2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Footscray

Code SSC20496 (SSC)
People 13,203
Male 7,001
Female 6,202
Median age 32
Families 2,821
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 6,079
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,059
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Total 13,203 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,001 53.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,202 47.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 67 0.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,203 people in Footscray (State Suburbs) of these 53.0% were male and 47.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 801 6.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 471 3.6 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 370 2.8 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 528 4.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,607 12.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,965 14.9 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,557 11.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,199 9.1 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 843 6.4 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 700 5.3 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 743 5.6 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 563 4.3 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 458 3.5 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 322 2.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 320 2.4 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 228 1.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 253 1.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 273 2.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Footscray (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,145 35.9 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 321 2.8 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 921 8.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 519 4.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,652 48.9 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Footscray (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 35.9% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 39 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Footscray (State Suburbs) was 39 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,297 34.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,085 11.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,203 54.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Footscray (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 39 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 32 -- 33 --

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

Education Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 105 2.1 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 359 7.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 105 2.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 22 0.4 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 278 5.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 94 1.9 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 58 1.2 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 468 9.4 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,400 28.2 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 289 5.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,788 36.0 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,966 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Footscray (State Suburbs) 37.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 9.8% were in primary school, 8.7% in secondary school and 37.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 5,412 41.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,401 65.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 615 5.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 385 3.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,984 26.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Footscray (State Suburbs), 26.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 65.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Footscray % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,730 56.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,014 30.2 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 333 5.0 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 586 8.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,663 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,663 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Footscray (State Suburbs). Of these 56.0% were employed full time, 30.2% were employed part-time and 8.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 584 9.6 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 793 13.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 634 10.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,243 20.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,490 41.0 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Footscray (State Suburbs), 9.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 13.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 30 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Footscray (State Suburbs) was 35 years and for people who were employed part-time was 30 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 487 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,236 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,059 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Footscray (State Suburbs) was $487.

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

Unpaid work Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,574 56.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,007 17.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 917 7.9 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,532 13.3 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Footscray (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 17.4% provided care for children and 7.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,555 22.1 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,523 21.8 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 896 7.8 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 601 5.2 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Footscray (State Suburbs), 21.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,206 42.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,027 36.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 456 16.2 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 133 4.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Footscray (State Suburbs), 36.4% were couple families with children, 42.7% were couple families without children and 16.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Footscray (State Suburbs) 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,100 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,003 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Footscray (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,003 and those without children was $2,100.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 540 24.1 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 132 5.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 374 16.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 368 16.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 166 7.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 400 17.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 128 5.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 129 5.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Footscray (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.1% had both partners employed full-time, 5.9% had both employed part-time and 16.7% 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 Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,902 91.3 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 467 8.7 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Footscray (State Suburbs), 91.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,323 47.4 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 729 14.9 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,819 37.1 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 21 0.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Footscray (State Suburbs), 47.4% were separate houses, 14.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 37.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 97 2.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 767 15.6 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,994 40.7 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,507 30.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 401 8.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 137 2.8 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Footscray (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 15.6% had 1 bedroom, 40.7% had 2 bedrooms and 30.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 932 19.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,126 23.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,649 54.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 33 0.7 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 161 3.3 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Footscray (State Suburbs), 19.0% were owned outright, 23.0% were owned with a mortgage and 54.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,750 56.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,578 32.2 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 573 11.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Footscray (State Suburbs), of all households, 56.1% were family households, 32.2% were single person households and 11.7% were group households.

Household income Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.4 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Footscray (State Suburbs), 29.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.4% 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 Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 79.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 20.8 -- 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 Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,215 24.8 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,265 46.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 965 19.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 256 5.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 202 4.1 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Footscray (State Suburbs), 46.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 19.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 5.2% 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 Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 64 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 43 67.2 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 21 32.8 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 37 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Footscray (State Suburbs), there were 64 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 43 (or 67.2%) were male and 21 (or 32.8%) were female. The median age was 37 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,410 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Footscray (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,410.

Mortgage and rent Footscray % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,084 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Footscray (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,084.

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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