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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Towong (S)

Code LGA26670 (LGA)
People 5,891
Male 2,976
Female 2,915
Median age 47
Families 1,649
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 3,017
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $850
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $133
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 5,891 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,976 50.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,915 49.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 84 1.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,891 people in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.5% were male and 49.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 283 4.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 344 5.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 433 7.4 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 373 6.3 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 170 2.9 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 181 3.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 204 3.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 308 5.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 390 6.6 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 453 7.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 497 8.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 473 8.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 491 8.3 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 413 7.0 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 292 5.0 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 218 3.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 180 3.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 186 3.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 47 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,723 56.4 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 146 3.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 438 9.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 359 7.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,162 24.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 56.4% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,435 57.3 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 395 9.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,422 33.4 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 43 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 47 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 43 years.

Education Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 84 5.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 332 21.4 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 120 7.7 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 29 1.9 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 373 24.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 73 4.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 21 1.4 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 139 8.9 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 75 4.8 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 36 2.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 272 17.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,554 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) 26.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.0% were in primary school, 30.1% in secondary school and 13.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 5,236 88.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 553 9.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 324 5.7 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 254 4.5 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,531 80.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 80.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,643 57.4 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 904 31.6 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 202 7.1 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 114 4.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,863 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,863 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.4% were employed full time, 31.6% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 327 11.9 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 259 9.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 319 11.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 308 11.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,335 48.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 11.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and for people who were employed part-time was 48 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 459 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,052 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 850 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) was $459.

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

Unpaid work Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,521 72.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,261 26.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 655 13.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,829 37.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.1% provided care for children and 13.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 37.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 896 18.6 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,237 25.6 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 715 14.8 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 673 13.9 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 840 50.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 618 37.5 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 178 10.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 14 0.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 37.5% were couple families with children, 50.9% were couple families without children and 10.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.9 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.1 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas) 21.9% of single parents were male and 78.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,422 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,689 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,689 and those without children was $1,422.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 318 21.7 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 81 5.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 301 20.6 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 172 11.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 79 5.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 310 21.2 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 88 6.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 114 7.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 21.7% had both partners employed full-time, 5.5% had both employed part-time and 20.6% 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 Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,325 78.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 635 21.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 78.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,235 96.1 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 36 1.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 19 0.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 36 1.5 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 96.1% were separate houses, 1.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.8% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.4 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 77 3.3 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 317 13.6 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,196 51.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 670 28.8 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 54 2.3 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 13.6% had 2 bedrooms and 51.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,069 46.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 689 29.6 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 470 20.2 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 19 0.8 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 78 3.4 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 46.0% were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 20.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,636 70.4 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 658 28.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 30 1.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 70.4% were family households, 28.3% were single person households and 1.3% were group households.

Household income Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.5 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.7 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 34.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.7% 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 Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 133 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.6 -- 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 Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 107 4.6 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 678 29.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 857 36.9 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 599 25.8 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 83 3.6 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 29.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 25.8% 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 Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 86 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 42 48.8 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 44 51.2 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 86 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 42 (or 48.8%) were male and 44 (or 51.2%) were female. The median age was 30 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Towong (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 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 590 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), 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 $590.

Mortgage and rent Towong (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,325 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Towong (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,325.

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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