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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Altona Meadows

Code SSC20017 (SSC)
People 18,746
Male 9,199
Female 9,547
Median age 37
Families 5,137
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 7,392
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,227
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $275
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Total 18,746 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,199 49.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,547 50.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 109 0.6 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 18,746 people in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,173 6.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 963 5.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,055 5.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,278 6.8 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,439 7.7 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,480 7.9 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,366 7.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,418 7.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,434 7.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,444 7.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,479 7.9 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,141 6.1 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,051 5.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 630 3.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 531 2.8 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 405 2.2 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 240 1.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 218 1.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,391 47.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 551 3.5 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,244 8.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 773 5.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,597 36.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.5% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,911 47.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,131 7.8 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,391 44.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 244 4.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 784 14.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 411 7.8 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 56 1.1 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 648 12.3 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 418 7.9 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 81 1.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 383 7.3 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 729 13.8 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 224 4.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,286 24.4 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,264 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) 28.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.8% were in primary school, 21.8% in secondary school and 21.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 11,215 59.8 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 9,609 54.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,158 6.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 806 4.6 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,961 34.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 34.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 54.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,878 60.8 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,583 26.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 567 5.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 637 6.6 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,665 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,665 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs). Of these 60.8% were employed full time, 26.7% were employed part-time and 6.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 895 9.9 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 837 9.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 853 9.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,939 21.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,936 43.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 9.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 528 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,360 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,227 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) was $528.

Travel to work, top responses Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,946 63.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,942 25.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,694 10.9 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,628 10.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.3% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,376 21.7 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,608 23.2 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,568 10.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,394 9.0 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 23.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,633 31.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,452 47.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 954 18.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 98 1.9 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 47.7% were couple families with children, 31.8% were couple families without children and 18.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.5 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.5 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) 14.5% of single parents were male and 85.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,937 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,150 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,150 and those without children was $1,937.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 828 20.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 114 2.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 823 20.1 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 826 20.2 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 238 5.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 791 19.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 251 6.1 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 217 5.3 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 20.1% 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 Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,668 94.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 428 6.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 94.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,009 90.1 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 167 2.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 491 7.4 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 90.1% were separate houses, 2.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 30 0.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,095 16.4 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,082 61.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,325 19.9 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 133 2.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.4% had 1 bedroom, 16.4% had 2 bedrooms and 61.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,411 36.1 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,362 35.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,679 25.2 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 17 0.3 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 203 3.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 36.1% were owned outright, 35.4% were owned with a mortgage and 25.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 4,991 74.8 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,458 21.9 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 222 3.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), of all households, 74.8% were family households, 21.9% were single person households and 3.3% were group households.

Household income Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.5 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 21.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.2% 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 Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 275 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.4 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.6 -- 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 Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.6 -- 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 Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
None 374 5.6 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,515 37.7 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,403 36.0 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,171 17.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 208 3.1 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 37.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.6% 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 Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 108 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 52 48.1 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 56 51.9 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), there were 108 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 52 (or 48.1%) were male and 56 (or 51.9%) 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 Altona Meadows % 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 1,410 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 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 $1,410.

Mortgage and rent Altona Meadows % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 263 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,142 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $263 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,142.

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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