Ashwood Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Ashwood (3147) is a suburb of Melbourne, South East, Victoria. It is about 12 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Ashwood is in the federal electorate of Chisholm.

In the 2011 census the population of Ashwood was 6,061 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males.

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

61.8% of people living in the suburb of Ashwood were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.1% China , 3.1% India, 2.2% England, 1.7% Sri Lanka, 1.6% Malaysia, 1.6% Greece, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.0% Italy, 0.9% Vietnam, 0.9% Korea, Republic of , 0.8% South Africa, 0.6% Hong Kong , 0.6% Singapore, 0.5% Scotland.

63.3% of people living in Ashwood speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.6% Mandarin, 4.9% Greek, 4.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.1% Cantonese, 2.3% Other, 2.0% Italian, 1.0% Sinhalese, 1.0% Hindi, 1.0% Korean.

The religious makeup of Ashwood is 25.8% No religion, 23.9% Catholic, 11.0% Anglican, 7.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.1% Eastern Orthodox, 4.4% Uniting Church, 4.0% Buddhism, 2.7% Hinduism, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Christian, nfd.

47.7% of people are married, 36.2% have never married and 8.0% are divorced and 2.1% are separated. There are 301 widowed people living in Ashwood.

58.8% of the people living in Ashwood over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.5% are working on a part time basis. Ashwood has an unemployment rate of 5.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Ashwood are 30.6% Professionals, 15.0% Managers, 15.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.6% Technicians & trades workers, 8.7% Sales workers, 7.3% Community & personal service workers, 6.3% Labourers, 3.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Ashwood work in are 12.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 11.8% Health care and social assistance, 10.1% Retail trade, 9.5% Education and training, 7.7% Manufacturing, 6.3% Financial and insurance services, 5.9% Construction, 5.3% Accommodation and food services, 5.1% Wholesale trade.

35.3% of homes are fully owned, and 30.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $561 per week and the median household income is $1285 per week.

The median rent in Ashwood is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Ashwood postcode 3147

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