Victoria

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State/Territory
Area code 2
People 5,926,624
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Median age 37
Families 1,532,077
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 2,520,912
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,419
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,728
Median weekly rent $325
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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People

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Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Male 2,908,077 49.1 2,632,617 49.2 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,018,549 50.9 2,721,423 50.8 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 47,788 0.8 37,992 0.7 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,926,624 people in Victoria. Of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

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Age Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 371,220 6.3 344,733 6.4 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 368,631 6.2 326,121 6.1 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 341,063 5.8 327,939 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 356,340 6.0 345,338 6.5 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 413,792 7.0 375,108 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 441,266 7.4 388,670 7.3 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 447,927 7.6 372,213 7.0 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 404,026 6.8 383,415 7.2 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 401,887 6.8 391,197 7.3 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 402,043 6.8 372,367 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 378,371 6.4 354,111 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 357,616 6.0 317,439 5.9 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 319,840 5.4 293,810 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 291,397 4.9 224,911 4.2 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 218,203 3.7 177,315 3.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 165,115 2.8 140,338 2.6 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 119,895 2.0 114,021 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 127,993 2.2 104,994 2.0 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Victoria was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Married 2,344,107 48.4 2,136,931 49.1 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 146,493 3.0 125,442 2.9 608,059 3.2
Divorced 382,544 7.9 339,501 7.8 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 251,674 5.2 242,620 5.6 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,720,887 35.5 1,510,759 34.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Victoria aged 15 years and over, 48.4% were married and 10.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,060,766 47.8 1,948,523 49.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 422,258 9.8 341,314 8.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,830,228 42.4 1,653,820 41.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Victoria, of people aged 15 years and over, 47.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Preschool 94,970 5.2 89,820 5.6 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 313,881 17.2 271,995 16.8 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 102,778 5.6 93,173 5.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 52,041 2.8 45,851 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 201,166 11.0 193,776 12.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 88,999 4.9 82,224 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 73,973 4.0 69,461 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 103,685 5.7 117,952 7.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 325,051 17.8 246,549 15.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 59,498 3.3 50,266 3.1 198,383 2.8
Not stated 413,199 22.6 356,481 22.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Victoria 30.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.6% were in primary school, 19.9% in secondary school and 23.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,177,540 24.3 -- -- 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 447,023 9.2 -- -- 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 138,313 2.9 -- -- 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 555,583 11.5 -- -- 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 772,461 15.9 -- -- 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 298,342 6.2 -- -- 941,531 4.9
Year 10 376,237 7.8 -- -- 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3,233 0.1 -- -- 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 542 0.0 -- -- 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 430,152 8.9 -- -- 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 48,920 1.0 -- -- 145,844 0.8
Not stated 482,823 10.0 -- -- 1,974,794 10.4

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

Of people aged 15 and over in Victoria, 15.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 14.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
English 1,769,214 22.6 1,614,911 23.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 1,653,291 21.1 1,606,233 23.3 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 597,249 7.6 522,025 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 492,281 6.3 436,976 6.4 2,023,470 6.4
Chinese 370,644 4.7 254,596 3.7 1,213,903 3.9

The most common ancestries in Victoria were English 22.6%, Australian 21.1%, Irish 7.6%, Scottish 6.3% and Chinese 4.7%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Victoria (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Australia 3,845,493 64.9 3,670,934 68.6 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 171,443 2.9 172,068 3.2 907,570 3.9
India 169,802 2.9 111,787 2.1 455,389 1.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 160,652 2.7 93,896 1.8 509,555 2.2
New Zealand 93,253 1.6 80,234 1.5 518,466 2.2
Vietnam 80,787 1.4 68,296 1.3 219,355 0.9

In Victoria, 64.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.9%, India 2.9%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.7%, New Zealand 1.6% and Vietnam 1.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 2,283,741 38.5 1,911,658 35.7 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 365,528 6.2 343,516 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 259,832 4.4 230,296 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,611,265 44.1 2,528,188 47.2 11,070,538 47.3

In Victoria, 44.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 38.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Australia 2,886,502 48.7 -- -- 12,231,150 52.3
England 276,101 4.7 -- -- 1,403,096 6.0
India 225,885 3.8 -- -- 616,939 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 214,931 3.6 -- -- 704,658 3.0
Italy 184,608 3.1 -- -- 470,138 2.0

2011 comparison data is not available for this table. For the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses, only whether a person's father was born in Australia or overseas was collected. In 2016, this question expanded to collect the actual country of birth of a person's father.

