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Port Fairy

Code UCL215064 (UCL)
People 2,835
Male 1,300
Female 1,535
Median age 50
Families 749
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,906
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $915
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,574
Median weekly rent $215
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Total 2,835 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,300 45.9 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,535 54.1 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 15 0.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,835 people in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 45.9% were male and 54.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 165 5.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 146 5.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 144 5.1 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 120 4.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 107 3.8 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 119 4.2 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 142 5.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 158 5.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 148 5.2 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 146 5.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 217 7.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 212 7.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 256 9.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 208 7.3 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 172 6.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 134 4.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 110 3.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 130 4.6 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 50 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities) was 50 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 26.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,272 53.6 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 72 3.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 208 8.8 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 248 10.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 573 24.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 53.6% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities) was 59 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,055 52.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 183 9.2 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 758 38.0 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 50 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities) was 58 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 47 6.8 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 120 17.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 66 9.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.4 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 79 11.4 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 43 6.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 14 2.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 46 6.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 51 7.3 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 12 1.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 214 30.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 695 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities) 24.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.2% were in primary school, 19.6% in secondary school and 13.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 2,470 87.2 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 245 9.3 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 149 5.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 75 2.8 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,177 82.3 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 686 53.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 437 34.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 93 7.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 57 4.5 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,273 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,273 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 53.9% were employed full time, 34.3% were employed part-time and 4.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 170 14.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 115 9.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 156 12.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 178 14.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 506 41.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), 14.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

Occupation Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 502 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,297 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 915 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities) was $502.

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

Unpaid work Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,731 73.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 642 27.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 315 13.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 738 31.1 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 31.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 418 17.6 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 660 27.8 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 346 14.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 307 12.9 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 388 51.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 248 33.2 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 105 14.0 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 7 0.9 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.2% were couple families with children, 51.9% were couple families without children and 14.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.5 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.5 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities) 15.5% of single parents were male and 84.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,871 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,821 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,821 and those without children was $1,871.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 109 17.1 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 38 5.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 136 21.3 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 69 10.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 36 5.6 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 170 26.6 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 35 5.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 46 7.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 17.1% had both partners employed full-time, 5.9% had both employed part-time and 21.3% 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 Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,132 62.3 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 686 37.7 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), 62.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 37.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,007 88.9 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 84 7.4 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 31 2.7 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 11 1.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.9% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 31 2.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 265 23.4 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 575 50.8 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 238 21.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 23 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 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 23.4% had 2 bedrooms and 50.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 520 45.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 289 25.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 288 25.4 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 32 2.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), 45.9% were owned outright, 25.5% were owned with a mortgage and 25.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 736 64.9 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 370 32.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 28 2.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 64.9% were family households, 32.6% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.8 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.2% 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 Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 215 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,574 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 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 Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
None 82 7.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 469 41.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 408 36.0 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 137 12.1 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 37 3.3 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.1% 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 Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 16 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 10 62.5 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 6 37.5 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 9 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 16 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 10 (or 62.5%) were male and 6 (or 37.5%) were female. The median age was 9 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Port Fairy % 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 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,281 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,281.

Mortgage and rent Port Fairy % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 295 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,214 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Port Fairy (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $295 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,214.

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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