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2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Dandenong

Code SSC20366 (SSC)
People 24,919
Male 12,978
Female 11,941
Median age 32
Families 6,116
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 9,646
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $832
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $245
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 Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Total 24,919 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 12,978 52.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,941 47.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 105 0.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 24,919 people in Dandenong (State Suburbs) of these 52.1% were male and 47.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,052 8.2 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,325 5.3 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,413 5.7 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,505 6.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,020 8.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,641 10.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,472 9.9 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,922 7.7 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,528 6.1 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,357 5.4 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,297 5.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,194 4.8 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 962 3.9 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 769 3.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 717 2.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 666 2.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 581 2.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 497 2.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Dandenong (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,255 51.0 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 631 3.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,704 8.5 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,355 6.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,182 30.7 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Dandenong (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.0% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 40 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Dandenong (State Suburbs) was 40 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,861 48.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 722 4.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 8,545 47.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Dandenong (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Dandenong (State Suburbs) was 40 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 323 4.0 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,080 13.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 233 2.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 104 1.3 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,059 13.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 182 2.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 146 1.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 938 11.5 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 792 9.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 636 7.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,676 32.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,169 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Dandenong (State Suburbs) 32.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 17.3% were in primary school, 17.0% in secondary school and 21.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 7,586 30.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 18,647 82.3 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 649 2.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 541 2.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,828 12.5 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Dandenong (State Suburbs), 12.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 82.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,451 55.4 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,610 26.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 674 6.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,099 11.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,834 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,834 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dandenong (State Suburbs). Of these 55.4% were employed full time, 26.5% were employed part-time and 11.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 791 9.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 969 11.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 848 9.7 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,427 27.8 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,027 34.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Dandenong (State Suburbs), 9.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 34.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 32 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Dandenong (State Suburbs) was 36 years and for people who were employed part-time was 32 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 374 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 923 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 832 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dandenong (State Suburbs) was $374.

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

Unpaid work Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,086 50.1 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,359 21.7 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,071 10.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,848 9.2 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Dandenong (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.7% provided care for children and 10.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 9.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,679 18.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,441 17.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,476 7.3 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,490 7.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dandenong (State Suburbs), 17.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,947 31.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,922 47.8 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,084 17.7 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 165 2.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Dandenong (State Suburbs), 47.8% were couple families with children, 31.8% were couple families without children and 17.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Dandenong (State Suburbs) 15.4% of single parents were male and 84.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,436 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,641 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dandenong (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,641 and those without children was $1,436.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 645 13.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 201 4.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 495 10.2 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,157 23.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 392 8.1 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,351 27.8 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 285 5.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 342 7.0 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Dandenong (State Suburbs), of couple families, 13.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 10.2% 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 Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,404 91.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 818 8.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Dandenong (State Suburbs), 91.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,663 43.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 678 8.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,042 48.1 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 11 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Dandenong (State Suburbs), 43.6% were separate houses, 8.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 48.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 61 0.7 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 363 4.3 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,622 43.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,000 35.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 985 11.7 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 372 4.4 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Dandenong (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 43.1% had 2 bedrooms and 35.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,940 23.1 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,658 19.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,298 51.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 54 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 453 5.4 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Dandenong (State Suburbs), 23.1% were owned outright, 19.7% were owned with a mortgage and 51.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 5,734 68.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,228 26.5 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 443 5.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Dandenong (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.2% were family households, 26.5% were single person households and 5.3% were group households.

Household income Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.8 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dandenong (State Suburbs), 34.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.8% 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 Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 245 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 77.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 22.5 -- 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 Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.8 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.2 -- 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 Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,417 16.9 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,636 43.3 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,027 24.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 790 9.4 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 533 6.3 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Dandenong (State Suburbs), 43.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 24.1% 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 Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 108 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 60 55.6 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 48 44.4 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Dandenong (State Suburbs), there were 108 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 60 (or 55.6%) were male and 48 (or 44.4%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 671 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Dandenong (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $671.

Mortgage and rent Dandenong % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 290 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,100 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Dandenong (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $290 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,100.

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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