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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Whittlesea (C)

Code LGA27070 (LGA)
People 154,880
Male 76,793
Female 78,087
Median age 34
Families 43,036
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 55,066
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,275
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,863
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 154,880 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 76,793 49.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 78,087 50.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,125 0.7 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 154,880 people in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 11,524 7.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 10,696 6.9 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 9,989 6.4 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 10,243 6.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 11,174 7.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 12,805 8.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 12,363 8.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 12,051 7.8 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 11,608 7.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 10,505 6.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 9,535 6.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 8,406 5.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 7,451 4.8 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 5,339 3.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,185 2.7 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3,309 2.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,149 1.4 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,548 1.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 66,512 54.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3,718 3.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 7,806 6.4 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 5,552 4.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 39,071 31.9 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.2% were married and 9.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 62,762 54.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 7,282 6.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 45,171 39.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 2,739 5.9 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 8,241 17.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,604 7.8 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 831 1.8 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 6,145 13.2 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3,190 6.9 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 926 2.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,338 7.2 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 5,639 12.2 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,449 3.1 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 10,304 22.2 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 46,406 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas) 30.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.3% were in primary school, 22.1% in secondary school and 19.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 95,568 61.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 79,399 54.5 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 9,590 6.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 5,371 3.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 51,237 35.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), 35.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 54.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 46,430 61.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 20,431 27.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,627 6.1 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 4,267 5.6 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 75,755 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 75,755 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.3% were employed full time, 27.0% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 7,166 10.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 6,257 8.8 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 7,007 9.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 16,014 22.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 30,418 42.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 519 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,375 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,275 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas) was $519.

Travel to work, top responses Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 77,639 63.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 35,255 28.7 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 13,608 11.1 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 11,910 9.7 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.7% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 9.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 26,884 21.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 27,045 22.0 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 12,373 10.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 11,337 9.2 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 12,837 29.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 22,687 52.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 6,853 15.9 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 659 1.5 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), 52.7% were couple families with children, 29.8% were couple families without children and 15.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas) 16.0% of single parents were male and 84.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,935 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,054 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,054 and those without children was $1,935.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 7,380 20.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 963 2.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 7,297 20.5 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 6,629 18.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,840 5.2 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 7,445 21.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 2,279 6.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,688 4.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 20.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 20.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 50,223 93.7 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,350 6.3 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), 93.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 45,068 89.7 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,095 6.2 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,011 4.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 38 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), 89.7% were separate houses, 6.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 96 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 429 0.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,710 7.4 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 27,638 55.0 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 17,496 34.8 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 855 1.7 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 0.9% had 1 bedroom, 7.4% had 2 bedrooms and 55.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 16,547 32.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 22,132 44.1 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 9,891 19.7 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 283 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,370 2.7 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.9% were owned outright, 44.1% were owned with a mortgage and 19.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 41,457 82.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 7,629 15.2 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,138 2.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 82.5% were family households, 15.2% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.5 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.6 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), 20.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 9.1 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,863 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.1 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.9 -- 10.1 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
None 2,604 5.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 14,652 29.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 20,777 41.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 10,695 21.3 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,494 3.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), 29.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,123 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 546 48.6 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 577 51.4 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,123 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 546 (or 48.6%) were male and 577 (or 51.4%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,198 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,198.

Mortgage and rent Whittlesea (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 281 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,898 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Whittlesea (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $281 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,898.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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