The size of greater Winchelsea for ABS data collection purposes is approximately 247.5 square kilometres, stretching from Lake Murdeduke towards Buckley and down to Wurdiboluc along Cape Otway road towards Birregurra.
The population of Winchelsea in 2011 was 1,955 people and by the 2016 Census the population was 1,944 showing a population decline of 0.6% in the area during that time.
More recent data indicates that Winchelsea’s population is about to push past 2,200, boosted by recent building activity and new subdivisions such as The Green. The town is well placed to see increased growth as young families, tree-changers and retirees have come to realise just how well it is serviced, boasting more infrastructure than many of the coastal townships, including excellent health, sporting and education services, rail, swimming pool and shopping centre, and of course, two pubs.
CoreLogic data indicates that the predominant age group in Winchelsea is 60-69 years with households in Winchelsea being primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1,000 – $1,399 per month on mortgage repayments and in general, people in Winchelsea work in a trades occupation.
In 2011, 72.3 per cent of the homes in Winchelsea were owner occupied compared with 71.9 per cent in 2016.