Forest Hill Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Forest Hill (3131) is a suburb of Melbourne, East, Victoria. It is about 17 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Forest Hill is in the federal electorates of Chisholm, Deakin.

In the 2011 census the population of Forest Hill was 10,052 and is comprised of approximately 52.9% females and 47.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Forest Hill is 41 years of age.

60.8% of people living in the suburb of Forest Hill were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.1% China , 2.8% England, 2.6% Malaysia, 2.4% India, 2.2% Vietnam, 1.3% Sri Lanka, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.3% Hong Kong , 1.2% Greece, 1.1% Italy, 0.9% Philippines, 0.7% Singapore, 0.7% Iran, 0.6% Germany.

63.6% of people living in Forest Hill speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.7% Cantonese, 6.4% Mandarin, 3.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.2% Greek, 1.8% Vietnamese, 1.8% Italian, 1.5% Other, 1.0% Hindi, 0.8% Other.

The religious makeup of Forest Hill is 23.9% No religion, 23.1% Catholic, 10.6% Anglican, 7.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.5% Buddhism, 5.3% Uniting Church, 5.3% Eastern Orthodox, 3.1% Baptist, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Hinduism.

50.8% of people are married, 29.2% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 2.3% are separated. There are 762 widowed people living in Forest Hill.

58.6% of the people living in Forest Hill over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.4% are working on a part time basis. Forest Hill has an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Forest Hill are 28.1% Professionals, 16.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.4% Technicians & trades workers, 12.0% Managers, 9.8% Sales workers, 8.3% Community & personal service workers, 7.3% Labourers, 3.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Forest Hill work in are 11.7% Health care and social assistance, 10.9% Retail trade, 10.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.7% Manufacturing, 8.9% Education and training, 6.2% Accommodation and food services, 5.8% Construction, 5.5% Wholesale trade, 5.3% Financial and insurance services.

41.3% of homes are fully owned, and 31.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 23.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $534 per week and the median household income is $1118 per week.

The median rent in Forest Hill is $301 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1800 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forest Hill postcode 3131

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