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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Ferntree Gully

Code SSC21273 (SSC)
People 24,724
Male 12,170
Female 12,554
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 22,193
People born overseas 4,898
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 89
Families 6,760
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 9,612
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,053
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,192
Median weekly rent $190
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Ferntree Gully % Australia %
Total 24,724 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 12,170 49.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 12,554 50.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 123 0.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 24,724 people were usually resident in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs): of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Of the total population 0.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Ferntree Gully % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,553 6.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,343 13.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 3,389 13.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 10,655 43.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,997 12.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,785 11.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.8% of people usually resident in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 23.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Ferntree Gully % Australia %
Australian citizenship 22,193 89.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,898 19.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 89 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.8% of people usually resident in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 19.8% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Ferntree Gully % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,818 49.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,372 12.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,095 5.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 6,543 33.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs) were married, 12.0% were either separated or divorced, 5.5% were widowed and 33.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Ferntree Gully % Australia %
Australia 18,644 75.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Ferntree Gully % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Ferntree Gully % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ferntree Gully % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,065 61.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 3,660 27.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 460 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 382 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 614 4.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 5,913 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 13,181 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 13,181 people aged 15 years and over in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 61.2% worked full-time, 27.8% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.7% were unemployed. 5,913 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Ferntree Gully % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Ferntree Gully % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Ferntree Gully % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 481 -- 466 --
Family 1,184 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,053 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $481, the median family income was $1,184 and the median household income was $1,053.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Ferntree Gully % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,183 32.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 3,290 48.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,192 17.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 95 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 6,760 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 6,760 families in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs): of these 32.3% were couple families without children, 48.7% were couple families with children, 17.6% were one parent families and 1.4% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Ferntree Gully % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,175 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 9,612 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 9,175 occupied private dwellings were counted in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Ferntree Gully % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,905 86.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 708 7.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 545 5.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 17 0.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs), 86.2% were separate houses, 7.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Ferntree Gully % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,028 33.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 4,100 44.7 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,556 17.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 56 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 439 4.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs), 33.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 44.7% were owned with a mortgage and 17.0% were rented.

Landlord type Ferntree Gully % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 832 53.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 216 13.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 469 30.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 36 2.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 53.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 13.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Ferntree Gully % Australia %
Median weekly rent 190 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,192 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $190. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,192. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ferntree Gully % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 6,658 72.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,045 22.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 241 2.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Ferntree Gully (State Suburbs), 72.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.3% were single (or lone) person households and 2.6% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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