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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Spotswood

Code SSC21242 (SSC)
People 2,339
Male 1,170
Female 1,169
Median age 37
Families 641
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 1,081
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,502
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,300
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Total 2,339 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,170 50.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,169 50.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 11 0.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,339 people in Spotswood (State Suburbs) of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 165 7.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 103 4.4 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 74 3.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 110 4.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 175 7.5 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 198 8.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 243 10.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 239 10.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 204 8.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 159 6.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 127 5.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 136 5.8 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 118 5.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 82 3.5 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 54 2.3 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 54 2.3 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 44 1.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 53 2.3 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Spotswood (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 843 42.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 61 3.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 174 8.7 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 114 5.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 808 40.4 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Spotswood (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.2% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 43 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Spotswood (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 781 42.1 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 237 12.8 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 836 45.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Spotswood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Spotswood (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 34 5.9 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 68 11.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 44 7.6 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 4 0.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 60 10.4 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 36 6.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 15 2.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 45 7.8 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 123 21.3 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 19 3.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 130 22.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 578 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Spotswood (State Suburbs) 24.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 19.9% were in primary school, 19.2% in secondary school and 29.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 1,604 68.6 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 883 39.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 172 7.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 117 5.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,046 47.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Spotswood (State Suburbs), 47.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 39.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 849 63.2 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 349 26.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 74 5.5 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 72 5.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,344 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,344 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Spotswood (State Suburbs). Of these 63.2% were employed full time, 26.0% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 114 9.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 106 8.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 133 10.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 210 16.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 635 49.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Spotswood (State Suburbs), 9.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Spotswood % 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 Spotswood (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 694 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,874 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,502 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Spotswood (State Suburbs) was $694.

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

Unpaid work Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,442 72.1 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 488 24.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 231 11.5 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 317 15.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Spotswood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.4% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 521 26.1 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 537 26.9 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 216 10.8 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 169 8.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Spotswood (State Suburbs), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 276 43.0 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 243 37.9 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 105 16.4 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 18 2.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Spotswood (State Suburbs), 37.9% were couple families with children, 43.0% were couple families without children and 16.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.8 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.2 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Spotswood (State Suburbs) 19.8% of single parents were male and 80.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,525 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,639 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Spotswood (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,639 and those without children was $2,525.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 145 27.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 19 3.6 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 107 20.5 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 74 14.2 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 27 5.2 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 85 16.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 30 5.8 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 34 6.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Spotswood (State Suburbs), of couple families, 27.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 20.5% 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 Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 954 91.7 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 86 8.3 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Spotswood (State Suburbs), 91.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 709 74.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 187 19.6 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 41 4.3 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 17 1.8 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Spotswood (State Suburbs), 74.3% were separate houses, 19.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.7 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 39 4.1 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 261 27.4 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 490 51.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 138 14.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 17 1.8 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Spotswood (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 27.4% had 2 bedrooms and 51.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 308 32.3 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 331 34.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 285 29.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.3 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 27 2.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Spotswood (State Suburbs), 32.3% were owned outright, 34.7% were owned with a mortgage and 29.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 634 66.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 256 26.8 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 64 6.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Spotswood (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.5% were family households, 26.8% were single person households and 6.7% were group households.

Household income Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Spotswood (State Suburbs), 20.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.5% 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 Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 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 Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
None 110 11.6 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 388 40.8 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 330 34.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 92 9.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 32 3.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Spotswood (State Suburbs), 40.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.7% 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 Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 12 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 7 58.3 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 5 41.7 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 50 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Spotswood (State Suburbs), there were 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 7 (or 58.3%) were male and 5 (or 41.7%) were female. The median age was 50 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Spotswood % 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 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 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 Spotswood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

Mortgage and rent Spotswood % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Spotswood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,500.

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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