2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Harston

Code SSC20598 (SSC)
People 333
Male 160
Female 173
Median age 44
Families 97
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 146
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $785
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,204
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Total 333 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 160 48.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 173 52.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 0 0.0 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 333 people in Harston (State Suburbs) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.0% of the population.

Age Harston % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 24 7.2 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 18 5.4 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 33 9.9 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 31 9.3 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 7 2.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 7 2.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 16 4.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 18 5.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 20 6.0 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 26 7.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 31 9.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 30 9.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 30 9.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 18 5.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 12 3.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 5 1.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4 1.2 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3 0.9 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Harston (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Harston % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 148 56.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 8 3.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 17 6.5 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 14 5.3 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 75 28.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Harston (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.5% were married and 9.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Harston % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Harston (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Harston % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 139 55.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 28 11.2 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 83 33.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Harston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Harston % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 44 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Harston (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 44 years.

Education Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 4 4.8 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 22 26.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 5 6.0 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 23 27.4 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 7 8.3 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 7.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3 3.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 4 4.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 10 11.9 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 84 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Harston (State Suburbs) 25.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.1% were in primary school, 35.7% in secondary school and 10.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 305 91.6 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 41 12.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 22 6.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 20 6.0 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 248 74.9 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Harston (State Suburbs), 74.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Harston % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Harston % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 111 57.8 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 45 23.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 26 13.5 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 10 5.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 192 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 192 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Harston (State Suburbs). Of these 57.8% were employed full time, 23.4% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 11 6.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 12 6.6 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 19 10.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 18 9.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 94 51.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Harston (State Suburbs), 6.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 50 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Harston (State Suburbs) was 50 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Harston % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 458 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 872 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 785 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Harston (State Suburbs) was $458.

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

Unpaid work Harston % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 205 77.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 78 29.7 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 30 11.5 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 52 19.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Harston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.7% 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, 19.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Harston % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 53 20.2 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 68 25.9 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 50 19.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 35 13.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Harston (State Suburbs), 25.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 19.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 46 47.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 40 41.2 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 11 11.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Harston (State Suburbs), 41.2% were couple families with children, 47.4% were couple families without children and 11.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 0.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 100.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Harston (State Suburbs) 0.0% of single parents were male and 100.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,292 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,583 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Harston (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,583 and those without children was $1,292.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 21 25.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 0 0.0 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 20 24.1 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 8 9.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3 3.6 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 16 19.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 15 18.1 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 0 0.0 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Harston (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.3% had both partners employed full-time, 0.0% had both employed part-time and 24.1% 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 Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 124 86.7 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 19 13.3 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Harston (State Suburbs), 86.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 121 97.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 2.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Harston (State Suburbs), 97.6% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 5 4.1 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5 4.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 73 60.3 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 38 31.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 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 Harston (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 4.1% had 2 bedrooms and 60.3% 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 Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 47 39.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 48 40.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 25 20.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Harston (State Suburbs), 39.2% were owned outright, 40.0% were owned with a mortgage and 20.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 97 78.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 27 21.8 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 0 0.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Harston (State Suburbs), of all households, 78.2% were family households, 21.8% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

Household income Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.0 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Harston (State Suburbs), 35.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.3% 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 Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,204 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.1 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.9 -- 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 Harston % Victoria % Australia %
None 3 2.4 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 33 26.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 41 32.8 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 44 35.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 4 3.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Harston (State Suburbs), 26.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 35.2% 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 Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3 100.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 56 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Harston (State Suburbs), there were 3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3 (or 100.0%) were male and 0 (or 0.0%) were female. The median age was 56 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Harston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Harston % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Harston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 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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