2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Electoral Divisions

Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan)

Code SED21206 (SED)
People 55,447
Male 27,052
Female 28,395
Median age 40
Families 15,123
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 22,379
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,451
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,098
Median weekly rent $360
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
Community profile

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 55,447 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 27,052 48.8 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 28,395 51.2 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 116 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 55,447 people in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,611 6.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,657 6.6 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,638 6.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,418 6.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,157 5.7 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,802 5.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,125 5.6 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 4,241 7.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,971 9.0 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,338 7.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,888 7.0 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,159 5.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,649 4.8 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,920 3.5 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,721 3.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,704 3.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,715 3.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,730 3.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 23,531 52.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,065 2.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,214 7.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,998 6.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 13,733 30.8 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) aged 15 years and over, 52.8% were married and 9.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 22,080 52.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,705 6.5 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 16,957 40.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 1,103 6.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,252 19.7 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,139 6.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 444 2.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,123 12.9 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,029 6.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 661 4.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,100 6.7 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,620 15.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 391 2.4 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,639 16.0 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 16,501 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.3% were in primary school, 23.1% in secondary school and 22.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 36,253 65.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 23,895 45.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,091 7.7 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,795 5.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 22,295 42.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 42.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 45.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 16,794 59.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 8,799 31.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,558 5.5 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,254 4.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 28,405 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 28,405 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions). Of these 59.1% were employed full time, 31.0% were employed part-time and 4.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,263 12.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,732 10.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,801 10.3 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,159 15.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 12,634 46.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 620 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,823 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,451 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was $620.

Travel to work, top responses Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 32,742 73.5 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 13,321 29.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,274 11.8 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,633 17.1 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.9% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 11,292 25.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 12,150 27.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,398 12.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,901 8.8 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 27.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,730 31.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 7,916 52.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,215 14.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 262 1.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 52.3% were couple families with children, 31.3% were couple families without children and 14.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.9 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.1 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) 17.9% of single parents were male and 82.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,311 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,624 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,624 and those without children was $2,311.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,792 22.1 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 489 3.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,286 26.0 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,833 14.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 574 4.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,264 17.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 748 5.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 658 5.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of couple families, 22.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 26.0% 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 Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 20,322 92.7 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,601 7.3 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 92.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 15,555 76.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,701 13.3 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,944 9.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 112 0.6 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 76.5% were separate houses, 13.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 27 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 453 2.2 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,651 22.9 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 10,069 49.6 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,770 23.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 350 1.7 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of occupied private dwellings 2.2% had 1 bedroom, 22.9% had 2 bedrooms and 49.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,900 38.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,229 35.6 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,463 22.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 164 0.8 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 564 2.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 38.9% were owned outright, 35.6% were owned with a mortgage and 22.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 14,880 73.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 4,769 23.5 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 671 3.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of all households, 73.2% were family households, 23.5% were single person households and 3.3% were group households.

Household income Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.9 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 21.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.9% 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 Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 360 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,098 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.3 -- 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 Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,496 7.4 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,315 36.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 8,171 40.2 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,766 13.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 573 2.8 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 36.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.6% 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 Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 116 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 55 47.4 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 61 52.6 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 33 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), there were 116 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 55 (or 47.4%) were male and 61 (or 52.6%) were female. The median age was 33 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,375 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

Mortgage and rent Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 295 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,528 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Bentleigh (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $295 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,528.

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

Back to Top