2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | Significant Urban Areas

Geelong

Code 2008 (SUA)
People 173,454
Male 84,414
Female 89,040
Median age 38
Families 45,988
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 74,525
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,048
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Total 173,454 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 84,414 48.7 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 89,040 51.3 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,558 0.9 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 173,454 people in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,861 6.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 10,449 6.0 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 10,732 6.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 11,825 6.8 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 11,930 6.9 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 11,417 6.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 10,822 6.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 11,812 6.8 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 11,844 6.8 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 11,974 6.9 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 11,554 6.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 10,507 6.1 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 9,852 5.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 7,616 4.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 6,234 3.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 5,200 3.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4,551 2.6 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4,270 2.5 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 66,646 47.1 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 4,565 3.2 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 12,199 8.6 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 9,574 6.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 48,425 34.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.1% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 60,971 47.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 11,368 8.9 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 55,058 43.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 2,810 5.5 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 8,862 17.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,913 5.7 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,593 3.1 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 6,305 12.3 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,766 5.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,609 5.1 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,104 8.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 6,842 13.3 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,589 3.1 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 10,906 21.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 51,299 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas) 29.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.1% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 21.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Geelong % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 136,650 78.8 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 39,115 24.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 11,825 7.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 7,653 4.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 104,300 64.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), 64.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Geelong % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Geelong % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 47,150 56.2 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 26,921 32.1 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 5,024 6.0 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 4,811 5.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 83,906 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 83,906 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 56.2% were employed full time, 32.1% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 10,344 13.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 8,020 10.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 8,552 10.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 13,698 17.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 33,455 42.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), 13.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 516 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,343 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,048 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas) was $516.

Travel to work, top responses Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 99,256 70.2 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 40,286 28.5 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 16,902 12.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 24,863 17.6 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.5% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 31,262 22.1 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 35,500 25.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 17,380 12.3 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 15,114 10.7 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 17,462 38.0 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 19,466 42.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 8,334 18.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 726 1.6 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), 42.3% were couple families with children, 38.0% were couple families without children and 18.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.8 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.2 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas) 16.8% of single parents were male and 83.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,946 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,139 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,139 and those without children was $1,946.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 6,631 18.0 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,309 3.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 9,020 24.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,693 15.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 2,043 5.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 7,866 21.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 2,270 6.1 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,099 5.7 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 24.4% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 66,428 92.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 5,755 8.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), 92.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 55,839 84.1 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,566 5.4 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6,532 9.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 473 0.7 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), 84.1% were separate houses, 5.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 182 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 2,966 4.5 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 12,263 18.5 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 34,896 52.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 14,865 22.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,253 1.9 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.5% had 1 bedroom, 18.5% had 2 bedrooms and 52.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 23,168 34.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 22,845 34.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 18,033 27.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 581 0.9 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,799 2.7 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), 34.9% were owned outright, 34.4% were owned with a mortgage and 27.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 45,370 68.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 18,603 28.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,455 3.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 68.3% were family households, 28.0% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

Household income Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.8 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.9 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), 27.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.9% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 9.1 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 10.1 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
None 5,421 8.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 24,089 36.3 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 24,439 36.8 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 10,335 15.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,142 3.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), 36.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,558 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 755 48.5 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 803 51.5 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), there were 1,558 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 755 (or 48.5%) were male and 803 (or 51.5%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 908 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $908.

Mortgage and rent Geelong % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 202 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,450 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Geelong (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $202 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,450.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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