Ferntree Gully Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Ferntree Gully (3156) is a suburb of Melbourne, East, Victoria. It is about 29 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Ferntree Gully is in the federal electorates of Aston, La Trobe.

In the 2011 census the population of Ferntree Gully was 25,585 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Ferntree Gully is 38 years of age.

75.0% of people living in the suburb of Ferntree Gully were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.4% England, 1.2% New Zealand, 1.0% India, 1.0% Germany, 1.0% China , 0.8% Sri Lanka, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.8% Italy, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% Malaysia, 0.7% Philippines, 0.7% South Africa, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Poland.

85.3% of people living in Ferntree Gully speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Other, 1.3% Italian, 1.3% Mandarin, 1.0% Cantonese, 0.8% German, 0.7% Greek, 0.5% Sinhalese, 0.4% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Ferntree Gully is 28.7% No religion, 25.4% Catholic, 14.9% Anglican, 7.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.0% Uniting Church, 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.7% Christian, nfd, 2.2% Buddhism, 2.1% Baptist, 1.6% Pentecostal.

48.5% of people are married, 34.0% have never married and 9.4% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 1036 widowed people living in Ferntree Gully.

61.6% of the people living in Ferntree Gully over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.5% are working on a part time basis. Ferntree Gully has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Ferntree Gully are 18.3% Technicians & trades workers, 17.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.9% Professionals, 10.0% Sales workers, 10.0% Managers, 9.3% Community & personal service workers, 9.3% Labourers, 7.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Ferntree Gully work in are 14.7% Manufacturing, 11.9% Retail trade, 11.3% Construction, 10.8% Health care and social assistance, 6.8% Education and training, 6.6% Wholesale trade, 6.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.5% Other services, 4.3% Public administration and safety.

32.8% of homes are fully owned, and 46.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 18.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $586 per week and the median household income is $1277 per week.

The median rent in Ferntree Gully is $285 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1700 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Ferntree Gully postcode 3156

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