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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Wangaratta (RC)

Code LGA26700 (LGA)
People 26,815
Male 12,985
Female 13,830
Median age 43
Families 7,324
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 12,389
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $913
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $175
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 26,815 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 12,985 48.4 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 13,830 51.6 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 261 1.0 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 26,815 people in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,626 6.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,726 6.4 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,727 6.4 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,810 6.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,176 4.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,228 4.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,380 5.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,582 5.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,837 6.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,906 7.1 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,961 7.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,906 7.1 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,790 6.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,443 5.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,194 4.5 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 942 3.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 831 3.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 750 2.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 11,198 51.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 727 3.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,837 8.5 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,689 7.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,286 28.9 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.5% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 10,230 51.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,670 8.5 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,803 39.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 387 5.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,304 17.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 801 11.0 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 127 1.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 997 13.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 759 10.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 124 1.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 682 9.4 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 409 5.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 135 1.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,562 21.4 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,287 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.6% were in primary school, 25.8% in secondary school and 15.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 23,520 87.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,006 11.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,413 5.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 890 3.5 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 20,066 79.1 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), 79.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,367 55.8 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,313 32.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 902 6.8 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 615 4.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 13,197 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 13,197 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.8% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 4.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,539 12.2 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,289 10.2 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,486 11.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,052 16.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,313 42.2 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), 12.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 498 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,170 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 913 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas) was $498.

Travel to work, top responses Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,830 72.8 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,043 27.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,877 13.2 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,416 24.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.8% provided care for children and 13.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,398 20.2 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,738 26.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,038 14.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,656 12.2 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), 26.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,132 42.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,956 40.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,141 15.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 95 1.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), 40.4% were couple families with children, 42.8% were couple families without children and 15.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas) 16.4% of single parents were male and 83.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,583 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,806 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,806 and those without children was $1,583.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,203 19.7 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 280 4.6 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,485 24.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 704 11.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 350 5.7 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,264 20.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 426 7.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 380 6.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 24.4% 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 Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,634 88.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,443 11.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), 88.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,467 89.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 373 3.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 689 6.5 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 100 0.9 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), 89.0% were separate houses, 3.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 27 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 361 3.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,791 16.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,310 49.9 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,907 27.3 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 238 2.2 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 Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 16.8% had 2 bedrooms and 49.9% 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 Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,251 40.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,609 33.9 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,380 22.4 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 95 0.9 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 300 2.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), 40.0% were owned outright, 33.9% were owned with a mortgage and 22.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 7,247 68.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,149 29.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 238 2.2 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.1% were family households, 29.6% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), 31.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.1% 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 Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 175 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Wangaratta (RC) % 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 Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
None 688 6.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,537 33.3 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,947 37.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,072 19.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 390 3.7 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), 33.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.5% 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 Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 259 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 119 45.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 140 54.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), there were 259 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 119 (or 45.9%) were male and 140 (or 54.1%) 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 Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 900 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $900.

Mortgage and rent Wangaratta (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Wangaratta (RC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 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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