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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Greater Dandenong (C)

Code LGA22670 (LGA)
People 135,605
Male 68,521
Female 67,084
Median age 35
Families 35,641
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 50,009
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $953
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 135,605 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 68,521 50.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 67,084 49.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 490 0.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 135,605 people in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.5% were male and 49.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 8,916 6.6 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 7,781 5.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 7,930 5.8 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 8,677 6.4 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 10,329 7.6 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 12,470 9.2 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 10,763 7.9 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 9,509 7.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 8,823 6.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 8,419 6.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 8,226 6.1 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 7,703 5.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 7,131 5.3 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 5,587 4.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,348 3.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3,659 2.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,898 2.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,436 1.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55,959 50.4 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3,408 3.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 9,223 8.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 6,956 6.3 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 35,433 31.9 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.4% were married and 11.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50,662 49.2 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,342 4.2 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 48,005 46.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 1,826 4.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 5,975 14.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,184 5.2 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 712 1.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 5,780 13.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,852 4.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 843 2.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,959 9.4 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 5,270 12.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 2,413 5.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 11,181 26.6 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 41,995 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas) 31.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.1% were in primary school, 20.2% in secondary school and 22.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 51,611 38.1 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 98,590 78.5 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,164 3.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,051 2.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 19,858 15.8 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 15.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 78.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 34,355 57.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 15,995 27.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3,719 6.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 5,268 8.9 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 59,337 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 59,337 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.9% were employed full time, 27.0% were employed part-time and 8.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 5,273 9.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 5,641 10.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 5,084 9.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 14,702 27.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 19,656 36.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 9.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

Occupation Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 396 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,050 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 953 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas) was $396.

Travel to work, top responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 61,251 55.2 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 25,319 22.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 11,403 10.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,630 9.6 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.8% provided care for children and 10.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 9.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 21,914 19.7 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 21,194 19.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 9,532 8.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 8,611 7.8 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 19.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 11,048 31.0 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 16,884 47.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 6,814 19.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 895 2.5 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 47.4% were couple families with children, 31.0% were couple families without children and 19.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas) 16.0% of single parents were male and 84.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,587 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,810 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,810 and those without children was $1,587.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 4,813 17.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,099 3.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,546 12.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,669 20.3 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 2,032 7.3 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 7,434 26.6 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 1,590 5.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,751 6.3 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 12.7% 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 Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 45,490 94.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,923 6.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 94.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 31,334 68.9 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,841 8.4 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 9,665 21.2 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 629 1.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 68.9% were separate houses, 8.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 21.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 240 0.5 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,864 4.1 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 9,788 21.5 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 22,848 50.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 9,323 20.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,425 3.1 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 21.5% had 2 bedrooms and 50.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 14,851 32.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 13,454 29.6 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 14,811 32.6 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 401 0.9 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,972 4.3 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.6% were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 32.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 33,633 73.9 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 10,169 22.4 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,688 3.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 73.9% were family households, 22.4% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

Household income Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.4 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 29.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.4% 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 Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.0 -- 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 Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.9 -- 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 Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
None 4,946 10.9 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 16,929 37.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 14,621 32.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 6,818 15.0 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,174 4.8 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), 37.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.0% 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 Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 492 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 244 49.6 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 248 50.4 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 492 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 244 (or 49.6%) were male and 248 (or 50.4%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Greater Dandenong (C) % 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 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 791 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $791.

Mortgage and rent Greater Dandenong (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Greater Dandenong (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

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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