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Bass Coast Shire

Market characteristics

Bass Coast Shire has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of Bass Coast Shire's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Bass Coast Shire's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Bass Coast Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents32,804100.0100.029,616100.0100.0+3,188
Males15,89748.549.114,50049.049.2+1,397
Females16,91251.650.915,11651.050.8+1,796
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,34516.318.25,03917.018.7+306
15 - 24 years2,7148.313.02,7139.213.5+1
25 - 54 years10,44731.841.810,31934.842.3+128
55 - 64 Years5,18615.811.44,54515.311.4+641
65 years and over9,11427.815.67,00023.614.2+2,114
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,3647.27.92,0406.97.7+324
Secondary school1,7485.36.11,5795.36.5+169
TAFE4341.31.75201.82.2-86
University4301.35.53341.14.6+96
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born4,73114.428.34,41714.926.2+314
Speaks language other than English at home1,5724.825.91,3934.723.0+179
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2050.64.51900.64.0+15
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree3,64713.324.32,85211.620.8+795
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,4679.09.21,8597.68.4+608
Certificate level6,33023.116.95,43522.116.4+895
No qualification11,46341.839.611,32646.143.9+137
Household income--------------
Nill to $6493,81027.918.3--------
$650 to $1,4995,05937.129.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,19516.122.2--------
$2,500 or more 1,0918.020.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned5,84840.730.75,21140.033.0+637
Purchasing3,77726.333.53,34225.634.5+435
Renting3,42923.927.53,49626.825.9-67
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house23,51491.272.121,77790.375.8+1,737
Medium house1,7856.919.41,8947.918.1-109
High density930.47.41850.85.3-92

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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