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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Elsternwick

Code SSC20457 (SSC)
People 9,774
Male 4,605
Female 5,169
Median age 37
Families 2,354
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 4,456
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,568
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $346
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Total 9,774 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,605 47.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,169 52.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 27 0.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,774 people in Elsternwick (State Suburbs) of these 47.1% were male and 52.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 711 7.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 603 6.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 526 5.4 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 462 4.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 560 5.7 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 808 8.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 763 7.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 796 8.1 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 806 8.2 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 669 6.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 638 6.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 550 5.6 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 519 5.3 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 362 3.7 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 253 2.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 217 2.2 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 220 2.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 311 3.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Elsternwick (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,640 45.9 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 164 2.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 623 7.9 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 482 6.1 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,027 38.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Elsternwick (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.9% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Elsternwick (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,215 46.1 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 706 10.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,050 43.8 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Elsternwick (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 226 7.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 334 10.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 112 3.6 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 275 8.9 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 93 3.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 91 3.0 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 334 10.9 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 130 4.2 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 565 18.4 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 98 3.2 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 819 26.6 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,077 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs) 31.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.4% were in primary school, 16.8% in secondary school and 22.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 6,217 63.6 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,715 41.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 857 9.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 576 6.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,818 42.6 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs), 42.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,185 61.5 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,512 29.2 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 268 5.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 214 4.1 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,179 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,179 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Elsternwick (State Suburbs). Of these 61.5% were employed full time, 29.2% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 530 10.7 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 509 10.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 478 9.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 720 14.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,464 49.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Elsternwick (State Suburbs), 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 807 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,201 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,568 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Elsternwick (State Suburbs) was $807.

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

Unpaid work Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,747 72.4 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,106 26.5 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 847 10.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,575 19.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.5% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,249 28.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,121 26.7 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 849 10.7 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 528 6.7 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Elsternwick (State Suburbs), 26.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 897 38.1 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,109 47.1 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 294 12.5 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 53 2.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Elsternwick (State Suburbs), 47.1% were couple families with children, 38.1% were couple families without children and 12.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.6 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.4 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs) 18.6% of single parents were male and 81.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,383 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,107 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,107 and those without children was $2,383.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 502 25.0 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 85 4.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 511 25.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 318 15.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 106 5.3 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 252 12.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 124 6.2 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 111 5.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 25.4% 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 Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,740 90.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 388 9.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs), 90.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,876 50.2 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 459 12.3 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,382 37.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 15 0.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Elsternwick (State Suburbs), 50.2% were separate houses, 12.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 37.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 426 11.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,324 35.4 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,257 33.6 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 667 17.8 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 60 1.6 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 11.4% had 1 bedroom, 35.4% had 2 bedrooms and 33.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,254 33.5 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,108 29.6 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,288 34.4 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 77 2.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Elsternwick (State Suburbs), 33.5% were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 34.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,324 62.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,172 31.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 244 6.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.1% were family households, 31.3% were single person households and 6.5% were group households.

Household income Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.9 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs), 18.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.5% 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 Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 346 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.9 -- 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 Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.1 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.9 -- 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 Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
None 443 11.9 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,636 43.8 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,237 33.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 320 8.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 102 2.7 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs), 43.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.6% 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 Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 28 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 12 42.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 16 57.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 29 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Elsternwick (State Suburbs), there were 28 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 12 (or 42.9%) were male and 16 (or 57.1%) were female. The median age was 29 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,750 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,750.

Mortgage and rent Elsternwick % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 296 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Elsternwick (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $296 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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