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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Meadow Heights

Code SSC20864 (SSC)
People 14,843
Male 7,304
Female 7,539
Median age 29
Families 3,826
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 4,518
Average people per household 3.4
Median weekly household income $879
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,400
Median weekly rent $275
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 Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Total 14,843 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,304 49.2 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,539 50.8 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 109 0.7 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,843 people in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,236 8.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,272 8.6 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,357 9.1 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,333 9.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,235 8.3 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,039 7.0 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,085 7.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,025 6.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,092 7.4 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,116 7.5 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 859 5.8 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 690 4.6 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 555 3.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 411 2.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 269 1.8 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 157 1.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 74 0.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 37 0.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 29 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs) was 29 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,668 51.6 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 478 4.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 742 6.8 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 446 4.1 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,646 33.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.6% were married and 11.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 44 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 48 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 66 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,360 51.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 318 3.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,740 45.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 222 4.0 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 922 16.6 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 265 4.8 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 257 4.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 820 14.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 237 4.3 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 306 5.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 464 8.3 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 492 8.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 242 4.4 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,330 23.9 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,557 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs) 37.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.0% were in primary school, 24.5% in secondary school and 17.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 7,366 49.6 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 10,500 76.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 814 5.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 396 2.9 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,080 15.1 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), 15.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 76.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,629 52.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,359 27.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 382 7.7 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 598 12.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,968 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,968 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs). Of these 52.9% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 12.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 501 11.4 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 404 9.2 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 455 10.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,027 23.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,604 36.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), 11.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 316 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 889 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 879 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs) was $316.

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

Unpaid work Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,248 47.8 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,961 27.0 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,389 12.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 766 7.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.0% provided care for children and 12.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 7.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,888 17.2 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,655 15.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 767 7.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 938 8.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), 15.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 691 18.1 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,189 57.2 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 888 23.2 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 58 1.5 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), 57.2% were couple families with children, 18.1% were couple families without children and 23.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.2 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.8 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs) 14.2% of single parents were male and 85.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,439 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,771 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,771 and those without children was $1,439.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 286 9.9 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 60 2.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 267 9.3 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 617 21.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 285 9.9 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,005 34.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 169 5.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 193 6.7 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), of couple families, 9.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.1% had both employed part-time and 9.3% 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 Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,165 95.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 215 4.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), 95.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,377 81.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 540 13.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 245 5.9 250,493 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 Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), 81.0% were separate houses, 13.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 19 0.5 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 27 0.6 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 221 5.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,061 73.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 710 17.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 129 3.1 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 3.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.6% had 1 bedroom, 5.3% had 2 bedrooms and 73.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 3.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 983 23.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,809 43.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,187 28.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 24 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 165 4.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), 23.6% were owned outright, 43.4% were owned with a mortgage and 28.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,631 87.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 470 11.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 68 1.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), of all households, 87.1% were family households, 11.3% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), 31.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 275 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.8 -- 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 Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,400 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.5 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.5 -- 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 Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
None 313 7.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,378 33.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,538 36.9 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 757 18.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 183 4.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), 33.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.2% 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 Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 108 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 48 44.4 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 60 55.6 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), there were 108 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 48 (or 44.4%) were male and 60 (or 55.6%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 350 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $350.

Mortgage and rent Meadow Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 167 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Meadow Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $167 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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