2011 Census QuickStats

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Morwell

Code UCL213009 (UCL)
People 13,691
Male 6,721
Female 6,970
Median age 40
Families 3,531
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 6,643
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $725
Median monthly mortgage repayments $997
Median weekly rent $150
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 Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Total 13,691 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,721 49.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,970 50.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 395 2.9 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,691 people in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.9% of the population.

Age Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 912 6.7 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 791 5.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 821 6.0 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 944 6.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 992 7.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 862 6.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 689 5.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 760 5.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 879 6.4 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 879 6.4 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 894 6.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 807 5.9 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 813 5.9 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 706 5.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 635 4.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 495 3.6 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 453 3.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 357 2.6 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,451 39.9 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 441 3.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,156 10.4 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 988 8.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,133 37.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 39.9% were married and 14.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,049 40.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 949 9.5 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,944 49.7 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 177 4.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 693 18.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 256 6.7 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 21 0.5 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 570 14.9 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 145 3.8 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 51 1.3 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 391 10.2 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 209 5.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 107 2.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,209 31.6 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,829 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities) 28.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.3% were in primary school, 20.0% in secondary school and 15.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 10,387 75.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,205 25.7 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 860 6.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 524 4.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,874 63.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), 63.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Morwell % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,715 50.7 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,615 30.2 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 355 6.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 671 12.5 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,356 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,356 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 50.7% were employed full time, 30.2% were employed part-time and 12.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 592 12.6 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 487 10.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 538 11.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 956 20.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,757 37.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 390 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 926 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 725 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities) was $390.

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

Unpaid work Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,900 61.8 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,684 24.0 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,341 12.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,582 14.2 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.0% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,820 16.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,446 21.9 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,285 11.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,350 12.1 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), 21.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,406 39.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,154 32.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 900 25.5 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 71 2.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.7% were couple families with children, 39.8% were couple families without children and 25.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.3 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.7 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,814 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,948 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,948 and those without children was $1,814.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 312 12.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 70 2.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 424 16.6 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 401 15.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 185 7.2 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 819 32.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 153 6.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 193 7.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 12.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 16.6% 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 Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,616 88.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 766 12.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,734 84.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 210 3.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 650 11.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 18 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.3% were separate houses, 3.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 17 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 254 4.5 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,275 22.7 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,074 54.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 825 14.7 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 170 3.0 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 Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.5% had 1 bedroom, 22.7% had 2 bedrooms and 54.7% 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 Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,009 35.8 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,525 27.2 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,832 32.6 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 30 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 217 3.9 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.8% were owned outright, 27.2% were owned with a mortgage and 32.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,483 62.0 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,925 34.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 207 3.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 62.0% were family households, 34.3% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

Household income Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 41.5 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.1% 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 Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 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 Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 997 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.7 -- 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 Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
None 770 13.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,362 42.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,586 28.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 600 10.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 295 5.3 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.7% 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 Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 394 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 190 48.2 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 204 51.8 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 394 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 190 (or 48.2%) were male and 204 (or 51.8%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 727 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $727.

Mortgage and rent Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 155 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 804 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Morwell (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $155 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $804.

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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