Torquay Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Torquay (3228) is a suburb of Melbourne, Geelong, Victoria. It is about 81 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Torquay is in the federal electorate of Corangamite.

In the 2011 census the population of Torquay was 10,142 and is comprised of approximately 51.1% females and 48.9% males.

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

83.4% of people living in the suburb of Torquay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.7% England, 1.2% New Zealand, 0.9% South Africa, 0.7% Scotland, 0.5% United States of America, 0.5% Italy, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Canada, 0.2% Malta, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% India, 0.2% Croatia.

93.2% of people living in Torquay speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other, 0.6% Italian, 0.3% German, 0.3% Greek, 0.2% French, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Croatian, 0.2% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Torquay is 30.9% No religion, 26.5% Catholic, 15.3% Anglican, 7.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.8% Uniting Church, 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Baptist, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 0.9% Eastern Orthodox, 0.9% Buddhism.

56.7% of people are married, 28.3% have never married and 7.6% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 354 widowed people living in Torquay.

56.1% of the people living in Torquay over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.0% are working on a part time basis. Torquay has an unemployment rate of 4.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Torquay are 25.8% Professionals, 14.9% Managers, 14.9% Technicians & trades workers, 12.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.4% Community & personal service workers, 9.7% Sales workers, 6.4% Labourers, 2.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Torquay work in are 12.9% Construction, 12.5% Health care and social assistance, 10.5% Education and training, 10.1% Retail trade, 7.7% Manufacturing, 7.4% Accommodation and food services, 7.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.9% Public administration and safety, 5.4% Wholesale trade.

32.1% of homes are fully owned, and 39.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $666 per week and the median household income is $1430 per week.

The median rent in Torquay is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Torquay postcode 3228

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