Altona Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Altona (3018) is a suburb of Melbourne, West, Victoria. It is about 14 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Altona is in the federal electorate of Gellibrand.

In the 2011 census the population of Altona was 9,918 and is comprised of approximately 50.7% females and 49.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Altona is 42 years of age.

65.0% of people living in the suburb of Altona were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.6% England, 2.6% Malta, 2.5% India, 2.1% New Zealand, 1.6% Italy, 1.3% China , 1.1% Scotland, 1.0% Germany, 0.8% Vietnam, 0.8% Philippines, 0.7% Ireland, 0.7% Croatia, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% Greece.

75.3% of people living in Altona speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.7% Other, 2.5% Italian, 2.4% Maltese, 1.6% Mandarin, 1.5% Greek, 1.0% Vietnamese, 0.9% Hindi, 0.8% German.

The religious makeup of Altona is 33.0% Catholic, 23.4% No religion, 13.4% Anglican, 7.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.7% Uniting Church, 3.6% Eastern Orthodox, 3.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Buddhism, 1.8% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Hinduism.

47.5% of people are married, 32.1% have never married and 9.3% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 676 widowed people living in Altona.

62.6% of the people living in Altona over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.2% are working on a part time basis. Altona has an unemployment rate of 5.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Altona are 23.4% Professionals, 17.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.3% Technicians & trades workers, 11.8% Managers, 8.9% Community & personal service workers, 7.9% Sales workers, 7.5% Labourers, 6.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Altona work in are 11.4% Manufacturing, 9.5% Health care and social assistance, 8.5% Education and training, 8.2% Construction, 8.1% Retail trade, 7.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.3% Public administration and safety, 7.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.7% Accommodation and food services.

42.7% of homes are fully owned, and 24.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $563 per week and the median household income is $1136 per week.

The median rent in Altona is $280 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1790 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Altona postcode 3018

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