2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Colac-Otway (S)

Code LGA21750 (LGA)
People 19,997
Male 9,966
Female 10,031
Australian citizenship 18,893
People born overseas 1,362
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 92
Families 5,322
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 10,054
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
Total 19,997 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 9,966 49.8 9,270,466 49.4
Female 10,031 50.2 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 95 0.5 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 19,997 people were counted in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Of the total population 0.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,296 6.5 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 3,141 15.7 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 2,369 11.8 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 8,019 40.1 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 2,052 10.3 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 3,120 15.6 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas) there were 4,437 children aged 0-14 years and 5,172 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 18,893 94.5 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 1,362 6.8 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 92 0.5 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 18,893 people were Australian citizens, 1,362 were born overseas and 92 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,353 53.7 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 1,400 9.0 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 1,219 7.8 919,904 6.2
Never married 4,589 29.5 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 53.7% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 9.0% were separated or divorced, 7.8% were widowed and 29.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
Australia 17,785 88.9 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,625 60.9 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 2,781 30.1 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 327 3.5 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 507 5.5 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 5,821 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 9,240 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 9,240 people aged 15 years and over in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 60.9% worked full-time, 30.1% worked part-time, 3.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.5% were unemployed. 5,821 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,142 40.2 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 2,379 44.7 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 731 13.7 762,632 15.4
Other family 70 1.3 88,864 1.8
Total families 5,322 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 5,322 families were counted: of these, 40.2% were couple families without children, 44.7% were couple families with children, 13.7% were one parent families and 1.3% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,765 77.2 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 10,054 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 7,765 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,078 91.2 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 313 4.0 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 213 2.7 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 127 1.6 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 34 0.4 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 91.2% were separate houses, 4.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,961 51.0 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,858 23.9 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,361 17.5 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 309 4.0 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 278 3.6 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 51.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 23.9% were being purchased and 17.5% were rented.

Landlord type Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 382 28.1 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 252 18.5 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 709 52.1 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 19 1.4 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 28.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 18.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 52.1% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Colac-Otway (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,296 68.2 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 2,021 26.0 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 204 2.6 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Colac-Otway (S) (Local Government Areas), 68.2% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.0% were single (or lone) person households and 2.6% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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 2001 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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