Portland West Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Portland West (3305) is a suburb of South Western Victoria, Great Ocean Rd/Otway Ranges, Victoria. It is about 304 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Portland West is in the federal electorate of Wannon.

In the 2011 census the population of Portland West was 630 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Portland West is 45 years of age.

90.0% of people living in the suburb of Portland West were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.2% England, 1.4% New Zealand, 0.9% Netherlands, 0.9% Philippines, 0.6% Romania, 0.6% Canada.

96.0% of people living in Portland West speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 1.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% Filipino , 0.5% Dutch, 0.5% Hungarian, 0.5% Other.

The religious makeup of Portland West is 23.2% No religion, 18.6% Catholic, 14.3% Anglican, 13.3% Uniting Church, 8.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 5.2% Lutheran, 2.7% Christian, nfd, 2.4% Baptist, 1.1% Latter-day Saints.

64.6% of people are married, 23.1% have never married and 5.7% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 21 widowed people living in Portland West.

50.3% of the people living in Portland West over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.8% are working on a part time basis. Portland West has an unemployment rate of 4.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Portland West are 16.9% Technicians & trades workers, 16.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 13.5% Professionals, 12.9% Community & personal service workers, 10.7% Labourers, 10.4% Managers, 10.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 6.5% Sales workers, 2.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Portland West work in are 21.8% Manufacturing, 15.3% Health care and social assistance, 9.3% Accommodation and food services, 9.0% Retail trade, 7.6% Construction, 6.8% Education and training, 6.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 4.5% Other services.

46.7% of homes are fully owned, and 41.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 10.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $565 per week and the median household income is $1381 per week.

The median rent in Portland West is $155 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Portland West postcode 3305

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