly rent $155
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Geelong % Australia %
Total 137,220 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 66,302 48.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 70,918 51.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,082 0.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 137,220 people were usually resident in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Of the total population 0.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Geelong % Australia %
People
0-4 years 8,304 6.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 17,472 12.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 19,309 14.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 54,735 39.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 14,896 10.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 22,505 16.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 18.8% of people usually resident in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Geelong % Australia %
Australian citizenship 123,320 89.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 22,862 16.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 539 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.9% of people usually resident in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 16.7% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Geelong % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53,051 47.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 12,907 11.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 8,445 7.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 37,046 33.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.6% were either separated or divorced, 7.6% were widowed and 33.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Geelong % Australia %
Australia 106,599 77.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Geelong % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Geelong % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 36,026 56.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 19,475 30.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,339 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,575 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4,496 7.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 41,431 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 63,911 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 63,911 people aged 15 years and over in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 56.4% worked full-time, 30.5% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.0% were unemployed. 41,431 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Geelong % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 396 -- 466 --
Family 1,071 -- 1,171 --
Household 836 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $396, the median family income was $1,071 and the median household income was $836.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Geelong % Australia %
Couple family without children 13,736 37.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 15,180 41.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 6,860 18.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 603 1.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 36,379 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 36,379 families in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 37.8% were couple families without children, 41.7% were couple families with children, 18.9% were one parent families and 1.7% 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 Geelong % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 54,886 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 59,655 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 54,886 occupied private dwellings were counted in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Geelong % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 45,325 82.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,314 6.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 5,879 10.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 363 0.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 5 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.6% were separate houses, 6.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Geelong % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 19,848 36.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 17,120 31.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 14,424 26.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 385 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,107 5.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 31.2% were owned with a mortgage and 26.3% were rented.

Landlord type Geelong % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 7,045 48.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,673 18.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 4,361 30.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 344 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 48.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 18.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Geelong % Australia %
Median weekly rent 155 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,083 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $155. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Geelong % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 36,000 65.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 15,218 27.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,927 3.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Geelong (Urban Centres and Localities), 65.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 27.7% were single (or lone) person households and 3.5% 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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