Bentleigh Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Bentleigh (3204) is a suburb of Melbourne, South East, Victoria. It is about 13 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Bentleigh is in the federal electorates of Goldstein, Hotham.

In the 2011 census the population of Bentleigh was 14,920 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Bentleigh is 39 years of age.

65.2% of people living in the suburb of Bentleigh were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.5% England, 3.5% China , 2.8% India, 1.8% New Zealand, 1.6% Greece, 1.3% South Africa, 1.2% Italy, 1.0% Russian Federation, 1.0% Ukraine, 0.9% Sri Lanka, 0.8% Poland, 0.7% Israel, 0.7% Germany, 0.6% Scotland.

71.2% of people living in Bentleigh speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.1% Greek, 3.5% Mandarin, 3.2% Russian, 2.6% Other, 2.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.0% Italian, 1.0% Cantonese, 0.8% Hindi, 0.7% Polish.

The religious makeup of Bentleigh is 27.2% Catholic, 25.0% No religion, 10.8% Anglican, 8.0% Eastern Orthodox, 6.8% Judaism, 6.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.3% Uniting Church, 2.0% Buddhism, 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Hinduism.

51.3% of people are married, 32.8% have never married and 7.4% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 733 widowed people living in Bentleigh.

58.6% of the people living in Bentleigh 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. Bentleigh has an unemployment rate of 4.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Bentleigh are 30.8% Professionals, 15.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.1% Managers, 10.8% Technicians & trades workers, 9.7% Sales workers, 8.4% Community & personal service workers, 4.5% Labourers, 2.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bentleigh work in are 13.0% Health care and social assistance, 12.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.4% Retail trade, 8.9% Education and training, 7.3% Manufacturing, 6.7% Construction, 6.4% Financial and insurance services, 5.4% Accommodation and food services, 5.1% Wholesale trade.

37.5% of homes are fully owned, and 34.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $641 per week and the median household income is $1518 per week.

The median rent in Bentleigh is $351 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Bentleigh postcode 3204

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