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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Ashwood

Code SSC20036 (SSC)
People 6,061
Male 2,983
Female 3,078
Median age 38
Families 1,582
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 2,490
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,285
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $300
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 Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Total 6,061 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,983 49.2 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,078 50.8 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 12 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,061 people in Ashwood (State Suburbs) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 408 6.7 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 345 5.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 315 5.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 314 5.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 450 7.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 512 8.4 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 415 6.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 412 6.8 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 471 7.8 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 434 7.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 402 6.6 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 326 5.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 293 4.8 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 230 3.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 192 3.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 180 3.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 184 3.0 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 179 3.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ashwood (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,385 47.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 104 2.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 399 8.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 302 6.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,809 36.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ashwood (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.7% were married and 10.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ashwood (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,189 48.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 313 6.9 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,055 45.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Ashwood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ashwood (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 117 6.5 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 267 14.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 117 6.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 53 2.9 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 174 9.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 90 5.0 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 74 4.1 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 181 10.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 372 20.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 39 2.2 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 314 17.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,798 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ashwood (State Suburbs) 29.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.3% were in primary school, 18.8% in secondary school and 30.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,745 61.8 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,692 46.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 415 7.2 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 257 4.5 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,376 41.4 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Ashwood (State Suburbs), 41.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 46.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,743 58.8 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 903 30.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 149 5.0 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 170 5.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,965 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,965 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ashwood (State Suburbs). Of these 58.8% were employed full time, 30.5% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 317 11.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 294 10.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 291 10.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 487 17.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,260 45.0 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ashwood (State Suburbs), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ashwood (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 561 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,674 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,285 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ashwood (State Suburbs) was $561.

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

Unpaid work Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,534 70.7 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,331 26.6 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 638 12.8 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 896 17.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Ashwood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.6% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,193 23.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,315 26.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 602 12.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 424 8.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ashwood (State Suburbs), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 544 34.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 735 46.5 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 265 16.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 37 2.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ashwood (State Suburbs), 46.5% were couple families with children, 34.4% were couple families without children and 16.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.3 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.7 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Ashwood (State Suburbs) 14.3% of single parents were male and 85.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,279 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,685 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ashwood (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,685 and those without children was $2,279.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 285 22.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 45 3.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 289 22.5 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 194 15.1 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 74 5.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 247 19.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 73 5.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 75 5.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Ashwood (State Suburbs), of couple families, 22.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 22.5% 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 Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,243 93.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 170 7.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Ashwood (State Suburbs), 93.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,754 78.2 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 305 13.6 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 169 7.5 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 14 0.6 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ashwood (State Suburbs), 78.2% were separate houses, 13.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 78 3.5 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 554 24.7 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,025 45.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 539 24.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 43 1.9 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ashwood (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 24.7% had 2 bedrooms and 45.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 791 35.3 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 688 30.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 680 30.3 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 70 3.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ashwood (State Suburbs), 35.3% were owned outright, 30.7% were owned with a mortgage and 30.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,550 69.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 573 25.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 119 5.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Ashwood (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.1% were family households, 25.6% were single person households and 5.3% were group households.

Household income Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ashwood (State Suburbs), 25.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.5% 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 Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.0 -- 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 Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.4 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.6 -- 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 Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
None 215 9.6 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 819 36.5 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 857 38.2 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 283 12.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 68 3.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Ashwood (State Suburbs), 36.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.6% 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 Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 10 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 6 60.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 4 40.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 9 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ashwood (State Suburbs), there were 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 6 (or 60.0%) were male and 4 (or 40.0%) were female. The median age was 9 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,833 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ashwood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,833.

Mortgage and rent Ashwood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 350 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Ashwood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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