Bass Coast ShireCommunity profile

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Bass Coast Shire Community Profile

What is is a comprehensive socio-demographic profile of Bass Coast Shire and its suburbs / localities. The Community Profile presents results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Census of Population and Housing.

The Community Profile enables analysis of population characteristics for different geographic areas and includes historical data to show how they have changed over time.

Bass Coast Shire Community Profile has been developed as a website linked to your Council website for ease of access by staff and the community, it can also be accessed directly at:

What does it look like?

Information is presented in a variety of formats. These include charts with comparative data and rates of change, tables with options for benchmarking and written analysis on trends and key points of interest.

Information is accessed from a menu with options for viewing the information for different geographic areas. You can also export reports and query the associated data sets.

Bass Coast Shire

What information is included?

Bass Coast Shire Community Profile is structured around four main questions. Within each of these, more detailed information is presented.


  • Population
  • Service age groups
  • Five year age groups
  • Single year of age


  • Ancestry
  • Birthplace
  • Overseas arrivals
  • Proficency in English
  • Language spoken at home
  • Religion


  • Qualifications
  • Highest level of schooling
  • Education institution attending


  • Employment status
  • Industries
  • Occupations
  • Method of travel to work

Unpaid work

  • Volunteering
  • Domestic work
  • Care
  • Childcare


  • Individual income
  • Individual income quartiles
  • Household income
  • Household income quartiles
  • Equivalised household income


  • Households summary
  • Households with children
  • Households without children
  • Household size


  • Dwelling type
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Number of cars


  • Need for assistance

Housing tenure

  • Tenure overview
  • Housing loan repayments
  • Housing loan quartiles
  • Housing rental payments
  • Housing rental quartiles

Migration profile

  • Migration summary
  • Migration by location
  • Migration by age

Journey to work

  • Workers' place of residence
  • Residents' place of work


  • SEIFA - disadvantage

For which geographic areas?

Bass Coast Shire Community Profile provides comprehensive data for the following geographic areas:

  • Cowes - Ventnor and District
  • Inverloch - Pound Creek
  • Newhaven - Cape Woolamai
  • North Wonthaggi
  • Phillip Island Balance
  • Rural Balance
  • San Remo
  • Waterline (Westernport Townships)
  • Wonthaggi - Cape Paterson
  • Structure plan area
  • Cowes - Ventnor - Silverleaves
  • Overlay area
  • Wonthaggi District
  • Wonthaggi District and Surrounds
  • SLAs (Statistical Local Areas)
  • Bass Coast Mainland
  • Phillip Island
  • Benchmarks
  • Regional VIC
  • Latrobe - Gippsland SA4
  • Victoria
  • Australia

  • How can I access Bass Coast Shire Community Profile?

    Bass Coast Shire Community Profile can be accessed via the Bass Coast Shire website or at: