2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Morwell

Code SSC20929 (SSC)
People 14,005
Male 6,898
Female 7,107
Median age 40
Families 3,608
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 6,761
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $732
Median monthly mortgage repayments $990
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 14,005 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,898 49.3 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,107 50.7 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 397 2.8 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,005 people in Morwell (State Suburbs) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.8% of the population.

Age Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 925 6.6 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 809 5.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 852 6.1 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 972 6.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,018 7.3 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 869 6.2 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 705 5.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 772 5.5 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 907 6.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 897 6.4 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 923 6.6 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 824 5.9 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 842 6.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 724 5.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 646 4.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 502 3.6 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 459 3.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 359 2.6 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Morwell (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,588 40.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 449 3.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,171 10.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 999 8.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,213 36.9 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Morwell (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 40.2% were married and 14.2% 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 (State Suburbs) 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 4,164 41.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 978 9.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,019 49.4 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Morwell (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Morwell (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 180 4.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 705 17.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 278 7.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 23 0.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 587 14.9 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 151 3.8 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 62 1.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 392 10.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 213 5.4 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 108 2.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,239 31.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,938 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Morwell (State Suburbs) 28.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.5% were in primary school, 20.3% in secondary school and 15.4% 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 10,647 76.0 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 3,282 25.7 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 870 6.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 537 4.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,070 63.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Morwell (State Suburbs), 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 2,794 50.7 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,681 30.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 372 6.7 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 669 12.1 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,516 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,516 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Morwell (State Suburbs). Of these 50.7% were employed full time, 30.5% were employed part-time and 12.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 616 12.7 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 501 10.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 561 11.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 977 20.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,818 37.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Morwell (State Suburbs), 12.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% 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 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Morwell (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 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 391 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 930 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 732 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Morwell (State Suburbs) was $391.

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) 7,082 62.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,755 24.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,374 12.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,641 14.4 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Morwell (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.1% 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, 14.4% 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 1,872 16.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,510 22.0 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,316 11.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,386 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 (State Suburbs), 22.0% 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 1,434 39.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,196 33.1 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 906 25.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 72 2.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Morwell (State Suburbs), 33.1% were couple families with children, 39.7% were couple families without children and 25.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.8 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.2 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Morwell (State Suburbs) 17.8% of single parents were male and 82.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,811 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,946 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Morwell (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,946 and those without children was $1,811.

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 323 12.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 74 2.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 446 16.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 408 15.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 187 7.1 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 828 31.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 167 6.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 200 7.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Morwell (State Suburbs), of couple families, 12.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 16.9% 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 Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,716 88.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 777 12.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Morwell (State Suburbs), 88.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,835 84.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 209 3.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 649 11.4 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 17 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Morwell (State Suburbs), 84.6% were separate houses, 3.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.4% 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 253 4.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,280 22.4 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,109 54.4 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 877 15.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 175 3.1 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 (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 22.4% had 2 bedrooms and 54.4% 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 2,058 36.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,553 27.2 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,856 32.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 28 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 218 3.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Morwell (State Suburbs), 36.0% were owned outright, 27.2% were owned with a mortgage and 32.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,565 62.4 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,937 33.9 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 210 3.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Morwell (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.4% were family households, 33.9% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

Household income Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 41.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Morwell (State Suburbs), 41.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.2% 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 Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.8 -- 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 Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 990 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.8 -- 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 Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
None 768 13.4 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,382 41.7 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,624 28.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 642 11.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 295 5.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Morwell (State Suburbs), 41.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.2% 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 397 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 192 48.4 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 205 51.6 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Morwell (State Suburbs), there were 397 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 192 (or 48.4%) were male and 205 (or 51.6%) were female. The median age was 18 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 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 734 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Morwell (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $734.

Mortgage and rent Morwell % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 715 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Morwell (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $715.

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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