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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

West Footscray

Code SSC21457 (SSC)
People 10,222
Male 5,322
Female 4,900
Median age 35
Families 2,597
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,573
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,129
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $250
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 West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Total 10,222 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,322 52.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,900 47.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 74 0.7 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,222 people in West Footscray (State Suburbs) of these 52.1% were male and 47.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 784 7.7 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 497 4.9 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 428 4.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 447 4.4 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 755 7.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,102 10.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,037 10.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 992 9.7 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 870 8.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 685 6.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 639 6.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 497 4.9 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 379 3.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 281 2.7 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 218 2.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 226 2.2 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 201 2.0 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 187 1.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Footscray (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.9% of the population.

Registered marital status West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,624 42.6 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 233 2.7 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 666 7.8 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 451 5.3 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,538 41.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Footscray (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.6% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Footscray (State Suburbs) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,206 41.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 910 11.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,696 47.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 42 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Footscray (State Suburbs) was 42 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 147 4.8 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 414 13.5 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 130 4.2 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 18 0.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 255 8.3 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 158 5.1 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 33 1.1 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 294 9.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 624 20.3 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 187 6.1 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 808 26.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,068 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Footscray (State Suburbs) 30.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 18.3% were in primary school, 14.6% in secondary school and 29.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 5,455 53.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,282 56.3 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 649 6.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 413 4.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,036 32.4 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), 32.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 56.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,149 58.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,518 28.1 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 333 6.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 399 7.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,399 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,399 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Footscray (State Suburbs). Of these 58.3% were employed full time, 28.1% were employed part-time and 7.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 436 8.7 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 593 11.9 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 486 9.7 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,029 20.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,121 42.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Footscray (State Suburbs), 8.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Footscray (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 548 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,363 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,129 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Footscray (State Suburbs) was $548.

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

Unpaid work West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,512 64.7 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,071 24.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 847 10.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,171 13.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.3% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,989 23.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,112 24.8 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 775 9.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 636 7.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Footscray (State Suburbs), 24.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,004 38.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,094 42.1 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 426 16.4 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 73 2.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Footscray (State Suburbs), 42.1% were couple families with children, 38.7% were couple families without children and 16.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In West Footscray (State Suburbs) 16.0% of single parents were male and 84.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,135 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,167 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,167 and those without children was $2,135.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 449 21.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 101 4.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 413 19.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 368 17.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 140 6.7 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 342 16.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 167 8.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 120 5.7 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 19.7% 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 West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,933 90.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 411 9.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), 90.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,614 66.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 225 5.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,080 27.5 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 10 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Footscray (State Suburbs), 66.5% were separate houses, 5.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 27.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 19 0.5 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 428 10.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,399 35.6 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,561 39.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 433 11.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 93 2.4 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 10.9% had 1 bedroom, 35.6% had 2 bedrooms and 39.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,031 26.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,245 31.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,496 38.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 20 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 141 3.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Footscray (State Suburbs), 26.2% were owned outright, 31.7% were owned with a mortgage and 38.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,520 64.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,122 28.5 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 291 7.4 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.1% were family households, 28.5% were single person households and 7.4% were group households.

Household income West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.6 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), 26.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.2% 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 West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.5 -- 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 West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
None 611 15.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,735 44.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,131 28.8 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 304 7.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 152 3.9 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), 44.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.7% 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 West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 73 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 38 52.1 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 35 47.9 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Footscray (State Suburbs), there were 73 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 38 (or 52.1%) were male and 35 (or 47.9%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,406 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,406.

Mortgage and rent West Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 280 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 800 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In West Footscray (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $800.

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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