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Colac

Code UCL213003 (UCL)
People 11,415
Male 5,539
Female 5,876
Median age 40
Families 2,929
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,145
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $899
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,260
Median weekly rent $180
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 Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Total 11,415 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,539 48.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,876 51.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 102 0.9 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,415 people in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 752 6.6 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 696 6.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 723 6.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 793 6.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 710 6.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 682 6.0 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 595 5.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 656 5.7 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 705 6.2 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 705 6.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 723 6.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 681 6.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 658 5.8 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 549 4.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 520 4.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 425 3.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 425 3.7 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 418 3.7 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,224 45.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 321 3.5 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 713 7.7 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 875 9.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,112 33.7 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.7% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,818 46.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 852 10.4 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,559 43.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 199 6.8 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 505 17.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 353 12.0 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 0.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 372 12.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 382 13.0 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 13 0.4 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 208 7.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 135 4.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 89 3.0 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 685 23.2 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,947 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities) 25.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.3% were in primary school, 26.0% in secondary school and 11.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Colac % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 10,203 89.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 960 8.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 508 4.7 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 292 2.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,063 83.7 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Colac % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,938 55.7 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,767 33.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 372 7.0 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 202 3.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,279 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 5,279 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 55.7% were employed full time, 33.5% were employed part-time and 3.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 715 14.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 496 9.8 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 562 11.1 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 981 19.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,952 38.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), 14.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 498 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,166 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 899 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities) was $498.

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

Unpaid work Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,299 68.1 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,585 28.0 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,113 12.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,799 19.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.0% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,826 19.8 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,138 23.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,260 13.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,071 11.6 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,209 41.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,162 39.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 511 17.4 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 47 1.6 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.7% were couple families with children, 41.3% were couple families without children and 17.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.0% of single parents were male and 84.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,577 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,786 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,786 and those without children was $1,577.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 430 18.1 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 91 3.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 594 25.0 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 318 13.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 140 5.9 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 510 21.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 164 6.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 125 5.3 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 18.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 25.0% 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 Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,500 89.3 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 538 10.7 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,962 88.1 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 231 5.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 281 6.2 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 25 0.6 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.1% were separate houses, 5.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 195 4.3 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 761 16.9 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,571 57.1 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 865 19.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 94 2.1 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 16.9% had 2 bedrooms and 57.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,773 39.4 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,403 31.2 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,139 25.3 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 41 0.9 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 145 3.2 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.4% were owned outright, 31.2% were owned with a mortgage and 25.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,905 64.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,440 32.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 154 3.4 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 64.6% were family households, 32.0% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.1% 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 Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 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 Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,260 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.4 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.6 -- 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 Colac % Victoria % Australia %
None 412 9.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,724 38.3 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,557 34.6 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 647 14.4 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 161 3.6 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.4% 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 Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 103 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 51 49.5 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 52 50.5 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 32 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 103 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 51 (or 49.5%) were male and 52 (or 50.5%) were female. The median age was 32 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,041 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,041.

Mortgage and rent Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Colac (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 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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