Deakin Electorate Demographics (VIC)

In the 2011 census the population of Deakin was 126,672 and is comprised of approximately 51.6% females and 48.4% males.

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

68.0% of people living in the electorate of Deakin were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.0% China , 3.6% England, 2.2% India, 1.4% Malaysia, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.1% Vietnam, 1.0% Greece, 0.9% Sri Lanka, 0.9% Italy, 0.7% Hong Kong , 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Burma , 0.5% South Africa.

73.6% of people living in Deakin speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.3% Mandarin, 3.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.2% Cantonese, 2.3% Greek, 2.2% Other, 1.4% Italian, 1.0% Vietnamese, 0.7% Hindi, 0.7% Punjabi.

The religious makeup of Deakin is 27.2% No religion, 21.9% Catholic, 11.9% Anglican, 7.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.2% Uniting Church, 3.7% Buddhism, 3.6% Baptist, 3.5% Eastern Orthodox, 2.9% Christian, nfd, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed.

51.3% of people are married, 31.5% have never married and 8.1% are divorced and 2.5% are separated. There are 6887 widowed people living in Deakin.

59.2% of the people living in Deakin over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.7% are working on a part time basis. Deakin has an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Deakin are 27.5% Professionals, 16.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.0% Technicians & trades workers, 12.2% Managers, 9.8% Sales workers, 9.0% Community & personal service workers, 6.7% Labourers, 4.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Deakin work in are 12.5% Health care and social assistance, 10.7% Retail trade, 9.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.5% Manufacturing, 9.4% Education and training, 7.6% Construction, 5.4% Public administration and safety, 5.2% Wholesale trade, 5.2% Accommodation and food services.

37.3% of homes are fully owned, and 35.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $590 per week and the median household income is $1275 per week.

The median rent in Deakin is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1800 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Deakin contains postcodes 3130, 3131, 3132, 3133, 3134, 3135, 3136, 3153 and includes the suburbs of Bayswater North, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Croydon, Croydon South, Forest Hill, Heathmont, Mitcham, Nunawading, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North, Vermont and Vermont South.