Hotham Electorate Demographics (VIC)

In the 2011 census the population of Hotham was 133,692 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

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

54.4% of people living in the electorate of Hotham were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.4% India, 4.5% Vietnam, 3.3% China , 3.2% Greece, 2.4% England, 1.8% Cambodia, 1.6% Italy, 1.6% Sri Lanka, 1.4% New Zealand, 0.8% South Africa, 0.8% Philippines, 0.7% Malaysia, 0.6% Ukraine, 0.6% Russian Federation.

54.5% of people living in Hotham speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.4% Greek, 5.1% Vietnamese, 3.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.5% Other, 3.3% Mandarin, 2.9% Cantonese, 2.4% Italian, 1.9% Russian, 1.9% Punjabi.

The religious makeup of Hotham is 25.7% Catholic, 19.4% No religion, 9.7% Eastern Orthodox, 8.9% Anglican, 8.1% Buddhism, 6.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.4% Judaism, 3.0% Uniting Church, 2.8% Hinduism, 2.1% Other Religious Groups.

51.4% of people are married, 32.3% have never married and 7.3% are divorced and 2.5% are separated. There are 7199 widowed people living in Hotham.

59.0% of the people living in Hotham over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.7% are working on a part time basis. Hotham has an unemployment rate of 5.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Hotham are 22.3% Professionals, 15.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.7% Technicians & trades workers, 11.4% Managers, 10.2% Sales workers, 9.2% Labourers, 8.6% Community & personal service workers, 6.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Hotham work in are 13.3% Manufacturing, 11.3% Retail trade, 10.5% Health care and social assistance, 8.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.4% Education and training, 6.6% Construction, 5.9% Accommodation and food services, 5.5% Wholesale trade, 5.1% Financial and insurance services.

38.2% of homes are fully owned, and 32.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $518 per week and the median household income is $1216 per week.

The median rent in Hotham is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1907 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Hotham contains postcodes 3163, 3165, 3166, 3167, 3168, 3169, 3171, 3172, 3173, 3174, 3189, 3190, 3192, 3194, 3202, 3204 and includes the suburbs of Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Cheltenham, Clarinda, Clayton, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Heatherton, Highett, Hughesdale, Keysborough, Mckinnon, Mentone, Moorabbin, Moorabbin Airport, Murrumbeena, Noble Park, Oakleigh, Oakleigh South, Ormond, Springvale and Springvale South.