In Victoria, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 48.7%, England 4.7%, India 3.8%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.6% and Italy 3.1%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Australia 2,996,642 50.6 -- -- 12,643,365 54.0
England 254,812 4.3 -- -- 1,302,147 5.6
India 222,339 3.8 -- -- 605,777 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 212,966 3.6 -- -- 699,074 3.0
Italy 161,359 2.7 -- -- 395,775 1.7

2011 comparison data is not available for this table. For the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses, only whether a person's mother was born in Australia or overseas was collected. In 2016, this question expanded to collect the actual country of birth of a person's mother.

In Victoria, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 50.6%, England 4.3%, India 3.8%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.6% and Italy 2.7%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,876,738 31.7 1,256,142 23.5 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 1,377,134 23.2 1,428,758 26.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 555,956 9.4 482,958 9.0 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 530,710 9.0 656,703 12.3 3,101,185 13.3
Eastern Orthodox 204,587 3.5 231,136 4.3 502,801 2.1

The most common responses for religion in Victoria were No Religion, so described 31.7%, Catholic 23.2%, Not stated 9.4%, Anglican 9.0% and Eastern Orthodox 3.5%. In Victoria, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (52.9%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Mandarin 191,793 3.2 103,742 1.9 596,711 2.5
Italian 112,272 1.9 124,856 2.3 271,597 1.2
Greek 110,707 1.9 116,802 2.2 237,588 1.0
Vietnamese 103,430 1.7 86,592 1.6 277,400 1.2
Arabic 79,589 1.3 68,437 1.3 321,728 1.4
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 4,026,811 67.9 3,874,861 72.4 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 624,141 27.8 503,888 25.9 1,971,011 22.2

In Victoria 67.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 3.2%, Italian 1.9%, Greek 1.9%, Vietnamese 1.7% and Arabic 1.3%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,670,556 57.0 1,583,264 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 920,875 31.4 791,835 29.6 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 144,696 4.9 155,527 5.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 193,465 6.6 144,843 5.4 787,452 6.9

There were 2,929,592 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Victoria. Of these 57.0% were employed full time, 31.4% were employed part-time and 6.6% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 329,396 12.0 289,745 11.4 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 286,191 10.5 245,457 9.7 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 305,282 11.2 256,633 10.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 511,004 18.7 445,919 17.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,159,551 42.4 1,137,350 44.9 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Victoria, 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Professionals 636,220 23.3 564,779 22.3 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 369,921 13.5 332,931 13.2 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 363,216 13.3 364,497 14.4 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 358,749 13.1 350,757 13.9 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 289,348 10.6 234,380 9.3 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 265,142 9.7 245,335 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 247,428 9.0 227,184 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 159,193 5.8 154,542 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Victoria included Professionals 23.3%, Managers 13.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.6%, Sales Workers 9.7%, Labourers 9.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 110,827 4.1 98,726 3.9 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 69,149 2.5 47,141 1.9 253,385 2.4
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 65,341 2.4 59,699 2.4 254,275 2.4
Primary Education 52,964 1.9 45,785 1.8 231,198 2.2
Aged Care Residential Services 50,467 1.8 36,778 1.5 211,621 2.0

Of the employed people in Victoria, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.1%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.5%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.4%, Primary Education 1.9% and Aged Care Residential Services 1.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Personal 644 -- 561 -- 662 --
Family 1,715 -- 1,460 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,419 -- 1,216 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Victoria was $644.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,691,496 61.8 1,554,491 61.4 6,574,571 61.5
Train 157,750 5.8 120,235 4.8 488,012 4.6
Worked at home 126,918 4.6 108,932 4.3 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 110,502 4.0 116,099 4.6 489,922 4.6
Walked only 87,794 3.2 83,524 3.3 370,427 3.5
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 345,108 12.6 281,128 11.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,868,937 68.3 1,729,688 68.4 7,305,271 68.4

