Torquay (Vic.)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC22538
People 13,258
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Median age 39
Families 3,520
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.9
All private dwellings 6,521
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,757
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $410
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

(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
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 6,505 49.1 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 6,755 50.9 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 102 0.8 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 13,258 people in Torquay (Vic.). 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 Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 39 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,051 7.9 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,083 8.2 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 957 7.2 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 751 5.7 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 497 3.7 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 578 4.4 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 867 6.5 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,013 7.6 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,093 8.2 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,029 7.8 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 805 6.1 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 741 5.6 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 778 5.9 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 747 5.6 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 503 3.8 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 316 2.4 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 212 1.6 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 233 1.8 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Torquay (Vic.) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 5,845 57.5 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 271 2.7 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 729 7.2 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 446 4.4 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,877 28.3 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Torquay (Vic.) aged 15 years and over, 57.5% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 5,087 57.0 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 982 11.0 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,853 32.0 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Torquay (Vic.), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 332 8.1 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 886 21.5 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 345 8.4 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 145 3.5 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 450 10.9 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 255 6.2 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 251 6.1 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 192 4.7 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 496 12.0 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 86 2.1 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 680 16.5 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Torquay (Vic.) 31.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.4% were in primary school, 23.2% in secondary school and 16.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,886 28.4 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,247 12.3 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 323 3.2 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,372 13.5 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,360 13.4 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 694 6.8 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 670 6.6 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 13 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 530 5.2 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 12 0.1 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 819 8.1 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Torquay (Vic.), 13.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 12.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
English 5,613 30.1 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 5,092 27.3 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 2,088 11.2 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,679 9.0 492,281 6.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 627 3.4 201,850 2.6 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Torquay (Vic.) were English 30.1%, Australian 27.3%, Irish 11.2%, Scottish 9.0% and German 3.4%.

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 Torquay (Vic.) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 10,839 81.9 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 576 4.4 171,443 2.9 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 162 1.2 93,253 1.6 518,466 2.2
South Africa 96 0.7 27,184 0.5 162,449 0.7
United States of America 84 0.6 19,695 0.3 86,125 0.4
Scotland 79 0.6 26,073 0.4 119,417 0.5

In Torquay (Vic.), 81.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.4%, New Zealand 1.2%, South Africa 0.7%, United States of America 0.6% and Scotland 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 2,232 16.8 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 994 7.5 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 713 5.4 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 8,614 64.9 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Torquay (Vic.), 64.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 9,353 70.7 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
England 897 6.8 276,101 4.7 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 228 1.7 103,922 1.8 617,331 2.6
Scotland 189 1.4 62,046 1.0 276,038 1.2
Italy 185 1.4 184,608 3.1 470,138 2.0

In Torquay (Vic.), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 70.7%, England 6.8%, New Zealand 1.7%, Scotland 1.4% and Italy 1.4%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 9,660 72.8 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 833 6.3 254,812 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 208 1.6 102,791 1.7 608,329 2.6
Scotland 181 1.4 55,616 0.9 245,915 1.1
Italy 161 1.2 161,359 2.7 395,775 1.7

