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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

South Gippsland (S)

Code LGA26170 (LGA)
People 27,208
Male 13,415
Female 13,793
Median age 44
Families 7,492
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 15,098
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $920
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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People — demographics & education
People South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 27,208 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 13,415 49.3 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 13,793 50.7 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 205 0.8 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 27,208 people in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,595 5.9 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,686 6.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,864 6.9 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,678 6.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,185 4.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,197 4.4 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,188 4.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,553 5.7 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,747 6.4 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,889 6.9 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,043 7.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,055 7.6 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,201 8.1 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,699 6.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,282 4.7 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 943 3.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 737 2.7 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 669 2.5 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.6% of the population.

Registered marital status South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 11,933 54.1 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 680 3.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,918 8.7 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,553 7.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,984 27.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.1% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 10,676 54.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,987 10.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,922 35.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 445 6.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,839 25.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 236 3.3 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 118 1.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,439 20.3 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 334 4.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 130 1.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 502 7.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 347 4.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 141 2.0 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,557 22.0 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,088 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas) 26.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.0% were in primary school, 26.9% in secondary school and 12.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 22,942 84.3 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,052 15.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,677 6.5 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,219 4.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 18,767 73.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), 73.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,156 55.2 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,394 33.9 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 940 7.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 477 3.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 12,967 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 12,967 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.2% were employed full time, 33.9% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,656 13.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,312 10.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,424 11.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,532 12.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,626 45.0 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), 13.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

Occupation South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 481 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,148 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 920 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas) was $481.

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

Unpaid work South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 16,450 74.5 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,175 28.0 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,745 12.4 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 6,466 29.3 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.0% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 29.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,236 19.2 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,591 25.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,434 15.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,189 14.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,583 47.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,891 38.6 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 969 12.9 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 50 0.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), 38.6% were couple families with children, 47.8% were couple families without children and 12.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.9 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.1 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas) 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,565 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,797 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,797 and those without children was $1,565.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,164 18.0 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 337 5.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,540 23.8 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 791 12.2 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 391 6.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,445 22.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 445 6.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 354 5.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 23.8% 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 South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,451 71.3 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,212 28.7 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), 71.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 28.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,878 94.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 255 2.4 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 233 2.2 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 85 0.8 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), 94.5% were separate houses, 2.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 19 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 308 2.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,570 15.0 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,587 53.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,773 26.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 194 1.9 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 15.0% had 2 bedrooms and 53.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,591 43.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,531 33.8 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,935 18.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 109 1.0 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 288 2.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), 43.9% were owned outright, 33.8% were owned with a mortgage and 18.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 7,406 70.9 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,819 27.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 228 2.2 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 70.9% were family households, 27.0% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), 31.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.2% 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 South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 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 South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 391 3.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,300 31.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,096 39.2 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,346 22.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 316 3.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), 31.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.5% 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 South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 207 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 101 48.8 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 106 51.2 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 207 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 101 (or 48.8%) were male and 106 (or 51.2%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 791 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $791.

Mortgage and rent South Gippsland (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,100 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In South Gippsland (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,100.

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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