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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Preston (Vic.)

Code SSC21113 (SSC)
People 29,925
Male 14,830
Female 15,095
Median age 36
Families 7,484
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 12,498
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,155
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,863
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 29,925 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 14,830 49.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 15,095 50.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 275 0.9 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 29,925 people in Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,045 6.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,656 5.5 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,338 4.5 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,379 4.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,382 8.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,754 9.2 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,768 9.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,677 8.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,561 8.6 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,032 6.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,809 6.0 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,439 4.8 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,192 4.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 981 3.3 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 923 3.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 804 2.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 653 2.2 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 533 1.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,415 41.9 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 724 2.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,777 7.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,367 5.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 10,601 42.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 41.9% were married and 10.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 9,330 41.8 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,327 10.4 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 10,669 47.8 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 516 5.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,221 12.7 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 513 5.3 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 136 1.4 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 837 8.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 385 4.0 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 136 1.4 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 769 8.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,006 20.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 360 3.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,720 28.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 9,599 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 32.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 19.5% were in primary school, 14.1% in secondary school and 28.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 17,360 58.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 14,658 53.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,968 7.2 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,140 4.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,445 34.7 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 34.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 53.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,429 57.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,259 29.2 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 890 6.1 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 990 6.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 14,568 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 14,568 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 57.9% were employed full time, 29.2% were employed part-time and 6.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,389 10.2 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,432 10.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,440 10.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,742 20.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,688 41.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 10.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 518 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,374 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,155 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $518.

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

Unpaid work Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 16,384 65.8 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,986 24.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,751 11.1 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,166 12.7 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.1% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,896 23.7 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 6,005 24.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,472 9.9 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,011 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 Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.9% 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 Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,613 34.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,333 44.5 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,298 17.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 241 3.2 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 44.5% were couple families with children, 34.9% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

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

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,167 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,209 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,209 and those without children was $2,167.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,144 19.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 264 4.4 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,180 19.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,009 17.0 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 317 5.3 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,299 21.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 389 6.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 342 5.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 19.9% 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 Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,982 93.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 813 6.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 93.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,537 68.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,390 12.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,966 17.9 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 82 0.7 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 68.6% were separate houses, 12.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 104 0.9 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 629 5.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,552 32.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,991 45.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,434 13.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 271 2.5 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.7% had 1 bedroom, 32.3% had 2 bedrooms and 45.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,512 32.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,100 28.2 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,939 35.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 56 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 372 3.4 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 32.0% were owned outright, 28.2% were owned with a mortgage and 35.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 7,306 66.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,833 25.8 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 842 7.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.5% were family households, 25.8% were single person households and 7.7% were group households.

Household income Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.9 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 26.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.8% 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 Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.0 -- 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 Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,863 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,664 15.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,583 41.7 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,242 29.5 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,082 9.9 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 411 3.7 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 41.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.9% 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 Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 273 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 136 49.8 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 137 50.2 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 273 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 136 (or 49.8%) were male and 137 (or 50.2%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,237 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,237.

Mortgage and rent Preston (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 225 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,959 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Preston (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $225 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,959.

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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