Lara Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Lara (3212) is a suburb of Melbourne, Geelong, Victoria. It is about 55 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Lara is in the federal electorate of Corio.

In the 2011 census the population of Lara was 13,846 and is comprised of approximately 48.5% females and 51.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Lara is 36 years of age.

81.4% of people living in the suburb of Lara were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.5% England, 1.4% Philippines, 0.9% Scotland, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.7% Germany, 0.4% Vietnam, 0.4% Italy, 0.3% Croatia, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% India, 0.2% South Eastern Europe, nfd, 0.2% United States of America.

85.7% of people living in Lara speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Tagalog, 0.7% Italian, 0.7% Other, 0.6% Croatian, 0.6% Filipino , 0.4% Vietnamese, 0.3% German, 0.3% Dutch.

The religious makeup of Lara is 27.9% Catholic, 23.3% No religion, 15.1% Anglican, 12.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.3% Uniting Church, 3.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Baptist, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Eastern Orthodox, 1.4% Lutheran.

52.0% of people are married, 32.7% have never married and 7.6% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 491 widowed people living in Lara.

59.5% of the people living in Lara over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.2% are working on a part time basis. Lara has an unemployment rate of 4.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Lara are 17.4% Technicians & trades workers, 15.6% Professionals, 14.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.6% Community & personal service workers, 10.4% Sales workers, 10.3% Labourers, 10.1% Managers, 9.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Lara work in are 14.9% Manufacturing, 11.6% Retail trade, 10.4% Health care and social assistance, 9.1% Construction, 7.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.5% Public administration and safety, 7.1% Education and training, 5.0% Accommodation and food services, 4.9% Professional, scientific and technical services.

30.0% of homes are fully owned, and 46.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $585 per week and the median household income is $1399 per week.

The median rent in Lara is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1625 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Lara postcode 3212

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