Colac

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 2005
People 12,250
Male 48.9%
Female 51.1%
Median age 42
Families 3,008
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 5,593
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,055
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,270
Median weekly rent $215
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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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
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 5,995 48.9 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 6,258 51.1 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 152 1.2 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 12,250 people in Colac. Of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

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Age Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 42 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 744 6.1 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 751 6.1 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 718 5.9 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 713 5.8 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 745 6.1 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 767 6.3 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 666 5.4 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 644 5.3 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 673 5.5 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 780 6.4 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 735 6.0 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 818 6.7 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 790 6.5 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 716 5.8 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 605 4.9 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 525 4.3 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 395 3.2 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 460 3.8 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Colac was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 4,509 44.9 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 355 3.5 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 851 8.5 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 888 8.8 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,445 34.3 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Colac aged 15 years and over, 44.9% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 3,823 44.5 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 908 10.6 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,862 44.9 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Colac, of people aged 15 years and over, 44.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 218 6.6 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 499 15.2 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 470 14.3 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 6 0.2 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 324 9.9 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 414 12.6 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 5 0.2 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 174 5.3 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 155 4.7 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 71 2.2 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 947 28.8 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Colac 26.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.9% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 10.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 915 9.1 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 737 7.3 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 423 4.2 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,529 15.2 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,161 11.6 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 946 9.4 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,206 12.0 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 10 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 7 0.1 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,464 14.6 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 130 1.3 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,290 12.8 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Colac, 11.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australian 5,265 32.3 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
English 4,796 29.4 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 1,807 11.1 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,480 9.1 492,281 6.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 399 2.4 201,850 2.6 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Colac were Australian 32.3%, English 29.4%, Irish 11.1%, Scottish 9.1% and German 2.4%.

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 Colac (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 10,417 85.4 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 183 1.5 171,443 2.9 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 123 1.0 93,253 1.6 518,466 2.2
Italy 49 0.4 70,527 1.2 174,042 0.7
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 47 0.4 160,652 2.7 509,555 2.2
Philippines 45 0.4 51,290 0.9 232,386 1.0

In Colac, 85.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 1.5%, New Zealand 1.0%, Italy 0.4%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.4% and Philippines 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,180 9.6 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 533 4.4 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 340 2.8 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 9,262 75.6 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Colac, 75.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 9,668 79.1 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
England 364 3.0 276,101 4.7 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 156 1.3 103,922 1.8 617,331 2.6
Italy 122 1.0 184,608 3.1 470,138 2.0
Scotland 119 1.0 62,046 1.0 276,038 1.2

In Colac, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 79.1%, England 3.0%, New Zealand 1.3%, Italy 1.0% and Scotland 1.0%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 9,876 80.8 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 330 2.7 254,812 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 161 1.3 102,791 1.7 608,329 2.6
Italy 97 0.8 161,359 2.7 395,775 1.7
Scotland 77 0.6 55,616 0.9 245,915 1.1

In Colac, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 80.8%, England 2.7%, New Zealand 1.3%, Italy 0.8% and Scotland 0.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 3,946 32.2 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 3,445 28.1 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 1,330 10.8 530,710 9.0 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 1,153 9.4 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 960 7.8 197,572 3.3 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Colac were No Religion, so described 32.2%, Catholic 28.1%, Anglican 10.8%, Not stated 9.4% and Uniting Church 7.8%. In Colac, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (62.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Arabic 60 0.5 79,589 1.3 321,728 1.4
Mandarin 60 0.5 191,793 3.2 596,711 2.5
Italian 55 0.5 112,272 1.9 271,597 1.2
Hazaraghi 39 0.3 9,060 0.2 22,272 0.1
Nuer 24 0.2 1,601 0.0 2,157 0.0
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English only spoken at home 10,892 89.1 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 270 5.4 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Colac 89.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 0.5%, Mandarin 0.5%, Italian 0.5%, Hazaraghi 0.3% and Nuer 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 2,974 53.5 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,005 36.1 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 334 6.0 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 243 4.4 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 5,556 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Colac. Of these 53.5% were employed full time, 36.1% were employed part-time and 4.4% 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
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 747 14.1 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 566 10.7 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 688 13.0 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,089 20.5 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,882 35.5 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Colac, 14.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Labourers 1,083 20.4 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Technicians and Trades Workers 756 14.2 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 695 13.1 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Professionals 626 11.8 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Sales Workers 562 10.6 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 546 10.3 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 528 9.9 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Machinery Operators and Drivers 416 7.8 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Colac included Labourers 20.4%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.1%, Professionals 11.8%, Sales Workers 10.6%, Managers 10.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 9.9% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 7.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Ice Cream Manufacturing 307 5.9 846 0.0 1,357 0.0
Meat Processing 243 4.7 6,399 0.2 28,852 0.3
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 227 4.4 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 174 3.4 65,341 2.4 254,275 2.4
Takeaway Food Services 166 3.2 48,051 1.8 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Colac, the most common responses for industry of employment included Ice Cream Manufacturing 5.9%, Meat Processing 4.7%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.4%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.4% and Takeaway Food Services 3.2%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 577 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,399 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,055 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Colac was $577.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 3,810 71.7 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 275 5.2 110,502 4.0 489,922 4.6
Walked only 266 5.0 87,794 3.2 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 124 2.3 126,918 4.6 503,582 4.7
Bicycle 72 1.4 33,963 1.2 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 33 0.6 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 4,132 77.8 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Colac, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 71.7%, Car, as passenger 5.2%, Walked only 5.0%, Worked at home 2.3% and Bicycle 1.4%. On the day, 0.6% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 77.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,609 65.9 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,706 27.0 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,229 12.2 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,144 21.4 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Colac, of people aged 15 years and over, 65.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.0% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.4% 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
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,916 19.1 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,473 24.7 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,206 12.0 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,014 10.1 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Colac, 24.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,221 40.6 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,180 39.3 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 547 18.2 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 56 1.9 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Colac, 39.3% were couple families with children, 40.6% were couple families without children and 18.2% were one parent families.

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

In Colac, 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% 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
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 417 17.4 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 106 4.4 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 676 28.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 264 11.0 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 148 6.2 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 541 22.5 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 139 5.8 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 112 4.7 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Colac, of couple families with children, 17.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 28.1% 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 Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 4,693 88.6 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 602 11.4 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Colac, 88.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 4,120 87.8 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 503 10.7 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 23 0.5 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 37 0.8 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Colac, 87.8% were separate houses, 10.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.5% were flats or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.1 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 171 3.6 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 756 16.1 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,549 54.3 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,066 22.7 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 150 3.2 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Colac, of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 16.1% had 2 bedrooms and 54.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,830 38.9 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,478 31.4 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,196 25.4 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 30 0.6 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 170 3.6 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Colac, 38.9% were owned outright, 31.4% were owned with a mortgage and 25.4% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 2,970 63.2 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,557 33.1 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 174 3.7 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Colac, of all households, 63.2% were family households, 33.1% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

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Household income Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 28.4 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.0 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Colac, 28.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.0% 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 Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 215 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.5 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.5 -- 10.4 -- 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 Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,270 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.1 -- 7.5 -- 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 Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 340 7.2 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,718 36.6 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,650 35.1 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 768 16.3 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 223 4.7 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Colac, 36.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,160 24.7 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,376 72.0 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 156 3.3 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Colac, 72.0% 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.
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 73 50.0 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 73 50.0 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Colac, 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% 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
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 819 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

In Colac, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $819.

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
Colac % Colac Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 210 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,148 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Colac, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $210 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,148.

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.