In Victoria, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 61.8%, Train 5.8%, Worked at home 4.6%, Car, as passenger 4.0% and Walked only 3.2%. On the day, 12.6% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 68.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,315,451 68.4 3,017,925 69.3 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,329,164 27.4 1,187,433 27.3 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 560,866 11.6 490,096 11.3 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 931,546 19.2 772,444 17.7 3,620,726 19.0

In Victoria, of people aged 15 years and over, 68.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.4% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,130,813 23.3 1,007,119 23.1 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,232,398 25.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 535,249 11.0 501,575 11.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 416,986 8.6 424,095 9.7 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Victoria, 25.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 559,717 36.5 518,537 36.7 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 709,965 46.3 651,071 46.0 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 234,596 15.3 218,930 15.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 27,800 1.8 26,028 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Victoria, 46.3% were couple families with children, 36.5% were couple families without children and 15.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.8 -- 17.2 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.2 -- 82.8 -- 81.8

In Victoria, 17.8% of single parents were male and 82.2% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 265,107 20.9 245,139 21.0 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 52,749 4.2 44,127 3.8 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 291,419 23.0 262,684 22.5 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 198,294 15.6 191,292 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 77,946 6.1 64,087 5.5 302,037 6.0
Both not working 247,456 19.5 222,475 19.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 67,309 5.3 71,964 6.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 69,393 5.5 67,842 5.8 311,381 6.2

In Victoria, of couple families with children, 20.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 23.0% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 2,112,699 88.3 1,944,691 88.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 278,629 11.7 246,742 11.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Victoria, 88.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,546,945 73.2 1,495,969 76.9 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 300,918 14.2 185,737 9.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 246,040 11.6 250,494 12.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 11,093 0.5 11,694 0.6 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Victoria, 73.2% were separate houses, 14.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.6% were flats or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 8,279 0.4 8,770 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 107,356 5.1 89,805 4.6 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 407,620 19.3 370,993 19.1 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 930,257 44.0 917,911 47.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 608,502 28.8 521,664 26.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 50,691 2.4 35,541 1.8 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Victoria, of occupied private dwellings 5.1% had 1 bedroom, 19.3% had 2 bedrooms and 44.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Owned outright 682,685 32.3 665,417 34.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 746,502 35.3 697,533 35.9 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 607,354 28.7 515,584 26.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 17,178 0.8 14,621 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 58,983 2.8 51,534 2.6 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Victoria, 32.3% were owned outright, 35.3% were owned with a mortgage and 28.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Family households 1,495,290 70.8 1,385,187 71.2 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 521,828 24.7 476,869 24.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 95,588 4.5 82,628 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Victoria, of all households, 70.8% were family households, 24.7% were single person households and 4.5% were group households.

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Household income Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 20.3 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.5 -- 10.4 -- 16.4

In Victoria, 20.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 15.5% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Median rent 325 -- 277 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.6 -- 90.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.4 -- 9.1 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,728 -- 1,700 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 89.9 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.5 -- 10.1 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
None 166,061 7.9 164,031 8.4 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 722,675 34.2 673,937 34.7 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 776,286 36.7 720,288 37.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 374,426 17.7 327,269 16.8 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 73,257 3.5 59,167 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Victoria, 34.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 287,506 13.6 381,907 19.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,768,050 83.7 1,494,872 76.9 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 57,157 2.7 67,911 3.5 221,494 2.7

In Victoria, 83.7% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Male 23,622 49.4 18,673 49.2 322,171 49.6
Female 24,159 50.6 19,315 50.8 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Victoria, 49.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.6% were female. The median age was 23 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- (a) -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,200 -- 962 -- 1,203 --

a) There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Victoria, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,200.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Victoria % Victoria 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 261 -- 200 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,500 -- 1,660 --

In Victoria, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $261 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.