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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Clayton

Code SSC20296 (SSC)
People 15,543
Male 8,080
Female 7,463
Median age 27
Families 2,987
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 5,610
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $953
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $323
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Total 15,543 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,080 52.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,463 48.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 28 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 15,543 people in Clayton (State Suburbs) of these 52.0% were male and 48.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 699 4.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 460 3.0 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 371 2.4 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,165 7.5 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,866 24.9 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,325 15.0 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,383 8.9 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 834 5.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 643 4.1 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 561 3.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 531 3.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 447 2.9 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 389 2.5 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 337 2.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 362 2.3 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 369 2.4 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 371 2.4 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 431 2.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 27 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Clayton (State Suburbs) was 27 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 9.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,948 35.3 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 188 1.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 567 4.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 672 4.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 7,641 54.5 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Clayton (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 35.3% were married and 5.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 40 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Clayton (State Suburbs) was 40 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,108 35.2 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 611 5.2 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,958 59.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Clayton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 35.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 40 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 27 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Clayton (State Suburbs) was 40 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 27 years.

Education Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 152 2.1 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 327 4.5 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 176 2.4 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 39 0.5 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 217 3.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 120 1.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 55 0.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 396 5.5 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,414 61.4 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 228 3.2 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,068 14.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,192 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Clayton (State Suburbs) 46.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 7.5% were in primary school, 5.5% in secondary school and 66.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 4,372 28.1 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 11,529 79.6 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 420 2.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 294 2.0 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,242 15.5 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Clayton (State Suburbs), 15.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 79.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Clayton % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,468 49.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,253 32.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 370 5.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 949 13.5 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,040 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,040 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Clayton (State Suburbs). Of these 49.3% were employed full time, 32.0% were employed part-time and 13.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 923 15.2 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 768 12.6 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 560 9.2 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,310 21.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,156 35.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Clayton (State Suburbs), 15.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 33 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 27 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Clayton (State Suburbs) was 33 years and for people who were employed part-time was 27 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 328 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,111 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 953 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Clayton (State Suburbs) was $328.

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

Unpaid work Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,756 55.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,958 14.0 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 963 6.9 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,984 14.2 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Clayton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 14.0% provided care for children and 6.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,335 23.8 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,841 20.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 860 6.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 724 5.2 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Clayton (State Suburbs), 20.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,265 42.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,133 37.9 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 397 13.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 192 6.4 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Clayton (State Suburbs), 37.9% were couple families with children, 42.4% were couple families without children and 13.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.3 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.7 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Clayton (State Suburbs) 16.3% of single parents were male and 83.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,680 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,880 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Clayton (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,880 and those without children was $1,680.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 451 18.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 114 4.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 344 14.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 467 19.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 184 7.7 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 582 24.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 128 5.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 127 5.3 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Clayton (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 14.4% 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 Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,952 93.4 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 349 6.6 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Clayton (State Suburbs), 93.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,596 52.4 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,113 22.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,224 24.7 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Clayton (State Suburbs), 52.4% were separate houses, 22.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 24.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 75 1.5 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 184 3.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,432 28.9 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,181 44.0 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 970 19.6 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 110 2.2 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Clayton (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 28.9% had 2 bedrooms and 44.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,226 24.8 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 766 15.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,744 55.4 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 74 1.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 141 2.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Clayton (State Suburbs), 24.8% were owned outright, 15.5% were owned with a mortgage and 55.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,873 58.0 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,100 22.2 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 978 19.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Clayton (State Suburbs), of all households, 58.0% were family households, 22.2% were single person households and 19.8% were group households.

Household income Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Clayton (State Suburbs), 34.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.2% 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 Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 323 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 72.6 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 27.4 -- 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 Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.7 -- 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 Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
None 978 19.8 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,107 42.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,241 25.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 466 9.4 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 159 3.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Clayton (State Suburbs), 42.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 25.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.4% 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 Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 28 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 21 75.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 7 25.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Clayton (State Suburbs), there were 28 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 21 (or 75.0%) were male and 7 (or 25.0%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 841 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Clayton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 5, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $841.

Mortgage and rent Clayton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 526 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Clayton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $526 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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