Garfield Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Garfield (3814) is a suburb of South Eastern Victoria, Gippsland, Victoria. It is about 69 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Garfield is in the federal electorate of McMillan.

In the 2011 census the population of Garfield was 1,466 and is comprised of approximately 50.7% females and 49.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Garfield is 38 years of age.

86.4% of people living in the suburb of Garfield were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.7% England, 1.2% Netherlands, 1.1% Scotland, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.6% Italy, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Croatia, 0.3% Wales, 0.2% Thailand, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Philippines.

94.1% of people living in Garfield speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Italian, 0.5% Other, 0.3% Croatian, 0.2% Polish, 0.2% Maltese.

The religious makeup of Garfield is 31.5% Catholic, 23.9% No religion, 19.3% Anglican, 10.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.1% Uniting Church, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Baptist, 0.8% Other religious affiliation , 0.5% Eastern Orthodox.

53.9% of people are married, 30.0% have never married and 7.4% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 57 widowed people living in Garfield.

58.0% of the people living in Garfield over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.9% are working on a part time basis. Garfield has an unemployment rate of 3.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Garfield are 20.6% Technicians & trades workers, 12.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.8% Professionals, 10.9% Managers, 10.8% Labourers, 10.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.6% Community & personal service workers, 8.7% Sales workers, 3.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Garfield work in are 17.5% Construction, 11.1% Manufacturing, 9.4% Health care and social assistance, 9.0% Retail trade, 7.9% Education and training, 7.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.7% Wholesale trade, 5.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 4.0% Other services.

34.6% of homes are fully owned, and 46.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 15.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $491 per week and the median household income is $1068 per week.

The median rent in Garfield is $230 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1638 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Garfield postcode 3814

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