Highett Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Highett (3190) is a suburb of Melbourne, South East, Victoria. It is about 16 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Highett is in the federal electorates of Goldstein, Hotham.

In the 2011 census the population of Highett was 10,263 and is comprised of approximately 52.7% females and 47.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Highett is 39 years of age.

67.9% of people living in the suburb of Highett were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.5% England, 2.1% New Zealand, 2.0% Greece, 1.8% India, 1.4% China , 0.9% Scotland, 0.8% Russian Federation, 0.8% Italy, 0.8% Poland, 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% Philippines, 0.6% Ukraine, 0.5% Ireland.

76.7% of people living in Highett speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.9% Greek, 2.0% Russian, 1.6% Other, 1.4% Italian, 1.4% Mandarin, 0.8% Polish, 0.8% Cantonese, 0.7% Turkish.

The religious makeup of Highett is 27.7% No religion, 26.2% Catholic, 14.0% Anglican, 8.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.9% Eastern Orthodox, 3.7% Uniting Church, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Judaism, 1.4% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Buddhism.

48.8% of people are married, 31.9% have never married and 9.3% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 589 widowed people living in Highett.

60.6% of the people living in Highett over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.1% are working on a part time basis. Highett has an unemployment rate of 4.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Highett are 28.5% Professionals, 15.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.8% Managers, 11.7% Technicians & trades workers, 10.1% Sales workers, 8.9% Community & personal service workers, 5.4% Labourers, 3.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Highett work in are 11.8% Health care and social assistance, 11.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.8% Retail trade, 9.0% Manufacturing, 8.7% Education and training, 7.1% Construction, 5.9% Public administration and safety, 5.8% Wholesale trade, 5.7% Financial and insurance services.

33.4% of homes are fully owned, and 38.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $662 per week and the median household income is $1386 per week.

The median rent in Highett is $321 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Highett postcode 3190

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