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Colac Otway Shire

Additional areas

Colac Otway Shire has a total population of 20,343 and 11,320 dwellings in 2011.

Additional areas are summary profiles that present a sub-set of socio-demographic information and are designed for areas which have too small a population for detailed profiling.

Please note that these are summary tables that include selected statistics drawn from the 2011 Census. Therefore the sum of these selected components may not equal the totals given in these tables.

Colac Otway Shire summary profile, 2011
NameNumber%Regional VIC %
Population Summary----0.0
Total Population20,343100.0100.0
Males10,13949.849.1
Females10,20450.250.9
Australian citizens18,76592.290.9
Eligible voters (citizens 18+)14,36070.669.3
Indigenous population1830.91.5
Australian-born17,84487.784.3
Speaks language other than English at home6223.15.3
Overseas-born1,5337.510.6
Needs assistance due to age or disability1,2256.05.7
Age Structure----0.0
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)1,2296.06.3
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,8048.98.8
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,6598.28.4
Tertiary education/independence (18 to 24)1,5117.48.1
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,9849.810.5
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,96819.519.8
Older workers & pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,96514.614.0
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)2,52112.411.9
Seniors (70 to 84)2,15810.610.0
Frail aged (85 and over)5412.72.3
Total Population20,343100.0100.0
Household Types----0.0
Couples with children2,13526.126.9
Couples without children2,27927.927.8
One parent families7849.610.5
Lone person households2,35728.826.8
Group households2182.72.9
Total households (inc. non-classifiable)8,179100.0100.0
Religion----0.0
Christian religions12,70062.462.7
Non Christian religions2631.32.0
No Religion5,26825.925.4
Not stated1,9459.69.0
Total persons (inc. non-classifiable)20,343100.0100.0
Education----0.0
Attending pre-school or primary school1,9419.59.7
Attending secondary school1,4006.96.9
Attending university or TAFE institution6283.14.6
Total persons (including those not attending)20,341100.0100.0
Labour Force----0.0
Employed9,47496.394.8
Unemployed3623.75.2
Total labour force9,83659.658.2
Not in the labour force5,88535.736.8
Total persons aged 15+ (inc. Not Stated)16,496100.0100.0
Dwelling Summary----0.0
Separate houses9,79787.087.8
Medium and high density1,33511.810.7
Other dwellings (inc. Caravans, houseboats)1321.21.5
Occupied private dwellings8,17672.283.3
Unoccupied Dwellings3,09227.316.3
Non private dwellings520.50.4
Total dwellings11,320100.0100.0
Housing Tenure----0.0
Owned3,32840.737.3
Purchasing2,52130.832.1
Renting1,78121.824.1
Total households (inc. not stated and other)8,179100.0100.0
Household Income----0.0
Less than $600 (low)2,23528.027.2
$600 to $1,249 (lower middle)2,44830.628.4
$1,250 to $1,999 (upper middle)1,44818.117.7
$2,000 or more (high)1,02612.815.9
Incomes not stated83410.410.7
Total households7,991100.0100.0
Internet Connection----0.0
Broadband connection4,63856.760.9
Dial-up connection3093.83.6
Other connection3304.03.9
No connection2,38229.125.3
Not stated5166.36.4
Total households8,175100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011.
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