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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Whitehorse (C)

Code LGA26980 (LGA)
People 151,334
Male 72,821
Female 78,513
Median age 39
Families 40,127
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 61,472
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,317
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 151,334 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 72,821 48.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 78,513 51.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 314 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 151,334 people in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 8,822 5.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 8,788 5.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 8,535 5.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 9,175 6.1 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 11,966 7.9 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 10,322 6.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 9,389 6.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 10,572 7.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 11,283 7.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 10,278 6.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 9,701 6.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 8,433 5.6 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 7,873 5.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 6,577 4.3 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 5,812 3.8 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 5,082 3.4 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4,445 2.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4,280 2.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 64,772 51.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,530 2.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 8,455 6.8 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 8,059 6.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 41,380 33.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.7% were married and 8.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 59,292 51.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,513 5.7 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 49,340 42.9 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 2,915 6.1 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 8,008 16.7 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,342 4.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,048 2.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 5,236 10.9 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,893 3.9 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,320 4.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,299 6.9 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 11,473 23.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,459 3.0 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 7,985 16.6 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 47,978 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas) 31.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.8% were in primary school, 19.7% in secondary school and 30.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 94,353 62.3 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 64,371 44.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 9,748 6.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 6,567 4.6 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 62,822 43.8 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), 43.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 44.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 42,919 57.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 24,484 32.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3,918 5.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 3,982 5.3 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 75,303 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 75,303 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.0% were employed full time, 32.5% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 9,453 13.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 7,804 10.9 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 7,227 10.1 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 11,819 16.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 31,100 43.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), 13.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 561 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,682 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,317 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas) was $561.

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

Unpaid work Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 89,562 71.5 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 34,141 27.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 14,166 11.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 25,825 20.6 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.3% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 30,257 24.2 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 32,384 25.9 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 15,382 12.3 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 11,540 9.2 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), 25.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 14,258 35.5 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 19,366 48.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 5,648 14.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 855 2.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), 48.3% were couple families with children, 35.5% were couple families without children and 14.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,196 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,570 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,570 and those without children was $2,196.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 6,527 19.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,382 4.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 7,906 23.5 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,386 16.0 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,906 5.7 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 6,872 20.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 1,826 5.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,816 5.4 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 23.5% 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 Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 55,472 92.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,262 7.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), 92.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 41,832 75.4 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8,309 15.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,263 9.5 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 49 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), 75.4% were separate houses, 15.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 292 0.5 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,708 3.1 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 11,164 20.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 26,219 47.3 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 15,247 27.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 843 1.5 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 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 20.1% had 2 bedrooms and 47.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 22,196 40.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 17,927 32.3 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 13,369 24.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 646 1.2 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,335 2.4 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), 40.0% were owned outright, 32.3% were owned with a mortgage and 24.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 39,397 71.0 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 13,571 24.5 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,505 4.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.0% were family households, 24.5% were single person households and 4.5% were group households.

Household income Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.0 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), 23.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.5% 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 Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.3 -- 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 Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
None 4,784 8.6 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 20,663 37.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 21,069 38.0 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 7,537 13.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,420 2.6 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), 37.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.6% 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 Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 314 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 153 48.7 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 161 51.3 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 314 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 153 (or 48.7%) were male and 161 (or 51.3%) 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 Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,257 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,257.

Mortgage and rent Whitehorse (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Whitehorse (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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