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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Kensington (Vic.)

Code SSC20700 (SSC)
People 9,719
Male 4,733
Female 4,986
Median age 32
Families 2,371
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 4,864
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,720
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $350
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 Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 9,719 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,733 48.7 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,986 51.3 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 40 0.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,719 people in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 677 7.0 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 411 4.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 287 3.0 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 316 3.3 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 956 9.8 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,528 15.7 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,337 13.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,007 10.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 770 7.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 537 5.5 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 474 4.9 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 396 4.1 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 340 3.5 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 216 2.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 181 1.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 133 1.4 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 76 0.8 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 77 0.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,735 32.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 203 2.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 580 7.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 252 3.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,571 54.8 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 32.8% were married and 9.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 40 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 40 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,464 32.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,393 18.4 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,725 49.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 32.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 40 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 40 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 122 4.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 260 9.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 145 5.2 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 46 1.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 156 5.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 85 3.0 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 51 1.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 220 7.9 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 917 32.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 110 3.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 677 24.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,789 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 28.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 16.1% were in primary school, 10.4% in secondary school and 40.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 6,052 62.3 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,984 44.2 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 690 7.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 481 5.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,868 42.9 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 42.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 44.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,184 68.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,298 21.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 308 5.1 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 281 4.6 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,071 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,071 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 68.9% were employed full time, 21.4% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 400 6.9 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 412 7.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 491 8.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 954 16.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,225 55.7 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 6.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 55.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 33 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 33 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 33 years and for people who were employed part-time was 33 years.

Occupation Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 921 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,226 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,720 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $921.

Travel to work, top responses Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,259 75.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,781 21.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 664 8.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,616 19.4 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.3% provided care for children and 8.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,694 32.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,456 29.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 710 8.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 397 4.8 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 29.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,159 48.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 821 34.6 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 293 12.4 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 98 4.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 34.6% were couple families with children, 48.9% were couple families without children and 12.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.9 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.1 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 14.9% of single parents were male and 85.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,595 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,033 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,033 and those without children was $2,595.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 727 36.6 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 59 3.0 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 430 21.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 272 13.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 64 3.2 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 176 8.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 135 6.8 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 123 6.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 36.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 21.7% 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 Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,197 90.8 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 426 9.2 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 90.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,161 27.7 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,775 42.3 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,258 30.0 250,493 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 Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 27.7% were separate houses, 42.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 30.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 32 0.8 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 616 14.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,798 42.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,342 32.0 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 338 8.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 72 1.7 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 14.7% had 1 bedroom, 42.8% had 2 bedrooms and 32.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 644 15.3 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,357 32.3 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,090 49.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 16 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 91 2.2 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 15.3% were owned outright, 32.3% were owned with a mortgage and 49.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,355 56.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,305 31.1 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 538 12.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 56.1% were family households, 31.1% were single person households and 12.8% were group households.

Household income Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 19.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 20.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 19.5% 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 Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.5 -- 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 Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.3 -- 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 Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 744 17.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,020 48.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,075 25.6 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 233 5.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 127 3.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 48.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 25.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 5.5% 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 Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 38 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 24 63.2 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 14 36.8 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 38 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 24 (or 63.2%) were male and 14 (or 36.8%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,083 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.9, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,083.

Mortgage and rent Kensington (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 80 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,974 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Kensington (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $80 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,974.

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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