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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Heidelberg West

Code SSC20618 (SSC)
People 5,327
Male 2,616
Female 2,711
Median age 34
Families 1,247
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,289
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $721
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $175
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Total 5,327 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,616 49.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,711 50.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 106 2.0 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,327 people in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.0% of the population.

Age Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 399 7.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 352 6.6 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 330 6.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 310 5.8 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 409 7.7 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 466 8.7 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 442 8.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 401 7.5 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 347 6.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 336 6.3 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 309 5.8 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 277 5.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 246 4.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 169 3.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 146 2.7 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 127 2.4 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 136 2.6 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 124 2.3 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,364 32.1 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 160 3.8 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 475 11.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 335 7.9 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,912 45.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 32.1% were married and 15.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,192 30.8 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 309 8.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,368 61.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 30.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 64 3.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 267 14.4 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 68 3.7 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 51 2.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 203 10.9 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 36 1.9 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 32 1.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 168 9.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 304 16.4 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 101 5.4 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 565 30.4 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,859 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs) 34.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.7% were in primary school, 14.6% in secondary school and 25.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,104 58.3 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,412 50.5 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 245 5.1 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 172 3.6 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,948 40.8 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), 40.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 50.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,065 52.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 628 30.8 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 132 6.5 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 213 10.5 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,038 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,038 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs). Of these 52.3% were employed full time, 30.8% were employed part-time and 10.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 213 11.7 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 221 12.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 197 10.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 413 22.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 650 35.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), 11.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 372 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 865 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 721 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs) was $372.

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

Unpaid work Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,361 55.6 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 909 21.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 517 12.2 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 450 10.6 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.4% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 765 18.0 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 860 20.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 389 9.2 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 344 8.1 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), 20.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 324 26.0 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 445 35.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 428 34.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 49 3.9 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), 35.7% were couple families with children, 26.0% were couple families without children and 34.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.9 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.1 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs) 16.9% of single parents were male and 83.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,844 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,750 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,750 and those without children was $1,844.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 117 15.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 38 4.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 100 13.0 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 131 17.1 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 48 6.2 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 220 28.6 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 46 6.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 68 8.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), of couple families, 15.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 13.0% 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 Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,028 93.3 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 146 6.7 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), 93.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,274 62.9 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 376 18.6 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 376 18.6 250,493 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 Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), 62.9% were separate houses, 18.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 18.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 187 9.2 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 745 36.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 821 40.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 174 8.6 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 96 4.7 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 9.2% had 1 bedroom, 36.8% had 2 bedrooms and 40.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 388 19.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 392 19.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,130 55.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 102 5.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), 19.2% were owned outright, 19.4% were owned with a mortgage and 55.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,212 59.8 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 664 32.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 152 7.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), of all households, 59.8% were family households, 32.7% were single person households and 7.5% were group households.

Household income Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 41.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), 41.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.3% 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 Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 175 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.8 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.2 -- 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 Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
None 429 21.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 871 43.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 462 22.8 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 138 6.8 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 127 6.3 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), 43.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 6.8% 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 Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 108 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 46 42.6 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 62 57.4 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), there were 108 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 46 (or 42.6%) were male and 62 (or 57.4%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 536 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $536.

Mortgage and rent Heidelberg West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 162 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,560 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Heidelberg West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $162 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,560.

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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