2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Carrum Downs

Code SSC21151 (SSC)
People 17,213
Male 8,403
Female 8,810
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 14,299
People born overseas 3,683
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 29
Families 4,438
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,455
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,014
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,200
Median weekly rent $195
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People — demographics
People Carrum Downs % Australia %
Total 17,213 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 8,403 48.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 8,810 51.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 128 0.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 17,213 people were usually resident in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs): of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Of the total population 0.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Carrum Downs % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,360 7.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,918 17.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,193 12.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 7,862 45.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,344 7.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,537 8.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 24.9% of people usually resident in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 16.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Carrum Downs % Australia %
Australian citizenship 14,299 83.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,683 21.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 29 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 83.1% of people usually resident in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 21.4% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Carrum Downs % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,900 45.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,915 14.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 711 5.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,406 34.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 45.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs) were married, 14.8% were either separated or divorced, 5.5% were widowed and 34.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Carrum Downs % Australia %
Australia 12,032 69.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Carrum Downs % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Carrum Downs % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Carrum Downs % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,284 63.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,108 25.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 258 3.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 225 2.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 484 5.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,565 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 8,359 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 8,359 people aged 15 years and over in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 63.2% worked full-time, 25.2% worked part-time, 3.1% were away from work, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.8% were unemployed. 3,565 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Carrum Downs % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Carrum Downs % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Carrum Downs % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 487 -- 466 --
Family 1,106 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,014 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $487, the median family income was $1,106 and the median household income was $1,014.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Carrum Downs % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,338 30.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,157 48.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 899 20.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 44 1.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 4,438 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 4,438 families in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs): of these 30.1% were couple families without children, 48.6% were couple families with children, 20.3% were one parent families and 1.0% 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 Carrum Downs % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,211 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,455 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 6,211 occupied private dwellings were counted in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Carrum Downs % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,392 86.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 410 6.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 221 3.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 188 3.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs), 86.8% were separate houses, 6.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.6% were flats, units or apartments and 3.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Carrum Downs % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,123 18.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,155 50.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,387 22.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 41 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 510 8.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs), 18.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 50.8% were owned with a mortgage and 22.3% were rented.

Landlord type Carrum Downs % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 802 57.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 81 5.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 488 35.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 18 1.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 57.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 5.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 35.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Carrum Downs % Australia %
Median weekly rent 195 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,200 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $195. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Carrum Downs % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 4,364 70.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,259 20.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 188 3.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Carrum Downs (State Suburbs), 70.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.3% were single (or lone) person households and 3.0% 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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