2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Altona (Vic.)

Code SSC20016 (SSC)
People 9,918
Male 4,891
Female 5,027
Median age 42
Families 2,772
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,738
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,136
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,790
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 9,918 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,891 49.3 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,027 50.7 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 39 0.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,918 people in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 578 5.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 443 4.5 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 442 4.5 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 449 4.5 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 536 5.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 624 6.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 733 7.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 719 7.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 797 8.0 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 691 7.0 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 683 6.9 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 616 6.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 604 6.1 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 522 5.3 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 402 4.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 449 4.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 341 3.4 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 289 2.9 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,018 47.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 260 3.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 785 9.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 675 8.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,716 32.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.5% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,735 47.3 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 738 9.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,425 43.4 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 133 5.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 374 15.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 182 7.4 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 37 1.5 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 204 8.3 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 189 7.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 48 2.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 171 7.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 382 15.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 117 4.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 608 24.9 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,445 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 24.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.3% were in primary school, 18.0% in secondary school and 22.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 6,449 65.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,014 42.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 759 8.1 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 466 5.0 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,129 44.1 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 44.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 42.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,046 62.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,325 27.2 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 239 4.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 256 5.3 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,866 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 4,866 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 62.6% were employed full time, 27.2% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 451 9.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 450 9.8 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 417 9.1 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 871 18.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,176 47.2 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 9.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 563 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,540 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,136 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $563.

Travel to work, top responses Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,883 69.6 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,027 24.0 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,038 12.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,314 15.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.0% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,825 21.6 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,144 25.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,047 12.4 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 868 10.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 25.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,199 43.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,080 39.0 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 434 15.7 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 59 2.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 39.0% were couple families with children, 43.3% were couple families without children and 15.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 22.0% of single parents were male and 78.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,184 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,428 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,428 and those without children was $2,184.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 464 20.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 68 3.0 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 459 20.1 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 376 16.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 116 5.1 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 556 24.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 99 4.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 145 6.4 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 20.1% 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 Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,177 90.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 416 9.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 90.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,982 71.4 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 476 11.4 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 706 16.9 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 13 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 71.4% were separate houses, 11.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 16.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 22 0.5 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 151 3.6 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,126 27.0 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,137 51.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 659 15.8 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 82 2.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 27.0% had 2 bedrooms and 51.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,784 42.7 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,021 24.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,225 29.3 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 15 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 131 3.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 42.7% were owned outright, 24.4% were owned with a mortgage and 29.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,726 65.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,293 31.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 155 3.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 65.3% were family households, 31.0% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

Household income Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.5 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.9 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 26.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.9% 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 Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 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 Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,790 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 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 Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 480 11.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,746 41.8 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,316 31.5 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 494 11.8 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 141 3.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 41.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.8% 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 Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 39 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 24 61.5 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 15 38.5 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 39 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 24 (or 61.5%) were male and 15 (or 38.5%) were female. The median age was 30 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 959 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $959.

Mortgage and rent Altona (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 280 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,759 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Altona (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,759.

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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