Bruce Electorate Demographics (VIC)

In the 2011 census the population of Bruce was 135,282 and is comprised of approximately 49.8% females and 50.2% males.

The median/average age of the people in Bruce is 38 years of age.

44.5% of people living in the electorate of Bruce were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.1% India, 4.7% Sri Lanka, 4.7% China , 3.0% Vietnam, 2.3% Malaysia, 2.2% England, 1.8% Italy, 1.8% Greece, 1.5% New Zealand, 1.4% Afghanistan, 1.0% Bosnia and Herzegovina, 0.9% Cambodia, 0.9% Philippines, 0.9% Mauritius.

44.1% of people living in Bruce speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.8% Other, 5.5% Mandarin, 4.5% Greek, 4.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.8% Cantonese, 3.7% Vietnamese, 2.9% Sinhalese, 2.6% Italian, 2.1% Tamil.

The religious makeup of Bruce is 24.2% Catholic, 16.2% No religion, 8.6% Buddhism, 8.2% Eastern Orthodox, 7.6% Anglican, 6.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.5% Islam, 4.8% Hinduism, 3.3% Uniting Church, 2.2% Christian, nfd.

53.7% of people are married, 30.9% have never married and 6.8% are divorced and 2.5% are separated. There are 6742 widowed people living in Bruce.

58.4% of the people living in Bruce over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.7% are working on a part time basis. Bruce has an unemployment rate of 7.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Bruce are 20.8% Professionals, 15.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.0% Technicians & trades workers, 11.0% Labourers, 10.1% Managers, 9.5% Sales workers, 8.6% Community & personal service workers, 8.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bruce work in are 15.7% Manufacturing, 11.0% Health care and social assistance, 10.9% Retail trade, 7.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.8% Education and training, 6.5% Construction, 6.3% Wholesale trade, 6.1% Accommodation and food services, 4.6% Transport, postal and warehousing.

37.9% of homes are fully owned, and 29.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $471 per week and the median household income is $1112 per week.

The median rent in Bruce is $275 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1700 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Bruce contains postcodes 3150, 3168, 3170, 3171, 3174, 3175 and includes the suburbs of Clayton, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Glen Waverley, Mulgrave, Noble Park, Noble Park North, Notting Hill, Springvale and Wheelers Hill.