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Victoria in the last census

AAP logoAAP 29/07/2016

VICTORIA: 2011

PEOPLE

Of a population of 5,354,042, almost 80 per cent (3,999,982) came from greater Melbourne. For every 100 males, there were 103.4 females - a touch higher than the national average. 14.2 per cent were over 65 and 12.5 per cent were under 10.

ANCESTRY

Slightly fewer Victorians were born in Australia (68.6 per cent) compared to the national average (69.8 per cent), with England (3.2 per cent), India (2.1) and China (1.8) popular places of origin.

Far fewer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people lived in Victoria than in the rest of the country, making up just 0.7 per cent of the community.

Though Victoria had a few more Catholics than the rest of the nation (26.7 per cent to 25.3), it had a higher-than-average number of people aligned to no religion (24.0 per cent to 22.3). Anglican was a clear second affiliation and the largest non-Christian religion was Buddhism.

One in four Victorian households spoke more than one language with Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Cantonese the most popular.

RELATIONSHIPS

The marriage rate widely reflected the national average with just under half of Victorians in registered marriages and another 8 of every 100 in de facto unions. 8,722 were in same-sex relationships.

Families had fewer than two children (1.9) and 21 per cent of both partners worked full time.

WHERE THEY LIVE

Most Victorians lived in the Melbourne area, while only 20 per cent lived in country or rural areas.

About a quarter of people rented homes, 35.9 per cent were paying off a mortgage and 34.2 per cent owned their home outright.

JOBS

More than half of Victorians worked full time, with 30 per cent in part-time work. The unemployment rate was slightly lower than the national average at 5.4 per cent.

Victorians had a weekly median income of $1,216 and most worked professional, clerical and administrative jobs.

Most people travelled to work by car but more travelled by public transport than the national average.

Source: www.abs.gov.au census data

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