2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Forest Hill (Vic.)

Code SSC20497 (SSC)
People 10,052
Male 4,734
Female 5,318
Median age 41
Families 2,721
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,306
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,118
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $301
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 10,052 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,734 47.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,318 52.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 33 0.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,052 people in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 47.1% were male and 52.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 589 5.9 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 584 5.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 568 5.7 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 502 5.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 558 5.6 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 618 6.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 648 6.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 719 7.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 772 7.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 686 6.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 591 5.9 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 517 5.1 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 509 5.1 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 461 4.6 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 522 5.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 432 4.3 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 383 3.8 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 392 3.9 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,220 50.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 192 2.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 711 8.6 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 762 9.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,429 29.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.8% were married and 10.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,904 50.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 388 5.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,401 44.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 173 6.1 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 526 18.6 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 200 7.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 47 1.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 380 13.4 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 115 4.1 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 75 2.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 185 6.5 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 498 17.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 79 2.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 549 19.4 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,827 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 28.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.4% were in primary school, 20.2% in secondary school and 24.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 6,109 60.8 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,568 47.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 555 5.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 411 4.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,014 42.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 42.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 47.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,781 58.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,490 31.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 254 5.4 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 220 4.6 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,745 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 4,745 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 58.6% were employed full time, 31.4% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 546 12.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 468 10.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 477 10.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 842 18.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,935 42.8 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 534 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,447 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,118 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $534.

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

Unpaid work Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,827 70.1 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,227 26.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 898 10.8 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,580 19.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.8% provided care for children and 10.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,890 22.7 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,085 25.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,027 12.3 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 825 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 Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% 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 Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 951 34.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,243 45.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 458 16.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 70 2.6 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 45.7% were couple families with children, 34.9% were couple families without children and 16.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.6 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.4 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 13.6% of single parents were male and 86.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,081 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,254 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,254 and those without children was $2,081.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 421 19.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 91 4.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 457 20.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 368 16.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 121 5.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 516 23.6 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 94 4.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 122 5.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 20.9% 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 Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,925 92.7 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 311 7.3 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 92.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,956 75.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 768 19.6 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 194 4.9 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 75.3% were separate houses, 19.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 172 4.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 711 18.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,053 52.3 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 927 23.6 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 60 1.5 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 18.1% had 2 bedrooms and 52.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,618 41.3 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,224 31.2 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 916 23.4 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 52 1.3 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 112 2.9 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 41.3% were owned outright, 31.2% were owned with a mortgage and 23.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,674 68.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,140 29.1 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 108 2.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.2% were family households, 29.1% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.9 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 27.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.5% 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 Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 301 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.4 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.6 -- 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 Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 373 9.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,490 38.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,477 37.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 459 11.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 123 3.1 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 38.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.7% 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 Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 34 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 13 38.2 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 21 61.8 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 12 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 34 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 13 (or 38.2%) were male and 21 (or 61.8%) were female. The median age was 12 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,874 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,874.

Mortgage and rent Forest Hill (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 315 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Forest Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $315 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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