Nelson (3292) is a suburb of South Western Victoria, Great Ocean Rd/Otway Ranges, Victoria. It is about 349 kms from VIC’s capital city of Melbourne. Nelson is in the federal electorate of Wannon.

In the 2011 census the population of Nelson was 311 and is comprised of approximately 48.9% females and 51.1% males.

The median/average age of the people in Nelson is 52 years of age.

88.7% of people living in the suburb of Nelson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.8% England, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.3% Netherlands.

93.9% of people living in Nelson speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.6% French, 1.0% Cantonese, 1.0% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Nelson is 29.7% No religion, 18.2% Catholic, 14.7% Uniting Church, 12.1% Anglican, 8.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 7.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.2% Christian, nfd, 2.2% Lutheran, 1.9% Baptist, 1.0% Churches of Christ.

54.0% of people are married, 28.7% have never married and 8.3% are divorced and 2.1% are separated. There are 20 widowed people living in Nelson.

49.7% of the people living in Nelson over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.2% are working on a part time basis. Nelson has an unemployment rate of 8.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Nelson are 41.4% Managers, 18.8% Professionals, 15.8% Labourers, 9.0% Community & personal service workers, 8.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 4.5% Technicians & trades workers, 2.3% Clerical & administrative workers.

The main industries people from Nelson work in are 33.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 9.8% Accommodation and food services, 9.8% Health care and social assistance, 8.3% Retail trade, 7.6% Education and training, 6.1% Manufacturing, 6.1% Construction, 4.5% Administrative and support services, 4.5% Wholesale trade.

61.4% of homes are fully owned, and 22.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 7.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $391 per week and the median household income is $778 per week.

The median rent in Nelson is $135 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $520 per month.