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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Wellington (S)

Code LGA26810 (LGA)
People 41,440
Male 20,783
Female 20,657
Median age 41
Families 10,989
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 20,961
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $905
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,213
Median weekly rent $170
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 41,440 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 20,783 50.2 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 20,657 49.8 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 589 1.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 41,440 people in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,584 6.2 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,518 6.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,762 6.7 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,868 6.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,085 5.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,349 5.7 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,228 5.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,390 5.8 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,615 6.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,815 6.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,086 7.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,140 7.6 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,018 7.3 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,134 5.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,711 4.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,219 2.9 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,052 2.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 866 2.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 17,089 50.9 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,173 3.5 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,914 8.7 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,240 6.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 10,159 30.3 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.9% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 14,944 51.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,875 9.9 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 11,080 38.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 32 -- 33 --

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

Education Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 639 5.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,185 18.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 830 6.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 266 2.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,581 13.2 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 890 7.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 432 3.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 844 7.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 605 5.0 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 214 1.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,497 29.2 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 11,983 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas) 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.4% were in primary school, 24.2% in secondary school and 12.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 34,872 84.1 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,279 13.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,241 5.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,640 4.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 28,930 76.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 76.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,720 56.8 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 5,857 31.1 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,313 7.0 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 973 5.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 18,863 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 18,863 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 56.8% were employed full time, 31.1% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,190 12.2 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,752 9.8 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,911 10.7 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,588 14.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 8,132 45.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 12.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 479 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,168 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 905 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas) was $479.

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

Unpaid work Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 23,477 69.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 9,108 27.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,178 12.4 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,949 23.7 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,190 18.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 8,145 24.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,624 13.8 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 4,518 13.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 24.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,880 44.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 4,352 39.6 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,651 15.0 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 106 1.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 39.6% were couple families with children, 44.4% were couple families without children and 15.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas) 18.0% of single parents were male and 82.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,660 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,935 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,935 and those without children was $1,660.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,613 17.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 355 3.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,026 22.0 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,304 14.1 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 515 5.6 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,004 21.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 618 6.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 795 8.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 22.0% 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 Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 15,667 77.2 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,617 22.8 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 77.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 22.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 14,341 91.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 610 3.9 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 564 3.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 149 1.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 91.5% were separate houses, 3.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 46 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 549 3.5 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,437 15.6 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,862 50.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,462 28.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 310 2.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 15.6% had 2 bedrooms and 50.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,184 39.5 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 5,301 33.8 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,590 22.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 148 0.9 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 441 2.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 39.5% were owned outright, 33.8% were owned with a mortgage and 22.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 10,885 69.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 4,423 28.2 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 357 2.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.5% were family households, 28.2% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.5% 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 Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 170 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.9 -- 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 Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,213 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 943 6.0 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 5,220 33.3 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 5,727 36.6 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,239 20.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 535 3.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 33.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.7% 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 Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 587 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 303 51.6 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 284 48.4 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 587 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 303 (or 51.6%) were male and 284 (or 48.4%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 794 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $794.

Mortgage and rent Wellington (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 178 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $178 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,387.

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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