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Leongatha

Code UCL215043 (UCL)
People 4,894
Male 2,304
Female 2,590
Median age 40
Families 1,297
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,228
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $926
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $220
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 Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Total 4,894 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,304 47.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,590 52.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 41 0.8 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,894 people in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.1% were male and 52.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 327 6.7 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 322 6.6 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 316 6.5 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 275 5.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 298 6.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 309 6.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 268 5.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 292 6.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 251 5.1 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 280 5.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 318 6.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 296 6.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 303 6.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 236 4.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 230 4.7 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 196 4.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 207 4.2 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 169 3.5 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,962 49.9 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 118 3.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 348 8.9 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 357 9.1 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,147 29.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 49.9% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,719 49.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 357 10.4 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,372 39.8 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 82 6.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 300 23.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 67 5.2 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 46 3.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 177 13.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 93 7.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 20 1.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 106 8.2 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 72 5.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 32 2.5 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 292 22.7 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,287 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities) 26.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.1% were in primary school, 22.5% in secondary school and 13.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 4,212 86.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 579 12.7 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 267 5.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 208 4.6 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,504 76.9 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), 76.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,291 56.4 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 734 32.1 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 176 7.7 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 88 3.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,289 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,289 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 56.4% were employed full time, 32.1% were employed part-time and 3.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 266 12.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 209 9.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 258 11.7 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 346 15.7 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 949 43.0 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 532 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,215 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 926 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities) was $532.

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

Unpaid work Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,866 72.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,138 28.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 519 13.2 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,064 27.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.9% provided care for children and 13.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 782 19.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,062 27.0 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 530 13.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 494 12.6 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 600 46.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 456 35.2 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 230 17.7 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 11 0.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.2% were couple families with children, 46.3% were couple families without children and 17.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.3 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.7 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.3% of single parents were male and 83.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,750 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,882 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,882 and those without children was $1,750.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 188 17.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 46 4.4 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 270 25.5 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 122 11.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 42 4.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 251 23.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 84 7.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 54 5.1 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 17.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 25.5% 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 Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,952 89.7 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 224 10.3 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,731 88.7 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 160 8.2 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 51 2.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 9 0.5 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.7% were separate houses, 8.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 59 3.0 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 321 16.5 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,080 55.4 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 450 23.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 38 1.9 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 Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.0% had 1 bedroom, 16.5% had 2 bedrooms and 55.4% 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 Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 769 39.4 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 615 31.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 507 26.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 50 2.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.4% were owned outright, 31.5% were owned with a mortgage and 26.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,292 66.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 595 30.5 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 65 3.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 66.2% were family households, 30.5% were single person households and 3.3% were group households.

Household income Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.5 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.0 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.0% 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 Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.4 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.6 -- 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 Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
None 122 6.3 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 760 39.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 758 38.9 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 254 13.0 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 57 2.9 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.0% 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 Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 41 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 18 43.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 23 56.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 12 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 41 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 18 (or 43.9%) were male and 23 (or 56.1%) were female. The median age was 12 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 933 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $933.

Mortgage and rent Leongatha % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 205 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 650 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Leongatha (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $205 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $650.

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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