2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Murchison (Vic.)

Code SSC20957 (SSC)
People 1,047
Male 521
Female 526
Median age 45
Families 284
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 492
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $836
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,135
Median weekly rent $160
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 Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 1,047 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 521 49.8 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 526 50.2 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 19 1.8 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,047 people in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

Age Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 60 5.7 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 72 6.9 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 71 6.8 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 62 5.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 43 4.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 37 3.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 45 4.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 76 7.3 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 55 5.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 73 7.0 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 81 7.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 75 7.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 78 7.5 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 55 5.3 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 65 6.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 34 3.3 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 21 2.0 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 43 4.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 432 51.0 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 37 4.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 76 9.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 71 8.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 231 27.3 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.0% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 381 52.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 99 13.5 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 253 34.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 19 6.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 77 27.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 9 3.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 35 12.4 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 36 12.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 6 2.1 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 16 5.7 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 12 4.2 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 7 2.5 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 66 23.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 283 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.4% were in primary school, 27.2% in secondary school and 9.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 892 85.2 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 141 14.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 46 4.7 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 27 2.8 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 764 78.1 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 78.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 275 57.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 145 30.2 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 35 7.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 25 5.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 480 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 480 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 57.3% were employed full time, 30.2% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 57 12.5 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 40 8.8 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 50 10.9 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 65 14.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 211 46.2 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 463 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,069 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 836 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $463.

Travel to work, top responses Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 594 70.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 208 24.5 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 104 12.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 195 22.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.5% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 155 18.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 188 22.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 121 14.3 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 131 15.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 22.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 134 47.2 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 115 40.5 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 30 10.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 1.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 40.5% were couple families with children, 47.2% were couple families without children and 10.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 36.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 63.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 36.4% of single parents were male and 63.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,643 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,550 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,550 and those without children was $1,643.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 49 19.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 16 6.4 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 47 18.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 33 13.1 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 20 8.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 51 20.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 16 6.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 19 7.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.5% had both partners employed full-time, 6.4% had both employed part-time and 18.7% 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 Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 388 80.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 94 19.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 80.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 353 91.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 9 2.3 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 9 2.3 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 17 4.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 91.0% were separate houses, 2.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flats, units or apartments and 4.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.8 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 30 7.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 61 15.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 192 49.6 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 87 22.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 14 3.6 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 7.8% had 1 bedroom, 15.8% had 2 bedrooms and 49.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 158 40.8 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 141 36.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 66 17.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 1.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 16 4.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 40.8% were owned outright, 36.4% were owned with a mortgage and 17.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 280 72.0 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 103 26.5 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 6 1.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 72.0% were family households, 26.5% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

Household income Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.4 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 30.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.4% 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 Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 160 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.5 -- 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 Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,135 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.7 -- 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 Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 22 5.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 103 26.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 144 37.2 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 102 26.4 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 16 4.1 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 26.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.4% 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 Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 21 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 7 33.3 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 14 66.7 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 29 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 21 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 7 (or 33.3%) were male and 14 (or 66.7%) were female. The median age was 29 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 387 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $387.

Mortgage and rent Murchison (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 145 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Murchison (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $145 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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