Lara

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC21460
People 16,355
Male 52%
Female 48%
Median age 37
Families 4,274
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.9
All private dwellings 5,857
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,562
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,681
Median weekly rent $315
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

(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
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 8,507 52.0 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,851 48.0 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 235 1.4 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 16,355 people in Lara. Of these 52.0% were male and 48.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

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Age Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,114 6.8 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,098 6.7 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,037 6.3 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,008 6.2 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,029 6.3 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,122 6.9 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,246 7.6 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,206 7.4 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,325 8.1 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,216 7.4 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,062 6.5 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 928 5.7 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 855 5.2 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 778 4.8 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 502 3.1 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 340 2.1 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 234 1.4 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 255 1.6 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Lara was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 6,639 50.6 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 483 3.7 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 988 7.5 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 574 4.4 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 4,427 33.8 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Lara aged 15 years and over, 50.6% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 5,719 51.7 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,292 11.7 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 4,041 36.6 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Lara, of people aged 15 years and over, 51.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 295 5.4 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 906 16.7 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 368 6.8 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 116 2.1 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 643 11.8 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 283 5.2 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 189 3.5 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 262 4.8 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 489 9.0 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 100 1.8 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,776 32.7 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Lara 33.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.6% were in primary school, 20.6% in secondary school and 13.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,689 12.9 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,247 9.5 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 547 4.2 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,115 16.1 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,796 13.7 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,039 7.9 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,283 9.8 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 7 0.1 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 1,135 8.7 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 42 0.3 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,903 14.5 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Lara, 13.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
English 6,202 28.0 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 6,038 27.3 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 1,737 7.9 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,621 7.3 492,281 6.3 2,023,470 6.4
Italian 669 3.0 352,711 4.5 1,000,006 3.2

The most common ancestries in Lara were English 28.0%, Australian 27.3%, Irish 7.9%, Scottish 7.3% and Italian 3.0%.

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

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Country of birth Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 13,065 80.1 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 634 3.9 171,443 2.9 907,570 3.9
Philippines 229 1.4 51,290 0.9 232,386 1.0
New Zealand 161 1.0 93,253 1.6 518,466 2.2
Scotland 138 0.8 26,073 0.4 119,417 0.5
Vietnam 103 0.6 80,787 1.4 219,355 0.9

In Lara, 80.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.9%, Philippines 1.4%, New Zealand 1.0%, Scotland 0.8% and Vietnam 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 3,301 20.2 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,163 7.1 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 771 4.7 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 9,377 57.3 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Lara, 57.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 10,188 62.4 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
England 1,049 6.4 276,101 4.7 1,403,096 6.0
Scotland 305 1.9 62,046 1.0 276,038 1.2
Netherlands 273 1.7 51,198 0.9 175,354 0.7
Italy 260 1.6 184,608 3.1 470,138 2.0

In Lara, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 62.4%, England 6.4%, Scotland 1.9%, Netherlands 1.7% and Italy 1.6%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 10,593 64.8 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 984 6.0 254,812 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
Philippines 301 1.8 72,348 1.2 325,049 1.4
Scotland 268 1.6 55,616 0.9 245,915 1.1
Netherlands 250 1.5 44,458 0.8 152,088 0.6

