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Portland (Vic.)

Code UCL214015 (UCL)
People 9,950
Male 4,933
Female 5,017
Median age 41
Families 2,601
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 4,809
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $906
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 9,950 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,933 49.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,017 50.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 192 1.9 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,950 people in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.9% of the population.

Age Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 593 6.0 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 623 6.3 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 681 6.8 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 675 6.8 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 464 4.7 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 558 5.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 584 5.9 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 652 6.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 629 6.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 751 7.5 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 722 7.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 737 7.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 642 6.5 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 442 4.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 414 4.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 299 3.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 252 2.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 232 2.3 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,757 46.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 313 3.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 824 10.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 577 7.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,576 32.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 46.7% were married and 14.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,257 46.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 765 11.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,951 42.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 149 5.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 511 18.0 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 207 7.3 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 107 3.8 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 475 16.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 89 3.1 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 139 4.9 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 243 8.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 102 3.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 72 2.5 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 739 26.1 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,833 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities) 28.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.1% were in primary school, 24.8% in secondary school and 12.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 8,534 85.8 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,050 11.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 487 5.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 316 3.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,391 80.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 80.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,476 54.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,499 32.8 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 354 7.7 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 244 5.3 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,573 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 4,573 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 54.1% were employed full time, 32.8% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 564 13.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 443 10.2 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 494 11.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 711 16.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,766 40.8 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 473 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,195 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 906 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $473.

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

Unpaid work Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,469 68.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,201 27.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 945 11.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,978 24.6 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.4% 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, 24.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,436 17.8 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,013 25.0 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,109 13.8 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 908 11.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,060 40.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 995 38.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 519 20.0 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 27 1.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.3% were couple families with children, 40.8% were couple families without children and 20.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities) 19.7% of single parents were male and 80.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,756 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,046 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,046 and those without children was $1,756.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 327 15.9 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 79 3.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 492 23.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 296 14.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 110 5.3 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 450 21.8 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 173 8.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 133 6.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 15.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 23.9% 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 Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,950 85.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 651 14.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,518 89.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 138 3.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 276 7.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 15 0.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.0% were separate houses, 3.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 113 2.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 675 17.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,309 58.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 768 19.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 80 2.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 17.1% had 2 bedrooms and 58.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,323 33.5 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,358 34.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,153 29.2 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 8 0.2 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 108 2.7 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.5% were owned outright, 34.4% were owned with a mortgage and 29.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,590 65.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,259 31.9 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 100 2.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 65.6% were family households, 31.9% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.0 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.5% 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 Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.8 -- 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 Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 279 7.1 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,553 39.3 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,433 36.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 527 13.3 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 159 4.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.3% 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 Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 194 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 90 46.4 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 104 53.6 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 194 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 90 (or 46.4%) were male and 104 (or 53.6%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 837 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $837.

Mortgage and rent Portland (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 133 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,080 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Portland (Vic.) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $133 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,080.

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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