Hastings Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Hastings (3915) is a suburb of Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. It is about 58 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Hastings is in the federal electorate of Flinders.

In the 2011 census the population of Hastings was 8,685 and is comprised of approximately 51.9% females and 48.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Hastings is 37 years of age.

78.0% of people living in the suburb of Hastings were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.8% England, 1.6% New Zealand, 1.1% Scotland, 0.9% Netherlands, 0.6% Germany, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Italy, 0.2% Malta, 0.2% United States of America, 0.1% China , 0.1% Hungary.

91.8% of people living in Hastings speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other, 0.4% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% German, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% Polish, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.1% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Hastings is 32.5% No religion, 20.8% Anglican, 20.4% Catholic, 9.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.5% Uniting Church, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Baptist, 1.5% Other religious affiliation , 1.2% Pentecostal.

40.7% of people are married, 35.8% have never married and 12.2% are divorced and 4.6% are separated. There are 463 widowed people living in Hastings.

55.3% of the people living in Hastings over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.6% are working on a part time basis. Hastings has an unemployment rate of 7.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Hastings are 21.4% Technicians & trades workers, 15.0% Labourers, 12.2% Community & personal service workers, 11.3% Sales workers, 10.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.6% Professionals, 9.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 8.2% Managers, 2.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Hastings work in are 14.8% Manufacturing, 14.3% Retail trade, 13.0% Construction, 11.7% Health care and social assistance, 6.3% Public administration and safety, 5.4% Accommodation and food services, 4.9% Other services, 4.5% Education and training, 4.3% Transport, postal and warehousing.

27.7% of homes are fully owned, and 30.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 37.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $449 per week and the median household income is $844 per week.

The median rent in Hastings is $230 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Hastings postcode 3915