Silvan Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Silvan (3795) is a suburb of Melbourne, Yarra-Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. It is about 39 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Silvan is in the federal electorate of Casey.

In the 2011 census the population of Silvan was 1,220 and is comprised of approximately 50.2% females and 49.8% males.

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

78.7% of people living in the suburb of Silvan were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.0% Netherlands, 3.8% England, 3.3% Italy, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.2% Poland, 0.8% Northern Ireland, 0.8% Germany, 0.5% Finland, 0.5% Thailand, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Canada, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Chile.

85.7% of people living in Silvan speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.3% Italian, 2.6% Dutch, 2.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Polish, 0.9% German, 0.7% Other, 0.5% Hungarian, 0.5% French, 0.2% Macedonian.

The religious makeup of Silvan is 31.3% No religion, 28.8% Catholic, 8.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.6% Anglican, 7.5% Christian, nfd, 3.4% Uniting Church, 2.2% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.9% Seventh-day Adventist, 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Baptist.

56.4% of people are married, 29.4% have never married and 6.7% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 47 widowed people living in Silvan.

55.8% of the people living in Silvan over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.6% are working on a part time basis. Silvan has an unemployment rate of 3.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Silvan are 22.4% Managers, 17.9% Technicians & trades workers, 14.4% Professionals, 13.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.4% Community & personal service workers, 7.6% Labourers, 6.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.0% Sales workers, 3.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Silvan work in are 15.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 10.3% Manufacturing, 9.9% Retail trade, 9.7% Construction, 9.0% Wholesale trade, 7.6% Health care and social assistance, 6.6% Other services, 5.8% Education and training, 4.4% Inadequately described/Not stated.

42.3% of homes are fully owned, and 37.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 17.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $539 per week and the median household income is $1139 per week.

The median rent in Silvan is $210 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Silvan postcode 3795

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