2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Essendon West

Code SSC21265 (SSC)
People 1,363
Male 663
Female 700
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 1,231
People born overseas 236
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 15
Families 382
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 563
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,120
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,517
Median weekly rent $182
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Essendon West % Australia %
Total 1,363 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 663 48.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 700 51.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4 0.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,363 people were usually resident in Essendon West (State Suburbs): of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Essendon West % Australia %
People
0-4 years 72 5.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 169 12.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 188 13.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 535 39.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 131 9.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 269 19.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.7% of people usually resident in Essendon West (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Essendon West % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,231 90.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 236 17.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 15 1.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.3% of people usually resident in Essendon West (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 17.3% were born overseas and 1.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Essendon West % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 617 54.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 93 8.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 82 7.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 328 29.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 54.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Essendon West (State Suburbs) were married, 8.3% were either separated or divorced, 7.3% were widowed and 29.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Essendon West % Australia %
Australia 1,067 78.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Essendon West % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Essendon West % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Essendon West % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 430 63.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 194 28.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 25 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 11 1.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 13 1.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 401 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 673 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 673 people aged 15 years and over in Essendon West (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 63.9% worked full-time, 28.8% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 1.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 1.9% were unemployed. 401 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Essendon West % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Essendon West % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Essendon West % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 477 -- 466 --
Family 1,489 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,120 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Essendon West (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $477, the median family income was $1,489 and the median household income was $1,120.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Essendon West % Australia %
Couple family without children 138 36.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 179 46.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 53 13.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 12 3.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 382 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 382 families in Essendon West (State Suburbs): of these 36.1% were couple families without children, 46.9% were couple families with children, 13.9% were one parent families and 3.1% 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 Essendon West % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 523 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 563 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 523 occupied private dwellings were counted in Essendon West (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Essendon West % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 435 83.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 76 14.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 12 2.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Essendon West (State Suburbs), 83.2% were separate houses, 14.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Essendon West % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 251 48.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 139 26.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 106 20.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 5 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 22 4.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Essendon West (State Suburbs), 48.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 26.6% were owned with a mortgage and 20.3% were rented.

Landlord type Essendon West % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 67 63.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 15 14.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 17 16.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 8 7.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Essendon West (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 63.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 14.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 16.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Essendon West % Australia %
Median weekly rent 182 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,517 -- 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 Essendon West (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $182. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Essendon West % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 375 71.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 118 22.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 11 2.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Essendon West (State Suburbs), 71.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.6% were single (or lone) person households and 2.1% 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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