Preston Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Preston (3072) is a suburb of Melbourne, North, Victoria. It is about 9 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Preston is in the federal electorate of Batman.

In the 2011 census the population of Preston was 29,925 and is comprised of approximately 50.4% females and 49.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Preston is 36 years of age.

58.0% of people living in the suburb of Preston were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.4% Italy, 3.9% China , 3.6% Greece, 3.1% India, 2.2% Vietnam, 1.7% England, 1.5% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 1.4% New Zealand, 1.0% Lebanon, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Malaysia, 0.5% Sri Lanka, 0.4% Nepal, 0.4% Saudi Arabia.

52.3% of people living in Preston speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.8% Greek, 7.1% Italian, 6.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.8% Mandarin, 3.2% Arabic, 2.8% Vietnamese, 2.7% Other, 2.6% Macedonian, 1.6% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Preston is 26.9% Catholic, 24.6% No religion, 12.9% Eastern Orthodox, 10.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.4% Islam, 4.8% Anglican, 4.0% Buddhism, 2.5% Hinduism, 1.5% Uniting Church, 1.4% Other religious affiliation .

41.9% of people are married, 42.6% have never married and 7.1% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 1366 widowed people living in Preston.

57.8% of the people living in Preston over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.2% are working on a part time basis. Preston has an unemployment rate of 6.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Preston are 26.7% Professionals, 14.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.8% Technicians & trades workers, 10.8% Managers, 10.0% Community & personal service workers, 9.2% Sales workers, 8.3% Labourers, 5.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Preston work in are 12.5% Health care and social assistance, 10.1% Retail trade, 9.2% Education and training, 8.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.6% Manufacturing, 7.8% Accommodation and food services, 6.6% Public administration and safety, 6.4% Construction, 4.4% Financial and insurance services.

32.0% of homes are fully owned, and 28.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 35.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $518 per week and the median household income is $1155 per week.

The median rent in Preston is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1863 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Preston postcode 3072

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