2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Golden Square

Code SSC20553 (SSC)
People 8,303
Male 3,963
Female 4,340
Median age 36
Families 2,160
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 3,705
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $930
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,235
Median weekly rent $208
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Total 8,303 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,963 47.7 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,340 52.3 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 154 1.9 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,303 people in Golden Square (State Suburbs) of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.9% of the population.

Age Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 583 7.0 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 474 5.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 454 5.5 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 576 6.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 671 8.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 651 7.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 542 6.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 518 6.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 460 5.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 471 5.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 511 6.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 493 5.9 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 454 5.5 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 396 4.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 316 3.8 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 277 3.3 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 214 2.6 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 242 2.9 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Golden Square (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,871 42.3 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 240 3.5 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 686 10.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 460 6.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,536 37.3 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Golden Square (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.3% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Golden Square (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,569 42.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 642 10.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,824 46.8 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Golden Square (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Golden Square (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 132 5.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 391 16.6 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 153 6.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 43 1.8 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 318 13.5 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 106 4.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 58 2.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 259 11.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 235 10.0 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 69 2.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 597 25.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,361 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Golden Square (State Suburbs) 28.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.9% were in primary school, 20.4% in secondary school and 21.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 7,380 88.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 640 8.3 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 391 5.1 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 267 3.5 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,405 83.1 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Golden Square (State Suburbs), 83.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,280 57.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,273 32.1 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 207 5.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 201 5.1 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,961 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,961 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Golden Square (State Suburbs). Of these 57.6% were employed full time, 32.1% were employed part-time and 5.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 455 12.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 388 10.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 426 11.3 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 783 20.8 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,500 39.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Golden Square (State Suburbs), 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Golden Square (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 514 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,162 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 930 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Golden Square (State Suburbs) was $514.

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

Unpaid work Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,749 69.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,916 28.2 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 783 11.5 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,307 19.2 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Golden Square (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,472 21.7 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,802 26.5 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 794 11.7 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 678 10.0 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Golden Square (State Suburbs), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 828 38.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 809 37.5 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 476 22.0 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 46 2.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Golden Square (State Suburbs), 37.5% were couple families with children, 38.4% were couple families without children and 22.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Golden Square (State Suburbs) 15.7% of single parents were male and 84.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,735 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,793 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Golden Square (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,793 and those without children was $1,735.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 299 18.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 69 4.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 389 23.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 247 15.1 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 96 5.9 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 363 22.2 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 82 5.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 93 5.7 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Golden Square (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 23.7% 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 Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,294 91.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 292 8.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Golden Square (State Suburbs), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,855 86.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 147 4.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 212 6.4 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 81 2.5 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Golden Square (State Suburbs), 86.6% were separate houses, 4.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.4% were flats, units or apartments and 2.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 16 0.5 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 140 4.2 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 607 18.4 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,874 56.9 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 592 18.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 66 2.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Golden Square (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 18.4% had 2 bedrooms and 56.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,051 31.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,084 32.9 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,056 32.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 19 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 84 2.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Golden Square (State Suburbs), 31.9% were owned outright, 32.9% were owned with a mortgage and 32.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,133 64.8 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 993 30.1 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 168 5.1 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Golden Square (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.8% were family households, 30.1% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

Household income Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.6 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Golden Square (State Suburbs), 30.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.6% 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 Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 208 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.1 -- 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 Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,235 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
None 255 7.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,241 37.7 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,162 35.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 528 16.0 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 107 3.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Golden Square (State Suburbs), 37.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.0% 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 Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 153 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 76 49.7 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 77 50.3 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Golden Square (State Suburbs), there were 153 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 76 (or 49.7%) were male and 77 (or 50.3%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Golden Square % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 949 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Golden Square (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $949.

Mortgage and rent Golden Square % 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 1,939 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Golden Square (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 $1,939.

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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