2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Avondale Heights

Code SSC20044 (SSC)
People 10,990
Male 5,353
Female 5,637
Median age 43
Families 3,207
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,382
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,100
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $300
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 Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Total 10,990 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,353 48.7 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,637 51.3 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 21 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,990 people in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 539 4.9 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 522 4.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 510 4.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 576 5.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 659 6.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 708 6.4 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 677 6.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 754 6.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 715 6.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 690 6.3 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 677 6.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 635 5.8 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 739 6.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 723 6.6 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 668 6.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 549 5.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 370 3.4 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 280 2.5 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,169 54.9 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 213 2.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 522 5.5 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 762 8.1 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,751 29.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.9% were married and 7.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,894 55.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 379 4.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,521 40.0 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 127 4.8 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 307 11.5 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 282 10.6 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 64 2.4 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 270 10.1 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 201 7.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 99 3.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 183 6.9 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 436 16.3 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 98 3.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 601 22.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,668 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs) 24.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.4% were in primary school, 21.3% in secondary school and 23.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 5,863 53.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,919 66.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 661 6.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 327 3.1 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,518 24.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), 24.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 66.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,088 61.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,379 27.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 305 6.1 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 238 4.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,010 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,010 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs). Of these 61.6% were employed full time, 27.5% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 493 10.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 487 10.2 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 400 8.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 921 19.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,168 45.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 439 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,281 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,100 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs) was $439.

Travel to work, top responses Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,954 63.2 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,196 23.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,231 13.1 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 958 10.2 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.3% provided care for children and 13.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,958 20.8 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,049 21.8 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 989 10.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 959 10.2 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), 21.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,223 38.1 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,458 45.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 463 14.4 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 64 2.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), 45.4% were couple families with children, 38.1% were couple families without children and 14.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.1 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.9 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs) 19.1% of single parents were male and 80.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,982 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,326 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,326 and those without children was $1,982.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 448 16.7 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 73 2.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 446 16.6 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 389 14.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 156 5.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 880 32.8 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 135 5.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 153 5.7 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 16.6% 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 Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,996 93.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 278 6.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), 93.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,497 87.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 224 5.6 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 266 6.7 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 9 0.2 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), 87.5% were separate houses, 5.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 39 1.0 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 384 9.6 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,327 58.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,164 29.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 72 1.8 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.0% had 1 bedroom, 9.6% had 2 bedrooms and 58.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,174 54.4 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 982 24.6 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 690 17.3 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 137 3.4 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), 54.4% were owned outright, 24.6% were owned with a mortgage and 17.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,128 78.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 787 19.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 81 2.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), of all households, 78.3% were family households, 19.7% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.5 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), 28.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.3% 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 Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
None 309 7.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,361 34.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,433 35.9 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 757 18.9 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 137 3.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), 34.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.9% 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 Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 24 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 14 58.3 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 10 41.7 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 39 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), there were 24 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 14 (or 58.3%) were male and 10 (or 41.7%) were female. The median age was 39 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,750 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,750.

Mortgage and rent Avondale Heights % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 481 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,903 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Avondale Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $481 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,903.

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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