Sassafras Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Sassafras (3787) is a suburb of Melbourne, Yarra-Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. It is about 34 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Sassafras is in the federal electorate of La Trobe.

In the 2011 census the population of Sassafras was 1,145 and is comprised of approximately 49.4% females and 50.6% males.

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

78.8% of people living in the suburb of Sassafras were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.7% England, 1.6% Netherlands, 1.2% Germany, 1.0% New Zealand, 1.0% United States of America, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% South Africa, 0.5% Thailand, 0.5% Romania, 0.4% Austria, 0.4% Mauritius, 0.4% Sweden, 0.4% Latvia, 0.4% Switzerland.

91.5% of people living in Sassafras speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.0% Italian, 0.9% Other, 0.9% Dutch, 0.9% German, 0.5% Indonesian, 0.3% Thai, 0.3% Greek, 0.3% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Sassafras is 45.3% No religion, 14.4% Catholic, 12.6% Anglican, 8.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.7% Uniting Church, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 2.3% Buddhism, 1.8% Lutheran, 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.5% Other religious affiliation .

54.5% of people are married, 30.8% have never married and 8.2% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 29 widowed people living in Sassafras.

56.1% of the people living in Sassafras over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.1% are working on a part time basis. Sassafras has an unemployment rate of 5.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Sassafras are 26.6% Professionals, 20.5% Managers, 14.4% Technicians & trades workers, 12.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.4% Community & personal service workers, 7.8% Sales workers, 4.5% Labourers, 2.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Sassafras work in are 11.7% Health care and social assistance, 11.0% Education and training, 10.5% Retail trade, 9.4% Construction, 8.1% Manufacturing, 8.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.9% Accommodation and food services, 5.0% Wholesale trade, 4.9% Administrative and support services.

38.1% of homes are fully owned, and 50.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 9.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $672 per week and the median household income is $1646 per week.

The median rent in Sassafras is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Sassafras postcode 3787

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