Colac LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Colac was 11,778 and is comprised of approximately 51.4% females and 48.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Colac is 40 years of age.

89.5% of people living in the region of Colac were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.8% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.5% Italy, 0.4% China , 0.3% Netherlands, 0.2% Philippines, 0.1% India, 0.1% Germany, 0.1% Vietnam.

93.7% of people living in Colac speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.6% Italian, 0.6% Other, 0.4% Mandarin, 0.3% Arabic, 0.1% Dutch, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% German, 0.1% Vietnamese.

The religious makeup of Colac is 30.7% Catholic, 23.3% No religion, 12.9% Anglican, 10.5% Uniting Church, 8.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.4% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Baptist, 0.7% Other religious affiliation , 0.6% Pentecostal.

46.1% of people are married, 33.5% have never married and 7.6% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 885 widowed people living in Colac.

55.4% of the people living in Colac over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.7% are working on a part time basis. Colac has an unemployment rate of 3.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Colac are 19.6% Labourers, 14.9% Technicians & trades workers, 12.5% Community & personal service workers, 11.8% Professionals, 10.9% Sales workers, 10.8% Managers, 9.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Colac work in are 16.1% Manufacturing, 13.7% Health care and social assistance, 13.1% Retail trade, 7.5% Construction, 6.9% Accommodation and food services, 6.3% Education and training, 5.7% Administrative and support services, 5.2% Public administration and safety, 4.3% Transport, postal and warehousing.

39.6% of homes are fully owned, and 31.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $498 per week and the median household income is $905 per week.

The median rent in Colac is $180 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1296 per month.