Cockatoo Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Cockatoo (3781) is a suburb of Melbourne, Yarra-Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. It is about 48 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Cockatoo is in the federal electorate of La Trobe.

In the 2011 census the population of Cockatoo was 4,400 and is comprised of approximately 49.4% females and 50.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Cockatoo is 36 years of age.

80.2% of people living in the suburb of Cockatoo were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.3% England, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.1% Netherlands, 0.6% Italy, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% Germany, 0.2% Austria, 0.2% Greece, 0.2% India, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Philippines, 0.1% Brazil.

90.2% of people living in Cockatoo speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Other, 0.7% Italian, 0.4% German, 0.4% Dutch, 0.2% Mandarin, 0.2% Hungarian, 0.2% Russian, 0.2% Greek.

The religious makeup of Cockatoo is 42.0% No religion, 15.8% Anglican, 14.9% Catholic, 11.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.0% Uniting Church, 2.8% Christian, nfd, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Other religious affiliation , 1.1% Pentecostal, 0.9% Baptist.

49.6% of people are married, 35.4% have never married and 9.2% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 83 widowed people living in Cockatoo.

61.0% of the people living in Cockatoo over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.8% are working on a part time basis. Cockatoo has an unemployment rate of 4.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Cockatoo are 21.6% Technicians & trades workers, 14.3% Professionals, 12.6% Labourers, 12.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.9% Managers, 9.3% Community & personal service workers, 8.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 7.8% Sales workers, 1.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cockatoo work in are 15.1% Construction, 15.1% Manufacturing, 11.0% Retail trade, 10.4% Health care and social assistance, 7.8% Education and training, 5.7% Wholesale trade, 4.6% Other services, 4.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.0% Public administration and safety.

22.3% of homes are fully owned, and 64.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 10.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $598 per week and the median household income is $1305 per week.

The median rent in Cockatoo is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Cockatoo postcode 3781

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