2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Buchan

Code SSC20198 (SSC)
People 385
Male 201
Female 184
Median age 49
Families 113
Average children per family 1.5
All private dwellings 234
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $695
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $38
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Total 385 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 201 52.2 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 184 47.8 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 7 1.8 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 385 people in Buchan (State Suburbs) of these 52.2% were male and 47.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

Age Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 11 2.9 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 23 6.0 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 28 7.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 10 2.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 8 2.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 9 2.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 19 4.9 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 20 5.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 23 6.0 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 39 10.1 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 44 11.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 41 10.6 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 30 7.8 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 20 5.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 35 9.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 11 2.9 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 7 1.8 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 7 1.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 49 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Buchan (State Suburbs) was 49 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 174 53.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 8 2.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 50 15.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 16 4.9 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 79 24.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Buchan (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 53.2% were married and 17.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 43 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 54 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 38 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Buchan (State Suburbs) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 38 years.

Social marital status Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 162 55.1 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 35 11.9 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 97 33.0 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Buchan (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 50 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 51 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Buchan (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 50 years.

Education Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 6 6.5 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 28 30.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 6.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 6 6.5 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 12 12.9 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 7 7.5 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 12 12.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 3 3.2 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 13 14.0 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 93 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Buchan (State Suburbs) 23.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.0% were in primary school, 19.6% in secondary school and 19.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 329 85.2 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 61 16.3 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 14 3.7 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 16 4.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 283 75.7 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Buchan (State Suburbs), 75.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Buchan % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 101 50.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 70 34.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 24 11.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 7 3.5 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 202 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 202 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Buchan (State Suburbs). Of these 50.0% were employed full time, 34.7% were employed part-time and 3.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 32 16.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 23 12.0 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 19 9.9 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 16 8.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 80 41.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Buchan (State Suburbs), 16.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 53 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Buchan (State Suburbs) was 53 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 380 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,015 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 695 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Buchan (State Suburbs) was $380.

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

Unpaid work Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 266 81.6 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 84 25.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 44 13.5 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 138 42.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Buchan (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 81.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.8% provided care for children and 13.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 42.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 53 16.2 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 83 25.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 56 17.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 75 22.9 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Buchan (State Suburbs), 25.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 17.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 22.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 58 51.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 42 37.2 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 13 11.5 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Buchan (State Suburbs), 37.2% were couple families with children, 51.3% were couple families without children and 11.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Buchan (State Suburbs) 21.4% of single parents were male and 78.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,791 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,300 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Buchan (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,300 and those without children was $1,791.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 12 11.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 8 7.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 18 17.3 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 16 15.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 12 11.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 20 19.2 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 9 8.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 9 8.7 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Buchan (State Suburbs), of couple families, 11.5% had both partners employed full-time, 7.7% had both employed part-time and 17.3% 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 Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 170 74.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 57 25.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Buchan (State Suburbs), 74.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 25.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 159 93.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6 3.5 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 5 2.9 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Buchan (State Suburbs), 93.5% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.5% were flats, units or apartments and 2.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 15 8.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 42 24.6 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 73 42.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 41 24.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Buchan (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.8% had 1 bedroom, 24.6% had 2 bedrooms and 42.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 103 60.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 34 19.9 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 28 16.4 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 1.8 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3 1.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Buchan (State Suburbs), 60.2% were owned outright, 19.9% were owned with a mortgage and 16.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 113 66.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 51 29.8 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 7 4.1 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Buchan (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.1% were family households, 29.8% were single person households and 4.1% were group households.

Household income Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 42.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 0.0 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Buchan (State Suburbs), 42.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 0.0% 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 Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 38 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 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 Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.5 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.5 -- 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 Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
None 3 1.8 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 55 32.7 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 70 41.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 40 23.8 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 0 0.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Buchan (State Suburbs), 32.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.8% 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 Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 6 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 0 0.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 6 100.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 12 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Buchan (State Suburbs), there were 6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 0 (or 0.0%) were male and 6 (or 100.0%) were female. The median age was 12 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.7 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 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 Buchan (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.7, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

Mortgage and rent Buchan % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,127 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Buchan (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,127.

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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