Kooyong Electorate Demographics (VIC)

In the 2011 census the population of Kooyong was 129,439 and is comprised of approximately 52.0% females and 48.0% males.

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

66.4% of people living in the electorate of Kooyong were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.6% China , 3.2% England, 2.3% India, 2.0% Malaysia, 1.8% New Zealand, 1.2% Greece, 1.2% Italy, 1.1% Hong Kong , 0.9% Vietnam, 0.7% Sri Lanka, 0.7% United States of America, 0.6% South Africa, 0.6% Singapore, 0.5% Taiwan.

71.5% of people living in Kooyong speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.5% Mandarin, 3.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.3% Cantonese, 3.2% Greek, 2.1% Italian, 1.3% Other, 1.0% Vietnamese, 0.9% Other, 0.7% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Kooyong is 28.0% No religion, 24.8% Catholic, 12.7% Anglican, 7.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.0% Eastern Orthodox, 4.8% Uniting Church, 3.6% Buddhism, 2.3% Hinduism, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Baptist.

49.4% of people are married, 37.9% have never married and 5.6% are divorced and 1.7% are separated. There are 5856 widowed people living in Kooyong.

59.0% of the people living in Kooyong over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.6% are working on a part time basis. Kooyong has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Kooyong are 38.9% Professionals, 17.5% Managers, 13.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.1% Sales workers, 7.7% Community & personal service workers, 6.2% Technicians & trades workers, 3.4% Labourers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.2% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Kooyong work in are 15.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 13.8% Health care and social assistance, 10.0% Education and training, 9.9% Retail trade, 7.4% Financial and insurance services, 6.2% Accommodation and food services, 5.4% Manufacturing, 4.5% Wholesale trade, 4.4% Construction.

39.6% of homes are fully owned, and 28.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $770 per week and the median household income is $1848 per week.

The median rent in Kooyong is $361 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2400 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Kooyong contains postcodes 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3122, 3123, 3124, 3126, 3127, 3129, 3146 and includes the suburbs of Balwyn, Balwyn North, Camberwell, Canterbury, Deepdene, Glen Iris, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Kew East, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North and Surrey Hills.