2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Surf Coast (S)

Code LGA26490 (LGA)
People 19,461
Male 9,734
Female 9,727
Australian citizenship 17,641
People born overseas 2,045
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 168
Families 5,186
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 12,763
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
Total 19,461 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 9,734 50.0 9,270,466 49.4
Female 9,727 50.0 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 64 0.3 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 19,461 people were counted in Surf Coast (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,395 7.2 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 3,134 16.1 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 2,149 11.0 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 8,710 44.8 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 1,739 8.9 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 2,333 12.0 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Surf Coast (S) (Local Government Areas) there were 4,529 children aged 0-14 years and 4,072 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 17,641 90.6 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 2,045 10.5 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 168 0.9 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Surf Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 17,641 people were Australian citizens, 2,045 were born overseas and 168 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,434 56.5 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 1,389 9.3 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 821 5.5 919,904 6.2
Never married 4,288 28.7 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Surf Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 56.5% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 9.3% were separated or divorced, 5.5% were widowed and 28.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
Australia 16,184 83.2 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Surf Coast (S) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Surf Coast (S) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,273 56.5 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 3,282 35.2 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 240 2.6 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 535 5.7 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 4,856 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 9,330 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 9,330 people aged 15 years and over in Surf Coast (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 56.5% worked full-time, 35.2% worked part-time, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.7% were unemployed. 4,856 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,010 38.8 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 2,492 48.1 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 634 12.2 762,632 15.4
Other family 50 1.0 88,864 1.8
Total families 5,186 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Surf Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 5,186 families were counted: of these, 38.8% were couple families without children, 48.1% were couple families with children, 12.2% were one parent families and 1.0% 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 Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,449 58.4 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 12,763 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Surf Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 7,449 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,781 91.0 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 233 3.1 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 295 4.0 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 89 1.2 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 51 0.7 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Surf Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 91.0% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,345 44.9 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,073 27.8 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,315 17.7 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 245 3.3 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 469 6.3 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Surf Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 44.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.8% were being purchased and 17.7% were rented.

Landlord type Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 637 48.4 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 73 5.6 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 590 44.9 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 19 1.4 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Surf Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 48.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 5.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 44.9% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Surf Coast (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,155 69.2 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 1,540 20.7 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 233 3.1 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Surf Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 69.2% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.7% were single (or lone) person households and 3.1% 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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