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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Sunshine (Vic.)

Code SSC21282 (SSC)
People 8,838
Male 4,520
Female 4,318
Median age 34
Families 2,184
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 3,421
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $984
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,571
Median weekly rent $260
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 Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 8,838 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,520 51.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,318 48.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 59 0.7 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,838 people in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 51.1% were male and 48.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 602 6.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 449 5.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 383 4.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 445 5.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 792 9.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 995 11.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 820 9.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 665 7.5 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 608 6.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 480 5.4 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 501 5.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 480 5.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 371 4.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 273 3.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 259 2.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 217 2.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 231 2.6 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 266 3.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,295 44.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 241 3.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 552 7.5 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 524 7.1 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,797 37.8 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.5% were married and 10.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,818 42.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 463 7.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,362 50.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 100 3.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 286 9.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 170 5.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 25 0.9 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 218 7.5 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 153 5.3 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 23 0.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 369 12.7 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 453 15.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 229 7.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 877 30.2 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,903 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 32.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 16.6% were in primary school, 13.6% in secondary school and 28.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,949 44.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,215 66.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 342 4.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 270 3.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,062 26.1 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 26.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 66.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,139 53.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,255 31.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 252 6.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 369 9.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,015 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,015 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 53.3% were employed full time, 31.3% were employed part-time and 9.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 371 10.2 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 516 14.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 375 10.3 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 799 21.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,338 36.7 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 10.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 14.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 32 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 32 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 412 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,091 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 984 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $412.

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

Unpaid work Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,268 57.6 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,578 21.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 754 10.2 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 928 12.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.3% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,505 20.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,499 20.2 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 670 9.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 594 8.0 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 20.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 727 33.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 938 42.9 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 429 19.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 90 4.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 42.9% were couple families with children, 33.3% were couple families without children and 19.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,860 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,006 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,006 and those without children was $1,860.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 289 17.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 80 4.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 263 15.8 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 268 16.1 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 120 7.2 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 435 26.2 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 106 6.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 102 6.1 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 15.8% 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 Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,013 92.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 240 7.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 92.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,393 79.4 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 213 7.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 395 13.1 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 11 0.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 79.4% were separate houses, 7.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 149 4.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 747 24.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,610 53.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 397 13.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 101 3.4 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.9% had 1 bedroom, 24.8% had 2 bedrooms and 53.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,013 33.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 842 27.9 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,010 33.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 16 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 133 4.4 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 33.6% were owned outright, 27.9% were owned with a mortgage and 33.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,087 69.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 745 24.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 181 6.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.3% were family households, 24.7% were single person households and 6.0% were group households.

Household income Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 28.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.1% 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 Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.1 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.9 -- 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 Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,571 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.4 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.6 -- 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 Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 472 15.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,174 39.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 917 30.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 292 9.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 157 5.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 39.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.4% 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 Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 60 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 36 60.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 24 40.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 37 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 36 (or 60.0%) were male and 24 (or 40.0%) were female. The median age was 37 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,077 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,077.

Mortgage and rent Sunshine (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 268 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,842 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Sunshine (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $268 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,842.

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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