Ashburton Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Ashburton (3147) is a suburb of Melbourne, South East, Victoria. It is about 11 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Ashburton is in the federal electorate of Higgins.

In the 2011 census the population of Ashburton was 7,586 and is comprised of approximately 50.7% females and 49.3% males.

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

72.0% of people living in the suburb of Ashburton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.1% China , 3.1% England, 2.3% India, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.0% Greece, 1.0% Malaysia, 1.0% Vietnam, 0.9% Sri Lanka, 0.7% Hong Kong , 0.7% Italy, 0.6% United States of America, 0.5% Germany, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Scotland.

77.1% of people living in Ashburton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.4% Mandarin, 2.9% Greek, 2.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Cantonese, 2.1% Other, 1.1% Italian, 0.9% Vietnamese, 0.6% German, 0.6% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Ashburton is 28.1% No religion, 26.4% Catholic, 13.5% Anglican, 6.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.8% Uniting Church, 4.2% Eastern Orthodox, 2.6% Buddhism, 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Baptist, 1.7% Hinduism.

51.9% of people are married, 33.1% have never married and 6.6% are divorced and 2.0% are separated. There are 384 widowed people living in Ashburton.

56.5% of the people living in Ashburton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.2% are working on a part time basis. Ashburton has an unemployment rate of 5.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Ashburton are 35.5% Professionals, 17.4% Managers, 13.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.7% Sales workers, 8.3% Community & personal service workers, 7.6% Technicians & trades workers, 4.9% Labourers, 2.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Ashburton work in are 14.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 12.5% Health care and social assistance, 10.3% Education and training, 8.6% Retail trade, 7.2% Financial and insurance services, 7.2% Manufacturing, 5.5% Construction, 5.4% Accommodation and food services, 5.4% Public administration and safety.

35.4% of homes are fully owned, and 34.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 27.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $673 per week and the median household income is $1765 per week.

The median rent in Ashburton is $305 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Ashburton postcode 3147

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