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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Northcote

Code SSC21035 (SSC)
People 22,920
Male 10,880
Female 12,040
Median age 36
Families 5,676
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 10,230
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,564
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,013
Median weekly rent $346
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 Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Total 22,920 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,880 47.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 12,040 52.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 145 0.6 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 22,920 people in Northcote (State Suburbs) of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,513 6.6 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,293 5.6 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,002 4.4 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 909 4.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,415 6.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,218 9.7 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,418 10.6 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,202 9.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,121 9.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,681 7.3 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,351 5.9 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,093 4.8 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 870 3.8 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 668 2.9 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 664 2.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 594 2.6 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 443 1.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 464 2.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Northcote (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,068 37.0 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 395 2.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,332 7.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 941 4.9 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 9,385 49.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Northcote (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 37.0% were married and 9.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Northcote (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,573 37.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,673 15.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 8,223 47.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Northcote (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 37.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Northcote (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 448 6.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,184 17.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 241 3.6 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 102 1.5 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 600 9.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 183 2.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 178 2.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 483 7.2 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,780 26.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 215 3.2 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,254 18.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,668 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Northcote (State Suburbs) 29.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.9% were in primary school, 14.4% in secondary school and 33.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 15,797 68.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 8,354 38.7 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,996 9.2 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,305 6.0 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,958 46.1 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Northcote (State Suburbs), 46.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 38.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Northcote % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,767 59.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,981 30.6 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 711 5.5 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 569 4.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 13,028 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 13,028 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Northcote (State Suburbs). Of these 59.6% were employed full time, 30.6% were employed part-time and 4.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,267 10.2 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,298 10.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,414 11.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,003 16.1 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,766 46.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Northcote (State Suburbs), 10.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Northcote (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 736 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,030 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,564 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Northcote (State Suburbs) was $736.

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

Unpaid work Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 14,708 76.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,018 26.2 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,099 11.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,941 20.6 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Northcote (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.2% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,716 29.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,678 29.7 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,012 10.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,302 6.8 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Northcote (State Suburbs), 29.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,172 38.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,570 45.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 769 13.5 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 166 2.9 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Northcote (State Suburbs), 45.3% were couple families with children, 38.3% were couple families without children and 13.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.2 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.8 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Northcote (State Suburbs) 19.2% of single parents were male and 80.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,405 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,904 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Northcote (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,904 and those without children was $2,405.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,117 23.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 228 4.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,225 25.8 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 606 12.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 215 4.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 726 15.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 328 6.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 299 6.3 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Northcote (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 25.8% 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 Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,064 91.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 802 8.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Northcote (State Suburbs), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,320 58.7 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,714 18.9 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,933 21.3 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 93 1.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Northcote (State Suburbs), 58.7% were separate houses, 18.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 21.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 79 0.9 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,065 11.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,031 33.4 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,649 40.3 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,104 12.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 134 1.5 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Northcote (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 11.8% had 1 bedroom, 33.4% had 2 bedrooms and 40.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,804 30.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,699 29.8 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,345 36.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 31 0.3 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 184 2.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Northcote (State Suburbs), 30.9% were owned outright, 29.8% were owned with a mortgage and 36.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 5,610 61.9 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,520 27.8 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 933 10.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Northcote (State Suburbs), of all households, 61.9% were family households, 27.8% were single person households and 10.3% were group households.

Household income Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.0 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Northcote (State Suburbs), 20.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.0% 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 Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 346 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.3 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.7 -- 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 Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,013 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,466 16.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,206 46.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,469 27.2 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 661 7.3 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 262 2.9 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Northcote (State Suburbs), 46.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.3% 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 Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 144 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 69 47.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 75 52.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 35 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Northcote (State Suburbs), there were 144 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 69 (or 47.9%) were male and 75 (or 52.1%) were female. The median age was 35 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,231 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Northcote (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,231.

Mortgage and rent Northcote % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 297 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,033 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Northcote (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $297 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,033.

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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