In Torquay (Vic.), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 72.8%, England 6.3%, New Zealand 1.6%, Scotland 1.4% and Italy 1.2%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 5,351 40.4 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 3,269 24.7 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 1,450 10.9 530,710 9.0 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 1,107 8.3 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 679 5.1 197,572 3.3 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Torquay (Vic.) were No Religion, so described 40.4%, Catholic 24.7%, Anglican 10.9%, Not stated 8.3% and Uniting Church 5.1%. In Torquay (Vic.), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (54.0%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Italian 83 0.6 112,272 1.9 271,597 1.2
German 75 0.6 19,714 0.3 79,353 0.3
French 43 0.3 19,313 0.3 70,873 0.3
Greek 39 0.3 110,707 1.9 237,588 1.0
Spanish 30 0.2 35,494 0.6 140,817 0.6
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English only spoken at home 12,004 90.6 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 350 7.4 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Torquay (Vic.) 90.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 0.6%, German 0.6%, French 0.3%, Greek 0.3% and Spanish 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 3,603 55.2 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,315 35.5 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 343 5.3 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 264 4.0 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 6,525 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Torquay (Vic.). Of these 55.2% were employed full time, 35.5% were employed part-time and 4.0% 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
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 905 14.4 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 692 11.0 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 724 11.5 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 883 14.1 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,724 43.4 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Torquay (Vic.), 14.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,681 26.8 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 976 15.6 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 879 14.0 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 741 11.8 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 718 11.4 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 624 9.9 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 384 6.1 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 158 2.5 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Torquay (Vic.) included Professionals 26.8%, Managers 15.6%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.4%, Sales Workers 9.9%, Labourers 6.1% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 2.5%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 258 4.2 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 184 3.0 52,964 1.9 231,198 2.2
Secondary Education 178 2.9 43,766 1.6 177,487 1.7
Cafes and Restaurants 175 2.8 69,149 2.5 253,385 2.4
Clothing Retailing 158 2.6 30,241 1.1 97,439 0.9

Of the employed people in Torquay (Vic.), the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.2%, Primary Education 3.0%, Secondary Education 2.9%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.8% and Clothing Retailing 2.6%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 764 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 2,022 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,757 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Torquay (Vic.) was $764.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 4,228 67.7 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 500 8.0 126,918 4.6 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 242 3.9 110,502 4.0 489,922 4.6
Walked only 134 2.1 87,794 3.2 370,427 3.5
Train 122 2.0 157,750 5.8 488,012 4.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 296 4.7 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 4,624 73.8 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Torquay (Vic.), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 67.7%, Worked at home 8.0%, Car, as passenger 3.9%, Walked only 2.1% and Train 2.0%. On the day, 4.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 73.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,971 78.4 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,786 37.2 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,099 10.8 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,535 24.9 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Torquay (Vic.), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 37.2% provided care for children and 10.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.9% 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
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 2,518 24.8 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,991 29.4 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,427 14.0 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,035 10.2 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Torquay (Vic.), 29.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,315 37.3 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,807 51.3 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 373 10.6 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 29 0.8 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Torquay (Vic.), 51.3% were couple families with children, 37.3% were couple families without children and 10.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.0 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.0 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Torquay (Vic.), 17.0% of single parents were male and 83.0% 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
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 591 18.9 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 135 4.3 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 911 29.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 406 13.0 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 171 5.5 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 550 17.6 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 172 5.5 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 193 6.2 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Torquay (Vic.), of couple families with children, 18.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 29.1% 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 Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 4,459 71.1 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,809 28.9 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Torquay (Vic.), 71.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 28.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 3,899 87.4 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 495 11.1 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 51 1.1 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Torquay (Vic.), 87.4% were separate houses, 11.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.1% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 49 1.1 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 441 9.9 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,961 44.0 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,932 43.4 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 69 1.5 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Torquay (Vic.), of occupied private dwellings 1.1% had 1 bedroom, 9.9% had 2 bedrooms and 44.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,489 33.3 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,785 40.0 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,051 23.5 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 48 1.1 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 93 2.1 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Torquay (Vic.), 33.3% were owned outright, 40.0% were owned with a mortgage and 23.5% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 3,481 78.2 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 835 18.8 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 133 3.0 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Torquay (Vic.), of all households, 78.2% were family households, 18.8% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

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Household income Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 13.9 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 19.7 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Torquay (Vic.), 13.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 19.7% 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 Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 410 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 99 2.2 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,225 27.5 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,192 49.1 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 843 18.9 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 101 2.3 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Torquay (Vic.), 27.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 49.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 367 8.2 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,004 89.9 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 81 1.8 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Torquay (Vic.), 89.9% 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.
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 51 47.7 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 56 52.3 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 16 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Torquay (Vic.), 47.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.3% were female. The median age was 16 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
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,449 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

In Torquay (Vic.), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,449.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Torquay (Vic.) % Torquay (Vic.) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 445 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Torquay (Vic.), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $445 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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.