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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Mount Alexander (S)

Code LGA25430 (LGA)
People 17,591
Male 8,715
Female 8,876
Median age 47
Families 4,665
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 8,792
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $838
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,213
Median weekly rent $190
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 17,591 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,715 49.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,876 50.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 174 1.0 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 17,591 people in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 799 4.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 990 5.6 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,075 6.1 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,047 6.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 714 4.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 580 3.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 759 4.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 987 5.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,219 6.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,344 7.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,454 8.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,502 8.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,460 8.3 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,136 6.5 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 902 5.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 621 3.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 519 3.0 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 484 2.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 47 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,755 45.9 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 532 3.6 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,766 12.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,062 7.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,613 31.3 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 45.9% were married and 15.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 59 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,946 46.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,501 11.7 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,369 41.9 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 44 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 48 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 44 years.

Education Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 263 5.0 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 942 17.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 143 2.7 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 178 3.4 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 721 13.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 119 2.3 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 282 5.3 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 360 6.8 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 396 7.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 132 2.5 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,745 33.0 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,281 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas) 30.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.9% were in primary school, 21.2% in secondary school and 14.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 14,689 83.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,200 13.7 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,083 6.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 714 4.5 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 12,012 75.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), 75.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,003 51.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,949 37.8 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 473 6.1 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 382 4.9 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,807 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 7,807 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.3% were employed full time, 37.8% were employed part-time and 4.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,113 15.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 871 11.7 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 966 13.0 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,011 13.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,992 40.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), 15.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 460 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,078 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 838 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas) was $460.

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

Unpaid work Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,676 72.5 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,827 26.0 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,955 13.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,404 29.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.0% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 29.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,519 17.1 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,901 26.5 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,247 15.3 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,010 13.6 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,111 45.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,710 36.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 786 16.9 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 56 1.2 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), 36.7% were couple families with children, 45.3% were couple families without children and 16.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.2 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.8 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas) 20.2% of single parents were male and 79.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,504 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,813 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,813 and those without children was $1,504.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 559 14.6 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 273 7.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 793 20.8 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 477 12.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 273 7.1 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 989 25.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 214 5.6 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 242 6.3 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 14.6% had both partners employed full-time, 7.1% had both employed part-time and 20.8% 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 Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,097 83.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,397 16.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), 83.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,636 93.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 127 1.8 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 262 3.7 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 71 1.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), 93.5% were separate houses, 1.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 40 0.6 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 312 4.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,658 23.4 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,465 48.8 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,469 20.7 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 155 2.2 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 23.4% had 2 bedrooms and 48.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,230 45.5 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,317 32.6 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,293 18.2 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 49 0.7 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 210 3.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), 45.5% were owned outright, 32.6% were owned with a mortgage and 18.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 4,600 64.8 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,280 32.1 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 218 3.1 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 64.8% were family households, 32.1% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.4 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), 35.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.4% 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 Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 190 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 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 Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,213 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 428 6.0 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,569 36.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,487 35.0 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,389 19.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 226 3.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), 36.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.6% 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 Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 176 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 103 58.5 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 73 41.5 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 176 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 103 (or 58.5%) were male and 73 (or 41.5%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 570 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $570.

Mortgage and rent Mount Alexander (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Alexander (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $867.

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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