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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Bass Coast (S)

Code LGA20740 (LGA)
People 29,614
Male 14,499
Female 15,115
Median age 46
Families 7,837
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 24,126
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $855
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $224
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 Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 29,614 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 14,499 49.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 15,115 51.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 207 0.7 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 29,614 people in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,764 6.0 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,652 5.6 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,632 5.5 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,519 5.1 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,190 4.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,341 4.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,438 4.9 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,767 6.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,893 6.4 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,846 6.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,013 6.8 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,144 7.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,394 8.1 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,247 7.6 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,628 5.5 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,279 4.3 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,028 3.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 840 2.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 46 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 12,482 50.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 905 3.7 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,564 10.4 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,940 7.9 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,677 27.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.8% were married and 14.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 10,670 50.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,221 10.5 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 8,273 39.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 47 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 473 6.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,602 21.4 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 265 3.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 174 2.3 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,029 13.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 133 1.8 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 415 5.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 523 7.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 335 4.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 216 2.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,309 30.9 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,474 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas) 25.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.3% were in primary school, 21.1% in secondary school and 11.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 23,465 79.2 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,731 20.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,138 7.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,401 5.1 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 18,264 66.3 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 66.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,901 54.2 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,380 34.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 863 6.8 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 600 4.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 12,744 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 12,744 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.2% were employed full time, 34.4% were employed part-time and 4.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,594 13.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,264 10.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,522 12.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,650 13.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,250 43.2 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 13.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

Occupation Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 472 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,071 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 855 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas) was $472.

Travel to work, top responses Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 17,219 70.1 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,356 25.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,086 12.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,510 22.4 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.9% provided care for children and 12.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,484 18.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 6,222 25.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,450 14.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,063 12.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,843 49.0 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,750 35.1 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,163 14.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 80 1.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 35.1% were couple families with children, 49.0% were couple families without children and 14.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.8 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.2 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas) 19.8% of single parents were male and 80.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,635 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,770 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,770 and those without children was $1,635.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 976 14.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 336 5.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,301 19.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 839 12.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 430 6.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,922 29.1 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 380 5.8 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 413 6.3 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 14.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 19.7% 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 Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,858 51.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 11,101 48.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 51.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 48.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 10,704 90.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 541 4.6 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 480 4.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 121 1.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 90.3% were separate houses, 4.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 38 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 443 3.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,287 19.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 6,124 51.6 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,720 22.9 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 245 2.1 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 19.3% had 2 bedrooms and 51.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,086 42.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,294 27.8 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,056 25.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 81 0.7 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 342 2.9 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 42.9% were owned outright, 27.8% were owned with a mortgage and 25.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 7,746 65.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,733 31.5 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 379 3.2 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 65.3% were family households, 31.5% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.8 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 34.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.3% 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 Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 224 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 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 Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.8 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.2 -- 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 Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 741 6.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,580 38.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,308 36.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,762 14.9 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 466 3.9 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 38.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.9% 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 Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 208 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 101 48.6 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 107 51.4 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 208 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 101 (or 48.6%) were male and 107 (or 51.4%) 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 Bass Coast (S) % 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 907 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), 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 $907.

Mortgage and rent Bass Coast (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 210 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Bass Coast (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $210 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,600.

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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