Elwood Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Elwood (3184) is a suburb of Melbourne, Bayside, Victoria. It is about 8 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Elwood is in the federal electorate of Melbourne Ports.

In the 2011 census the population of Elwood was 14,638 and is comprised of approximately 52.0% females and 48.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Elwood is 34 years of age.

64.8% of people living in the suburb of Elwood were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.1% England, 2.9% New Zealand, 1.3% Ireland, 1.2% India, 1.0% United States of America, 0.9% Germany, 0.8% South Africa, 0.7% Poland, 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% Italy, 0.6% Greece, 0.5% France, 0.5% Canada, 0.5% China .

77.3% of people living in Elwood speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 8.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Greek, 1.7% Other, 1.5% Italian, 1.4% Russian, 1.0% French, 0.9% German, 0.7% Spanish, 0.7% Polish.

The religious makeup of Elwood is 38.4% No religion, 21.1% Catholic, 11.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.5% Anglican, 3.8% Judaism, 3.0% Eastern Orthodox, 2.0% Uniting Church, 2.0% Buddhism, 1.9% Other religious affiliation , 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed.

29.1% of people are married, 56.6% have never married and 9.5% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 310 widowed people living in Elwood.

69.4% of the people living in Elwood over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 22.1% are working on a part time basis. Elwood has an unemployment rate of 3.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Elwood are 39.5% Professionals, 18.1% Managers, 12.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.4% Community & personal service workers, 8.3% Technicians & trades workers, 8.2% Sales workers, 2.6% Labourers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.0% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Elwood work in are 15.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.9% Health care and social assistance, 8.3% Education and training, 8.0% Retail trade, 6.6% Financial and insurance services, 6.3% Accommodation and food services, 5.8% Construction, 5.0% Information media and telecommunications, 4.9% Manufacturing.

18.0% of homes are fully owned, and 24.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 55.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $1060 per week and the median household income is $1714 per week.

The median rent in Elwood is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2200 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Elwood postcode 3184

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