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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Ashburton

Code SSC20035 (SSC)
People 7,586
Male 3,742
Female 3,844
Median age 38
Families 1,968
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,874
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,765
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,300
Median weekly rent $305
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Total 7,586 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,742 49.3 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,844 50.7 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 24 0.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,586 people in Ashburton (State Suburbs) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 540 7.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 611 8.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 472 6.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 500 6.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 492 6.5 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 355 4.7 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 418 5.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 571 7.5 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 651 8.6 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 588 7.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 554 7.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 447 5.9 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 340 4.5 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 249 3.3 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 221 2.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 143 1.9 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 167 2.2 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 263 3.5 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ashburton (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,094 51.9 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 117 2.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 392 6.6 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 385 6.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,970 33.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ashburton (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.9% were married and 8.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 83 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ashburton (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,848 51.8 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 354 6.4 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,292 41.7 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Ashburton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ashburton (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 176 6.9 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 491 19.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 172 6.8 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 77 3.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 205 8.1 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 166 6.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 190 7.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 159 6.3 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 498 19.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 72 2.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 335 13.2 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,541 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ashburton (State Suburbs) 33.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.1% were in primary school, 22.0% in secondary school and 26.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 5,460 72.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,495 34.3 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 543 7.5 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 414 5.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,820 52.5 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Ashburton (State Suburbs), 52.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 34.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,144 56.5 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,262 33.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 185 4.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 204 5.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,795 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,795 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ashburton (State Suburbs). Of these 56.5% were employed full time, 33.3% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 509 14.2 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 420 11.7 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 335 9.3 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 462 12.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,677 46.8 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ashburton (State Suburbs), 14.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ashburton (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 673 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,366 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,765 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ashburton (State Suburbs) was $673.

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

Unpaid work Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,480 75.2 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,940 32.6 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 747 12.5 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,435 24.1 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Ashburton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.6% provided care for children and 12.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,457 24.5 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,667 28.0 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 743 12.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 617 10.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ashburton (State Suburbs), 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 519 26.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,125 57.2 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 277 14.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 46 2.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ashburton (State Suburbs), 57.2% were couple families with children, 26.4% were couple families without children and 14.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Ashburton (State Suburbs) 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,509 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,111 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ashburton (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,111 and those without children was $2,509.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 352 21.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 65 3.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 443 26.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 286 17.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 82 5.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 215 13.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 97 5.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 108 6.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Ashburton (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 26.9% 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 Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,620 93.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 182 6.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Ashburton (State Suburbs), 93.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,165 82.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 243 9.3 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 198 7.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 14 0.5 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ashburton (State Suburbs), 82.6% were separate houses, 9.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 61 2.3 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 609 23.2 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,164 44.4 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 744 28.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 40 1.5 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 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ashburton (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.3% had 1 bedroom, 23.2% had 2 bedrooms and 44.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 929 35.4 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 900 34.3 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 722 27.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 11 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 59 2.3 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ashburton (State Suburbs), 35.4% were owned outright, 34.3% were owned with a mortgage and 27.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,942 74.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 568 21.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 110 4.2 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Ashburton (State Suburbs), of all households, 74.1% were family households, 21.7% were single person households and 4.2% were group households.

Household income Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 23.7 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ashburton (State Suburbs), 20.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 23.7% 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 Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 305 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
None 240 9.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 918 35.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,028 39.2 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 377 14.4 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 58 2.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Ashburton (State Suburbs), 35.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.4% 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 Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 22 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 13 59.1 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 9 40.9 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 46 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ashburton (State Suburbs), there were 22 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 13 (or 59.1%) were male and 9 (or 40.9%) were female. The median age was 46 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 900 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ashburton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $900.

Mortgage and rent Ashburton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 206 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Ashburton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $206 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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