2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | Significant Urban Areas

Torquay

Code 2018 (SUA)
People 15,042
Male 7,422
Female 7,620
Median age 37
Families 4,035
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 7,774
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,446
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $330
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Total 15,042 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,422 49.3 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,620 50.7 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 81 0.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 15,042 people in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,241 8.2 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,211 8.0 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,056 7.0 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 891 5.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 732 4.9 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 697 4.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 912 6.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,334 8.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,309 8.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,044 6.9 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,036 6.9 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 929 6.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 902 6.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 618 4.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 424 2.8 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 296 2.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 218 1.4 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 194 1.3 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,447 55.9 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 318 2.8 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 826 7.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 452 3.9 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,494 30.3 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 55.9% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,695 55.8 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,134 11.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,386 33.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 350 7.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,040 22.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 379 8.3 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 130 2.9 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 484 10.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 233 5.1 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 320 7.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 278 6.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 520 11.4 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 103 2.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 705 15.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,542 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.1% were in primary school, 22.9% in secondary school and 17.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 12,604 83.8 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,448 17.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,138 7.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 858 6.0 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,903 69.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), 69.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Torquay % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,305 55.5 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,625 33.9 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 526 6.8 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 298 3.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,754 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,754 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 55.5% were employed full time, 33.9% were employed part-time and 3.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,034 13.9 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 789 10.6 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 806 10.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,001 13.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,303 44.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), 13.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 671 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,704 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,445 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas) was $671.

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

Unpaid work Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,229 80.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,189 36.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,328 11.5 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,829 24.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 80.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 36.3% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,884 25.0 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,301 28.6 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,679 14.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,367 11.9 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), 28.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,502 37.2 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,021 50.1 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 485 12.0 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 27 0.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), 50.1% were couple families with children, 37.2% were couple families without children and 12.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,151 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,287 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,287 and those without children was $2,151.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 651 18.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 188 5.3 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 972 27.6 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 517 14.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 188 5.3 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 510 14.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 244 6.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 254 7.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 5.3% had both employed part-time and 27.6% 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 Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,222 69.4 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,304 30.6 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), 69.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 30.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,543 87.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 327 6.3 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 322 6.2 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 25 0.5 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), 87.0% were separate houses, 6.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 65 1.2 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 589 11.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,594 49.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,904 36.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 62 1.2 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.2% had 1 bedroom, 11.3% had 2 bedrooms and 49.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,758 33.7 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,078 39.8 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,255 24.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 32 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 98 1.9 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), 33.7% were owned outright, 39.8% were owned with a mortgage and 24.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 4,002 76.7 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,021 19.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 197 3.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 76.7% were family households, 19.6% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.4 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), 17.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.4% 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 Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.0 -- 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 Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
None 139 2.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,459 28.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,529 48.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 977 18.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 116 2.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), 28.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 48.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.7% 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 Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 83 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 35 42.2 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 48 57.8 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), there were 83 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 35 (or 42.2%) were male and 48 (or 57.8%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,208 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,208.

Mortgage and rent Torquay % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 380 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Torquay (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $380 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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