Mitcham Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Mitcham (3132) is a suburb of Melbourne, East, Victoria. It is about 20 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Mitcham is in the federal electorate of Deakin.

In the 2011 census the population of Mitcham was 14,811 and is comprised of approximately 51.3% females and 48.7% males.

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

68.6% of people living in the suburb of Mitcham were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.2% China , 3.2% England, 2.3% India, 1.6% Malaysia, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.2% Vietnam, 1.2% Italy, 0.9% Hong Kong , 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Indonesia, 0.5% Cambodia, 0.5% South Africa.

74.4% of people living in Mitcham speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.6% Mandarin, 3.8% Cantonese, 3.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.8% Italian, 1.5% Other, 1.0% Vietnamese, 0.8% Greek, 0.7% Punjabi, 0.7% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Mitcham is 29.8% No religion, 22.6% Catholic, 10.8% Anglican, 7.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.0% Uniting Church, 4.0% Buddhism, 3.5% Baptist, 2.9% Christian, nfd, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Eastern Orthodox.

53.3% of people are married, 31.2% have never married and 7.9% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 628 widowed people living in Mitcham.

60.7% of the people living in Mitcham over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.5% are working on a part time basis. Mitcham has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Mitcham are 30.2% Professionals, 16.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.4% Managers, 12.2% Technicians & trades workers, 9.5% Sales workers, 8.7% Community & personal service workers, 5.7% Labourers, 3.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Mitcham work in are 12.2% Health care and social assistance, 10.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.0% Retail trade, 9.1% Education and training, 8.7% Manufacturing, 7.4% Construction, 6.0% Public administration and safety, 5.7% Financial and insurance services, 5.2% Wholesale trade.

35.7% of homes are fully owned, and 37.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $651 per week and the median household income is $1424 per week.

The median rent in Mitcham is $310 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1896 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Mitcham postcode 3132

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