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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Prahran

Code SSC21112 (SSC)
People 11,191
Male 5,459
Female 5,732
Median age 33
Families 2,464
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 6,375
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,609
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,383
Median weekly rent $361
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Total 11,191 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,459 48.8 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,732 51.2 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 33 0.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,191 people in Prahran (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 507 4.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 318 2.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 231 2.1 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 297 2.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,090 9.7 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,895 16.9 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,572 14.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,071 9.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 859 7.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 584 5.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 531 4.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 473 4.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 445 4.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 324 2.9 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 333 3.0 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 260 2.3 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 192 1.7 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 210 1.9 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Prahran (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 9.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,761 27.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 217 2.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 819 8.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 451 4.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,886 58.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Prahran (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 27.2% were married and 10.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Prahran (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,420 27.8 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,574 18.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,711 54.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Prahran (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 27.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Prahran (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 142 4.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 178 5.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 69 2.3 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 108 3.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 45 1.5 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 63 2.1 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 118 3.9 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 221 7.4 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 897 29.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 103 3.4 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,056 35.2 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,000 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Prahran (State Suburbs) 26.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 11.8% were in primary school, 7.6% in secondary school and 37.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 6,855 61.2 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,137 40.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 907 9.0 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 591 5.8 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,471 44.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Prahran (State Suburbs), 44.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Prahran % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,871 69.8 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,488 21.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 336 4.8 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 280 4.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,975 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,975 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Prahran (State Suburbs). Of these 69.8% were employed full time, 21.3% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 511 7.6 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 468 7.0 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 511 7.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 994 14.8 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,877 57.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Prahran (State Suburbs), 7.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 57.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 33 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Prahran (State Suburbs) was 33 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 950 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,299 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,609 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Prahran (State Suburbs) was $950.

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

Unpaid work Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,302 72.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,564 15.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 855 8.4 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,705 16.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Prahran (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 15.4% provided care for children and 8.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,480 34.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,723 26.9 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 668 6.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 432 4.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Prahran (State Suburbs), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,376 55.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 689 28.0 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 295 12.0 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 105 4.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Prahran (State Suburbs), 28.0% were couple families with children, 55.8% were couple families without children and 12.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.5 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.5 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Prahran (State Suburbs) 15.5% of single parents were male and 84.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,765 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,242 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Prahran (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,242 and those without children was $2,765.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 748 36.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 66 3.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 380 18.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 265 12.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 78 3.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 248 12.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 123 6.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 155 7.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Prahran (State Suburbs), of couple families, 36.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 18.4% 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 Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,181 88.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 675 11.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Prahran (State Suburbs), 88.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,491 28.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 988 19.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,686 51.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 14 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Prahran (State Suburbs), 28.8% were separate houses, 19.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 51.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 89 1.7 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,158 22.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,270 43.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,266 24.4 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 311 6.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 87 1.7 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Prahran (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 22.4% had 1 bedroom, 43.8% had 2 bedrooms and 24.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,065 20.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,145 22.1 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,830 54.6 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 35 0.7 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 107 2.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Prahran (State Suburbs), 20.6% were owned outright, 22.1% were owned with a mortgage and 54.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,437 47.0 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,039 39.4 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 704 13.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Prahran (State Suburbs), of all households, 47.0% were family households, 39.4% were single person households and 13.6% were group households.

Household income Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Prahran (State Suburbs), 20.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.8% 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 Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 361 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 82.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.0 -- 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 Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 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 Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,157 22.3 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,558 49.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,128 21.8 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 216 4.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 124 2.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Prahran (State Suburbs), 49.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 21.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.2% 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 Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 32 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 19 59.4 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 13 40.6 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 29 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Prahran (State Suburbs), there were 32 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 19 (or 59.4%) were male and 13 (or 40.6%) were female. The median age was 29 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,856 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Prahran (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.8, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,856.

Mortgage and rent Prahran % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 420 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Prahran (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $420 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,600.

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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