2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Mount Helen

Code SSC20942 (SSC)
People 2,718
Male 1,391
Female 1,327
Median age 28
Families 628
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 885
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,536
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,649
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.3
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Total 2,718 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,391 51.2 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,327 48.8 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 16 0.6 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,718 people in Mount Helen (State Suburbs) of these 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 165 6.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 159 5.9 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 145 5.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 353 13.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 435 16.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 131 4.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 115 4.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 166 6.1 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 154 5.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 161 5.9 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 185 6.8 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 154 5.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 137 5.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 102 3.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 69 2.5 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 46 1.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 25 0.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 13 0.5 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 28 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Helen (State Suburbs) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,073 47.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 29 1.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 102 4.5 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 45 2.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,000 44.5 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Helen (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.7% were married and 5.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 20 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Helen (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 20 years.

Social marital status Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 991 55.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 109 6.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 674 38.0 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 43 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 22 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Helen (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 43 years.

Education Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 50 4.2 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 115 9.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 60 5.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 20 1.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 59 5.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 68 5.8 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 32 2.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 44 3.7 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 596 50.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 23 2.0 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 111 9.4 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,178 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs) 43.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 16.7% were in primary school, 13.4% in secondary school and 54.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 2,362 87.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 372 14.3 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 152 5.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 96 3.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,987 76.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs), 76.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 702 48.5 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 559 38.6 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 93 6.4 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 93 6.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,447 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,447 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Helen (State Suburbs). Of these 48.5% were employed full time, 38.6% were employed part-time and 6.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 277 20.5 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 150 11.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 129 9.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 176 13.0 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 533 39.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Helen (State Suburbs), 20.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 26 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mount Helen (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 26 years.

Occupation Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 443 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,728 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,536 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Helen (State Suburbs) was $443.

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

Unpaid work Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,770 78.7 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 648 28.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 252 11.2 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 612 27.2 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.9% provided care for children and 11.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 691 30.7 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 596 26.5 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 258 11.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 226 10.1 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Helen (State Suburbs), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 247 39.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 317 50.6 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 58 9.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 0.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Helen (State Suburbs), 50.6% were couple families with children, 39.4% were couple families without children and 9.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.6 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 76.4 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs) 23.6% of single parents were male and 76.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,212 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,235 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,235 and those without children was $2,212.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 103 18.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 15 2.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 163 29.1 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 91 16.2 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 25 4.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 88 15.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 41 7.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 34 6.1 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.4% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 29.1% 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 Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 807 93.8 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 53 6.2 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs), 93.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 769 95.4 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 20 2.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 14 1.7 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Helen (State Suburbs), 95.4% were separate houses, 2.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.4 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4 0.5 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 30 3.7 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 370 45.9 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 390 48.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 9 1.1 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.5% had 1 bedroom, 3.7% had 2 bedrooms and 45.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 282 35.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 376 46.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 133 16.5 515,586 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 15 1.9 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Helen (State Suburbs), 35.0% were owned outright, 46.7% were owned with a mortgage and 16.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 625 77.4 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 112 13.9 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 70 8.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs), of all households, 77.4% were family households, 13.9% were single person households and 8.7% were group households.

Household income Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.6 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs), 13.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.5% 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 Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,649 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
None 6 0.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 158 19.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 385 47.8 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 241 29.9 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 16 2.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs), 19.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 47.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 29.9% 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 Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 18 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 13 72.2 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 5 27.8 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Helen (State Suburbs), there were 18 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 13 (or 72.2%) were male and 5 (or 27.8%) 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 Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,375 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.5, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

Mortgage and rent Mount Helen % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 280 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,976 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Helen (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,976.

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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