2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Wonthaggi

Code SSC21491 (SSC)
People 4,354
Male 2,069
Female 2,285
Median age 48
Families 1,062
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,321
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $675
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,192
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Total 4,354 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,069 47.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,285 52.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 55 1.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,354 people in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 220 5.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 211 4.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 237 5.4 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 289 6.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 190 4.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 218 5.0 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 186 4.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 204 4.7 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 242 5.6 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 262 6.0 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 280 6.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 279 6.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 293 6.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 304 7.0 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 256 5.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 236 5.4 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 238 5.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 209 4.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 48 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) was 48 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 28.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,566 42.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 141 3.8 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 428 11.6 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 463 12.6 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,091 29.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.5% were married and 15.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 60 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) was 60 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,358 42.2 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 261 8.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,601 49.7 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 49 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) was 58 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 53 4.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 199 17.4 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 58 5.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 8 0.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 220 19.2 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 33 2.9 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 18 1.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 77 6.7 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 44 3.8 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 35 3.1 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 401 35.0 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,146 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) 26.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.2% were in primary school, 23.6% in secondary school and 10.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,464 79.6 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 815 20.3 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 342 8.5 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 182 4.5 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,671 66.6 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 66.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 862 50.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 618 36.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 124 7.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 100 5.9 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,704 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,704 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs). Of these 50.6% were employed full time, 36.3% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 239 14.9 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 166 10.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 217 13.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 252 15.8 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 607 38.0 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 14.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 402 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 966 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 675 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) was $402.

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

Unpaid work Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,346 63.6 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 823 22.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 478 13.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 728 19.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.3% provided care for children and 13.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 667 18.1 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 821 22.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 432 11.7 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 425 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 Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 22.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.7% 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 Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 487 45.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 336 31.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 213 20.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 25 2.4 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 31.7% were couple families with children, 45.9% were couple families without children and 20.1% were one parent families.

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

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs) 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,488 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,750 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,750 and those without children was $1,488.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 98 11.9 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 45 5.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 147 17.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 102 12.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 56 6.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 278 33.8 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 47 5.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 50 6.1 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), of couple families, 11.9% had both partners employed full-time, 5.5% had both employed part-time and 17.9% 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 Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,877 86.2 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 300 13.8 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 86.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,424 75.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 227 12.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 205 10.9 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 22 1.2 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 75.8% were separate houses, 12.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.4 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 154 8.2 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 509 27.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 865 46.0 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 288 15.3 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 57 3.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.2% had 1 bedroom, 27.1% had 2 bedrooms and 46.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 802 42.7 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 398 21.2 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 598 31.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 68 3.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 42.7% were owned outright, 21.2% were owned with a mortgage and 31.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,045 55.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 776 41.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 58 3.1 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), of all households, 55.6% were family households, 41.3% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 45.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.7 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 45.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.7% 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 Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.8 -- 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 Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,192 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.4 -- 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 Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
None 258 13.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 821 43.7 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 495 26.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 205 10.9 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 101 5.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), 43.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 26.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.9% 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 Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 57 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 26 45.6 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 31 54.4 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 14 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), there were 57 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 26 (or 45.6%) were male and 31 (or 54.4%) were female. The median age was 14 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 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 Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $387.

Mortgage and rent Wonthaggi % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Wonthaggi (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 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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