Cowes Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Cowes (3922) is a suburb of Melbourne, Phillip Island, Victoria. It is about 75 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Cowes is in the federal electorate of Flinders.

In the 2011 census the population of Cowes was 4,053 and is comprised of approximately 52.5% females and 47.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Cowes is 51 years of age.

75.6% of people living in the suburb of Cowes were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.8% England, 2.0% New Zealand, 0.9% Italy, 0.9% Scotland, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.6% Germany, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% India, 0.4% Malta, 0.4% Greece, 0.3% Japan, 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Wales.

89.3% of people living in Cowes speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Italian, 0.8% Other, 0.5% German, 0.5% Greek, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.2% Vietnamese, 0.2% Russian.

The religious makeup of Cowes is 28.2% No religion, 20.9% Catholic, 19.4% Anglican, 10.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.2% Uniting Church, 4.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.8% Baptist, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Buddhism, 1.1% Eastern Orthodox.

49.5% of people are married, 24.6% have never married and 10.3% are divorced and 4.4% are separated. There are 386 widowed people living in Cowes.

51.8% of the people living in Cowes over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 35.7% are working on a part time basis. Cowes has an unemployment rate of 6.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Cowes are 20.4% Technicians & trades workers, 13.3% Labourers, 13.2% Managers, 12.9% Professionals, 12.4% Sales workers, 11.0% Community & personal service workers, 9.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 4.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cowes work in are 18.0% Accommodation and food services, 14.3% Construction, 13.4% Retail trade, 9.0% Health care and social assistance, 5.3% Manufacturing, 5.1% Arts and recreation services, 4.9% Education and training, 4.3% Public administration and safety, 3.8% Professional, scientific and technical services.

42.6% of homes are fully owned, and 21.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 31.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $445 per week and the median household income is $735 per week.

The median rent in Cowes is $220 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1450 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Cowes postcode 3922

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