Canterbury Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Canterbury (3126) is a suburb of Melbourne, East, Victoria. It is about 10 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Canterbury is in the federal electorate of Kooyong.

In the 2011 census the population of Canterbury was 7,857 and is comprised of approximately 53.2% females and 46.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Canterbury is 44 years of age.

71.6% of people living in the suburb of Canterbury were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.5% England, 3.8% China , 1.8% New Zealand, 1.6% Malaysia, 1.1% India, 1.0% United States of America, 0.8% South Africa, 0.7% Italy, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% Taiwan, 0.6% Hong Kong , 0.5% Greece, 0.5% Sri Lanka, 0.4% Ireland.

81.2% of people living in Canterbury speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.9% Mandarin, 2.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Greek, 1.5% Cantonese, 1.2% Italian, 0.9% Other, 0.7% French, 0.4% Other, 0.4% Vietnamese.

The religious makeup of Canterbury is 28.9% No religion, 22.5% Catholic, 17.2% Anglican, 6.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.4% Uniting Church, 3.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.1% Eastern Orthodox, 2.4% Buddhism, 2.4% Baptist, 1.7% Christian, nfd.

56.4% of people are married, 30.3% have never married and 4.9% are divorced and 1.4% are separated. There are 458 widowed people living in Canterbury.

56.1% of the people living in Canterbury over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 35.7% are working on a part time basis. Canterbury has an unemployment rate of 3.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Canterbury are 39.6% Professionals, 20.7% Managers, 13.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.9% Sales workers, 6.8% Community & personal service workers, 4.4% Technicians & trades workers, 2.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 2.7% Labourers, 0.6% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Canterbury work in are 16.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 14.8% Health care and social assistance, 10.9% Education and training, 10.0% Retail trade, 7.6% Financial and insurance services, 5.1% Manufacturing, 5.0% Accommodation and food services, 4.8% Construction, 4.8% Wholesale trade.

45.9% of homes are fully owned, and 30.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $805 per week and the median household income is $2350 per week.

The median rent in Canterbury is $371 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2984 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Canterbury postcode 3126

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