2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Altona North

Code SSC21021 (SSC)
People 10,887
Male 5,329
Female 5,558
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 9,048
People born overseas 4,441
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 32
Families 2,895
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,365
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $689
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
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People — demographics
People Altona North % Australia %
Total 10,887 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 5,329 48.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 5,558 51.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 39 0.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 10,887 people were usually resident in Altona North (State Suburbs): of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Of the total population 0.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Altona North % Australia %
People
0-4 years 636 5.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,322 12.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,285 11.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 3,986 36.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,132 10.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,527 23.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 18.0% of people usually resident in Altona North (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 33.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Altona North % Australia %
Australian citizenship 9,048 83.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,441 40.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 32 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 83.1% of people usually resident in Altona North (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 40.8% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Altona North % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,565 51.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 841 9.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 827 9.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,697 30.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Altona North (State Suburbs) were married, 9.4% were either separated or divorced, 9.3% were widowed and 30.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Altona North % Australia %
Australia 5,388 49.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Altona North % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Altona North % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,389 61.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 916 23.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 128 3.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 129 3.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 319 8.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,365 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 3,881 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 3,881 people aged 15 years and over in Altona North (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 61.6% worked full-time, 23.6% worked part-time, 3.3% were away from work, 3.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.2% were unemployed. 4,365 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Altona North % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 304 -- 466 --
Family 833 -- 1,171 --
Household 689 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Altona North (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $304, the median family income was $833 and the median household income was $689.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Altona North % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,085 37.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,225 42.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 532 18.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 53 1.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 2,895 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 2,895 families in Altona North (State Suburbs): of these 37.5% were couple families without children, 42.3% were couple families with children, 18.4% were one parent families and 1.8% were other families.

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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 North % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,080 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,365 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 4,080 occupied private dwellings were counted in Altona North (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Altona North % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,428 84.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 297 7.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 336 8.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 19 0.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Altona North (State Suburbs), 84.0% were separate houses, 7.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Altona North % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,937 47.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 781 19.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 971 23.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 25 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 368 9.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Altona North (State Suburbs), 47.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 19.1% were owned with a mortgage and 23.8% were rented.

Landlord type Altona North % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 486 50.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 186 19.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 276 28.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 23 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Altona North (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 50.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 19.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 28.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Altona North % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Altona North (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Altona North % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,805 68.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 957 23.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 112 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Altona North (State Suburbs), 68.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.5% were single (or lone) person households and 2.7% 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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