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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Sunshine West

Code SSC21284 (SSC)
People 16,743
Male 8,324
Female 8,419
Median age 37
Families 4,528
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,168
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $945
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,491
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Total 16,743 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,324 49.7 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,419 50.3 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 66 0.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 16,743 people in Sunshine West (State Suburbs) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 983 5.9 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 970 5.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,002 6.0 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,126 6.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,271 7.6 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,260 7.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,150 6.9 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,180 7.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,147 6.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,075 6.4 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 984 5.9 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 893 5.3 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 988 5.9 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 866 5.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 734 4.4 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 551 3.3 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 332 2.0 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 231 1.4 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sunshine West (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,641 48.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 554 4.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 990 7.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 828 6.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,772 34.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sunshine West (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.2% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 49 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sunshine West (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,092 47.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 576 4.5 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,132 47.9 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sunshine West (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 161 3.0 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 579 11.0 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 488 9.2 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 47 0.9 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 560 10.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 407 7.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 96 1.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 407 7.7 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 668 12.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 266 5.0 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,603 30.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,282 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs) 31.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.1% were in primary school, 20.1% in secondary school and 20.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 6,980 41.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 11,955 78.3 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 585 3.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 462 3.0 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,272 14.9 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs), 14.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 78.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,906 57.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,777 26.1 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 464 6.8 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 665 9.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,812 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,812 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sunshine West (State Suburbs). Of these 57.3% were employed full time, 26.1% were employed part-time and 9.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 654 10.6 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 569 9.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 554 9.0 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,485 24.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,420 39.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sunshine West (State Suburbs), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Sunshine West (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

Occupation Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 366 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 988 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 945 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sunshine West (State Suburbs) was $366.

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

Unpaid work Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,478 54.2 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,082 22.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,502 10.9 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,110 8.1 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.4% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 8.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,678 19.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,518 18.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,137 8.2 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,144 8.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sunshine West (State Suburbs), 18.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,412 31.2 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,966 43.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,029 22.7 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 121 2.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sunshine West (State Suburbs), 43.4% were couple families with children, 31.2% were couple families without children and 22.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs) 15.4% of single parents were male and 84.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,714 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,875 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,875 and those without children was $1,714.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 498 14.7 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 95 2.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 369 10.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 602 17.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 208 6.2 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,199 35.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 188 5.6 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 222 6.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs), of couple families, 14.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 10.9% 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 Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,477 92.2 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 461 7.8 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs), 92.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,081 92.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 137 2.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 247 4.5 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 12 0.2 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Sunshine West (State Suburbs), 92.8% were separate houses, 2.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 17 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 62 1.1 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 407 7.4 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,766 68.8 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,070 19.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 154 2.8 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.1% had 1 bedroom, 7.4% had 2 bedrooms and 68.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,340 42.7 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,618 29.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,245 22.7 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 24 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 250 4.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sunshine West (State Suburbs), 42.7% were owned outright, 29.5% were owned with a mortgage and 22.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 4,290 78.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 991 18.1 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 195 3.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs), of all households, 78.3% were family households, 18.1% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

Household income Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.0 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs), 31.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.5% 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 Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 West % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,491 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.6 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.4 -- 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 West % Victoria % Australia %
None 511 9.3 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,975 36.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,867 34.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 875 16.0 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 248 4.5 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs), 36.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.0% 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 West % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 62 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 36 58.1 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 26 41.9 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sunshine West (State Suburbs), there were 62 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 36 (or 58.1%) were male and 26 (or 41.9%) 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 Sunshine West % 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 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,041 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,041.

Mortgage and rent Sunshine West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 300 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,523 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Sunshine West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,523.

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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