Towong (S)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA26670
People 5,985
Male 51.4%
Female 48.6%
Median age 50
Families 1,591
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.5
All private dwellings 3,091
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,043
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

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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
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 3,077 51.4 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,907 48.6 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 87 1.5 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,985 people in Towong (S). Of these 51.4% were male and 48.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

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Age Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 50 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 279 4.7 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 334 5.6 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 350 5.9 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 328 5.5 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 213 3.6 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 218 3.6 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 239 4.0 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 255 4.3 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 312 5.2 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 392 6.6 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 488 8.2 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 526 8.8 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 511 8.5 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 506 8.5 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 404 6.8 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 252 4.2 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 178 3.0 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 197 3.3 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Towong (S) was 50 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 25.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 2,778 55.3 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 137 2.7 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 479 9.5 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 372 7.4 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,258 25.0 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Towong (S) aged 15 years and over, 55.3% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,328 54.7 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 422 9.9 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,506 35.4 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Towong (S), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 66 4.2 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 278 17.6 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 92 5.8 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 35 2.2 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 328 20.7 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 38 2.4 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 35 2.2 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 74 4.7 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 73 4.6 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 39 2.5 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 523 33.1 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Towong (S) 26.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.6% were in primary school, 25.2% in secondary school and 9.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 562 11.2 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 450 9.0 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 176 3.5 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 925 18.4 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 472 9.4 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 416 8.3 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 629 12.5 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 13 0.3 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 595 11.9 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 7 0.1 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 639 12.7 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Towong (S), 9.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 21.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australian 2,532 31.6 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
English 2,495 31.2 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 780 9.7 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 702 8.8 492,281 6.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 387 4.8 201,850 2.6 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Towong (S) were Australian 31.6%, English 31.2%, Irish 9.7%, Scottish 8.8% and German 4.8%.

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 Towong (S) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 4,952 82.7 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 154 2.6 171,443 2.9 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 51 0.9 93,253 1.6 518,466 2.2
Germany 40 0.7 26,308 0.4 102,595 0.4
Netherlands 39 0.7 19,813 0.3 70,172 0.3
Philippines 21 0.4 51,290 0.9 232,386 1.0

In Towong (S), 82.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.6%, New Zealand 0.9%, Germany 0.7%, Netherlands 0.7% and Philippines 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 602 10.1 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 298 5.0 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 211 3.5 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,361 72.9 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Towong (S), 72.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 4,611 77.4 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
England 280 4.7 276,101 4.7 1,403,096 6.0
Germany 71 1.2 44,703 0.8 170,571 0.7
New Zealand 58 1.0 103,922 1.8 617,331 2.6
Netherlands 56 0.9 51,198 0.9 175,354 0.7

In Towong (S), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 77.4%, England 4.7%, Germany 1.2%, New Zealand 1.0% and Netherlands 0.9%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 4,708 78.9 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 251 4.2 254,812 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 77 1.3 102,791 1.7 608,329 2.6
Germany 68 1.1 44,270 0.7 169,618 0.7
Netherlands 62 1.0 44,458 0.8 152,088 0.6

In Towong (S), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 78.9%, England 4.2%, New Zealand 1.3%, Germany 1.1% and Netherlands 1.0%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,725 28.9 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 1,355 22.7 530,710 9.0 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 1,090 18.2 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 643 10.8 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 448 7.5 197,572 3.3 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Towong (S) were No Religion, so described 28.9%, Anglican 22.7%, Catholic 18.2%, Not stated 10.8% and Uniting Church 7.5%. In Towong (S), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (66.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
German 28 0.5 19,714 0.3 79,353 0.3
Malayalam 12 0.2 16,950 0.3 53,206 0.2
Italian 11 0.2 112,272 1.9 271,597 1.2
Tagalog 11 0.2 23,054 0.4 111,273 0.5
Slovene 8 0.1 1,736 0.0 4,089 0.0
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English only spoken at home 5,395 90.4 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 104 4.1 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Towong (S) 90.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 0.5%, Malayalam 0.2%, Italian 0.2%, Tagalog 0.2% and Slovene 0.1%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,551 55.5 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 899 32.2 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 216 7.7 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 129 4.6 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,795 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Towong (S). Of these 55.5% were employed full time, 32.2% were employed part-time and 4.6% 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
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 319 11.9 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 260 9.7 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 316 11.8 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 337 12.6 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,216 45.5 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Towong (S), 11.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Managers 715 26.8 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Professionals 381 14.3 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 370 13.9 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 321 12.0 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 253 9.5 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 235 8.8 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Machinery Operators and Drivers 180 6.7 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3
Sales Workers 166 6.2 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4

