La Trobe Electorate Demographics (VIC)

In the 2011 census the population of La Trobe was 145,903 and is comprised of approximately 50.7% females and 49.3% males.

The median/average age of the people in La Trobe is 37 years of age.

74.5% of people living in the electorate of La Trobe were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.8% England, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.1% India, 0.9% Scotland, 0.9% Sri Lanka, 0.9% Netherlands, 0.8% Germany, 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% China , 0.5% Italy, 0.5% Philippines, 0.3% Malaysia, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Mauritius.

85.3% of people living in La Trobe speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.5% Other, 0.9% Italian, 0.8% Mandarin, 0.7% German, 0.6% Sinhalese, 0.5% Spanish, 0.4% Greek, 0.4% Arabic.

The religious makeup of La Trobe is 29.6% No religion, 23.9% Catholic, 14.8% Anglican, 8.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.1% Uniting Church, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Baptist, 1.7% Buddhism, 1.5% Eastern Orthodox.

51.9% of people are married, 32.2% have never married and 8.5% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 5008 widowed people living in La Trobe.

59.9% of the people living in La Trobe over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.2% are working on a part time basis. La Trobe has an unemployment rate of 4.4%.

The main occupations of people living in La Trobe are 18.9% Professionals, 17.4% Technicians & trades workers, 16.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.4% Managers, 9.8% Sales workers, 9.3% Community & personal service workers, 8.2% Labourers, 6.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from La Trobe work in are 13.3% Manufacturing, 11.8% Construction, 11.2% Retail trade, 10.8% Health care and social assistance, 8.4% Education and training, 6.2% Wholesale trade, 6.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.5% Public administration and safety, 4.5% Accommodation and food services.

30.6% of homes are fully owned, and 49.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 16.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $620 per week and the median household income is $1416 per week.

The median rent in La Trobe is $295 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of La Trobe contains postcodes 3139, 3154, 3155, 3156, 3158, 3159, 3160, 3765, 3767, 3781, 3782, 3783, 3785, 3786, 3787, 3788, 3789, 3791, 3804, 3805, 3806, 3807, 3808, 3809, 3810, 3978 and includes the suburbs of Avonsleigh, Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield Upper, Beenak, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Berwick, Boronia, Cardinia, Clematis, Clyde, Clyde North, Cockatoo, Dewhurst, Emerald, Ferntree Gully, Ferny Creek, Gembrook, Guys Hill, Harkaway, Kallista, Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Montrose, Mount Burnett, Mount Dandenong, Nangana, Narre Warren, Narre Warren East, Narre Warren North, Narre Warren South, Officer, Officer South, Olinda, Pakenham Upper, Sassafras, Selby, Sherbrooke, Tecoma, The Basin, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey and Yellingbo.