Lower Plenty Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Lower Plenty (3093) is a suburb of Melbourne, North, Victoria. It is about 15 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Lower Plenty is in the federal electorate of Jagajaga.

In the 2011 census the population of Lower Plenty was 3,782 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Lower Plenty is 42 years of age.

81.4% of people living in the suburb of Lower Plenty were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.0% England, 1.3% Italy, 1.0% New Zealand, 0.7% China , 0.7% Germany, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% South Africa, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Greece, 0.4% Austria, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.3% Malaysia, 0.3% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.3% Canada.

86.4% of people living in Lower Plenty speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.4% Italian, 1.1% Greek, 1.0% Mandarin, 0.9% Other, 0.7% Macedonian, 0.5% German, 0.5% French, 0.4% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Lower Plenty is 27.9% Catholic, 25.1% No religion, 15.5% Anglican, 10.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Uniting Church, 3.5% Eastern Orthodox, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Baptist, 1.0% Lutheran.

51.2% of people are married, 30.9% have never married and 7.2% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 248 widowed people living in Lower Plenty.

57.7% of the people living in Lower Plenty over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.6% are working on a part time basis. Lower Plenty has an unemployment rate of 3.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Lower Plenty are 27.5% Professionals, 18.6% Managers, 16.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.4% Technicians & trades workers, 9.7% Sales workers, 7.9% Community & personal service workers, 3.8% Labourers, 3.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Lower Plenty work in are 12.1% Health care and social assistance, 11.0% Construction, 10.9% Education and training, 9.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.3% Retail trade, 8.5% Manufacturing, 5.4% Wholesale trade, 4.5% Public administration and safety, 4.3% Financial and insurance services.

42.0% of homes are fully owned, and 37.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 17.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $723 per week and the median household income is $1588 per week.

The median rent in Lower Plenty is $290 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Lower Plenty postcode 3093

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