Higgins Electorate Demographics (VIC)

In the 2011 census the population of Higgins was 132,114 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

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

65.2% of people living in the electorate of Higgins were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.4% England, 2.9% China , 2.8% India, 2.2% New Zealand, 1.8% Greece, 1.2% Malaysia, 0.8% United States of America, 0.7% Italy, 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Indonesia, 0.6% Vietnam, 0.6% Hong Kong , 0.5% Germany.

72.7% of people living in Higgins speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.2% Greek, 3.2% Mandarin, 1.8% Other, 1.6% Cantonese, 1.3% Italian, 0.9% Other, 0.8% Hindi, 0.7% Russian.

The religious makeup of Higgins is 27.4% No religion, 21.8% Catholic, 14.3% Anglican, 8.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.8% Eastern Orthodox, 4.0% Judaism, 3.9% Uniting Church, 2.7% Buddhism, 2.5% Hinduism, 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed.

43.7% of people are married, 42.9% have never married and 6.8% are divorced and 1.8% are separated. There are 5323 widowed people living in Higgins.

62.9% of the people living in Higgins over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.9% are working on a part time basis. Higgins has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Higgins are 38.4% Professionals, 18.0% Managers, 13.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.8% Sales workers, 7.5% Community & personal service workers, 6.6% Technicians & trades workers, 3.3% Labourers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.4% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Higgins work in are 16.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 12.1% Health care and social assistance, 9.3% Retail trade, 8.4% Education and training, 8.1% Financial and insurance services, 6.3% Accommodation and food services, 5.4% Manufacturing, 4.7% Wholesale trade, 4.4% Construction.

32.4% of homes are fully owned, and 25.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 39.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $856 per week and the median household income is $1741 per week.

The median rent in Higgins is $351 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2383 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Higgins contains postcodes 3123, 3124, 3141, 3142, 3143, 3144, 3145, 3146, 3147, 3163, 3166, 3181, 3204 and includes the suburbs of Armadale, Ashburton, Camberwell, Carnegie, Glen Iris, Hawthorn East, Hughesdale, Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, Murrumbeena, Ormond, Prahran, South Yarra, Toorak and Windsor.