City of Greater Geelong

Market characteristics

The City of Greater Geelong 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 the City of Greater Geelong's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Greater Geelong's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
City of Greater Geelong20162011Change
NameNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents233,429100.0100.0210,874100.0100.0+22,555
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years42,26118.118.238,94818.518.7+3,313
15 - 24 years30,05312.913.027,74113.213.5+2,312
25 - 54 years88,86638.141.882,68639.242.3+6,180
55 - 64 Years28,89012.411.425,97912.311.4+2,911
65 years and over43,36918.615.635,52016.814.2+7,849
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school18,3497.97.916,3377.77.7+2,012
Secondary school14,7066.36.114,2036.76.5+503
Total overseas born37,90116.228.333,49115.926.2+4,410
Speaks language other than English at home24,63910.625.920,1879.623.0+4,452
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3,8961.74.53,2501.54.0+646
Bachelor or higher degree35,77618.724.326,95215.720.8+8,824
Advanced Diploma or Diploma18,2319.59.214,0568.28.4+4,175
Certificate level40,06421.016.934,36520.016.4+5,699
No qualification77,14940.439.678,45045.643.9-1,301
Household income--------------
Nill to $64918,58721.118.3--------
$650 to $1,49927,89531.729.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44918,95821.622.2--------
$2,500 or more 13,76015.620.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house89,13084.172.180,72984.575.8+8,401
Medium house15,13114.319.413,67914.318.1+1,452
High density5320.57.43360.45.3+196

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

City of Greater Geelong

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