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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Whittlesea

Code SSC21468 (SSC)
People 4,826
Male 2,401
Female 2,425
Median age 37
Families 1,277
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,804
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,212
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $255
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Total 4,826 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,401 49.8 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,425 50.2 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 1.0 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,826 people in Whittlesea (State Suburbs) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 362 7.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 400 8.3 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 354 7.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 330 6.8 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 282 5.8 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 241 5.0 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 283 5.9 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 354 7.3 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 412 8.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 312 6.5 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 255 5.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 289 6.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 225 4.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 213 4.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 161 3.3 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 136 2.8 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 93 1.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 121 2.5 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Whittlesea (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,867 50.4 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 128 3.5 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 322 8.7 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 251 6.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,139 30.7 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Whittlesea (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.4% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Whittlesea (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,696 50.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 364 10.9 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,272 38.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Whittlesea (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 90 6.1 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 271 18.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 165 11.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 38 2.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 186 12.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 93 6.3 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 52 3.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 107 7.2 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 97 6.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 43 2.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 338 22.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,480 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs) 30.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.0% were in primary school, 22.4% in secondary school and 13.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 4,120 85.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 827 17.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 294 6.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 201 4.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,289 71.3 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs), 71.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,400 60.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 655 28.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 159 6.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 83 3.6 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,297 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,297 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Whittlesea (State Suburbs). Of these 60.9% were employed full time, 28.5% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 228 10.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 213 9.6 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 219 9.9 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 390 17.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,013 45.7 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Whittlesea (State Suburbs), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Whittlesea (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 571 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,438 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,212 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Whittlesea (State Suburbs) was $571.

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

Unpaid work Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,659 71.7 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,233 33.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 450 12.1 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 732 19.7 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.3% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 801 21.6 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 931 25.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 520 14.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 409 11.0 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Whittlesea (State Suburbs), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 407 31.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 644 50.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 210 16.4 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 1.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Whittlesea (State Suburbs), 50.4% were couple families with children, 31.9% were couple families without children and 16.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs) 18.0% of single parents were male and 82.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,852 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,086 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,086 and those without children was $1,852.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 226 21.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 29 2.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 286 27.3 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 166 15.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 45 4.3 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 185 17.6 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 68 6.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 44 4.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 27.3% 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 Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,633 92.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 140 7.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs), 92.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,479 90.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 121 7.4 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 25 1.5 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 10 0.6 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Whittlesea (State Suburbs), 90.5% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 29 1.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 205 12.5 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 787 48.1 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 590 36.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 21 1.3 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.8% had 1 bedroom, 12.5% had 2 bedrooms and 48.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 523 32.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 773 47.2 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 307 18.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 33 2.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Whittlesea (State Suburbs), 32.0% were owned outright, 47.2% were owned with a mortgage and 18.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,253 76.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 360 22.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 23 1.4 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.6% were family households, 22.0% were single person households and 1.4% were group households.

Household income Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.8 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs), 21.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.5% 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 Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 255 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.9 -- 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 Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.3 -- 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 Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
None 69 4.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 471 28.8 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 664 40.6 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 397 24.3 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 36 2.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs), 28.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.3% 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 Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 51 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 27 52.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 24 47.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Whittlesea (State Suburbs), there were 51 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 27 (or 52.9%) were male and 24 (or 47.1%) 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 Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,750 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,750.

Mortgage and rent Whittlesea % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,409 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Whittlesea (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,409.

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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