2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Cardinia (S)

Code LGA21450 (LGA)
People 74,176
Male 36,703
Female 37,473
Median age 34
Families 20,178
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 28,119
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,303
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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People — demographics & education
People Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 74,176 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 36,703 49.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 37,473 50.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 427 0.6 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 74,176 people in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 6,006 8.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 5,714 7.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 5,607 7.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 5,355 7.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 4,750 6.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 5,024 6.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,988 6.7 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 5,467 7.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 5,758 7.8 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 5,305 7.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,701 6.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,936 5.3 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,677 5.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,778 3.7 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,900 2.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,339 1.8 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,021 1.4 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 850 1.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 29,306 51.6 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,883 3.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,747 8.4 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,345 4.1 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 18,563 32.7 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.6% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 27,194 51.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,221 11.9 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 18,941 36.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 1,635 7.2 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,908 21.5 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,146 5.0 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,197 5.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,092 13.5 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 807 3.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,561 6.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,855 8.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,704 7.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 664 2.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 4,280 18.7 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 22,849 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas) 30.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.7% were in primary school, 23.9% in secondary school and 15.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 58,634 79.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 17,146 24.5 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 5,960 8.5 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 4,287 6.1 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 42,681 60.9 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), 60.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 23,296 61.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 10,911 28.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,051 5.4 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,741 4.6 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 37,999 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 37,999 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.3% were employed full time, 28.7% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,006 11.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,234 8.9 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,671 10.1 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 6,238 17.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 17,055 47.0 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 592 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,479 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,303 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas) was $592.

Travel to work, top responses Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 41,746 73.4 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 19,134 33.7 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 6,242 11.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,014 17.6 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.7% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 12,970 22.8 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 14,981 26.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 7,264 12.8 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,534 11.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.5% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,864 34.0 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 10,131 50.2 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,963 14.7 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 221 1.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), 50.2% were couple families with children, 34.0% were couple families without children and 14.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas) 17.0% of single parents were male and 83.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,887 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,032 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,032 and those without children was $1,887.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 3,778 22.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 564 3.3 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,485 26.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 3,170 18.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 755 4.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,355 13.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 1,078 6.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 811 4.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 26.4% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 25,038 91.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,215 8.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 23,026 92.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,027 4.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 788 3.1 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 190 0.8 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), 92.0% were separate houses, 4.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 40 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 400 1.6 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,554 10.2 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 12,115 48.4 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 9,599 38.3 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 330 1.3 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.6% had 1 bedroom, 10.2% had 2 bedrooms and 48.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,602 26.4 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 12,506 50.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 5,145 20.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 288 1.2 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 496 2.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.4% were owned outright, 50.0% were owned with a mortgage and 20.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 19,786 79.0 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 4,625 18.5 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 627 2.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 79.0% were family households, 18.5% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.6 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), 19.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 9.1 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.8 -- 10.1 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 814 3.3 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 6,846 27.3 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 10,663 42.6 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 6,129 24.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 586 2.3 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), 27.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 427 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 202 47.3 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 225 52.7 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 427 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 202 (or 47.3%) were male and 225 (or 52.7%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,181 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,181.

Mortgage and rent Cardinia (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 270 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,842 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Cardinia (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $270 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,842.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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