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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Colac-Otway (S)

Code LGA21750 (LGA)
People 20,345
Male 10,140
Female 10,205
Median age 42
Families 5,329
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 11,259
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $914
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,248
Median weekly rent $175
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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People — demographics & education
People Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 20,345 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,140 49.8 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,205 50.2 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 181 0.9 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 20,345 people in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,239 6.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,276 6.3 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,340 6.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,348 6.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,031 5.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,003 4.9 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 983 4.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,193 5.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,335 6.6 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,421 7.0 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,462 7.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,497 7.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,424 7.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,104 5.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 870 4.3 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 685 3.4 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 593 2.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 544 2.7 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,005 48.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 571 3.5 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,373 8.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,262 7.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,280 32.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 48.5% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,124 49.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,621 11.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,802 39.9 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 341 6.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 981 18.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 592 10.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 22 0.4 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 708 13.1 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 669 12.3 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 26 0.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 375 6.9 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 259 4.8 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 142 2.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,308 24.1 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,423 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas) 26.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.4% were in primary school, 25.9% in secondary school and 11.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 17,846 87.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,043 10.6 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 906 4.7 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 611 3.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 15,673 81.5 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 81.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,443 55.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,309 33.6 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 725 7.4 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 357 3.6 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,834 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 9,834 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.3% were employed full time, 33.6% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,316 13.9 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 954 10.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,040 11.0 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,514 16.0 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,930 41.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 13.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 497 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,161 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 914 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas) was $497.

Travel to work, top responses Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 11,683 70.8 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,636 28.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,099 12.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,029 24.4 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.1% provided care for children and 12.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,133 19.0 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,037 24.5 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,338 14.2 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,172 13.2 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,314 43.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,146 40.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 791 14.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 78 1.5 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 40.3% were couple families with children, 43.4% were couple families without children and 14.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.3 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.7 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas) 19.3% of single parents were male and 80.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,498 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,739 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,739 and those without children was $1,498.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 862 19.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 229 5.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,088 24.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 563 12.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 301 6.7 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 846 19.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 314 7.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 257 5.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.3% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 24.4% 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 Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,856 71.8 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,085 28.2 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 71.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 28.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,095 90.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 366 4.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 335 4.3 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 60 0.8 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 90.3% were separate houses, 4.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 26 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 296 3.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,245 15.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,303 54.8 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,811 23.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 174 2.2 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.8% had 1 bedroom, 15.8% had 2 bedrooms and 54.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,283 41.8 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,507 31.9 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,741 22.2 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 76 1.0 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 250 3.2 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 41.8% were owned outright, 31.9% were owned with a mortgage and 22.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 5,276 67.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,354 30.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 227 2.9 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.2% were family households, 30.0% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

Household income Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 31.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 175 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,248 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 511 6.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,702 34.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,838 36.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,547 19.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 258 3.3 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 34.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.7% 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 Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 183 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 90 49.2 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 93 50.8 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 183 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 90 (or 49.2%) were male and 93 (or 50.8%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Colac-Otway (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 887 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Colac-Otway (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 $887.

Mortgage and rent Colac-Otway (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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