2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | Statistical Area Level 3

Shepparton

Code 21603 (SA3)
People 60,223
Male 29,767
Female 30,456
Median age 38
Families 15,641
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 25,126
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $980
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $185
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Total 60,223 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 29,767 49.4 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 30,456 50.6 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,082 3.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 60,223 people in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.5% of the population.

Age Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,284 7.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,055 6.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,555 7.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,348 7.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,474 5.8 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,564 5.9 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,463 5.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,973 6.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,195 7.0 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,180 6.9 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,052 6.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,739 6.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,383 5.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,595 4.3 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,102 3.5 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,678 2.8 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,322 2.2 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,261 2.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 23,805 50.3 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,764 3.7 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,826 8.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,937 6.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 14,999 31.7 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3) aged 15 years and over, 50.3% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 21,217 50.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,807 9.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 17,040 40.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Shepparton % 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 Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 973 5.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,633 20.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,273 7.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 250 1.4 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,772 15.4 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,291 7.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 458 2.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,365 7.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 922 5.1 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 433 2.4 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 4,685 25.9 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 18,055 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3) 30.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.6% were in primary school, 25.0% in secondary school and 12.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 48,653 80.8 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 11,150 20.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,938 5.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,761 3.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 39,921 71.6 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), 71.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 16,346 58.2 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 8,381 29.8 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,798 6.4 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,556 5.5 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 28,081 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 28,081 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 58.2% were employed full time, 29.8% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,985 11.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,470 9.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,923 11.0 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,569 17.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 11,776 44.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 510 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,206 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 980 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3) was $510.

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

Unpaid work Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 31,761 67.1 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 13,366 28.2 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,498 11.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,277 19.6 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 9,389 19.8 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 11,483 24.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,788 12.2 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 5,101 10.8 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), 24.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,966 38.1 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 6,784 43.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,702 17.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 189 1.2 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), 43.4% were couple families with children, 38.1% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,697 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,862 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,862 and those without children was $1,697.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,700 21.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 493 3.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,084 24.2 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,663 13.0 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 643 5.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,607 20.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 837 6.6 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 727 5.7 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), of couple families, 21.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 24.2% 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 Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 21,742 90.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,395 9.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), 90.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 18,819 86.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 725 3.3 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,796 8.3 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 384 1.8 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), 86.6% were separate houses, 3.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 96 0.4 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 761 3.5 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,516 16.2 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 11,454 52.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 5,403 24.8 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 513 2.4 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 16.2% had 2 bedrooms and 52.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,111 32.7 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,518 34.6 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,207 28.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 225 1.0 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 681 3.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), 32.7% were owned outright, 34.6% were owned with a mortgage and 28.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 15,382 70.8 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,699 26.2 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 660 3.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), of all households, 70.8% were family households, 26.2% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.6 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.0 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), 28.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.0% 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 Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 185 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.2 -- 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 Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.8 -- 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 Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,575 7.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,083 32.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 8,127 37.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,127 19.0 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 829 3.8 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), 32.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.0% 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 Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,082 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 996 47.8 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 1,086 52.2 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), there were 2,082 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 996 (or 47.8%) were male and 1,086 (or 52.2%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Shepparton % 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 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 758 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $758.

Mortgage and rent Shepparton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Shepparton (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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