Gorton Electorate Demographics (VIC)

In the 2011 census the population of Gorton was 189,518 and is comprised of approximately 50.1% females and 49.9% males.

The median/average age of the people in Gorton is 33 years of age.

52.9% of people living in the electorate of Gorton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.1% Vietnam, 3.9% India, 3.4% Philippines, 2.4% Malta, 2.0% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 1.6% Italy, 1.5% New Zealand, 1.2% Croatia, 1.1% England, 1.1% Greece, 1.0% China , 0.9% Sri Lanka, 0.8% Cyprus, 0.8% Bosnia and Herzegovina.

44.0% of people living in Gorton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 9.0% Vietnamese, 5.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 5.0% Other, 3.4% Macedonian, 3.0% Greek, 3.0% Italian, 2.9% Maltese, 2.4% Arabic, 2.0% Croatian.

The religious makeup of Gorton is 38.1% Catholic, 11.0% No religion, 10.0% Eastern Orthodox, 8.4% Buddhism, 7.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.9% Islam, 4.8% Anglican, 2.3% Hinduism, 1.9% Other Religious Groups, 1.6% Christian, nfd.

53.8% of people are married, 32.6% have never married and 6.5% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 5786 widowed people living in Gorton.

60.7% of the people living in Gorton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.1% are working on a part time basis. Gorton has an unemployment rate of 6.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Gorton are 16.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.0% Professionals, 14.8% Technicians & trades workers, 11.9% Labourers, 10.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.2% Sales workers, 9.1% Managers, 8.9% Community & personal service workers, 2.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Gorton work in are 14.7% Manufacturing, 11.1% Retail trade, 9.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 9.2% Health care and social assistance, 8.5% Construction, 5.9% Accommodation and food services, 5.6% Education and training, 5.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.7% Financial and insurance services.

30.4% of homes are fully owned, and 46.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 19.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $523 per week and the median household income is $1326 per week.

The median rent in Gorton is $290 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1770 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Gorton contains postcodes 3021, 3023, 3024, 3029, 3030, 3037, 3335, 3337, 3338, 3340, 3427 and includes the suburbs of Albanvale, Brookfield, Burnside, Burnside Heights, Cairnlea, Caroline Springs, Deer Park, Delahey, Derrimut, Diggers Rest, Exford, Eynesbury, Hillside, Kings Park, Kurunjang, Melton, Melton South, Melton West, Mount Cottrell, Parwan, Plumpton, Ravenhall, Rockbank, Taylors Hill, Toolern Vale and Truganina.