DemographicsPortsea is approximately 11.33 square kilometres. In 2016 the population of Portsea was 510. The population is 50% male and 50% female. On average the monthly mortgage repayments in Portsea are $1800 to $2399. The most common weekly income bracket is $3000+ per week. Weekly rents in the area are on average $950+.
DescriptionPortsea is a resort town located across Port Phillip from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. Portsea is a popular holiday spot, located near the end of the Mornington Peninsula between the calm waters of Port Phillip and the wild surf of Bass Strait. In 2005, Australian Tax Office data showed the 3944 postcode to be the nation's most affluent; outperforming other upper class Victorian suburbs, including Toorak and Hawthorn, both known for upper middle class and upper class dwellings ranging from $5 million to $25 million, with an average taxable income almost $10,000 higher than Sydney's Darling Point or Point Piper. Portsea is considered by many to be the hub of Melbourne's recreational scuba diving activities. No less than four scuba related shops operate from in its otherwise modest main street. Dive boats travel to sites both inside Port Phillip and outside Port Phillip Heads, also known as The Rip. The Portsea Pier is the home to the spectacular weedy sea dragon, as well as many other fish species, including numerous pufferfish. Boating traffic is frequent, and divers should be careful to avoid main boating routes. Portsea Back Beach is a big attraction in Portsea, due to its great surfing conditions and long stretch of sand. Portsea Surf Life Saving Club patrols the popular surf beach, as patrols are always needed during the summer period given the large waves and strong tides that are often present.
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