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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Essendon West

Code SSC20473 (SSC)
People 1,398
Male 663
Female 735
Median age 40
Families 380
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 573
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,406
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,074
Median weekly rent $290
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 Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Total 1,398 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 663 47.4 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 735 52.6 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4 0.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,398 people in Essendon West (State Suburbs) of these 47.4% were male and 52.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 74 5.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 85 6.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 113 8.1 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 89 6.4 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 94 6.7 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 72 5.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 67 4.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 93 6.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 125 8.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 101 7.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 98 7.0 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 75 5.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 64 4.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 54 3.9 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 56 4.0 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 61 4.4 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 46 3.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 34 2.4 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Essendon West (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 596 52.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 23 2.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 76 6.7 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 78 6.9 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 357 31.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Essendon West (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 52.7% were married and 8.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 60 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 558 51.8 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 72 6.7 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 447 41.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Essendon West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Essendon West (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 20 4.5 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 41 9.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 64 14.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 21 4.8 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 39 8.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 52 11.8 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 16 3.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 29 6.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 82 18.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 10 2.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 67 15.2 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 441 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Essendon West (State Suburbs) 31.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.1% were in primary school, 24.3% in secondary school and 24.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 1,119 79.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 405 30.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 112 8.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 72 5.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 745 55.8 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Essendon West (State Suburbs), 55.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 430 60.5 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 223 31.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 35 4.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 23 3.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 711 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 711 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Essendon West (State Suburbs). Of these 60.5% were employed full time, 31.4% were employed part-time and 3.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 91 13.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 65 9.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 70 10.2 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 98 14.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 328 47.8 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Essendon West (State Suburbs), 13.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Essendon West (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 640 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,860 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,406 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Essendon West (State Suburbs) was $640.

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

Unpaid work Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 827 73.2 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 344 30.5 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 158 14.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 251 22.2 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Essendon West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.5% provided care for children and 14.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 258 22.8 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 297 26.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 147 13.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 126 11.2 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Essendon West (State Suburbs), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 130 34.1 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 188 49.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 55 14.4 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 8 2.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Essendon West (State Suburbs), 49.3% were couple families with children, 34.1% were couple families without children and 14.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.8 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.2 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Essendon West (State Suburbs) 15.8% of single parents were male and 84.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,250 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,905 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Essendon West (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,905 and those without children was $2,250.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 69 21.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 4 1.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 79 24.6 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 58 18.1 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 21 6.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 60 18.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 14 4.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 16 5.0 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Essendon West (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.5% had both partners employed full-time, 1.2% had both employed part-time and 24.6% 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 Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 522 92.4 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 43 7.6 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Essendon West (State Suburbs), 92.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 401 76.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 57 10.9 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 64 12.3 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Essendon West (State Suburbs), 76.8% were separate houses, 10.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 16 3.1 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 90 17.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 270 51.9 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 132 25.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 12 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 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Essendon West (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 17.3% had 2 bedrooms and 51.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 228 43.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 157 30.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 120 22.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 18 3.4 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Essendon West (State Suburbs), 43.6% were owned outright, 30.0% were owned with a mortgage and 22.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 373 71.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 128 24.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 20 3.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Essendon West (State Suburbs), of all households, 71.6% were family households, 24.6% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.5 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Essendon West (State Suburbs), 21.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.2% 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 Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 290 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.4 -- 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 Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,074 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 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 Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
None 37 7.1 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 162 31.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 212 40.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 91 17.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 19 3.6 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Essendon West (State Suburbs), 31.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% 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 Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3 100.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 0 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Essendon West (State Suburbs), there were 3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3 (or 100.0%) were male and 0 (or 0.0%) were female. The median age was 0 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Essendon West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 0 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Essendon West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

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

In Essendon West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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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