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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | State/Territory

Victoria

Code 2 (STE)
People 5,354,042
Male 2,632,619
Female 2,721,423
Median age 37
Families 1,414,563
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,277,967
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,216
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $277
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Total 5,354,042 -- 4,932,422 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,632,619 49.2 2,420,414 49.1 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,721,423 50.8 2,512,008 50.9 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 37,990 0.7 30,143 0.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,354,042 people in Victoria (State/Territory) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
People
0-4 years 344,733 6.4 305,940 6.2 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 326,121 6.1 314,824 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 327,939 6.1 329,627 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 345,339 6.5 335,181 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 375,108 7.0 338,712 6.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 388,669 7.3 323,827 6.6 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 372,214 7.0 354,053 7.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 383,415 7.2 375,041 7.6 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 391,197 7.3 366,306 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 372,367 7.0 356,500 7.2 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 354,110 6.6 323,016 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 317,438 5.9 300,887 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 293,812 5.5 233,598 4.7 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 224,911 4.2 188,348 3.8 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 177,316 3.3 157,180 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 140,338 2.6 140,450 2.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 114,020 2.1 105,058 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 104,995 2.0 83,872 1.7 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Victoria (State/Territory) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,136,928 49.1 1,991,757 50.0 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 125,441 2.9 118,632 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 339,497 7.8 300,129 7.5 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 242,620 5.6 240,218 6.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,510,759 34.7 1,331,300 33.4 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Victoria (State/Territory) aged 15 years and over, 49.1% were married and 10.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 51 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Victoria (State/Territory) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,948,522 49.4 1,817,262 50.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 341,315 8.7 281,695 7.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,653,820 41.9 1,485,348 41.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Victoria (State/Territory), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Victoria (State/Territory) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Pre-school 89,819 5.6 78,096 5.1 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 271,996 16.8 273,444 17.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 93,173 5.8 87,969 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 45,848 2.8 39,683 2.6 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 193,776 12.0 194,305 12.6 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 82,226 5.1 75,613 4.9 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 69,464 4.3 63,640 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 117,953 7.3 102,306 6.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 246,550 15.2 199,023 12.9 932,524 14.3
Other 50,269 3.1 37,301 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 356,483 22.0 391,602 25.4 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,617,557 -- 1,542,982 -- 6,503,580 --

In Victoria (State/Territory) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.4% were in primary school, 21.4% in secondary school and 22.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Victoria % 2006 % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Australia 3,670,933 68.6 3,434,472 69.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,911,658 38.1 1,635,101 35.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 343,515 6.9 315,697 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 230,297 4.6 204,451 4.5 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,528,189 50.4 2,420,583 52.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Victoria (State/Territory), 50.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 38.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Victoria % 2006 % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Victoria % 2006 % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,583,266 59.2 1,445,459 60.1 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 791,836 29.6 682,604 28.4 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 155,530 5.8 146,384 6.1 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 144,844 5.4 130,159 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,675,476 -- 2,404,606 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,675,476 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Victoria (State/Territory). Of these 59.2% were employed full time, 29.6% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 289,746 11.4 262,887 11.6 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 245,456 9.7 204,852 9.0 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 256,634 10.1 214,870 9.4 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 445,919 17.6 368,918 16.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,137,351 44.9 1,076,538 47.3 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Victoria (State/Territory), 11.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Victoria (State/Territory) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 561 -- 456 -- 577 --
Family 1,460 -- 1,170 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,216 -- 1,021 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Victoria (State/Territory) was $561.

Travel to work, top responses Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,017,919 69.3 2,752,842 69.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,187,433 27.3 1,069,554 26.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 490,097 11.3 412,146 10.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 772,444 17.7 712,229 17.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Victoria (State/Territory), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.3% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,007,118 23.1 874,973 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,085,136 24.9 951,693 23.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 501,575 11.5 470,487 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 424,094 9.7 455,689 11.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Victoria (State/Territory), 24.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.7% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Couple family without children 518,535 36.7 464,897 35.9 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 651,071 46.0 606,514 46.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 218,930 15.5 199,004 15.4 901,637 15.9
Other family 26,027 1.8 23,971 1.9 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Victoria (State/Territory), 46.0% were couple families with children, 36.7% were couple families without children and 15.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.2 -- 16.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.8 -- 83.5 -- 82.4

In Victoria (State/Territory) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Families without children 2,046 -- 1,644 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,242 -- 1,786 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Victoria (State/Territory), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,242 and those without children was $2,046.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 245,136 21.0 228,037 21.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 44,125 3.8 35,268 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 262,686 22.5 234,342 21.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 191,291 16.4 177,467 16.6 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 64,087 5.5 52,318 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 222,472 19.0 212,180 19.8 899,598 19.2
Other 71,967 6.2 66,760 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 67,841 5.8 65,042 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Victoria (State/Territory), of couple families, 21.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 22.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,944,690 88.7 1,781,666 89.2 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 246,742 11.3 215,727 10.8 934,470 10.7

In Victoria (State/Territory), 88.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,495,970 76.9 1,380,921 77.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 185,737 9.6 162,965 9.1 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 250,493 12.9 224,542 12.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 11,692 0.6 12,850 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Victoria (State/Territory), 76.9% were separate houses, 9.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8,768 0.5 7,183 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 89,807 4.6 78,008 4.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 370,995 19.1 346,642 19.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 917,911 47.2 872,547 49.0 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 521,664 26.8 440,214 24.7 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 35,543 1.8 37,069 2.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Victoria (State/Territory), of occupied private dwellings 4.6% had 1 bedroom, 19.1% had 2 bedrooms and 47.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 665,416 34.2 644,112 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 697,533 35.9 632,337 35.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 515,586 26.5 439,029 24.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14,619 0.8 11,917 0.7 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 51,535 2.7 54,270 3.0 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Victoria (State/Territory), 34.2% were owned outright, 35.9% were owned with a mortgage and 26.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Family households 1,385,188 71.2 1,273,490 71.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 476,869 24.5 436,458 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 82,630 4.2 71,715 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Victoria (State/Territory), of all households, 71.2% were family households, 24.5% were single person households and 4.2% were group households.

Household income Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.8 -- 30.3 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.4 -- 5.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Victoria (State/Territory), 23.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.4% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Median rent 277 -- 185 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 91.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 8.1 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,252 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 91.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 8.7 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
None 164,030 8.4 159,697 9.0 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 673,937 34.7 614,278 34.5 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 720,287 37.0 659,656 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 327,268 16.8 282,271 15.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 59,167 3.0 65,762 3.7 234,292 3.0

In Victoria (State/Territory), 34.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 37,990 -- 30,142 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 18,675 49.2 14,744 48.9 270,331 49.3
Female 19,315 50.8 15,398 51.1 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Victoria (State/Territory), there were 37,990 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 18,675 (or 49.2%) were male and 19,315 (or 50.8%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present

Dwelling characteristics Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 962 -- 763 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Victoria (State/Territory), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $962.

Mortgage and rent Victoria % 2006 % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 150 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,127 -- 1,647 --

In Victoria (State/Territory), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,500.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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