Portarlington Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Portarlington (3223) is a suburb of Melbourne, Geelong, Victoria. It is about 44 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Portarlington is in the federal electorate of Corio.

In the 2011 census the population of Portarlington was 3,580 and is comprised of approximately 52.3% females and 47.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Portarlington is 56 years of age.

80.9% of people living in the suburb of Portarlington were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.6% England, 1.3% Malta, 1.0% New Zealand, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% Italy, 0.6% Croatia, 0.6% Greece, 0.5% Germany, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Egypt, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Poland, 0.2% Cyprus.

91.6% of people living in Portarlington speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% Maltese, 1.0% Greek, 1.0% Italian, 0.6% Croatian, 0.4% Other, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Dutch.

The religious makeup of Portarlington is 25.9% Catholic, 23.3% No religion, 20.2% Anglican, 9.0% Uniting Church, 7.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Baptist, 1.5% Christian, nfd, 1.3% Eastern Orthodox, 0.8% Buddhism.

53.7% of people are married, 23.0% have never married and 10.8% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 291 widowed people living in Portarlington.

51.8% of the people living in Portarlington over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.6% are working on a part time basis. Portarlington has an unemployment rate of 7.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Portarlington are 16.7% Technicians & trades workers, 15.9% Professionals, 13.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.0% Managers, 12.0% Labourers, 10.9% Community & personal service workers, 7.4% Sales workers, 7.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 3.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Portarlington work in are 12.0% Health care and social assistance, 12.0% Construction, 9.0% Manufacturing, 8.5% Retail trade, 8.1% Accommodation and food services, 6.9% Education and training, 6.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.8% Public administration and safety.

51.3% of homes are fully owned, and 21.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 22.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $415 per week and the median household income is $775 per week.

The median rent in Portarlington is $230 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1600 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Portarlington postcode 3223

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