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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Dandenong North

Code SSC20367 (SSC)
People 21,910
Male 10,874
Female 11,036
Median age 37
Families 5,938
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 8,083
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,031
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Total 21,910 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,874 49.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,036 50.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 134 0.6 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 21,910 people in Dandenong North (State Suburbs) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,403 6.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,326 6.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,329 6.1 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,500 6.8 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,526 7.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,606 7.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,550 7.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,445 6.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,451 6.6 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,413 6.4 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,462 6.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,370 6.3 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,369 6.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,005 4.6 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 727 3.3 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 603 2.8 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 431 2.0 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 396 1.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Dandenong North (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,152 51.3 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 520 2.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,422 8.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,108 6.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,650 31.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Dandenong North (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.3% were married and 10.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Dandenong North (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,517 51.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 705 4.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,318 44.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Dandenong North (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 302 4.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,131 17.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 293 4.4 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 99 1.5 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,005 15.2 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 309 4.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 117 1.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 619 9.4 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 749 11.3 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 256 3.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,736 26.2 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,616 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.0% were in primary school, 21.6% in secondary school and 20.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 9,842 44.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 14,418 71.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 965 4.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 598 2.9 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,306 21.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs), 21.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 71.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,690 58.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,644 27.2 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 643 6.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 729 7.5 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,706 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,706 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dandenong North (State Suburbs). Of these 58.6% were employed full time, 27.2% were employed part-time and 7.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 933 10.4 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 849 9.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 859 9.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,328 25.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,362 37.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Dandenong North (State Suburbs), 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Dandenong North (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 430 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,147 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,031 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dandenong North (State Suburbs) was $430.

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

Unpaid work Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,471 58.7 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,250 23.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,049 11.5 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,829 10.2 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.8% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,541 19.8 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,640 20.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,734 9.7 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,552 8.7 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dandenong North (State Suburbs), 20.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,809 30.5 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,887 48.6 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,137 19.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 106 1.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Dandenong North (State Suburbs), 48.6% were couple families with children, 30.5% were couple families without children and 19.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs) 17.0% of single parents were male and 83.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,742 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,923 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,923 and those without children was $1,742.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 784 16.7 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 164 3.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 683 14.5 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 949 20.2 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 329 7.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,214 25.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 283 6.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 289 6.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 14.5% 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 Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,345 93.8 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 486 6.2 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs), 93.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,440 87.7 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 279 3.8 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 620 8.4 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Dandenong North (State Suburbs), 87.7% were separate houses, 3.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 22 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 116 1.6 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 959 13.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,226 57.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,851 25.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 170 2.3 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 Dandenong North (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.6% had 1 bedroom, 13.1% had 2 bedrooms and 57.5% 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 Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,609 35.5 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,569 35.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,839 25.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 67 0.9 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 260 3.5 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Dandenong North (State Suburbs), 35.5% were owned outright, 35.0% were owned with a mortgage and 25.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 5,729 78.0 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,420 19.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 195 2.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs), of all households, 78.0% were family households, 19.3% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs), 26.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.1% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.5 -- 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.1 -- 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
None 539 7.3 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,512 34.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,649 36.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,340 18.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 306 4.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs), 34.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.2% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 132 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 63 47.7 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 69 52.3 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Dandenong North (State Suburbs), there were 132 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 63 (or 47.7%) were male and 69 (or 52.3%) 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 Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 666 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $666.

Mortgage and rent Dandenong North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 196 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,432 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Dandenong North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $196 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,432.

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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