2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Torquay (Vic.)

Code SSC21357 (SSC)
People 10,142
Male 4,959
Female 5,183
Median age 38
Families 2,738
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,394
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,430
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 10,142 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,959 48.9 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,183 51.1 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 55 0.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,142 people in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 848 8.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 824 8.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 725 7.1 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 561 5.5 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 441 4.3 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 490 4.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 648 6.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 914 9.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 903 8.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 668 6.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 618 6.1 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 611 6.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 600 5.9 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 446 4.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 305 3.0 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 221 2.2 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 157 1.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 162 1.6 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,392 56.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 218 2.8 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 586 7.6 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 354 4.6 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,195 28.3 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.7% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,891 56.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 738 10.7 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,248 32.7 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 232 7.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 686 22.7 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 288 9.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 90 3.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 329 10.9 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 168 5.6 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 181 6.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 184 6.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 323 10.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 70 2.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 466 15.4 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,017 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 29.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.3% were in primary school, 22.5% in secondary school and 16.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 8,456 83.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,749 18.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 766 7.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 548 5.6 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,647 68.5 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 68.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,872 56.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,687 33.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 337 6.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 219 4.3 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,115 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 5,115 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 56.1% were employed full time, 33.0% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 658 13.4 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 510 10.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 516 10.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 667 13.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,203 45.0 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 13.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 666 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,706 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,430 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $666.

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

Unpaid work Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,151 79.4 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,874 37.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 874 11.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,779 23.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 79.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 37.1% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,890 24.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,231 28.8 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,130 14.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 903 11.7 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 28.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,041 38.0 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,343 49.1 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 335 12.2 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 18 0.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 49.1% were couple families with children, 38.0% were couple families without children and 12.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,194 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,320 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,320 and those without children was $2,194.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 442 18.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 111 4.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 650 27.2 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 347 14.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 118 4.9 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 381 16.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 169 7.1 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 168 7.0 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 27.2% 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 Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,559 68.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,666 31.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 68.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 31.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,971 83.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 268 7.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 305 8.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 11 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 83.5% were separate houses, 7.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 56 1.6 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 386 10.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,698 47.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,372 38.6 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 43 1.2 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.6% had 1 bedroom, 10.8% had 2 bedrooms and 47.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,142 32.1 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,417 39.8 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 906 25.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 72 2.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 32.1% were owned outright, 39.8% were owned with a mortgage and 25.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,713 76.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 723 20.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 122 3.4 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.3% were family households, 20.3% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.0 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 18.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.1% 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 Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.1 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.9 -- 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 Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.9 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.1 -- 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 Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 113 3.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,045 29.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,732 48.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 592 16.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 77 2.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 29.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 48.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.6% 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 Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 54 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 18 33.3 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 36 66.7 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 13 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 54 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 18 (or 33.3%) were male and 36 (or 66.7%) were female. The median age was 13 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Torquay (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 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,333 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,333.

Mortgage and rent Torquay (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 379 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Torquay (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $379 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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