2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Altona Meadows

Code SSC21019 (SSC)
People 18,843
Male 9,240
Female 9,603
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 16,197
People born overseas 6,188
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 57
Families 5,204
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,099
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,044
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,185
Median weekly rent $190
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Altona Meadows % Australia %
Total 18,843 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 9,240 49.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 9,603 51.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 64 0.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 18,843 people were usually resident in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs): of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Altona Meadows % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,225 6.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,648 14.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,870 15.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 8,678 46.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,844 9.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,578 8.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.6% of people usually resident in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 18.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Altona Meadows % Australia %
Australian citizenship 16,197 86.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 6,188 32.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 57 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.0% of people usually resident in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 32.8% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Altona Meadows % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,465 49.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,691 11.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 638 4.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 5,182 34.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) were married, 11.3% were either separated or divorced, 4.3% were widowed and 34.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Altona Meadows % Australia %
Australia 11,565 61.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Altona Meadows % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Altona Meadows % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Altona Meadows % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,851 61.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,415 25.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 331 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 305 3.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 609 6.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,787 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 9,511 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 9,511 people aged 15 years and over in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 61.5% worked full-time, 25.4% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 3.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.4% were unemployed. 4,787 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Altona Meadows % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Altona Meadows % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Altona Meadows % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 454 -- 466 --
Family 1,129 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,044 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $454, the median family income was $1,129 and the median household income was $1,044.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Altona Meadows % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,465 28.2 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,666 51.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 988 19.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 85 1.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 5,204 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 5,204 families in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs): of these 28.2% were couple families without children, 51.2% were couple families with children, 19.0% were one parent families and 1.6% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Altona Meadows % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,742 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,099 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 6,742 occupied private dwellings were counted in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Altona Meadows % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,701 84.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 551 8.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 486 7.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 4 0.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 84.6% were separate houses, 8.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Altona Meadows % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,313 34.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,487 36.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,550 23.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 21 0.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 374 5.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 34.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 36.9% were owned with a mortgage and 23.0% were rented.

Landlord type Altona Meadows % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 984 63.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 145 9.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 387 25.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 31 2.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 63.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 9.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 25.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Altona Meadows % Australia %
Median weekly rent 190 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,185 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $190. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,185. The average people per household was 2.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Altona Meadows % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,076 75.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,315 19.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 170 2.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Altona Meadows (State Suburbs), 75.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.5% were single (or lone) person households and 2.5% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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