Essendon Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Essendon (3040) is a suburb of Melbourne, North, Victoria. It is about 8 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Essendon is in the federal electorate of Maribyrnong.

In the 2011 census the population of Essendon was 18,852 and is comprised of approximately 51.9% females and 48.1% males.

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

73.0% of people living in the suburb of Essendon were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.9% India, 3.2% Italy, 1.8% England, 1.2% China , 1.2% New Zealand, 0.9% Greece, 0.5% Vietnam, 0.4% Scotland, 0.4% Sri Lanka, 0.4% Malaysia, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Lebanon.

73.5% of people living in Essendon speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.8% Italian, 4.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.9% Greek, 1.9% Other, 1.2% Mandarin, 1.1% Hindi, 0.8% Other, 0.8% Cantonese, 0.8% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Essendon is 44.2% Catholic, 18.0% No religion, 8.8% Anglican, 7.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.0% Eastern Orthodox, 4.0% Uniting Church, 2.8% Hinduism, 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.5% Buddhism, 1.4% Islam.

48.2% of people are married, 37.0% have never married and 6.4% are divorced and 2.3% are separated. There are 964 widowed people living in Essendon.

60.6% of the people living in Essendon over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.1% are working on a part time basis. Essendon has an unemployment rate of 4.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Essendon are 30.0% Professionals, 17.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.9% Managers, 10.1% Sales workers, 9.4% Technicians & trades workers, 8.3% Community & personal service workers, 5.0% Labourers, 2.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Essendon work in are 11.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.8% Health care and social assistance, 10.4% Retail trade, 10.0% Education and training, 7.1% Construction, 6.7% Manufacturing, 6.2% Public administration and safety, 6.1% Financial and insurance services, 6.0% Accommodation and food services.

36.3% of homes are fully owned, and 27.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $723 per week and the median household income is $1538 per week.

The median rent in Essendon is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Essendon postcode 3040

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