Portland Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Portland (3305) is a suburb of South Western Victoria, Great Ocean Rd/Otway Ranges, Victoria. It is about 302 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Portland is in the federal electorate of Wannon.

In the 2011 census the population of Portland was 9,601 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Portland is 41 years of age.

85.8% of people living in the suburb of Portland were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.2% England, 1.1% New Zealand, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% India, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Germany, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Sri Lanka, 0.1% China , 0.1% Canada, 0.1% Ireland.

92.0% of people living in Portland speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.6% Other, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Mandarin, 0.1% Tagalog, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% German, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Sinhalese.

The religious makeup of Portland is 27.1% No religion, 17.8% Catholic, 14.9% Anglican, 10.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.2% Uniting Church, 6.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 4.2% Lutheran, 2.2% Baptist, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 0.9% Buddhism.

46.6% of people are married, 31.9% have never married and 10.3% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 570 widowed people living in Portland.

54.0% of the people living in Portland 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. Portland has an unemployment rate of 5.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Portland are 17.8% Technicians & trades workers, 14.3% Professionals, 14.0% Labourers, 11.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.9% Community & personal service workers, 10.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.6% Sales workers, 9.0% Managers, 2.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Portland work in are 21.2% Manufacturing, 12.8% Health care and social assistance, 10.1% Retail trade, 8.8% Accommodation and food services, 6.9% Education and training, 6.8% Construction, 5.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.7% Public administration and safety, 3.8% Other services.

34.0% of homes are fully owned, and 34.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $472 per week and the median household income is $898 per week.

The median rent in Portland is $180 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1200 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Portland postcode 3305

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