Waterways Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Waterways (3195) is a suburb of Melbourne, South East, Victoria. It is about 26 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Waterways is in the federal electorate of Isaacs.

In the 2011 census the population of Waterways was 2,161 and is comprised of approximately 48.9% females and 51.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Waterways is 33 years of age.

52.4% of people living in the suburb of Waterways were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.3% China , 5.0% Vietnam, 4.6% England, 4.1% India, 3.3% Cambodia, 2.8% Sri Lanka, 2.2% South Africa, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.2% Philippines, 1.2% Malaysia, 1.0% Singapore, 1.0% Turkey, 0.8% Germany, 0.8% Italy.

53.6% of people living in Waterways speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.3% Vietnamese, 6.0% Mandarin, 3.8% Cantonese, 3.8% Greek, 3.5% Khmer, 3.0% Other, 2.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.8% Turkish, 1.7% Other.

The religious makeup of Waterways is 24.9% Catholic, 20.9% No religion, 12.6% Buddhism, 8.4% Anglican, 8.0% Eastern Orthodox, 6.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.2% Hinduism, 3.1% Islam, 2.4% Pentecostal, 2.2% Uniting Church.

67.1% of people are married, 25.5% have never married and 4.8% are divorced and 1.3% are separated. There are 20 widowed people living in Waterways.

69.5% of the people living in Waterways over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 21.9% are working on a part time basis. Waterways has an unemployment rate of 3.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Waterways are 27.4% Professionals, 19.5% Managers, 16.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.5% Technicians & trades workers, 8.7% Sales workers, 5.6% Community & personal service workers, 5.2% Labourers, 4.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 3.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Waterways work in are 14.0% Manufacturing, 10.5% Retail trade, 10.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.0% Health care and social assistance, 8.9% Financial and insurance services, 7.1% Wholesale trade, 6.5% Education and training, 5.6% Construction, 5.1% Accommodation and food services.

22.7% of homes are fully owned, and 71.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 5.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $868 per week and the median household income is $2410 per week.

The median rent in Waterways is $565 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2633 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Waterways postcode 3195

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