Heidelberg West Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Heidelberg West (3081) is a suburb of Melbourne, North, Victoria. It is about 9 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Heidelberg West is in the federal electorate of Jagajaga.

In the 2011 census the population of Heidelberg West was 5,327 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Heidelberg West is 34 years of age.

58.3% of people living in the suburb of Heidelberg West were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.1% Somalia, 3.2% China , 2.7% India, 2.2% Vietnam, 1.7% England, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.2% Lebanon, 1.0% Malaysia, 0.9% Philippines, 0.8% Greece, 0.7% Indonesia, 0.6% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Italy, 0.5% Burma .

55.9% of people living in Heidelberg West speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 12.6% Other, 7.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.4% Arabic, 3.0% Mandarin, 2.6% Vietnamese, 1.6% Cantonese, 1.5% Greek, 1.0% Italian, 0.8% Indonesian.

The religious makeup of Heidelberg West is 21.5% No religion, 20.5% Catholic, 16.2% Islam, 10.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.8% Anglican, 3.8% Buddhism, 3.2% Eastern Orthodox, 3.0% Uniting Church, 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Hinduism.

32.1% of people are married, 45.0% have never married and 11.2% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 336 widowed people living in Heidelberg West.

52.3% of the people living in Heidelberg West over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.8% are working on a part time basis. Heidelberg West has an unemployment rate of 10.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Heidelberg West are 18.7% Professionals, 15.3% Technicians & trades workers, 15.1% Community & personal service workers, 13.8% Labourers, 11.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 7.8% Sales workers, 5.5% Managers, 2.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Heidelberg West work in are 16.3% Health care and social assistance, 11.8% Manufacturing, 9.8% Retail trade, 7.5% Accommodation and food services, 7.4% Education and training, 6.3% Construction, 5.7% Public administration and safety, 5.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.3% Transport, postal and warehousing.

19.2% of homes are fully owned, and 19.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 55.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $372 per week and the median household income is $721 per week.

The median rent in Heidelberg West is $175 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Heidelberg West postcode 3081

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