The most common occupations in Towong (S) included Managers 26.8%, Professionals 14.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.9%, Labourers 12.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 9.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 8.8%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.7% and Sales Workers 6.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 294 11.5 7,145 0.3 44,309 0.4
Dairy Cattle Farming 178 7.0 11,606 0.4 20,326 0.2
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 171 6.7 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 60 2.3 65,341 2.4 254,275 2.4
Secondary Education 54 2.1 43,766 1.6 177,487 1.7

Of the employed people in Towong (S), the most common responses for industry of employment included Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 11.5%, Dairy Cattle Farming 7.0%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 6.7%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.3% and Secondary Education 2.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 535 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,340 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,043 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Towong (S) was $535.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,549 58.3 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 378 14.2 126,918 4.6 503,582 4.7
Walked only 189 7.1 87,794 3.2 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 86 3.2 110,502 4.0 489,922 4.6
Motorbike/scooter 35 1.3 9,878 0.4 64,580 0.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 17 0.6 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,654 62.1 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Towong (S), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 58.3%, Worked at home 14.2%, Walked only 7.1%, Car, as passenger 3.2% and Motorbike/scooter 1.3%. 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 62.1% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,597 71.6 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,202 23.9 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 704 14.0 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,815 36.1 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Towong (S), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.9% provided care for children and 14.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 36.1% 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
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 892 17.8 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,345 26.8 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 722 14.4 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 637 12.7 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Towong (S), 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 867 54.5 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 547 34.4 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 161 10.1 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 16 1.0 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Towong (S), 34.4% were couple families with children, 54.5% were couple families without children and 10.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male -- 31.1 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 68.9 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Towong (S), 31.1% of single parents were male and 68.9% 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
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 288 20.4 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 72 5.1 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 298 21.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 144 10.2 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 85 6.0 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 325 23.0 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 103 7.3 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 99 7.0 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Towong (S), of couple families with children, 20.4% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 21.1% 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

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 2,335 79.9 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 587 20.1 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Towong (S), 79.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 2,259 96.7 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 24 1.0 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 12 0.5 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 25 1.1 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Towong (S), 96.7% were separate houses, 1.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.5% were flats or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.3 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 72 3.1 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 339 14.5 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,148 49.2 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 701 30.0 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 66 2.8 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Towong (S), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 14.5% had 2 bedrooms and 49.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,071 45.9 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 704 30.2 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 444 19.0 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 29 1.2 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 84 3.6 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Towong (S), 45.9% were owned outright, 30.2% were owned with a mortgage and 19.0% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 1,574 67.5 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 705 30.2 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 53 2.3 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Towong (S), of all households, 67.5% were family households, 30.2% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

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Household income Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.9 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.9 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Towong (S), 27.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.9% 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 Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 150 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.6 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.4 -- 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 Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 66 2.8 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 655 28.2 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 859 37.0 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 629 27.1 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 115 4.9 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Towong (S), 28.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 518 22.3 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,726 74.2 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 81 3.5 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Towong (S), 74.2% 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.

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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.
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 46 49.5 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 47 50.5 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 38 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Towong (S), 49.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.5% were female. The median age was 38 years.

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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
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 725 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

In Towong (S), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $725.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Towong (S) % Towong (S) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 178 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 852 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Towong (S), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $178 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $852.

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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.