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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Yarra (C)

Code LGA27350 (LGA)
People 74,090
Male 36,154
Female 37,936
Median age 33
Families 16,850
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 36,818
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,680
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,253
Median weekly rent $370
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 74,090 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 36,154 48.8 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 37,936 51.2 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 318 0.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 74,090 people in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,873 5.2 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,717 3.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,166 2.9 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,449 3.3 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 6,337 8.6 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 11,332 15.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 9,943 13.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 7,150 9.7 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 5,527 7.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,473 6.0 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,015 5.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,556 4.8 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,221 4.3 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,285 3.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,647 2.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,434 1.9 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,064 1.4 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 902 1.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 11.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 19,239 29.4 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,618 2.5 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 5,336 8.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,243 3.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 36,896 56.5 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 29.4% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 16,826 29.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 9,828 17.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 30,118 53.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 29.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 853 3.9 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,162 9.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 606 2.8 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 298 1.4 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,180 5.4 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 473 2.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 522 2.4 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,752 8.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 6,819 31.0 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 840 3.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 6,457 29.4 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 21,962 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas) 29.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 14.0% were in primary school, 9.9% in secondary school and 39.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 46,593 62.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 27,686 41.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 5,582 8.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,863 5.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 30,219 44.9 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), 44.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 29,595 65.5 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 11,245 24.9 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,199 4.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,154 4.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 45,193 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 45,193 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 65.5% were employed full time, 24.9% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,902 9.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,306 7.7 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,040 9.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 6,593 15.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 22,999 53.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), 9.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 34 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 34 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years and for people who were employed part-time was 34 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 866 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,198 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,680 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas) was $866.

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

Unpaid work Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 48,394 74.1 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 11,985 18.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,842 8.9 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 13,264 20.3 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.3% provided care for children and 8.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 22,339 34.2 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 18,168 27.8 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,888 7.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,998 4.6 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), 27.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,375 49.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,327 31.6 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,504 14.9 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 644 3.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), 31.6% were couple families with children, 49.7% were couple families without children and 14.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.8 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.2 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas) 15.8% of single parents were male and 84.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,787 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,075 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,075 and those without children was $2,787.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 4,585 33.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 574 4.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,724 19.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,720 12.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 603 4.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,761 12.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 868 6.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 862 6.3 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 33.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 19.9% 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 Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 30,961 90.4 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,294 9.6 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,655 21.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 12,726 41.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 11,332 36.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 218 0.7 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), 21.5% were separate houses, 41.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 36.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 284 0.9 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4,559 14.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 13,788 44.5 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 9,224 29.8 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,496 8.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 610 2.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 14.7% had 1 bedroom, 44.5% had 2 bedrooms and 29.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,565 21.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,376 23.8 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 16,095 52.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 199 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 725 2.3 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), 21.2% were owned outright, 23.8% were owned with a mortgage and 52.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 16,687 53.9 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 9,680 31.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 4,594 14.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 53.9% were family households, 31.3% were single person households and 14.8% were group households.

Household income Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.0 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 20.7 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), 20.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 20.7% 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 Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 370 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.1 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.9 -- 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 Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,253 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
None 6,605 21.3 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 14,620 47.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 7,158 23.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,596 5.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 982 3.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), 47.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 23.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 5.2% 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 Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 317 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 159 50.2 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 158 49.8 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 317 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 159 (or 50.2%) were male and 158 (or 49.8%) were female. The median age was 30 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Yarra (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 235 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,286 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Yarra (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $235 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,286.

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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