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Murtoa is located in west Victoria and has a population of around 910 (50.8% male, 49.2% female). Around 254 families live in the area and of those 36.2% have one or more children under the age of 15. 9.8% of families have only a single parent while 46.9% of couples have no children. Murtoa covers an area of approximately 24966 hectares or around 250 square kilometres (km2) (61693 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Murtoa is between $250-$399 per week (23.1% of people). 5.1% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 0.8% of the population.
Of the 367 private dwellings in Murtoa 55% are owned outright by their occupiers, 26% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 16% are being rented. On average there are around 2.5 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Murtoa is as follows: 94.8% separate houses, 0.0% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 3.6% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Murtoa 59% are married, 7% are divorced, 3% are separated, 9% are widowed and 22% have never married.
Murtoa varies in altitude/elevation from about 133 m (highlight point) to 152 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Murtoa is 3390.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Murtoa include Dooen, Jung, Lubeck, Minyip and Rupanyup.
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