2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Bittern

Code SSC20139 (SSC)
People 3,378
Male 1,702
Female 1,676
Median age 38
Families 956
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,299
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,284
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $225
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Total 3,378 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,702 50.4 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,676 49.6 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 42 1.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,378 people in Bittern (State Suburbs) of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 213 6.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 244 7.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 293 8.7 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 266 7.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 186 5.5 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 156 4.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 175 5.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 242 7.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 273 8.1 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 272 8.1 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 288 8.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 208 6.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 182 5.4 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 140 4.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 94 2.8 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 63 1.9 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 49 1.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 34 1.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bittern (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,448 55.1 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 75 2.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 193 7.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 103 3.9 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 811 30.8 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bittern (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 55.1% were married and 10.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bittern (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,336 55.3 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 280 11.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 800 33.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bittern (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bittern (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 63 5.9 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 247 23.0 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 69 6.4 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 28 2.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 148 13.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 58 5.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 57 5.3 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 98 9.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 68 6.3 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 17 1.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 219 20.4 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,072 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bittern (State Suburbs) 31.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.1% were in primary school, 24.6% in secondary school and 15.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 2,752 81.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 651 20.6 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 249 7.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 209 6.6 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,051 64.9 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bittern (State Suburbs), 64.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bittern % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 993 57.8 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 549 32.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 92 5.4 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 83 4.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,717 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,717 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bittern (State Suburbs). Of these 57.8% were employed full time, 32.0% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 185 11.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 188 11.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 177 10.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 281 17.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 709 43.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bittern (State Suburbs), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bittern (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 546 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,443 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,284 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bittern (State Suburbs) was $546.

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

Unpaid work Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,982 75.4 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 912 34.7 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 306 11.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 521 19.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bittern (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.7% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 589 22.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 698 26.6 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 368 14.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 328 12.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bittern (State Suburbs), 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 361 37.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 465 48.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 121 12.7 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 8 0.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bittern (State Suburbs), 48.7% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 12.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Bittern (State Suburbs) 22.7% of single parents were male and 77.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,781 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,079 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bittern (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,079 and those without children was $1,781.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 145 17.6 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 37 4.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 203 24.6 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 171 20.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 42 5.1 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 128 15.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 52 6.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 47 5.7 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Bittern (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.6% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 24.6% 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 Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,148 91.2 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 111 8.8 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Bittern (State Suburbs), 91.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,073 93.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 17 1.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 57 5.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bittern (State Suburbs), 93.3% were separate houses, 1.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 12 1.0 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 134 11.7 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 532 46.4 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 461 40.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 8 0.7 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bittern (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.0% had 1 bedroom, 11.7% had 2 bedrooms and 46.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 342 29.8 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 639 55.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 136 11.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 8 0.7 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 22 1.9 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bittern (State Suburbs), 29.8% were owned outright, 55.7% were owned with a mortgage and 11.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 930 81.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 198 17.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 18 1.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Bittern (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.2% were family households, 17.3% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.4 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bittern (State Suburbs), 18.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.4% 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 Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 225 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.4 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.6 -- 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 Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.7 -- 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 Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
None 28 2.4 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 293 25.5 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 464 40.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 324 28.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 39 3.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bittern (State Suburbs), 25.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 28.2% 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 Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 37 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 21 56.8 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 16 43.2 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 36 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bittern (State Suburbs), there were 37 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 21 (or 56.8%) were male and 16 (or 43.2%) were female. The median age was 36 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bittern % 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 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,542 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bittern (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,542.

Mortgage and rent Bittern % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 300 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,333 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Bittern (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,333.

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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