2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Canterbury (Vic.)

Code SSC20245 (SSC)
People 7,857
Male 3,677
Female 4,180
Median age 44
Families 2,064
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 3,033
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,350
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,984
Median weekly rent $371
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 7,857 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,677 46.8 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,180 53.2 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 7 0.1 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,857 people in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 46.8% were male and 53.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 321 4.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 466 5.9 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 574 7.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 651 8.3 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 535 6.8 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 346 4.4 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 245 3.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 321 4.1 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 509 6.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 652 8.3 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 646 8.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 607 7.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 526 6.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 353 4.5 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 271 3.4 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 252 3.2 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 210 2.7 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 373 4.7 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,655 56.4 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 90 1.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 315 4.9 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 458 7.1 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,966 30.3 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.4% were married and 6.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 61 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 85 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,304 56.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 265 4.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,235 38.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 129 4.9 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 360 13.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 114 4.4 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 185 7.1 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 171 6.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 104 4.0 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 470 18.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 101 3.9 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 627 24.0 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 44 1.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 304 11.7 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,609 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 33.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.2% were in primary school, 28.6% in secondary school and 28.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 5,628 71.6 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,508 33.2 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 573 7.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 431 5.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,047 53.5 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 53.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,213 56.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,410 35.8 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 193 4.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 128 3.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,944 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,944 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 56.1% were employed full time, 35.8% were employed part-time and 3.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 595 15.6 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 417 10.9 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 400 10.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 372 9.8 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,841 48.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 15.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 805 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,759 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,350 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $805.

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

Unpaid work Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,875 75.2 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,820 28.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 829 12.8 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,680 25.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.1% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,746 26.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,626 25.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 858 13.2 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 643 9.9 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 717 34.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,116 54.1 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 199 9.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 32 1.6 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 54.1% were couple families with children, 34.7% were couple families without children and 9.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.2 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.8 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 15.2% of single parents were male and 84.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,905 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,457 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,457 and those without children was $2,905.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 365 19.9 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 89 4.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 460 25.1 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 319 17.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 117 6.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 274 14.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 101 5.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 111 6.0 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 25.1% 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 Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,671 90.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 282 9.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 90.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,843 69.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 443 16.6 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 377 14.1 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 9 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 69.0% were separate houses, 16.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 30 1.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 77 2.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 593 22.2 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 878 32.9 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,051 39.3 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 42 1.6 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 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 22.2% had 2 bedrooms and 32.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,228 46.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 821 30.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 541 20.3 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 27 1.0 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 54 2.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 46.0% were owned outright, 30.7% were owned with a mortgage and 20.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,046 76.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 558 20.9 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 67 2.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.6% were family households, 20.9% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.0 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 32.7 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 15.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 32.7% 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 Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 371 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,984 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.5 -- 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 Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 159 6.0 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 857 32.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,112 41.6 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 480 18.0 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 63 2.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 32.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.0% 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 Canterbury (Vic.) % 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 35 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Canterbury (Vic.) (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 35 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Canterbury (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 3,500 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Canterbury (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $3,500.

Mortgage and rent Canterbury (Vic.) % 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 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Canterbury (Vic.) (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 $0.

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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