Essendon West Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Essendon West (3040) is a suburb of Melbourne, North West, Victoria. It is about 10 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Essendon West is in the federal electorate of Maribyrnong.

In the 2011 census the population of Essendon West was 1,398 and is comprised of approximately 52.6% females and 47.4% males.

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

79.9% of people living in the suburb of Essendon West were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.5% Italy, 1.7% England, 1.5% China , 1.2% Vietnam, 1.2% Sri Lanka, 1.1% Lebanon, 0.9% Ireland, 0.8% India, 0.7% New Zealand, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% Malaysia, 0.4% Canada, 0.4% Hong Kong , 0.4% Russian Federation.

78.5% of people living in Essendon West speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.2% Italian, 2.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.0% Greek, 1.6% Arabic, 1.3% Vietnamese, 1.3% Mandarin, 1.1% Cantonese, 1.0% Sinhalese, 0.9% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Essendon West is 47.6% Catholic, 18.4% No religion, 10.6% Anglican, 5.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.6% Uniting Church, 2.9% Eastern Orthodox, 2.6% Buddhism, 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.1% Baptist, 0.9% Pentecostal.

52.7% of people are married, 31.5% have never married and 6.7% are divorced and 2.0% are separated. There are 79 widowed people living in Essendon West.

60.6% of the people living in Essendon West over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.5% are working on a part time basis. Essendon West has an unemployment rate of 3.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Essendon West are 28.5% Professionals, 15.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.4% Managers, 12.6% Technicians & trades workers, 10.2% Community & personal service workers, 9.6% Sales workers, 5.8% Labourers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 2.0% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Essendon West work in are 12.4% Health care and social assistance, 11.5% Education and training, 9.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.3% Retail trade, 6.9% Manufacturing, 6.9% Accommodation and food services, 6.4% Construction, 6.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.3% Public administration and safety.

43.8% of homes are fully owned, and 29.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 22.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $640 per week and the median household income is $1406 per week.

The median rent in Essendon West is $290 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2074 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Essendon West postcode 3040

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