2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Greater Dandenong (C)

Code LGA22670 (LGA)
People 123,965
Male 61,920
Female 62,045
Australian citizenship 102,085
People born overseas 63,283
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 571
Families 32,557
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 45,732
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
Total 123,965 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 61,920 49.9 9,270,466 49.4
Female 62,045 50.1 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 494 0.4 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 123,965 people were counted in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Of the total population 0.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 7,860 6.3 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 16,168 13.0 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 18,781 15.2 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 53,657 43.3 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 12,133 9.8 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 15,366 12.4 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 24,028 children aged 0-14 years and 27,499 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 102,085 82.3 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 63,283 51.0 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 571 0.5 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 102,085 people were Australian citizens, 63,283 were born overseas and 571 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50,740 50.8 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 11,118 11.1 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 6,723 6.7 919,904 6.2
Never married 31,353 31.4 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 50.8% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 11.1% were separated or divorced, 6.7% were widowed and 31.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
Australia 53,008 42.8 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 32,479 60.2 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 13,272 24.6 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 2,154 4.0 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 6,083 11.3 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 41,174 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 53,988 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 53,988 people aged 15 years and over in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 60.2% worked full-time, 24.6% worked part-time, 4.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 11.3% were unemployed. 41,174 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,044 27.8 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 16,674 51.2 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 6,139 18.9 762,632 15.4
Other family 700 2.2 88,864 1.8
Total families 32,557 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 32,557 families were counted: of these, 27.8% were couple families without children, 51.2% were couple families with children, 18.9% were one parent families and 2.2% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 43,370 94.8 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 45,732 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 43,370 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 31,803 73.3 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,618 8.3 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6,734 15.5 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 725 1.7 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 490 1.1 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 73.3% were separate houses, 8.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 18,518 42.7 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 9,587 22.1 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 11,667 26.9 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 1,012 2.3 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 2,585 6.0 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 22.1% were being purchased and 26.9% were rented.

Landlord type Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 6,321 54.2 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 1,707 14.6 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 3,435 29.4 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 207 1.8 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 54.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 14.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 29.4% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Greater Dandenong (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 31,456 72.5 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 9,186 21.2 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 1,270 2.9 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 72.5% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.2% were single (or lone) person households and 2.9% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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 2001 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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