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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Caroline Springs

Code SSC20263 (SSC)
People 20,366
Male 10,081
Female 10,285
Median age 31
Families 5,608
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,946
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $1,653
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $330
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 Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Total 20,366 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,081 49.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,285 50.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 54 0.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 20,366 people in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,262 11.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,939 9.5 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,590 7.8 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,157 5.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,078 5.3 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,656 8.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,301 11.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,428 11.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,844 9.1 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,242 6.1 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 881 4.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 735 3.6 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 548 2.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 307 1.5 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 215 1.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 105 0.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 52 0.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 26 0.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 28.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 3.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,744 60.0 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 450 3.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 889 6.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 284 1.9 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,206 28.9 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 60.0% were married and 9.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 39 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 42 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 47 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 67 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs) was 39 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,293 59.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,181 8.5 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,380 31.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 39 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs) was 39 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 562 8.5 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,338 20.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 669 10.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 311 4.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 844 12.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 307 4.6 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 252 3.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 358 5.4 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 656 9.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 183 2.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,159 17.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,639 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs) 32.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.9% were in primary school, 21.1% in secondary school and 15.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 11,907 58.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 11,854 61.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,356 7.0 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 835 4.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,256 27.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), 27.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 61.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,062 66.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,479 23.2 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 574 5.4 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 577 5.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,692 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 10,692 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs). Of these 66.0% were employed full time, 23.2% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 828 8.2 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 808 8.0 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 838 8.3 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,173 21.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,888 48.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), 8.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 736 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,733 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,653 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs) was $736.

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

Unpaid work Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,207 70.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,816 39.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,418 9.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,548 10.6 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 39.9% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,300 22.6 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,933 27.0 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,503 10.3 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,471 10.1 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,442 25.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,381 60.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 732 13.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 54 1.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), 60.3% were couple families with children, 25.7% were couple families without children and 13.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs) 15.4% of single parents were male and 84.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,165 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,188 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,188 and those without children was $2,165.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,431 29.6 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 119 2.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,111 23.0 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,027 21.3 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 189 3.9 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 406 8.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 314 6.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 230 4.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), of couple families, 29.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 23.0% 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 Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,362 94.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 373 5.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), 94.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,730 90.1 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 613 9.6 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 19 0.3 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), 90.1% were separate houses, 9.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 14 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 19 0.3 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 321 5.0 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,242 51.0 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,703 42.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 64 1.0 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 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.3% had 1 bedroom, 5.0% had 2 bedrooms and 51.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 3.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 925 14.5 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,100 64.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,198 18.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 34 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 105 1.7 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), 14.5% were owned outright, 64.4% were owned with a mortgage and 18.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 5,439 85.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 809 12.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 113 1.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), of all households, 85.5% were family households, 12.7% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

Household income Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 10.9 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), 10.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.2% 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 Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 77.5 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 22.5 -- 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 Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
None 136 2.1 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,803 28.3 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,282 51.6 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,008 15.8 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 134 2.1 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), 28.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 51.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.8% 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 Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 54 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 27 50.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 27 50.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), there were 54 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 27 (or 50.0%) were male and 27 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 16 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Caroline Springs % 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 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,474 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.7, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,474.

Mortgage and rent Caroline Springs % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 337 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,750 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Caroline Springs (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $337 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,750.

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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