2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | State/Territory

Victoria

Code 2 (STE)
People 4,932,422
Male 2,420,415
Female 2,512,007
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 4,257,742
People born overseas 1,173,201
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 34,433
Families 1,294,387
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,085,113
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,022
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,252
Median weekly rent $185
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People — demographics
People Victoria % Australia %
Total 4,932,422 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,420,415 49.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 2,512,007 50.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 30,141 0.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 4,932,422 people were usually resident in Victoria (State/Territory): of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Of the total population 0.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 305,941 6.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 644,452 13.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 673,893 13.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,098,745 42.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 534,486 10.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 674,906 13.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.3% of people usually resident in Victoria (State/Territory) were children aged 0-14 years, and 24.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Victoria % Australia %
Australian citizenship 4,257,742 86.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,173,201 23.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 34,433 0.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.3% of people usually resident in Victoria (State/Territory) were Australian citizens, 23.8% were born overseas and 0.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,991,757 50.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 418,759 10.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 240,219 6.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,331,297 33.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Victoria (State/Territory) were married, 10.5% were either separated or divorced, 6.0% were widowed and 33.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,434,470 69.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Victoria % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,445,456 60.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 682,604 28.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 82,497 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 63,892 2.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 130,159 5.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,330,368 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,404,608 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,404,608 people aged 15 years and over in Victoria (State/Territory) were in the labour force. Of these 60.1% worked full-time, 28.4% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.4% were unemployed. 1,330,368 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 456 -- 466 --
Family 1,170 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,022 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Victoria (State/Territory), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $456, the median family income was $1,170 and the median household income was $1,022.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 464,895 35.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 606,516 46.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 199,004 15.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 23,972 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,294,387 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,294,387 families in Victoria (State/Territory): of these 35.9% were couple families without children, 46.9% were couple families with children, 15.4% were one parent families and 1.9% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,869,384 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,085,113 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,869,384 occupied private dwellings were counted in Victoria (State/Territory).

Dwelling structure Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,429,127 76.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 172,684 9.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 251,246 13.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 15,892 0.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 435 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Victoria (State/Territory), 76.4% were separate houses, 9.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 648,924 34.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 634,800 34.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 447,074 23.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 12,472 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 126,114 6.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Victoria (State/Territory), 34.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 34.0% were owned with a mortgage and 23.9% were rented.

Landlord type Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 255,124 57.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 54,972 12.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 123,828 27.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 13,150 2.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Victoria (State/Territory), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 57.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 12.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 27.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,252 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Victoria (State/Territory), the median weekly rent was $185. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,252. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Victoria % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,273,494 68.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 436,458 23.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 71,710 3.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Victoria (State/Territory), 68.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.3% were single (or lone) person households and 3.8% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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