Colac Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Colac (3250) is a suburb of South Western Victoria, Great Ocean Rd/Otway Ranges, Victoria. It is about 135 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Colac is in the federal electorate of Corangamite.

In the 2011 census the population of Colac was 8,696 and is comprised of approximately 52.0% females and 48.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Colac is 40 years of age.

88.6% of people living in the suburb of Colac were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.6% England, 1.0% New Zealand, 0.5% China , 0.4% Italy, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% Scotland, 0.3% Sudan, 0.2% Philippines, 0.2% India, 0.1% Zimbabwe, 0.1% Korea, Republic of , 0.1% Germany, 0.1% Greece, 0.1% Ireland.

93.1% of people living in Colac speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other, 0.6% Italian, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.3% Arabic, 0.1% Dutch, 0.1% Greek, 0.1% French, 0.1% German.

The religious makeup of Colac is 29.3% Catholic, 23.5% No religion, 13.1% Anglican, 10.5% Uniting Church, 9.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.3% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Baptist, 0.7% Other religious affiliation , 0.6% Pentecostal.

42.8% of people are married, 34.2% have never married and 8.2% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 776 widowed people living in Colac.

55.1% of the people living in Colac over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.1% are working on a part time basis. Colac has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Colac are 21.2% Labourers, 14.9% Technicians & trades workers, 12.9% Community & personal service workers, 11.2% Professionals, 11.1% Sales workers, 10.1% Managers, 8.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Colac work in are 16.8% Manufacturing, 13.9% Health care and social assistance, 13.2% Retail trade, 7.4% Accommodation and food services, 6.9% Construction, 6.5% Administrative and support services, 5.8% Education and training, 4.9% Public administration and safety, 4.4% Other services.

39.0% of homes are fully owned, and 28.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $488 per week and the median household income is $834 per week.

The median rent in Colac is $180 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1144 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Colac postcode 3250

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