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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Bentleigh East

Code SSC20121 (SSC)
People 25,925
Male 12,718
Female 13,207
Median age 40
Families 7,229
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 10,321
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,406
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,030
Median weekly rent $363
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Total 25,925 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 12,718 49.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 13,207 50.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 53 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 25,925 people in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,803 7.0 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,705 6.6 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,614 6.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,550 6.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,354 5.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,280 4.9 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,526 5.9 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,101 8.1 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,269 8.8 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,962 7.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,787 6.9 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,421 5.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,234 4.8 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 950 3.7 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 864 3.3 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 877 3.4 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 858 3.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 769 3.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 11,278 54.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 504 2.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,508 7.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,388 6.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,120 29.4 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.2% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 10,643 54.3 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,190 6.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,755 39.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 537 7.2 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,477 19.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 529 7.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 189 2.5 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 930 12.5 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 518 7.0 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 271 3.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 501 6.7 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,057 14.2 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 179 2.4 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,238 16.7 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,426 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bentleigh East (State Suburbs) 28.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.6% were in primary school, 23.1% in secondary school and 20.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 16,987 65.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 11,429 46.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,863 7.5 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,231 5.0 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,261 41.4 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), 41.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 46.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,873 59.7 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,006 30.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 716 5.4 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 591 4.5 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 13,186 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 13,186 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs). Of these 59.7% were employed full time, 30.4% were employed part-time and 4.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,469 11.7 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,213 9.6 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,316 10.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,046 16.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,830 46.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), 11.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 596 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,695 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,406 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs) was $596.

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

Unpaid work Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,176 73.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,375 30.7 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,519 12.1 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,341 16.1 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.7% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,113 24.6 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,685 27.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,482 11.9 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,896 9.1 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), 27.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,335 32.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,687 51.0 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,093 15.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 113 1.6 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), 51.0% were couple families with children, 32.3% were couple families without children and 15.1% were one parent families.

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

In Bentleigh East (State Suburbs) 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,252 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,448 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,448 and those without children was $2,252.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,282 21.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 211 3.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,548 25.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 856 14.2 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 263 4.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,222 20.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 348 5.8 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 294 4.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 25.7% 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 Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,426 93.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 705 7.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,781 82.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,015 10.8 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 603 6.4 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 23 0.2 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), 82.6% were separate houses, 10.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 92 1.0 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,777 18.9 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,194 55.1 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,214 23.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 142 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.0% had 1 bedroom, 18.9% had 2 bedrooms and 55.1% 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 Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,758 39.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,446 36.6 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,911 20.3 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 44 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 264 2.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), 39.9% were owned outright, 36.6% were owned with a mortgage and 20.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 7,100 75.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,039 21.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 287 3.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), of all households, 75.3% were family households, 21.6% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.4 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), 21.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.4% 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 Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 363 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,030 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.9 -- 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 Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
None 559 5.9 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,240 34.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,002 42.5 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,365 14.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 259 2.7 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), 34.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.5% 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 Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 52 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 27 51.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 25 48.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 36 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), there were 52 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 27 (or 51.9%) were male and 25 (or 48.1%) were female. The median age was 36 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bentleigh East % 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 1,375 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bentleigh East (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 $1,375.

Mortgage and rent Bentleigh East % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 300 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 363 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Bentleigh East (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $363.

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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