2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Great Western

Code SSC25697 (SSC)
People 644
Male 325
Female 319
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 611
People born overseas 41
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 5
Families 181
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 284
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $966
Median monthly mortgage repayment $758
Median weekly rent $100
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Great Western % Australia %
Total 644 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 325 50.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 319 49.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5 0.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 644 people were usually resident in Great Western (State Suburbs): 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 Great Western % Australia %
People
0-4 years 37 5.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 86 13.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 76 11.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 275 42.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 108 16.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 64 9.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.1% of people usually resident in Great Western (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Great Western % Australia %
Australian citizenship 611 94.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 41 6.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 5 0.8 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 94.9% of people usually resident in Great Western (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 6.4% were born overseas and 0.8% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Great Western % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 307 58.7 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 61 11.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 23 4.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 133 25.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 58.7% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Great Western (State Suburbs) were married, 11.7% were either separated or divorced, 4.4% were widowed and 25.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Great Western % Australia %
Australia 583 90.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Great Western % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Great Western % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Great Western % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 197 57.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 100 29.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 15 4.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 13 3.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 15 4.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 172 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 340 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 340 people aged 15 years and over in Great Western (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 57.9% worked full-time, 29.4% worked part-time, 4.4% were away from work, 3.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.4% were unemployed. 172 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Great Western % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Great Western % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Great Western % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 433 -- 466 --
Family 1,119 -- 1,171 --
Household 966 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Great Western (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $433, the median family income was $1,119 and the median household income was $966.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Great Western % Australia %
Couple family without children 84 46.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 80 44.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 17 9.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 181 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 181 families in Great Western (State Suburbs): of these 46.4% were couple families without children, 44.2% were couple families with children, 9.4% were one parent families and 0.0% 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 Great Western % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 250 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 284 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 250 occupied private dwellings were counted in Great Western (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Great Western % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 230 92.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 20 8.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Great Western (State Suburbs), 92.0% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 8.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Great Western % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 119 47.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 86 34.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 40 16.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 0 0.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 5 2.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Great Western (State Suburbs), 47.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 34.4% were owned with a mortgage and 16.0% were rented.

Landlord type Great Western % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 5 12.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 0 0.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 30 75.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 8 20.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Great Western (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 12.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 75.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Great Western % Australia %
Median weekly rent 100 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 758 -- 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 Great Western (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $100. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $758. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Great Western % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 180 72.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 58 23.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 5 2.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Great Western (State Suburbs), 72.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.2% were single (or lone) person households and 2.0% 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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