Geelong West Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Geelong West (3218) is a suburb of Melbourne, Geelong, Victoria. It is about 66 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Geelong West is in the federal electorate of Corio.

In the 2011 census the population of Geelong West was 6,683 and is comprised of approximately 52.0% females and 48.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Geelong West is 35 years of age.

78.8% of people living in the suburb of Geelong West were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.7% England, 2.3% Italy, 1.1% China , 1.0% New Zealand, 0.7% India, 0.6% Malaysia, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Pakistan, 0.5% United States of America, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.4% Greece, 0.4% Germany, 0.4% Netherlands.

84.0% of people living in Geelong West speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.2% Italian, 1.1% Mandarin, 0.8% Other, 0.8% Macedonian, 0.6% Greek, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Croatian, 0.3% French.

The religious makeup of Geelong West is 32.4% Catholic, 28.2% No religion, 10.4% Anglican, 7.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Uniting Church, 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Eastern Orthodox, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Baptist, 1.2% Buddhism.

38.6% of people are married, 41.4% have never married and 10.5% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 324 widowed people living in Geelong West.

58.9% of the people living in Geelong West over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.0% are working on a part time basis. Geelong West has an unemployment rate of 5.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Geelong West are 28.2% Professionals, 14.4% Technicians & trades workers, 12.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.2% Managers, 10.6% Community & personal service workers, 9.3% Sales workers, 7.2% Labourers, 4.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Geelong West work in are 14.6% Health care and social assistance, 11.6% Retail trade, 11.4% Education and training, 8.9% Manufacturing, 8.1% Construction, 7.1% Accommodation and food services, 6.5% Public administration and safety, 6.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.4% Financial and insurance services.

26.1% of homes are fully owned, and 32.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $626 per week and the median household income is $1129 per week.

The median rent in Geelong West is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1664 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Geelong West postcode 3218

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