2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Essendon

Code SSC20470 (SSC)
People 18,852
Male 9,069
Female 9,783
Median age 38
Families 4,727
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 8,173
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,538
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Total 18,852 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,069 48.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,783 51.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 55 0.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 18,852 people in Essendon (State Suburbs) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 967 5.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,087 5.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,114 5.9 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,236 6.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,427 7.6 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,535 8.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,315 7.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,297 6.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,441 7.6 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,361 7.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,360 7.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,193 6.3 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 895 4.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 578 3.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 495 2.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 479 2.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 492 2.6 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 579 3.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Essendon (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,557 48.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 356 2.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,005 6.4 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 964 6.1 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,807 37.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Essendon (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.2% were married and 8.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Essendon (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,910 48.3 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 987 6.9 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,410 44.8 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Essendon (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Essendon (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 284 4.8 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 384 6.4 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 753 12.6 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 274 4.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 393 6.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 500 8.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 378 6.3 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 353 5.9 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,264 21.2 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 157 2.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,226 20.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,966 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Essendon (State Suburbs) 31.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.7% were in primary school, 21.3% in secondary school and 27.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 13,766 73.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,379 36.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,241 7.0 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 853 4.8 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,264 52.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Essendon (State Suburbs), 52.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Essendon % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,372 60.7 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,166 30.1 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 519 4.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 445 4.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,502 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 10,502 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Essendon (State Suburbs). Of these 60.7% were employed full time, 30.1% were employed part-time and 4.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,214 12.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 998 9.9 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 956 9.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,666 16.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,698 46.7 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Essendon (State Suburbs), 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Essendon (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 723 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,135 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,538 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Essendon (State Suburbs) was $723.

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

Unpaid work Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 11,434 72.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,971 25.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,954 12.5 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,782 17.7 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Essendon (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.3% provided care for children and 12.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,222 26.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,142 26.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,763 11.2 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,309 8.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Essendon (State Suburbs), 26.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,621 34.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,405 50.9 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 562 11.9 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 139 2.9 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Essendon (State Suburbs), 50.9% were couple families with children, 34.3% were couple families without children and 11.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.1 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.9 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Essendon (State Suburbs) 19.1% of single parents were male and 80.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,308 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,983 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Essendon (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,983 and those without children was $2,308.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 986 24.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 156 3.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,059 26.3 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 633 15.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 203 5.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 543 13.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 234 5.8 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 210 5.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Essendon (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 26.3% 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 Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,124 90.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 743 9.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Essendon (State Suburbs), 90.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,221 59.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 939 13.2 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,937 27.2 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 26 0.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Essendon (State Suburbs), 59.3% were separate houses, 13.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 27.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 49 0.7 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 625 8.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,107 29.6 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,649 37.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,572 22.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 120 1.7 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Essendon (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.8% had 1 bedroom, 29.6% had 2 bedrooms and 37.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,586 36.3 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,972 27.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,350 33.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 44 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 169 2.4 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Essendon (State Suburbs), 36.3% were owned outright, 27.7% were owned with a mortgage and 33.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 4,679 65.7 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,099 29.5 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 344 4.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Essendon (State Suburbs), of all households, 65.7% were family households, 29.5% were single person households and 4.8% were group households.

Household income Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Essendon (State Suburbs), 19.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.1% 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 Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.6 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.4 -- 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 Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
None 820 11.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,672 37.5 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,472 34.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 973 13.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 184 2.6 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Essendon (State Suburbs), 37.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.7% 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 Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 53 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 25 47.2 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 28 52.8 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Essendon (State Suburbs), there were 53 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 25 (or 47.2%) were male and 28 (or 52.8%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Essendon % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,291 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Essendon (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,291.

Mortgage and rent Essendon % 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 3,261 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Essendon (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 $3,261.

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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