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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Golden Plains (S)

Code LGA22490 (LGA)
People 18,770
Male 9,549
Female 9,221
Median age 39
Families 5,215
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 7,314
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,217
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 18,770 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,549 50.9 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,221 49.1 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 130 0.7 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 18,770 people in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.9% were male and 49.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,293 6.9 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,504 8.0 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,545 8.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,338 7.1 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 779 4.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 782 4.2 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,002 5.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,338 7.1 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,587 8.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,533 8.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,453 7.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,326 7.1 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,275 6.8 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 832 4.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 513 2.7 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 312 1.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 212 1.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 148 0.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,441 58.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 375 2.6 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,032 7.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 540 3.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,038 28.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 58.5% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,805 59.2 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,258 9.5 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,124 31.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 367 6.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,565 27.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 223 3.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 184 3.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 772 13.5 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 438 7.6 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 288 5.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 350 6.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 400 7.0 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 154 2.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 990 17.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,731 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) 30.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.4% were in primary school, 26.2% in secondary school and 13.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 16,065 85.6 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,745 15.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,178 6.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 841 4.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 13,025 73.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 73.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,460 58.2 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,936 31.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 580 6.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 412 4.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,388 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,388 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 58.2% were employed full time, 31.3% were employed part-time and 4.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,013 11.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 931 10.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 990 11.0 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,425 15.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,033 44.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

Occupation Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 538 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,385 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,217 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) was $538.

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

Unpaid work Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,859 75.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,894 33.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,842 12.8 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,184 22.1 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.9% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,745 19.0 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,796 26.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,111 14.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,208 15.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,985 38.1 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,658 51.0 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 534 10.2 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 38 0.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 51.0% were couple families with children, 38.1% were couple families without children and 10.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.1 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.9 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) 22.1% of single parents were male and 77.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,728 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,907 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,907 and those without children was $1,728.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 884 19.0 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 173 3.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,263 27.2 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 762 16.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 250 5.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 741 16.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 296 6.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 273 5.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 27.2% 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 Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,302 88.3 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 838 11.7 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 88.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,224 98.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 18 0.3 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 24 0.4 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 32 0.5 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 98.8% were separate houses, 0.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 121 1.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 618 9.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,101 49.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,365 37.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 84 1.3 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.9% had 1 bedroom, 9.8% had 2 bedrooms and 49.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,362 37.5 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,213 51.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 551 8.7 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 36 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 137 2.2 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 37.5% were owned outright, 51.0% were owned with a mortgage and 8.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 5,124 81.4 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,080 17.1 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 94 1.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 81.4% were family households, 17.1% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

Household income Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 21.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.8% 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 Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.4 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.6 -- 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 Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.3 -- 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 Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 91 1.4 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,208 19.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,771 44.0 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,081 33.0 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 150 2.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 19.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 33.0% 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 Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 129 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 61 47.3 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 68 52.7 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 129 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 61 (or 47.3%) were male and 68 (or 52.7%) were female. The median age was 16 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Golden Plains (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Golden Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

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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