Chisholm Electorate Demographics (VIC)

In the 2011 census the population of Chisholm was 139,668 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

The median/average age of the people in Chisholm is 36 years of age.

53.4% of people living in the electorate of Chisholm were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 10.0% China , 3.6% India, 2.8% Malaysia, 2.5% Sri Lanka, 2.3% England, 2.0% Greece, 1.6% Hong Kong , 1.4% Italy, 1.3% Vietnam, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.2% Korea, Republic of , 1.0% Indonesia, 0.8% Singapore, 0.6% Philippines.

55.5% of people living in Chisholm speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 10.4% Mandarin, 5.2% Cantonese, 4.8% Greek, 3.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.3% Other, 2.2% Italian, 1.7% Sinhalese, 1.3% Korean, 1.3% Vietnamese.

The religious makeup of Chisholm is 27.1% No religion, 21.7% Catholic, 9.0% Anglican, 7.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.3% Eastern Orthodox, 6.3% Buddhism, 4.8% Uniting Church, 3.2% Hinduism, 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.3% Baptist.

48.3% of people are married, 37.9% have never married and 6.0% are divorced and 1.9% are separated. There are 7016 widowed people living in Chisholm.

56.1% of the people living in Chisholm over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.1% are working on a part time basis. Chisholm has an unemployment rate of 6.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Chisholm are 31.2% Professionals, 15.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.8% Managers, 10.6% Technicians & trades workers, 9.9% Sales workers, 8.8% Community & personal service workers, 6.6% Labourers, 3.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Chisholm work in are 12.4% Health care and social assistance, 11.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.8% Retail trade, 10.2% Education and training, 8.0% Manufacturing, 7.2% Accommodation and food services, 5.6% Financial and insurance services, 5.3% Construction, 5.2% Wholesale trade.

38.2% of homes are fully owned, and 28.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $513 per week and the median household income is $1267 per week.

The median rent in Chisholm is $332 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Chisholm contains postcodes 3125, 3127, 3128, 3129, 3130, 3131, 3147, 3148, 3149, 3151, 3166, 3167, 3168, 3169 and includes the suburbs of Ashwood, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Burwood East, Chadstone, Clayton, Clayton South, Forest Hill, Huntingdale, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Mount Waverley, Notting Hill, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, Oakleigh South and Surrey Hills.