In Lara, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 64.8%, England 6.0%, Philippines 1.8%, Scotland 1.6% and Netherlands 1.5%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 5,193 31.8 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 4,284 26.2 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 2,189 13.4 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 1,787 10.9 530,710 9.0 3,101,185 13.3
Uniting Church 728 4.5 197,572 3.3 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Lara were No Religion, so described 31.8%, Catholic 26.2%, Not stated 13.4%, Anglican 10.9% and Uniting Church 4.5%. In Lara, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (60.3%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Croatian 121 0.7 20,504 0.3 56,885 0.2
Tagalog 116 0.7 23,054 0.4 111,273 0.5
Italian 114 0.7 112,272 1.9 271,597 1.2
Filipino 95 0.6 17,777 0.3 71,220 0.3
Vietnamese 94 0.6 103,430 1.7 277,400 1.2
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English only spoken at home 13,400 81.9 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 627 11.5 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Lara 81.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Croatian 0.7%, Tagalog 0.7%, Italian 0.7%, Filipino 0.6% and Vietnamese 0.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 4,635 58.3 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,519 31.7 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 420 5.3 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 380 4.8 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 7,954 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lara. Of these 58.3% were employed full time, 31.7% were employed part-time and 4.8% 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
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 967 12.8 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 737 9.7 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 813 10.7 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,427 18.9 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 3,203 42.3 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Lara, 12.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,214 16.0 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,198 15.8 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 988 13.1 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 970 12.8 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Labourers 820 10.8 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 794 10.5 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 756 10.0 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 666 8.8 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Lara included Professionals 16.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.8%, Labourers 10.8%, Sales Workers 10.5%, Managers 10.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 8.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 267 3.5 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Takeaway Food Services 250 3.3 48,051 1.8 189,447 1.8
Road Freight Transport 214 2.8 32,620 1.2 129,528 1.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 207 2.7 65,341 2.4 254,275 2.4
Primary Education 155 2.1 52,964 1.9 231,198 2.2

Of the employed people in Lara, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.5%, Takeaway Food Services 3.3%, Road Freight Transport 2.8%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.7% and Primary Education 2.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 670 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,802 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,562 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Lara was $670.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 5,250 69.5 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 358 4.7 110,502 4.0 489,922 4.6
Train 341 4.5 157,750 5.8 488,012 4.6
Worked at home 245 3.2 126,918 4.6 503,582 4.7
Train, car as driver 84 1.1 28,327 1.0 86,003 0.8
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People who travelled to work by public transport 585 7.7 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 5,796 76.6 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Lara, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 69.5%, Car, as passenger 4.7%, Train 4.5%, Worked at home 3.2% and Train, car as driver 1.1%. On the day, 7.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 76.6% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,864 67.6 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,079 31.1 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,461 11.1 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,263 17.3 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Lara, of people aged 15 years and over, 67.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.1% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.3% 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
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 2,771 21.1 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,271 25.0 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,529 11.7 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,289 9.8 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Lara, 25.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,490 34.9 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,091 49.0 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 641 15.0 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 47 1.1 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Lara, 49.0% were couple families with children, 34.9% were couple families without children and 15.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.1 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.9 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Lara, 18.1% of single parents were male and 81.9% 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
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 746 20.9 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 92 2.6 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 989 27.6 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 574 16.0 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 176 4.9 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 608 17.0 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 209 5.8 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 183 5.1 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Lara, of couple families with children, 20.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 27.6% 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 Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 5,280 93.1 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 390 6.9 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Lara, 93.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 4,731 89.6 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 505 9.6 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 31 0.6 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.1 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Lara, 89.6% were separate houses, 9.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.6% were flats or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.2 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 112 2.1 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 532 10.1 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,465 46.8 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,047 38.8 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 101 1.9 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Lara, of occupied private dwellings 2.1% had 1 bedroom, 10.1% had 2 bedrooms and 46.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,547 29.3 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,415 45.8 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,168 22.1 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 33 0.6 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 113 2.1 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Lara, 29.3% were owned outright, 45.8% were owned with a mortgage and 22.1% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 4,187 79.4 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 983 18.6 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 102 1.9 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Lara, of all households, 79.4% were family households, 18.6% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

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Household income Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 15.7 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.4 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Lara, 15.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.4% 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 Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 315 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,681 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 153 2.9 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,406 26.6 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,286 43.3 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,279 24.2 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 155 2.9 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Lara, 26.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 601 11.4 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,556 86.4 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 117 2.2 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Lara, 86.4% 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.
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 149 62.9 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 88 37.1 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 26 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Lara, 62.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 37.1% were female. The median age was 26 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
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,656 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

In Lara, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,656.

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
Lara % Lara Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 330 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,746 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Lara, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $330 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,746.

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.