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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Urban Centres and Localities

Murchison (L)

Code UCL236200 (UCL)
People 786
Male 375
Female 411
Median age 48
Australian citizenship 705
People born overseas 86
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0
Families 211
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 356
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $611
Median monthly mortgage repayment $867
Median weekly rent $100
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Murchison (L) % Australia %
Total 786 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 375 47.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 411 52.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 6 0.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 786 people were usually resident in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Of the total population 0.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Murchison (L) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 41 5.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 99 12.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 81 10.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 251 31.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 101 12.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 213 27.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 48 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.8% of people usually resident in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 39.9% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 48 years.

Selected characteristics Murchison (L) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 705 89.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 86 10.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0 0.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.7% of people usually resident in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 10.9% were born overseas and 0.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Murchison (L) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 331 51.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 88 13.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 78 12.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 153 23.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.6% were either separated or divorced, 12.1% were widowed and 23.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Murchison (L) % Australia %
Australia 647 82.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Murchison (L) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Murchison (L) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Murchison (L) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 161 51.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 96 30.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 24 7.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 9 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 21 6.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 265 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 311 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 311 people aged 15 years and over in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 51.8% worked full-time, 30.9% worked part-time, 7.7% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.8% were unemployed. 265 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Murchison (L) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Murchison (L) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Murchison (L) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 334 -- 466 --
Family 781 -- 1,171 --
Household 611 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $334, the median family income was $781 and the median household income was $611.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Murchison (L) % Australia %
Couple family without children 105 49.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 78 37.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 28 13.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 211 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 211 families in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.8% were couple families without children, 37.0% were couple families with children, 13.3% were one parent families and 0.0% 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 Murchison (L) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 313 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 356 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 313 occupied private dwellings were counted in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Murchison (L) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 262 83.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6 1.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 15 4.8 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 30 9.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.7% were separate houses, 1.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.8% were flats, units or apartments and 9.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Murchison (L) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 134 42.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 97 31.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 59 18.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 5 1.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 20 6.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 31.0% were owned with a mortgage and 18.8% were rented.

Landlord type Murchison (L) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 7 11.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 8 13.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 41 69.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 3 5.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 11.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 13.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 69.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Murchison (L) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 100 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 867 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $100. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $867. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Murchison (L) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 213 68.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 95 30.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 4 1.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Murchison (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 68.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 30.4% were single (or lone) person households and 1.3% 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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