Thornton Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Thornton (3712) is a suburb of Northern Victoria, Shepparton & Central North, Victoria. It is about 96 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Thornton is in the federal electorate of Indi.

In the 2011 census the population of Thornton was 361 and is comprised of approximately 45.4% females and 54.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Thornton is 51 years of age.

85.3% of people living in the suburb of Thornton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.5% England, 1.7% China , 1.4% Italy, 1.1% New Zealand, 1.1% South Africa, 1.1% Scotland.

94.2% of people living in Thornton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Cantonese, 0.8% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Thornton is 27.1% No religion, 21.9% Anglican, 16.1% Catholic, 14.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.1% Uniting Church, 4.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Jehovah's Witnesses, 0.8% Islam, 0.8% Lutheran.

52.3% of people are married, 25.3% have never married and 11.5% are divorced and 4.9% are separated. There are 18 widowed people living in Thornton.

49.4% of the people living in Thornton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 38.0% are working on a part time basis. Thornton has an unemployment rate of 5.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Thornton are 26.5% Managers, 14.8% Labourers, 13.5% Professionals, 12.9% Technicians & trades workers, 12.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.4% Community & personal service workers, 7.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Sales workers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Thornton work in are 27.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 18.2% Accommodation and food services, 14.3% Health care and social assistance, 7.1% Education and training, 6.5% Public administration and safety, 5.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.2% Construction, 3.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 3.2% Manufacturing.

53.8% of homes are fully owned, and 22.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $504 per week and the median household income is $744 per week.

The median rent in Thornton is $160 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1150 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Thornton postcode 3712

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