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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Williamstown (Vic.)

Code SSC21474 (SSC)
People 13,203
Male 6,456
Female 6,747
Median age 41
Families 3,537
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,588
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,792
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
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 Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 13,203 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,456 48.9 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,747 51.1 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 49 0.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,203 people in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 865 6.6 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 890 6.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 990 7.5 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 889 6.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 600 4.5 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 505 3.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 671 5.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 932 7.1 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,150 8.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,273 9.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,108 8.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 884 6.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 766 5.8 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 486 3.7 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 348 2.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 277 2.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 307 2.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 260 2.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,507 52.6 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 295 2.8 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 835 8.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 585 5.6 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,242 31.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 52.6% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,092 52.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 803 8.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,774 39.0 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 43 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 43 years.

Education Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 277 6.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 822 19.7 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 245 5.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 121 2.9 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 523 12.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 212 5.1 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 292 7.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 196 4.7 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 686 16.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 95 2.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 698 16.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,167 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 31.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.5% were in primary school, 24.6% in secondary school and 21.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 9,899 75.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,028 32.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,061 8.5 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 727 5.8 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,720 53.6 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 53.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,161 60.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,146 30.9 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 349 5.0 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 282 4.1 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,938 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,938 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 60.0% were employed full time, 30.9% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 770 11.6 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 711 10.7 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 660 9.9 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 876 13.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,285 49.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 776 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,420 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,792 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $776.

Travel to work, top responses Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,991 76.4 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,338 31.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,359 13.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,260 21.6 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.9% provided care for children and 13.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,625 25.1 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,007 28.7 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,372 13.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 984 9.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 28.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,141 32.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,883 53.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 461 13.0 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 51 1.4 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 53.3% were couple families with children, 32.3% were couple families without children and 13.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,627 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,127 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,127 and those without children was $2,627.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 755 25.0 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 112 3.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 830 27.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 458 15.1 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 142 4.7 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 378 12.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 162 5.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 189 6.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 27.4% 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 Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,902 90.4 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 518 9.6 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 90.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,136 64.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,005 20.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 731 14.9 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 27 0.6 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 64.0% were separate houses, 20.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 14 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 259 5.3 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,332 27.2 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,139 43.6 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,081 22.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 76 1.6 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.3% had 1 bedroom, 27.2% had 2 bedrooms and 43.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,822 37.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,653 33.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,287 26.3 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 29 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 110 2.2 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 37.2% were owned outright, 33.7% were owned with a mortgage and 26.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,513 71.7 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,280 26.1 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 110 2.2 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 71.7% were family households, 26.1% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.8 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 23.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 18.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 23.3% 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 Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 484 9.9 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,763 36.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,925 39.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 600 12.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 130 2.7 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 36.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.2% 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 Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 50 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 24 48.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 26 52.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 24 (or 48.0%) were male and 26 (or 52.0%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Williamstown (Vic.) % 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 850 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 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 $850.

Mortgage and rent Williamstown (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 462 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,493 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Williamstown (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $462 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,493.

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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