Breakwater Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Breakwater (3219) is a suburb of Melbourne, Geelong, Victoria. It is about 67 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Breakwater is in the federal electorate of Corio.

In the 2011 census the population of Breakwater was 1,058 and is comprised of approximately 49.8% females and 50.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Breakwater is 38 years of age.

78.8% of people living in the suburb of Breakwater were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.3% England, 1.0% Netherlands, 1.0% Bosnia and Herzegovina, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% Croatia, 0.6% India, 0.6% Italy, 0.6% Vietnam, 0.6% South Africa, 0.6% Switzerland, 0.5% Samoa, 0.5% Ukraine, 0.5% Austria.

87.1% of people living in Breakwater speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Other, 0.7% Serbian, 0.6% Vietnamese, 0.6% Greek, 0.6% Croatian, 0.6% Dutch, 0.6% Khmer, 0.6% Samoan.

The religious makeup of Breakwater is 27.3% Catholic, 25.6% No religion, 14.5% Anglican, 8.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.0% Uniting Church, 3.9% Christian, nfd, 3.3% Baptist, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Eastern Orthodox, 1.0% Lutheran.

37.4% of people are married, 40.8% have never married and 11.6% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 63 widowed people living in Breakwater.

54.4% of the people living in Breakwater over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.6% are working on a part time basis. Breakwater has an unemployment rate of 12.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Breakwater are 20.8% Technicians & trades workers, 20.4% Labourers, 12.0% Community & personal service workers, 10.2% Professionals, 9.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.0% Sales workers, 6.8% Managers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Breakwater work in are 12.9% Manufacturing, 12.7% Health care and social assistance, 12.0% Construction, 11.8% Retail trade, 7.2% Accommodation and food services, 6.1% Administrative and support services, 5.4% Public administration and safety, 5.4% Other services, 5.2% Professional, scientific and technical services.

32.1% of homes are fully owned, and 30.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 34.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $429 per week and the median household income is $802 per week.

The median rent in Breakwater is $192 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1387 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Breakwater postcode 3219

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