Aston Electorate Demographics (VIC)

In the 2011 census the population of Aston was 130,430 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

The median/average age of the people in Aston is 39 years of age.

66.3% of people living in the electorate of Aston were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.8% England, 2.6% China , 2.4% Malaysia, 2.3% India, 2.1% Sri Lanka, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.0% Vietnam, 1.0% Italy, 0.9% Hong Kong , 0.9% South Africa, 0.8% Philippines, 0.8% Germany, 0.7% Singapore, 0.7% Scotland.

72.0% of people living in Aston speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.8% Cantonese, 3.5% Mandarin, 2.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.0% Other, 2.0% Greek, 1.6% Italian, 1.2% Sinhalese, 0.9% Vietnamese, 0.9% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Aston is 26.2% Catholic, 23.3% No religion, 12.2% Anglican, 6.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.6% Uniting Church, 4.5% Buddhism, 3.7% Eastern Orthodox, 2.7% Baptist, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Christian, nfd.

55.7% of people are married, 30.6% have never married and 6.5% are divorced and 2.3% are separated. There are 5069 widowed people living in Aston.

60.2% of the people living in Aston over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.1% are working on a part time basis. Aston has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Aston are 21.1% Professionals, 17.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.8% Technicians & trades workers, 12.3% Managers, 11.4% Sales workers, 8.5% Community & personal service workers, 7.7% Labourers, 5.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Aston work in are 13.1% Manufacturing, 12.5% Retail trade, 10.6% Health care and social assistance, 8.7% Construction, 7.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.5% Education and training, 7.0% Wholesale trade, 5.0% Accommodation and food services, 4.5% Financial and insurance services.

37.2% of homes are fully owned, and 44.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 15.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $596 per week and the median household income is $1487 per week.

The median rent in Aston is $323 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1764 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Aston contains postcodes 3152, 3153, 3154, 3155, 3156, 3178, 3179, 3180 and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield, Lysterfield, Rowville, Scoresby, The Basin, Wantirna and Wantirna South.