Freshwater Creek Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Freshwater Creek (3217) is a suburb of Melbourne, Geelong, Victoria. It is about 81 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Freshwater Creek is in the federal electorate of Corangamite.

In the 2011 census the population of Freshwater Creek was 455 and is comprised of approximately 47.7% females and 52.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Freshwater Creek is 45 years of age.

86.4% of people living in the suburb of Freshwater Creek were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.1% England, 2.2% New Zealand, 1.8% United States of America, 1.3% India, 1.3% Netherlands, 1.1% Indonesia.

95.4% of people living in Freshwater Creek speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Italian, 0.7% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Freshwater Creek is 28.7% No religion, 20.2% Catholic, 14.0% Anglican, 11.8% Uniting Church, 7.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Other religious affiliation , 2.4% Pentecostal, 2.0% Buddhism, 1.8% Lutheran.

64.3% of people are married, 23.5% have never married and 5.5% are divorced and 2.5% are separated. There are 15 widowed people living in Freshwater Creek.

55.6% of the people living in Freshwater Creek over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.8% are working on a part time basis. Freshwater Creek has an unemployment rate of 2.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Freshwater Creek are 26.3% Professionals, 21.7% Managers, 12.4% Sales workers, 11.5% Technicians & trades workers, 8.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 6.9% Labourers, 5.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 5.5% Community & personal service workers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Freshwater Creek work in are 14.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 14.5% Construction, 11.3% Retail trade, 10.9% Education and training, 8.1% Health care and social assistance, 6.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.4% Manufacturing, 5.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.0% Accommodation and food services.

48.7% of homes are fully owned, and 32.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 15.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $571 per week and the median household income is $1386 per week.

The median rent in Freshwater Creek is $237 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Freshwater Creek postcode 3217

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