Bentleigh East Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Bentleigh East (3165) is a suburb of Melbourne, South East, Victoria. It is about 14 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Bentleigh East is in the federal electorate of Hotham.

In the 2011 census the population of Bentleigh East was 25,925 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Bentleigh East is 40 years of age.

65.5% of people living in the suburb of Bentleigh East were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.8% Greece, 2.5% England, 2.4% China , 1.9% India, 1.9% South Africa, 1.7% Italy, 1.5% Israel, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.2% Russian Federation, 1.1% Ukraine, 1.0% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Poland, 0.6% Malaysia, 0.5% Inadequately described.

68.2% of people living in Bentleigh East speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.6% Greek, 4.1% Russian, 3.6% Other, 2.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.6% Mandarin, 2.5% Italian, 1.0% Cantonese, 0.5% Polish, 0.5% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Bentleigh East is 26.5% Catholic, 21.1% No religion, 10.9% Eastern Orthodox, 10.2% Anglican, 9.9% Judaism, 6.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.5% Uniting Church, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Buddhism, 1.3% Hinduism.

54.2% of people are married, 29.4% have never married and 7.3% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 1388 widowed people living in Bentleigh East.

59.7% of the people living in Bentleigh East over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.4% are working on a part time basis. Bentleigh East has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Bentleigh East are 26.4% Professionals, 16.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.0% Managers, 13.1% Technicians & trades workers, 10.3% Sales workers, 8.4% Community & personal service workers, 5.1% Labourers, 3.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bentleigh East work in are 11.4% Retail trade, 11.3% Health care and social assistance, 10.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.0% Manufacturing, 8.8% Education and training, 7.5% Construction, 5.8% Financial and insurance services, 5.2% Wholesale trade, 5.0% Public administration and safety.

39.9% of homes are fully owned, and 36.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $596 per week and the median household income is $1406 per week.

The median rent in Bentleigh East is $363 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2030 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Bentleigh East postcode 3165

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