2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Doncaster

Code SSC20405 (SSC)
People 18,359
Male 8,830
Female 9,529
Median age 44
Families 5,374
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 7,804
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,242
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $369
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 Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Total 18,359 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,830 48.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,529 51.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 22 0.1 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 18,359 people in Doncaster (State Suburbs) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 825 4.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 866 4.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 890 4.8 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,023 5.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,264 6.9 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,181 6.4 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,020 5.6 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,071 5.8 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,270 6.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,267 6.9 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,161 6.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,097 6.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,147 6.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,120 6.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,096 6.0 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 963 5.2 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 611 3.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 488 2.7 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Doncaster (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,921 56.6 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 313 2.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 984 6.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,101 7.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,454 28.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Doncaster (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.6% were married and 8.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Doncaster (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,281 55.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 561 3.8 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,030 40.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Doncaster (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Doncaster (State Suburbs) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 283 5.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 753 14.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 261 5.2 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 100 2.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 653 12.9 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 187 3.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 230 4.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 326 6.5 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,163 23.0 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 190 3.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 900 17.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,046 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Doncaster (State Suburbs) 27.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.1% were in primary school, 21.2% in secondary school and 29.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 9,274 50.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 11,173 63.6 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 961 5.5 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 563 3.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,875 27.7 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Doncaster (State Suburbs), 27.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 63.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,989 57.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,719 31.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 463 5.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 492 5.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,663 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 8,663 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Doncaster (State Suburbs). Of these 57.6% were employed full time, 31.4% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,007 12.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 864 10.6 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 852 10.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,322 16.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,667 44.8 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Doncaster (State Suburbs), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Doncaster (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 525 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,446 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,242 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Doncaster (State Suburbs) was $525.

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

Unpaid work Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,991 69.7 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,976 25.2 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,958 12.4 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,668 16.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Doncaster (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.2% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,710 23.5 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,790 24.0 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,991 12.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,502 9.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Doncaster (State Suburbs), 24.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,134 39.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,385 44.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 737 13.7 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 118 2.2 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Doncaster (State Suburbs), 44.4% were couple families with children, 39.7% were couple families without children and 13.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.2 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.8 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Doncaster (State Suburbs) 19.2% of single parents were male and 80.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,167 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,484 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Doncaster (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,484 and those without children was $2,167.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 746 16.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 181 4.0 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 780 17.2 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 710 15.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 295 6.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,328 29.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 213 4.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 271 6.0 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Doncaster (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 17.2% 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 Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,941 91.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 683 9.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Doncaster (State Suburbs), 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,097 73.4 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,167 16.8 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 673 9.7 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Doncaster (State Suburbs), 73.4% were separate houses, 16.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 16 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 166 2.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 962 13.9 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,119 44.9 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,553 36.8 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 126 1.8 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Doncaster (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.4% had 1 bedroom, 13.9% had 2 bedrooms and 44.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,423 49.3 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,770 25.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,385 20.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 157 2.3 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 207 3.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Doncaster (State Suburbs), 49.3% were owned outright, 25.5% were owned with a mortgage and 20.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 5,228 75.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,519 21.9 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 194 2.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Doncaster (State Suburbs), of all households, 75.3% were family households, 21.9% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Doncaster (State Suburbs), 23.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.8% 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 Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 369 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
None 401 5.8 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,389 34.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,795 40.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,158 16.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 197 2.8 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Doncaster (State Suburbs), 34.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.7% 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 Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 21 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 7 33.3 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 14 66.7 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 15 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Doncaster (State Suburbs), there were 21 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 7 (or 33.3%) were male and 14 (or 66.7%) were female. The median age was 15 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,750 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Doncaster (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,750.

Mortgage and rent Doncaster % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 360 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,557 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Doncaster (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $360 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,557.

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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