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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Thornbury

Code SSC21333 (SSC)
People 17,434
Male 8,432
Female 9,002
Median age 36
Families 4,328
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 8,204
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,276
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $290
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Total 17,434 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,432 48.4 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,002 51.6 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 134 0.8 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 17,434 people in Thornbury (State Suburbs) of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,179 6.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 930 5.3 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 626 3.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 600 3.4 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,192 6.8 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,888 10.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,967 11.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,739 10.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,497 8.6 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,159 6.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 982 5.6 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 766 4.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 606 3.5 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 506 2.9 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 527 3.0 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 527 3.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 399 2.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 343 2.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Thornbury (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,831 39.6 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 352 2.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 973 6.6 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 791 5.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,760 46.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Thornbury (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 39.6% were married and 9.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Thornbury (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,253 39.3 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,764 13.2 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,347 47.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Thornbury (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 39.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Thornbury (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 290 5.8 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 697 13.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 275 5.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 60 1.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 354 7.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 154 3.1 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 81 1.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 454 9.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,237 24.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 166 3.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,263 25.1 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,031 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Thornbury (State Suburbs) 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.5% were in primary school, 11.7% in secondary school and 33.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 10,877 62.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,688 47.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,341 8.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 784 4.8 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,390 39.4 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Thornbury (State Suburbs), 39.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 47.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,669 59.4 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,859 30.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 534 5.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 479 5.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,541 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,541 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Thornbury (State Suburbs). Of these 59.4% were employed full time, 30.0% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 904 10.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 945 10.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,011 11.2 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,665 18.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,006 44.2 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Thornbury (State Suburbs), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Thornbury (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 639 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,612 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,276 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Thornbury (State Suburbs) was $639.

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

Unpaid work Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,511 71.5 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,585 24.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,609 10.9 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,467 16.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Thornbury (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.4% 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, 16.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,926 26.7 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,077 27.7 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,430 9.7 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,075 7.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Thornbury (State Suburbs), 27.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,756 40.6 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,838 42.5 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 609 14.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 125 2.9 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Thornbury (State Suburbs), 42.5% were couple families with children, 40.6% were couple families without children and 14.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Thornbury (State Suburbs) 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,184 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,425 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Thornbury (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,425 and those without children was $2,184.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 786 21.9 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 187 5.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 834 23.2 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 525 14.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 171 4.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 640 17.8 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 236 6.6 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 214 6.0 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Thornbury (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.9% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 23.2% 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 Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,111 90.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 711 9.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Thornbury (State Suburbs), 90.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,205 59.1 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 573 8.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,255 31.7 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 71 1.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Thornbury (State Suburbs), 59.1% were separate houses, 8.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 31.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 20 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,046 14.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,583 36.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,578 36.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 751 10.6 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 134 1.9 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Thornbury (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 14.7% had 1 bedroom, 36.3% had 2 bedrooms and 36.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,014 28.3 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,989 28.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,904 40.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 32 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 173 2.4 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Thornbury (State Suburbs), 28.3% were owned outright, 28.0% were owned with a mortgage and 40.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 4,249 59.7 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,249 31.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 614 8.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Thornbury (State Suburbs), of all households, 59.7% were family households, 31.6% were single person households and 8.6% were group households.

Household income Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Thornbury (State Suburbs), 23.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.8% 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 Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 290 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.7 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.3 -- 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 Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,184 16.6 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,236 45.5 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,884 26.5 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 565 7.9 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 243 3.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Thornbury (State Suburbs), 45.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 26.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.9% 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 Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 135 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 54 40.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 81 60.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Thornbury (State Suburbs), there were 135 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 54 (or 40.0%) were male and 81 (or 60.0%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,160 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Thornbury (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,160.

Mortgage and rent Thornbury % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,288 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Thornbury (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,288.

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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