2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Wellington (S)

Code LGA26810 (LGA)
People 39,158
Male 19,760
Female 19,398
Australian citizenship 35,335
People born overseas 3,850
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 130
Families 10,416
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 18,673
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Wellington (S) % Australia %
Total 39,158 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 19,760 50.5 9,270,466 49.4
Female 19,398 49.5 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 316 0.8 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 39,158 people were counted in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 50.5% were male and 49.5% were female. Of the total population 0.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Wellington (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,545 6.5 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 6,290 16.1 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 4,958 12.7 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 16,236 41.5 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 3,811 9.7 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 5,317 13.6 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas) there were 8,835 children aged 0-14 years and 9,128 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Wellington (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 35,335 90.2 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 3,850 9.8 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 130 0.3 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 35,335 people were Australian citizens, 3,850 were born overseas and 130 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Wellington (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 16,514 54.5 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 3,143 10.4 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 2,203 7.3 919,904 6.2
Never married 8,465 27.9 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 54.5% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 10.4% were separated or divorced, 7.3% were widowed and 27.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Wellington (S) % Australia %
Australia 33,088 84.5 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Wellington (S) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wellington (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,879 57.9 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 5,368 31.5 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 475 2.8 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 1,326 7.8 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 11,939 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 17,048 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 17,048 people aged 15 years and over in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 57.9% worked full-time, 31.5% worked part-time, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.8% were unemployed. 11,939 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Wellington (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,115 39.5 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 4,739 45.5 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 1,467 14.1 762,632 15.4
Other family 95 0.9 88,864 1.8
Total families 10,416 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 10,416 families were counted: of these, 39.5% were couple families without children, 45.5% were couple families with children, 14.1% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 Wellington (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 14,940 80.0 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 18,673 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 14,940 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Wellington (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 13,517 90.5 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 475 3.2 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 679 4.5 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 183 1.2 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 86 0.6 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 90.5% were separate houses, 3.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Wellington (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,754 45.2 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,916 26.2 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,915 19.5 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 582 3.9 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 772 5.2 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 45.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 26.2% were being purchased and 19.5% were rented.

Landlord type Wellington (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,185 40.7 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 493 16.9 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 1,204 41.3 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 40 1.4 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 40.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 16.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 41.3% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Wellington (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 10,365 69.4 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 3,640 24.4 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 291 1.9 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Wellington (S) (Local Government Areas), 69.4% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.4% were single (or lone) person households and 1.9% 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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