Upwey Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Upwey (3158) is a suburb of Melbourne, East, Victoria. It is about 33 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Upwey is in the federal electorate of La Trobe.

In the 2011 census the population of Upwey was 6,964 and is comprised of approximately 50.0% females and 50.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Upwey is 37 years of age.

79.7% of people living in the suburb of Upwey were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.0% England, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.0% Germany, 1.0% Netherlands, 0.6% South Africa, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% Poland, 0.3% Switzerland, 0.2% India, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Italy.

92.1% of people living in Upwey speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.0% German, 0.8% Other, 0.4% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Polish, 0.2% Mandarin, 0.2% French, 0.2% Hungarian.

The religious makeup of Upwey is 40.9% No religion, 19.6% Catholic, 12.0% Anglican, 8.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.8% Uniting Church, 2.8% Christian, nfd, 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Baptist, 1.5% Buddhism, 1.3% Other religious affiliation .

48.0% of people are married, 37.0% have never married and 9.6% are divorced and 2.7% are separated. There are 152 widowed people living in Upwey.

56.7% of the people living in Upwey over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.8% are working on a part time basis. Upwey has an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Upwey are 24.1% Professionals, 17.3% Technicians & trades workers, 15.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.1% Managers, 10.4% Community & personal service workers, 9.0% Sales workers, 7.1% Labourers, 4.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Upwey work in are 12.4% Health care and social assistance, 11.9% Construction, 11.1% Education and training, 10.7% Manufacturing, 9.8% Retail trade, 7.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.7% Wholesale trade, 5.5% Public administration and safety, 4.4% Accommodation and food services.

31.5% of homes are fully owned, and 55.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 11.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $639 per week and the median household income is $1537 per week.

The median rent in Upwey is $280 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1651 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Upwey postcode 3158

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