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Central Goldfields (S)

Code LGA21670 (LGA)
People 12,496
Male 6,203
Female 6,293
Median age 48
Families 3,384
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,298
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $685
Median monthly mortgage repayments $867
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 12,496 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,203 49.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,293 50.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 144 1.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,496 people in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 685 5.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 682 5.5 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 706 5.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 787 6.3 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 495 4.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 436 3.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 470 3.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 649 5.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 750 6.0 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 834 6.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 925 7.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 953 7.6 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,040 8.3 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 895 7.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 778 6.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 565 4.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 447 3.6 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 400 3.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 48 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 24.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,915 47.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 430 4.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,164 11.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 962 9.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,951 28.3 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.2% were married and 15.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas) was 59 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,513 48.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 818 8.7 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,076 43.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 49 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas) was 58 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 159 5.2 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 662 21.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 169 5.6 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 23 0.8 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 484 15.9 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 101 3.3 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 189 6.2 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 188 6.2 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 149 4.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 102 3.4 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 816 26.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,042 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas) 24.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.1% were in primary school, 25.4% in secondary school and 11.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 10,806 86.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,301 11.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 505 4.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 404 3.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,550 81.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), 81.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,454 51.7 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,611 34.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 359 7.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 320 6.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,744 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 4,744 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.7% were employed full time, 34.0% were employed part-time and 6.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 629 14.2 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 481 10.9 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 503 11.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 799 18.0 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,660 37.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), 14.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 381 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 864 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 685 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas) was $381.

Travel to work, top responses Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,820 65.4 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,386 22.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,406 13.5 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,393 23.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.9% provided care for children and 13.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,614 15.5 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,343 22.5 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,399 13.4 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,462 14.0 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), 22.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,578 46.6 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,144 33.8 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 614 18.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 48 1.4 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), 33.8% were couple families with children, 46.6% were couple families without children and 18.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas) 17.0% of single parents were male and 83.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,281 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,596 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,596 and those without children was $1,281.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 339 12.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 112 4.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 456 16.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 333 12.2 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 184 6.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 978 35.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 149 5.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 174 6.4 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 12.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 16.7% 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 Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,251 85.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 890 14.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), 85.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,753 90.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 157 3.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 239 4.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 101 1.9 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), 90.5% were separate houses, 3.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 30 0.6 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 252 4.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,081 20.6 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,764 52.6 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 976 18.6 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 147 2.8 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.8% had 1 bedroom, 20.6% had 2 bedrooms and 52.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,449 46.7 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,447 27.6 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,098 20.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 39 0.7 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 216 4.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), 46.7% were owned outright, 27.6% were owned with a mortgage and 20.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,341 63.7 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,767 33.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 140 2.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 63.7% were family households, 33.7% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 43.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.7 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), 43.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 1.7% 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 Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 9.1 -- 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 Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 10.1 -- 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 Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 376 7.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,971 37.5 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,755 33.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 918 17.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 230 4.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), 37.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% 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 Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 145 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 74 51.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 71 49.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 145 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 74 (or 51.0%) were male and 71 (or 49.0%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 633 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $633.

Mortgage and rent Central Goldfields (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 175 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,020 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Central Goldfields (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $175 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,020.

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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