Highton Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Highton (3216) is a suburb of Melbourne, Geelong, Victoria. It is about 70 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Highton is in the federal electorate of Corangamite.

In the 2011 census the population of Highton was 16,657 and is comprised of approximately 51.4% females and 48.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Highton is 40 years of age.

79.5% of people living in the suburb of Highton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.9% England, 1.1% China , 1.1% India, 1.0% New Zealand, 0.9% Scotland, 0.7% South Africa, 0.7% Germany, 0.6% Italy, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.4% Malaysia, 0.4% Sri Lanka, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Iran.

87.7% of people living in Highton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Other, 1.1% Mandarin, 1.1% Italian, 0.6% Arabic, 0.5% German, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.3% Greek, 0.3% Croatian.

The religious makeup of Highton is 27.4% Catholic, 23.0% No religion, 15.1% Anglican, 9.8% Uniting Church, 6.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.9% Baptist, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Lutheran, 1.4% Eastern Orthodox.

56.6% of people are married, 29.3% have never married and 6.3% are divorced and 2.3% are separated. There are 754 widowed people living in Highton.

55.4% of the people living in Highton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.9% are working on a part time basis. Highton has an unemployment rate of 4.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Highton are 27.3% Professionals, 13.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.0% Managers, 12.2% Technicians & trades workers, 12.1% Sales workers, 10.1% Community & personal service workers, 6.2% Labourers, 3.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Highton work in are 14.9% Health care and social assistance, 13.8% Retail trade, 12.7% Education and training, 8.9% Manufacturing, 7.2% Construction, 6.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.5% Accommodation and food services, 5.7% Public administration and safety, 3.7% Financial and insurance services.

41.5% of homes are fully owned, and 36.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $590 per week and the median household income is $1379 per week.

The median rent in Highton is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Highton postcode 3216

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