Orbost Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Orbost (3888) is a suburb of Northern Victoria, North Eastern, Victoria. It is about 306 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Orbost is in the federal electorate of Gippsland.

In the 2011 census the population of Orbost was 2,493 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Orbost is 44 years of age.

88.3% of people living in the suburb of Orbost were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.4% England, 0.8% Italy, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.7% Netherlands, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Portugal, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Colombia, 0.2% Austria, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Singapore, 0.2% South Eastern Europe, nfd, 0.2% Malaysia.

93.8% of people living in Orbost speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Italian, 0.4% Other, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.1% Russian, 0.1% Punjabi, 0.1% Hungarian.

The religious makeup of Orbost is 34.4% No religion, 24.0% Anglican, 13.4% Catholic, 9.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.1% Uniting Church, 5.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.0% Other religious affiliation , 0.9% Salvation Army, 0.8% Buddhism, 0.8% Christian, nfd.

46.6% of people are married, 29.4% have never married and 10.2% are divorced and 4.3% are separated. There are 189 widowed people living in Orbost.

53.1% of the people living in Orbost over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.8% are working on a part time basis. Orbost has an unemployment rate of 5.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Orbost are 15.5% Managers, 14.6% Labourers, 14.5% Community & personal service workers, 12.8% Technicians & trades workers, 12.0% Professionals, 11.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.7% Sales workers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Orbost work in are 16.0% Health care and social assistance, 15.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 11.2% Retail trade, 8.0% Education and training, 7.2% Accommodation and food services, 7.0% Construction, 6.6% Manufacturing, 6.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.1% Public administration and safety.

44.0% of homes are fully owned, and 25.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 26.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $389 per week and the median household income is $683 per week.

The median rent in Orbost is $148 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $910 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Orbost postcode 3888

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