Upper Ferntree Gully Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Upper Ferntree Gully (3156) is a suburb of Melbourne, Yarra-Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. It is about 31 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Upper Ferntree Gully is in the federal electorate of La Trobe.

In the 2011 census the population of Upper Ferntree Gully was 3,221 and is comprised of approximately 49.6% females and 50.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Upper Ferntree Gully is 39 years of age.

75.5% of people living in the suburb of Upper Ferntree Gully were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.8% England, 1.2% New Zealand, 0.9% Germany, 0.9% Netherlands, 0.7% Italy, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% India, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Canada, 0.3% Switzerland, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Austria, 0.3% Wales.

87.6% of people living in Upper Ferntree Gully speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.4% German, 1.2% Other, 0.7% Italian, 0.4% Greek, 0.3% Hungarian, 0.3% Sinhalese, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Upper Ferntree Gully is 33.0% No religion, 21.1% Catholic, 14.8% Anglican, 10.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.8% Uniting Church, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Baptist, 1.5% Other religious affiliation , 1.3% Pentecostal.

46.3% of people are married, 34.6% have never married and 9.7% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 164 widowed people living in Upper Ferntree Gully.

57.8% of the people living in Upper Ferntree Gully over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.4% are working on a part time basis. Upper Ferntree Gully has an unemployment rate of 4.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Upper Ferntree Gully are 18.4% Professionals, 18.0% Technicians & trades workers, 16.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.3% Managers, 10.9% Community & personal service workers, 9.2% Sales workers, 7.5% Labourers, 6.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Upper Ferntree Gully work in are 12.1% Health care and social assistance, 11.4% Construction, 10.5% Manufacturing, 9.8% Retail trade, 9.0% Education and training, 6.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.7% Wholesale trade, 5.6% Public administration and safety, 4.7% Accommodation and food services.

32.9% of homes are fully owned, and 50.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 14.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $581 per week and the median household income is $1403 per week.

The median rent in Upper Ferntree Gully is $280 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1655 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Upper Ferntree Gully postcode 3156

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