Bendigo Electorate Demographics (VIC)

In the 2011 census the population of Bendigo was 140,614 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Bendigo is 41 years of age.

87.2% of people living in the electorate of Bendigo were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.5% England, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.4% Scotland, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.3% Germany, 0.3% India, 0.2% Philippines, 0.2% China , 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Italy, 0.1% Thailand, 0.1% Ireland, 0.1% Malaysia.

92.6% of people living in Bendigo speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Mandarin, 0.2% German, 0.2% Greek, 0.1% Dutch, 0.1% Cantonese, 0.1% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Bendigo is 27.9% No religion, 23.0% Catholic, 17.6% Anglican, 9.1% Uniting Church, 9.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 1.8% Baptist, 1.0% Other religious affiliation , 0.9% Pentecostal.

47.2% of people are married, 32.9% have never married and 9.7% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 7624 widowed people living in Bendigo.

55.0% of the people living in Bendigo over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.5% are working on a part time basis. Bendigo has an unemployment rate of 5.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Bendigo are 19.0% Professionals, 15.2% Technicians & trades workers, 12.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Labourers, 12.1% Managers, 10.5% Community & personal service workers, 10.4% Sales workers, 6.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bendigo work in are 14.7% Health care and social assistance, 12.6% Retail trade, 11.1% Manufacturing, 8.7% Construction, 8.7% Education and training, 6.3% Public administration and safety, 6.2% Accommodation and food services, 4.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 3.8% Transport, postal and warehousing.

37.7% of homes are fully owned, and 34.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $489 per week and the median household income is $934 per week.

The median rent in Bendigo is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Bendigo contains postcodes 3364, 3435, 3437, 3440, 3441, 3442, 3444, 3446, 3447, 3448, 3450, 3451, 3453, 3458, 3461, 3462, 3463, 3464, 3472, 3515, 3516, 3522, 3523, 3550, 3551, 3555, 3556, 3557, 3558, 3559, 3570 and includes the suburbs of Argyle, Arnold, Ascot, Ashbourne, Avonmore, Axe Creek, Axedale, Bagshot, Bagshot North, Barfold, Baringhup, Baringhup West, Barkers Creek, Barnadown, Baynton, Baynton East, Bendigo, Benloch, Big Hill, Bradford, Bullengarook, Cadello, California Gully, Campbells Creek, Campbelltown, Carisbrook, Carlsruhe, Castlemaine, Chewton, Chewton Bushlands, Costerfield, Derrinal, Drummartin, Drummond, Dunolly, Eaglehawk, Eaglehawk North, East Bendigo, Eastville, Eddington, Edgecombe, Elmore, Elphinstone, Emu Creek, Eppalock, Epsom, Faraday, Fern Hill, Flora Hill, Fosterville, Franklinford, Fryerstown, Glenhope, Glenhope East, Glenluce, Golden Gully, Golden Point, Golden Square, Goldsborough, Goornong, Gower, Green Gully, Greenhill, Guildford, Harcourt, Harcourt North, Heathcote, Heathcote South, Hesket, Hunter, Huntly, Huntly North, Inkerman, Irishtown, Ironbark, Jackass Flat, Junortoun, Kamarooka, Kangaroo Flat, Kennington, Kimbolton, Knowsley, Kyneton, Kyneton South, Laanecoorie, Ladys Pass, Langley, Lauriston, Leichardt, Llanelly, Lockwood, Lockwood South, Long Gully, Longlea, Lyal, Macedon, Maiden Gully, Maldon, Malmsbury, Mandurang, Mandurang South, Marong, Mckenzie Hill, Metcalfe, Metcalfe East, Mia Mia, Moliagul, Moonlight Flat, Mount Camel, Mount Macedon, Muckleford, Muckleford South, Murphys Creek, Myers Flat, Myrtle Creek, Neereman, Neilborough, Newbridge, Newham, Newstead, North Bendigo, Nuggetty, Painswick, Pastoria, Pastoria East, Pipers Creek, Quarry Hill, Ravenswood, Ravenswood South, Raywood, Redcastle, Redesdale, Rochford, Sailors Gully, Sandon, Sebastian, Sedgwick, Shelbourne, Sidonia, Spring Gully, Spring Hill, Strangways, Strathdale, Strathfieldsaye, Strathlea, Sutton Grange, Taradale, Tarilta, Tarnagulla, Tarrengower, Toolleen, Trentham East, Tylden, Vaughan, Waanyarra, Walmer, Wellsford, Welshmans Reef, Werona, West Bendigo, Whipstick, White Hills, Wilsons Hill, Woodend, Woodend North, Woodstock On Loddon, Woodstock West, Woodvale, Yandoit Hills and Yapeen.