City of Port Phillip

Market characteristics

City of Port Phillip has a higher 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 City of Port Phillip's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about City of Port Phillip'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 Port Phillip20162011Change
NameNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents100,863100.0100.091,373100.0100.0+9,490
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years11,79111.718.210,04211.018.7+1,749
15 - 24 years9,4519.413.09,0329.913.5+419
25 - 54 years57,84857.441.854,12359.242.3+3,725
55 - 64 Years10,20310.111.48,9169.811.4+1,287
65 years and over11,58411.515.69,26010.114.2+2,324
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school4,6154.67.93,6294.07.7+986
Secondary school2,9933.06.12,2982.56.5+695
Total overseas born31,63531.428.328,33231.026.2+3,303
Speaks language other than English at home20,68120.525.917,95619.723.0+2,725
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2,5672.54.52,5152.84.0+52
Bachelor or higher degree38,81843.624.334,33642.220.8+4,482
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,4919.59.27,7089.58.4+783
Certificate level8,96710.116.98,0199.916.4+948
No qualification21,28623.939.621,52026.543.9-234
Household income--------------
Nill to $6496,81114.818.3--------
$650 to $1,49910,32822.429.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44910,93923.822.2--------
$2,500 or more 13,71129.820.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house4,8428.472.17,56914.575.8-2,727
Medium house21,74937.719.419,31236.918.1+2,437
High density30,14652.27.424,92547.75.3+5,221

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 Port Phillip

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