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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

South Yarra

Code SSC21240 (SSC)
People 19,134
Male 9,286
Female 9,848
Median age 33
Families 4,226
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 11,605
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,693
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,300
Median weekly rent $360
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 South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Total 19,134 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,286 48.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,848 51.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 68 0.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 19,134 people in South Yarra (State Suburbs) of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 651 3.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 457 2.4 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 398 2.1 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 688 3.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,935 10.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,450 18.0 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,726 14.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,629 8.5 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,284 6.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 953 5.0 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 920 4.8 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 897 4.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 909 4.8 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 693 3.6 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 568 3.0 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 382 2.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 359 1.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 233 1.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Yarra (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 7.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.7% of the population.

Registered marital status South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,209 29.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 389 2.2 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,390 7.9 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 564 3.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 10,077 57.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Yarra (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 29.5% were married and 10.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Yarra (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,371 29.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,515 16.7 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 8,186 54.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In South Yarra (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 29.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Yarra (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 138 2.5 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 248 4.6 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 47 0.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 203 3.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 117 2.2 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 65 1.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 388 7.2 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 319 5.9 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,763 32.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 194 3.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,943 35.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,425 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Yarra (State Suburbs) 28.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 9.2% were in primary school, 10.5% in secondary school and 38.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 10,816 56.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,638 44.6 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,382 8.1 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 945 5.5 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,154 41.8 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In South Yarra (State Suburbs), 41.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 44.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,555 70.4 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,526 20.8 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 524 4.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 548 4.5 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 12,153 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 12,153 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Yarra (State Suburbs). Of these 70.4% were employed full time, 20.8% were employed part-time and 4.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 861 7.4 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 749 6.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 916 7.9 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,718 14.8 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,834 58.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Yarra (State Suburbs), 7.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 58.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 32 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South Yarra (State Suburbs) was 32 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

Occupation South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,024 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,390 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,693 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Yarra (State Suburbs) was $1,024.

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

Unpaid work South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,687 72.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,434 13.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,405 8.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,265 18.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In South Yarra (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, 13.8% 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, 18.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,241 35.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,582 26.0 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,167 6.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 693 3.9 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Yarra (State Suburbs), 26.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,568 60.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 997 23.6 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 457 10.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 205 4.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Yarra (State Suburbs), 23.6% were couple families with children, 60.8% were couple families without children and 10.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In South Yarra (State Suburbs) 20.0% of single parents were male and 80.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,748 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,408 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Yarra (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,408 and those without children was $2,748.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,243 34.9 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 145 4.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 560 15.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 554 15.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 177 5.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 417 11.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 202 5.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 264 7.4 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In South Yarra (State Suburbs), of couple families, 34.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 15.7% 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 South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,114 86.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,467 13.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In South Yarra (State Suburbs), 86.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,355 14.9 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,385 15.2 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6,340 69.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 26 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in South Yarra (State Suburbs), 14.9% were separate houses, 15.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 69.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 171 1.9 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 2,356 25.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,087 44.9 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,881 20.6 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 479 5.3 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 138 1.5 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Yarra (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 25.9% had 1 bedroom, 44.9% had 2 bedrooms and 20.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,834 20.1 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,519 16.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 5,543 60.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 49 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 169 1.9 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Yarra (State Suburbs), 20.1% were owned outright, 16.7% were owned with a mortgage and 60.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 4,209 46.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,735 41.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,168 12.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In South Yarra (State Suburbs), of all households, 46.2% were family households, 41.0% were single person households and 12.8% were group households.

Household income South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Yarra (State Suburbs), 16.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.2% 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 South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 360 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.5 -- 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 South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.5 -- 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 South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
None 2,192 24.1 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,446 48.8 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,860 20.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 397 4.4 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 218 2.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In South Yarra (State Suburbs), 48.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 20.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.4% 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 South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 66 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 37 56.1 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 29 43.9 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Yarra (State Suburbs), there were 66 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 37 (or 56.1%) were male and 29 (or 43.9%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics South Yarra % 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 1,375 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Yarra (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 $1,375.

Mortgage and rent South Yarra % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 373 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,250 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In South Yarra (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $373 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,250.

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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