2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

West Wimmera (S)

Code LGA26890 (LGA)
People 4,251
Male 2,149
Female 2,102
Median age 46
Families 1,173
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,296
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $815
Median monthly mortgage repayments $715
Median weekly rent $80
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 4,251 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,149 50.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,102 49.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 29 0.7 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,251 people in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 240 5.6 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 247 5.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 304 7.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 225 5.3 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 148 3.5 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 175 4.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 155 3.6 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 223 5.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 287 6.8 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 324 7.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 341 8.0 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 327 7.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 312 7.3 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 258 6.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 239 5.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 178 4.2 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 144 3.4 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 123 2.9 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 46 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.1% of the population.

Registered marital status West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,947 56.4 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 100 2.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 265 7.7 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 309 9.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 830 24.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 56.4% were married and 10.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 55 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,791 58.1 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 251 8.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,041 33.8 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 51 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 59 5.5 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 303 28.5 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 40 3.8 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 8 0.8 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 263 24.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 13 1.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 7 0.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 49 4.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 59 5.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 15 1.4 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 248 23.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,064 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas) 25.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.0% were in primary school, 26.6% in secondary school and 10.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,798 89.3 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 310 7.6 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 148 3.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 138 3.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,462 85.3 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 85.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,250 59.7 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 624 29.8 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 162 7.7 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 59 2.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,095 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,095 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 59.7% were employed full time, 29.8% were employed part-time and 2.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 203 10.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 199 9.8 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 221 10.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 197 9.7 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,059 52.0 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and for people who were employed part-time was 48 years.

Occupation West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 487 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,033 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 815 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas) was $487.

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

Unpaid work West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,477 71.8 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 934 27.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 454 13.2 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,442 41.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% 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, 41.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 652 18.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 813 23.6 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 503 14.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 507 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 West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 23.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.6% 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 West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 583 49.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 459 39.1 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 117 10.0 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 14 1.2 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 39.1% were couple families with children, 49.7% were couple families without children and 10.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 30.2 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 69.8 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas) 30.2% of single parents were male and 69.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,416 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,679 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,679 and those without children was $1,416.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 233 22.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 57 5.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 252 24.3 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 121 11.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 64 6.2 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 182 17.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 72 6.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 58 5.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.4% had both partners employed full-time, 5.5% had both employed part-time and 24.3% 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 West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,757 78.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 478 21.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 78.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,683 95.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6 0.3 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 50 2.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 17 1.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 95.8% were separate houses, 0.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.8% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.5 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 49 2.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 282 16.0 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 930 52.9 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 455 25.9 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 35 2.0 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 16.0% had 2 bedrooms and 52.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 961 54.7 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 396 22.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 322 18.3 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 31 1.8 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 48 2.7 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 54.7% were owned outright, 22.5% were owned with a mortgage and 18.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,165 66.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 569 32.4 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 23 1.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 66.3% were family households, 32.4% were single person households and 1.3% were group households.

Household income West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.4 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 36.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.4% 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 West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 80 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.4 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.6 -- 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 West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 715 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.8 -- 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 West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 79 4.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 493 28.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 628 35.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 501 28.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 56 3.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), 28.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 28.5% 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 West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 29 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 18 62.1 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 11 37.9 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 51 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 29 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 18 (or 62.1%) were male and 11 (or 37.9%) were female. The median age was 51 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West Wimmera (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 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 350 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $350.

Mortgage and rent West Wimmera (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 120 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 895 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In West Wimmera (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $120 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $895.

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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