2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Colac

Code SSC20317 (SSC)
People 8,696
Male 4,174
Female 4,522
Median age 40
Families 2,190
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 4,120
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $834
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,144
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Total 8,696 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,174 48.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,522 52.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 94 1.1 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,696 people in Colac (State Suburbs) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 564 6.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 506 5.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 533 6.1 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 576 6.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 564 6.5 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 566 6.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 456 5.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 485 5.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 510 5.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 479 5.5 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 522 6.0 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 478 5.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 501 5.8 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 421 4.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 432 5.0 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 360 4.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 367 4.2 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 380 4.4 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Colac (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,033 42.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 276 3.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 583 8.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 776 10.9 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,420 34.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Colac (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.8% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Colac (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,698 42.8 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 666 10.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,939 46.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Colac (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Colac (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 143 6.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 404 18.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 209 9.4 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 4 0.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 289 13.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 255 11.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 10 0.4 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 157 7.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 104 4.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 69 3.1 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 582 26.1 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,226 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Colac (State Suburbs) 25.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.7% were in primary school, 24.9% in secondary school and 11.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 7,713 88.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 728 8.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 404 4.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 231 2.8 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,835 83.4 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Colac (State Suburbs), 83.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Colac % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,148 55.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,290 33.1 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 284 7.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 175 4.5 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,897 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,897 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Colac (State Suburbs). Of these 55.1% were employed full time, 33.1% were employed part-time and 4.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 521 14.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 365 9.8 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 403 10.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 744 20.0 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,405 37.8 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Colac (State Suburbs), 14.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Colac (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 488 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,093 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 834 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Colac (State Suburbs) was $488.

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

Unpaid work Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,737 66.8 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,879 26.5 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 830 11.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,345 19.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Colac (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.5% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Colac % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,368 19.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,622 22.9 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 929 13.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 817 11.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Colac (State Suburbs), 22.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 913 41.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 798 36.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 443 20.2 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 37 1.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Colac (State Suburbs), 36.4% were couple families with children, 41.7% were couple families without children and 20.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.2 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.8 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Colac (State Suburbs) 16.2% of single parents were male and 83.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,543 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,707 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Colac (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,707 and those without children was $1,543.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 290 17.0 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 70 4.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 402 23.5 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 240 14.0 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 102 6.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 396 23.2 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 116 6.8 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 94 5.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Colac (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 23.5% 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 Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,562 88.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 459 11.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Colac (State Suburbs), 88.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,061 85.9 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 213 6.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 264 7.4 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 26 0.7 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Colac (State Suburbs), 85.9% were separate houses, 6.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 11 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 169 4.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 667 18.7 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,110 59.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 522 14.6 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 85 2.4 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Colac (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 18.7% had 2 bedrooms and 59.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,389 39.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,011 28.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,002 28.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 36 1.0 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 127 3.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Colac (State Suburbs), 39.0% were owned outright, 28.4% were owned with a mortgage and 28.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,169 60.9 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,257 35.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 136 3.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Colac (State Suburbs), of all households, 60.9% were family households, 35.3% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Colac (State Suburbs), 35.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.3% 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 Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,144 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.7 -- 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 Colac % Victoria % Australia %
None 377 10.6 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,473 41.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,156 32.5 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 410 11.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 146 4.1 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Colac (State Suburbs), 41.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.5% 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 Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 94 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 47 50.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 47 50.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 35 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Colac (State Suburbs), there were 94 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 47 (or 50.0%) were male and 47 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 35 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Colac % 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 880 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Colac (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 $880.

Mortgage and rent Colac % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Colac (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 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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