2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | Section of State

VIC Rural Balance

Code SOS23 (SOS)
People 398,717
Male 206,357
Female 192,360
Median age 43
Families 111,431
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 178,191
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,117
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,408
Median weekly rent $135
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.4
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Total 398,717 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 206,357 51.8 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 192,360 48.2 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,727 0.9 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 398,717 people in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State) of these 51.8% were male and 48.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 21,483 5.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 25,533 6.4 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 30,076 7.5 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 29,404 7.4 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 17,365 4.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 14,219 3.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 16,399 4.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 23,333 5.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 30,012 7.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 33,318 8.4 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 35,042 8.8 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 33,443 8.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 31,814 8.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 23,198 5.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 14,992 3.8 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 9,160 2.3 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 6,057 1.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3,867 1.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.4% of the population.

Registered marital status VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 185,517 57.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 8,953 2.8 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 24,646 7.7 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 12,733 4.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 89,780 27.9 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State) aged 15 years and over, 57.7% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 168,439 58.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 26,418 9.2 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 92,797 32.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 43 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 43 years.

Education VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 6,342 5.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 23,934 20.6 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 7,018 6.0 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3,700 3.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 18,024 15.5 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 7,755 6.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 6,246 5.4 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 7,682 6.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 7,976 6.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 2,622 2.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 25,069 21.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 116,368 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State) 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.8% were in primary school, 27.5% in secondary school and 13.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 338,108 84.8 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 57,973 15.5 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 22,905 6.1 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 16,141 4.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 278,109 74.1 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), 74.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 119,231 57.7 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 66,011 31.9 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 13,888 6.7 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 7,579 3.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 206,709 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 206,709 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State). Of these 57.7% were employed full time, 31.9% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 24,595 12.4 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 19,890 10.0 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 21,523 10.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 24,382 12.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 94,855 47.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), 12.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

Occupation VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 521 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,317 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,117 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State) was $521.

Travel to work, top responses VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 238,500 74.2 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 92,603 28.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 41,524 12.9 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 88,319 27.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.8% provided care for children and 12.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 63,244 19.7 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 82,187 25.6 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 47,218 14.7 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 45,850 14.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 48,810 43.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 51,057 45.8 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 10,701 9.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 863 0.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), 45.8% were couple families with children, 43.8% were couple families without children and 9.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 26.2 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 73.8 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State) 26.2% of single parents were male and 73.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,571 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,932 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,932 and those without children was $1,571.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 20,773 20.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 5,182 5.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 25,080 25.1 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 13,398 13.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 5,705 5.7 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 16,794 16.8 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 6,672 6.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 6,260 6.3 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), of couple families, 20.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 25.1% 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 VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 139,639 81.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 32,519 18.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), 81.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 136,107 97.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 851 0.6 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 410 0.3 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 2,178 1.6 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), 97.5% were separate houses, 0.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 603 0.4 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3,916 2.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 15,206 10.9 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 64,633 46.3 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 53,124 38.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 2,157 1.5 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 10.9% had 2 bedrooms and 46.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 63,673 45.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 52,315 37.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 18,960 13.6 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 1,416 1.0 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,276 2.3 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), 45.6% were owned outright, 37.5% were owned with a mortgage and 13.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 109,652 78.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 27,507 19.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,481 1.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), of all households, 78.5% were family households, 19.7% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

Household income VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.0 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), 24.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.0% 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 VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 135 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.5 -- 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 VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,408 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.1 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.9 -- 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 VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
None 2,407 1.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 27,360 19.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 55,962 40.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 50,181 35.9 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3,727 2.7 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), 19.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 35.9% 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 VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3,728 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,946 52.2 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 1,782 47.8 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), there were 3,728 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,946 (or 52.2%) were male and 1,782 (or 47.8%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics VIC Rural Balance % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 969 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $969.

Mortgage and rent VIC Rural Balance % 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 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In VIC Rural Balance (Section of State), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 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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