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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Elwood

Code SSC20460 (SSC)
People 14,638
Male 7,033
Female 7,605
Median age 34
Families 3,361
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 8,332
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,714
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,200
Median weekly rent $350
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 Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Total 14,638 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,033 48.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,605 52.0 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 14,638 people in Elwood (State Suburbs) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 855 5.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 598 4.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 441 3.0 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 385 2.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 837 5.7 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,094 14.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,149 14.7 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,752 12.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,455 9.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 992 6.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 877 6.0 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 663 4.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 534 3.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 342 2.3 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 221 1.5 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 181 1.2 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 121 0.8 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 142 1.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Elwood (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,704 29.1 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 309 2.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,212 9.5 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 309 2.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 7,206 56.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Elwood (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 29.1% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Elwood (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,211 29.1 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,309 20.9 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,502 49.9 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Elwood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 29.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 20.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Elwood (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 251 6.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 468 11.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 109 2.7 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 124 3.1 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 146 3.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 84 2.1 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 191 4.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 282 7.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 863 21.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 131 3.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,325 33.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,974 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Elwood (State Suburbs) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 17.6% were in primary school, 10.6% in secondary school and 28.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 9,485 64.8 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,844 36.7 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,307 9.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 824 6.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,217 47.1 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Elwood (State Suburbs), 47.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Elwood % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,676 69.4 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,127 22.1 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 450 4.7 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 366 3.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,619 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,619 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Elwood (State Suburbs). Of these 69.4% were employed full time, 22.1% were employed part-time and 3.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 627 6.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 693 7.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 808 8.7 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,417 15.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,260 56.8 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Elwood (State Suburbs), 6.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 56.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Elwood (State Suburbs) was 35 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,060 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,390 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,714 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Elwood (State Suburbs) was $1,060.

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

Unpaid work Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,751 76.5 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,648 20.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,105 8.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,511 19.7 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Elwood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.8% provided care for children and 8.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,510 35.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,744 29.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 917 7.2 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 580 4.6 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Elwood (State Suburbs), 29.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,731 51.5 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,122 33.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 409 12.2 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 100 3.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Elwood (State Suburbs), 33.4% were couple families with children, 51.5% were couple families without children and 12.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.5 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.5 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Elwood (State Suburbs) 19.5% of single parents were male and 80.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,544 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,204 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Elwood (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,204 and those without children was $2,544.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,077 37.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 129 4.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 602 21.1 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 368 12.9 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 119 4.2 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 176 6.2 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 180 6.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 197 6.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Elwood (State Suburbs), of couple families, 37.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 21.1% 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 Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,772 88.2 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 903 11.8 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Elwood (State Suburbs), 88.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,301 19.2 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 768 11.3 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,674 69.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 29 0.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Elwood (State Suburbs), 19.2% were separate houses, 11.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 69.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 79 1.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,467 21.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,427 50.6 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,268 18.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 426 6.3 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 104 1.5 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Elwood (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 21.7% had 1 bedroom, 50.6% had 2 bedrooms and 18.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,218 18.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,653 24.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,744 55.3 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 25 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 132 1.9 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Elwood (State Suburbs), 18.0% were owned outright, 24.4% were owned with a mortgage and 55.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,354 49.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,721 40.2 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 697 10.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Elwood (State Suburbs), of all households, 49.5% were family households, 40.2% were single person households and 10.3% were group households.

Household income Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.0 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Elwood (State Suburbs), 14.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.1% 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 Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.1 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.9 -- 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 Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,200 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
None 881 13.0 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,452 51.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,960 28.9 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 328 4.8 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 150 2.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Elwood (State Suburbs), 51.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.8% 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 Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 28 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 19 67.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 9 32.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Elwood (State Suburbs), there were 28 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 19 (or 67.9%) were male and 9 (or 32.1%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Elwood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,874 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Elwood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,874.

Mortgage and rent Elwood % 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 1,500 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Elwood (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 $1,500.

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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