2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Statistical Districts

Geelong (VIC)

Code 2024 (SDIST)
People 160,991
Male 78,050
Female 82,941
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 145,269
People born overseas 26,281
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 617
Families 43,035
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 68,402
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $881
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,091
Median weekly rent $160
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
Total 160,991 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 78,050 48.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 82,941 51.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,214 0.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 160,991 people were usually resident in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts): of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Of the total population 0.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 9,935 6.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 21,264 13.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 22,316 13.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 64,663 40.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 17,437 10.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 25,377 15.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.4% of people usually resident in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 145,269 90.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 26,281 16.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 617 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.2% of people usually resident in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts) were Australian citizens, 16.3% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 63,885 49.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 14,583 11.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 9,318 7.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 42,003 32.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts) were married, 11.2% were either separated or divorced, 7.2% were widowed and 32.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
Australia 126,140 78.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Geelong (VIC) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Geelong (VIC) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 43,071 56.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 23,056 30.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,783 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,856 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4,985 6.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 47,409 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 75,751 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 75,751 people aged 15 years and over in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts) were in the labour force. Of these 56.9% worked full-time, 30.4% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.6% were unemployed. 47,409 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 405 -- 466 --
Family 1,094 -- 1,171 --
Household 881 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $405, the median family income was $1,094 and the median household income was $881.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
Couple family without children 16,119 37.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 18,607 43.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 7,652 17.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 657 1.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 43,035 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 43,035 families in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts): of these 37.5% were couple families without children, 43.2% were couple families with children, 17.8% were one parent families and 1.5% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 63,111 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 68,402 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 63,111 occupied private dwellings were counted in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts).

Dwelling structure Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 52,920 83.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,465 5.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 6,212 9.8 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 509 0.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 5 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts), 83.9% were separate houses, 5.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 22,823 36.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 20,770 32.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 15,706 24.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 442 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,370 5.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts), 36.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.9% were owned with a mortgage and 24.9% were rented.

Landlord type Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 7,756 49.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,710 17.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 4,842 30.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 397 2.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 49.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 17.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 160 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,091 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly rent was $160. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,091. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Geelong (VIC) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 42,566 67.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 16,617 26.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 2,059 3.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Geelong (VIC) (Statistical Districts), 67.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.3% were single (or lone) person households and 3.3% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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