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4713.2.55.001 - Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians , Victoria, 2006  
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


SUMMARY CHARACTERISTICS, VICTORIA

As at 30 June 2006, the preliminary Estimated Indigenous Resident Population (ERP) in Victoria was 30,839 (less than 1% of all people in Victoria).

Some key characteristics of the Indigenous population in Victoria, based on 2006 Census usual residence data, are listed below.

  • More than half (56%) of Indigenous respondents were under 25 years of age.
  • On average there were 3.0 people per Indigenous household.
  • An Australian Indigenous language was spoken at home by 1% of Indigenous respondents.
  • 27% and 26% of respondents aged 15 years and over stated Year 10 and Year 12 or equivalent respectively as their highest level of schooling.
  • 57% of Indigenous respondents aged 15 years and over were in the labour force. Of these respondents, unemployed persons accounted for 16%.
  • The most common Occupations reported were Labourers , Technicians and Trade Workers, and Professionals (15%, 14% and 14% respectively).
  • The most common Industries of employment reported were Health Care and Social Assistance (15%), Manufacturing (11%), and Retail Trade (9%).
  • 54% of Indigenous households were living in rented dwellings and 40% of households were living in dwellings that were owned with or without a mortgage.

Summary Characteristics, Victoria

Indigenous
Non-Indigenous
Male
Female
Total
Male
Female
Total
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Persons(a)

Estimated Resident Population(b)
15 253
15 586
30 839
2 522 544
2 574 927
5 097 471
Language spoken at home
English only
13 296
14 225
27 521
. .
. .
. .
Australian Indigenous Languages
131
154
285
. .
. .
. .
Other Languages
510
420
930
. .
. .
. .
Total(c)
13 937
14 799
28 736
. .
. .
. .
Education
Attending
Pre-school
398
365
763
39 387
36 593
75 980
Infants/Primary
2 308
2 320
4 628
199 725
189 172
388 897
Secondary
1 411
1 478
2 889
162 872
162 473
325 345
Technical or Further Educational Institution(d)
411
486
897
51 049
49 094
100 143
University
230
413
643
86 812
109 936
196 748
Other(e)
496
631
1 127
39 575
48 124
87 699
Total(c)
5 254
5 693
10 947
579 420
595 392
1 174 812
Highest year of school completed(f)
Year 12 or equivalent
1 883
2 456
4 339
820 067
912 037
1 732 105
Year 11 or equivalent
1 279
1 460
2 737
268 662
272 053
540 719
Year 10 or equivalent
2 220
2 308
4 527
317 150
301 804
618 953
Year 9 or equivalent
1 272
1 335
2 610
143 573
137 795
281 369
Year 8 or below
1 102
1 061
2 160
148 407
176 558
324 971
Did not go to school
191
136
327
17 590
24 618
42 205
Total(c)
7 948
8 750
16 701
1 715 453
1 824 863
3 540 323
Highest non-school qualification(f)
Postgraduate Degree
70
72
142
61 491
45 891
107 382
Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate
48
75
123
26 752
46 857
73 609
Bachelor Degree
323
496
819
223 978
274 782
498 760
Advanced Diploma and Diploma
334
514
848
124 424
162 084
286 508
Certificate Level
1 692
1 277
2 969
408 874
192 505
601 379
Total(c)
2 467
2 434
4 901
845 519
722 119
1 567 638
Work
Labour force status
Employed
4 610
3 946
8 555
1 209 740
1 036 470
2 246 204
Unemployed
848
748
1 600
67 867
59 056
126 923
Total labour force
5 457
4 693
10 156
1 277 603
1 095 526
2 373 125
Not in the labour force
3 121
4 593
7 708
500 879
796 427
1 297 309
Top three industries for Indigenous persons(g)
Health Care and Social Assistance
302
945
1 247
. .
. .
. .
Manufacturing
746
235
981
. .
. .
. .
Retail Trade
295
450
745
. .
. .
. .
Top three industries for non-Indigenous persons(g)
Manufacturing
. .
. .
. .
205 298
77 856
283 154
Retail Trade
. .
. .
. .
112 692
147 730
260 422
Health Care and Social Assistance
. .
. .
. .
47 739
185 745
233 484
Top three occupations for Indigenous persons(g)
Labourers
828
464
1 292
. .
. .
. .
Technicians and Trades Workers
1 047
192
1 239
. .
. .
. .
Professionals
515
704
1 219
. .
. .
. .
Top three occupations for non-Indigenous persons(g)
Professionals
. .
. .
. .
220 604
248 015
468 619
Clerical and Administrative Workers
. .
. .
. .
81 590
252 578
334 168
Technicians and Trades Workers
. .
. .
. .
267 671
47 081
314 752
Mean weekly equivalised household income ($)(h)
. .
. .
498
. .
. .
726

Dwellings

Occupied private dwelling(i)
. .
. .
14 142
. .
. .
1 767 512
Average household size
. .
. .
3.0
. .
. .
2.6
Average number of Children under 15
. .
. .
0.9
. .
. .
0.5
Housing tenure
Owned outright
. .
. .
1 876
. .
. .
642 235
Owned with a mortgage
. .
. .
3 791
. .
. .
628 544
Rented
Private
. .
. .
4 072
. .
. .
345 783
State/Territory housing authority
. .
. .
2 770
. .
. .
51 755
Community housing group
. .
. .
346
. .
. .
7 118
Other
-
-
270
-
-
14 237
Landlord type not stated
. .
. .
160
. .
. .
12 518
Total Rented
. .
. .
7 618
. .
. .
431 411

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Based on place of usual residence.
(b) Estimates at 30 June 2006 are preliminary and subject to revision. See Glossary. Note: Final estimates have now been released and are available in publication 3238.0.55.001 - Experimental Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Jun 2006.
(c) Excludes persons whose response was not stated.
(d) Includes TAFE Colleges.
(e) Other includes persons who are attending but did not indicate the type of institution.
(f) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(g) Employed persons aged 15 years and over.
(h) Comprises persons in households in which there were no temporarily absent adults and all incomes were fully stated.
(i) Excludes non-classifiable households and visitor only households.
Note: . . not applicable



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