2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Portarlington

Code SSC21106 (SSC)
People 3,580
Male 1,708
Female 1,872
Median age 56
Families 1,016
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,745
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $775
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,600
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 Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Total 3,580 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,708 47.7 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,872 52.3 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 38 1.1 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,580 people in Portarlington (State Suburbs) of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 150 4.2 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 140 3.9 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 161 4.5 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 172 4.8 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 116 3.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 113 3.2 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 102 2.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 155 4.3 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 210 5.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 202 5.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 197 5.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 281 7.8 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 402 11.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 378 10.6 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 274 7.7 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 188 5.2 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 196 5.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 144 4.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 56 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Portarlington (State Suburbs) was 56 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 33.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,683 53.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 98 3.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 339 10.8 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 291 9.3 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 723 23.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Portarlington (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 53.7% were married and 13.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 63 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 61 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Portarlington (State Suburbs) was 63 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,474 53.3 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 228 8.2 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,065 38.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Portarlington (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 62 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 52 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Portarlington (State Suburbs) was 62 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 39 5.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 120 16.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 27 3.7 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 22 3.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 94 12.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 48 6.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 30 4.1 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 57 7.8 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 63 8.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 21 2.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 213 29.0 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 734 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Portarlington (State Suburbs) 20.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.9% were in primary school, 23.4% in secondary school and 16.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 2,897 80.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 681 20.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 231 6.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 136 4.0 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,358 69.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Portarlington (State Suburbs), 69.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 673 52.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 436 33.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 93 7.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 93 7.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,295 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,295 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Portarlington (State Suburbs). Of these 52.0% were employed full time, 33.7% were employed part-time and 7.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 167 13.9 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 131 10.9 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 140 11.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 174 14.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 501 41.7 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Portarlington (State Suburbs), 13.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Portarlington (State Suburbs) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 48 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 415 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 954 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 775 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Portarlington (State Suburbs) was $415.

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

Unpaid work Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,170 69.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 668 21.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 422 13.5 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 723 23.1 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Portarlington (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.3% provided care for children and 13.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 503 16.1 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 768 24.5 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 441 14.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 461 14.7 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Portarlington (State Suburbs), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 590 58.1 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 281 27.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 137 13.5 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 7 0.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Portarlington (State Suburbs), 27.7% were couple families with children, 58.1% were couple families without children and 13.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Portarlington (State Suburbs) 20.0% of single parents were male and 80.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,625 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,879 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Portarlington (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,879 and those without children was $1,625.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 89 10.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 35 4.0 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 123 14.2 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 102 11.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 57 6.6 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 361 41.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 45 5.2 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 57 6.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Portarlington (State Suburbs), of couple families, 10.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 14.2% 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 Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,548 57.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,161 42.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Portarlington (State Suburbs), 57.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 42.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,368 88.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 59 3.8 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 105 6.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 18 1.2 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Portarlington (State Suburbs), 88.3% were separate houses, 3.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.8% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 43 2.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 291 18.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 867 56.0 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 314 20.3 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 34 2.2 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Portarlington (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 18.8% had 2 bedrooms and 56.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 795 51.3 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 333 21.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 354 22.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 0.9 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 55 3.5 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Portarlington (State Suburbs), 51.3% were owned outright, 21.5% were owned with a mortgage and 22.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,010 65.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 502 32.4 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 39 2.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Portarlington (State Suburbs), of all households, 65.1% were family households, 32.4% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.5 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Portarlington (State Suburbs), 38.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.6 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.4 -- 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 Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
None 81 5.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 636 41.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 565 36.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 215 13.9 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 55 3.5 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Portarlington (State Suburbs), 41.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.9% 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 Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 37 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 21 56.8 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 16 43.2 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Portarlington (State Suburbs), there were 37 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 21 (or 56.8%) were male and 16 (or 43.2%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 650 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Portarlington (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $650.

Mortgage and rent Portarlington % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 290 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Portarlington (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $290 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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