2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

South Yarra

Code SSC21625 (SSC)
People 17,992
Male 8,765
Female 9,227
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 12,932
People born overseas 5,445
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 575
Families 3,662
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 10,855
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $1,225
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,826
Median weekly rent $250
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People — demographics
People South Yarra % Australia %
Total 17,992 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 8,765 48.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 9,227 51.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 57 0.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 17,992 people were usually resident in South Yarra (State Suburbs): of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age South Yarra % Australia %
People
0-4 years 598 3.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 776 4.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,775 15.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 9,951 55.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,837 10.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,055 11.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 7.6% of people usually resident in South Yarra (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics South Yarra % Australia %
Australian citizenship 12,932 71.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 5,445 30.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 575 3.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 71.9% of people usually resident in South Yarra (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 30.3% were born overseas and 3.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status South Yarra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,896 29.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,814 10.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 608 3.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 9,298 56.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 29.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in South Yarra (State Suburbs) were married, 10.9% were either separated or divorced, 3.7% were widowed and 56.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth South Yarra % Australia %
Australia 10,059 55.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses South Yarra % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) South Yarra % Australia %

People — employment
Employment South Yarra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,403 68.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,383 22.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 375 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 185 1.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 480 4.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,594 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 10,826 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 10,826 people aged 15 years and over in South Yarra (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 68.4% worked full-time, 22.0% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 1.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.4% were unemployed. 3,594 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation South Yarra % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses South Yarra % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes South Yarra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 803 -- 466 --
Family 1,966 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,225 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in South Yarra (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $803, the median family income was $1,966 and the median household income was $1,225.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition South Yarra % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,119 57.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 914 25.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 431 11.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 198 5.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,662 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,662 families in South Yarra (State Suburbs): of these 57.9% were couple families without children, 25.0% were couple families with children, 11.8% were one parent families and 5.4% 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 South Yarra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,611 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 10,855 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 9,611 occupied private dwellings were counted in South Yarra (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure South Yarra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,236 12.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,642 17.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 6,715 69.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 18 0.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in South Yarra (State Suburbs), 12.9% were separate houses, 17.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 69.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure South Yarra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,789 18.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,408 14.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 5,033 52.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 41 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,340 13.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in South Yarra (State Suburbs), 18.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 14.6% were owned with a mortgage and 52.4% were rented.

Landlord type South Yarra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,533 70.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 492 9.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 914 18.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 96 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in South Yarra (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 70.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 9.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 18.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics South Yarra % Australia %
Median weekly rent 250 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,826 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in South Yarra (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $250. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,826. The average people per household was 1.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Yarra % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,639 37.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 3,605 37.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,032 10.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in South Yarra (State Suburbs), 37.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 37.5% were single (or lone) person households and 10.7% 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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