Footscray Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Footscray (3011) is a suburb of Melbourne, North, Victoria. It is about 6 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Footscray is in the federal electorate of Gellibrand.

In the 2011 census the population of Footscray was 13,203 and is comprised of approximately 47.0% females and 53.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Footscray is 32 years of age.

41.0% of people living in the suburb of Footscray were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 9.4% Vietnam, 7.3% India, 4.8% China , 2.1% Bangladesh, 1.7% England, 1.6% New Zealand, 1.3% Greece, 1.2% Italy, 1.0% Malaysia, 1.0% Indonesia, 0.8% Nepal, 0.8% Ethiopia, 0.8% Philippines, 0.7% Croatia.

40.1% of people living in Footscray speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 12.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 11.8% Vietnamese, 6.4% Other, 4.1% Mandarin, 3.1% Cantonese, 2.8% Other, 2.2% Greek, 2.1% Bengali, 1.9% Italian.

The religious makeup of Footscray is 25.8% No religion, 17.3% Catholic, 14.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 11.2% Buddhism, 6.3% Islam, 6.3% Hinduism, 4.5% Eastern Orthodox, 3.7% Anglican, 1.6% Uniting Church, 1.4% Other Religious Groups.

35.9% of people are married, 48.9% have never married and 8.0% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 518 widowed people living in Footscray.

56.0% of the people living in Footscray over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.2% are working on a part time basis. Footscray has an unemployment rate of 8.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Footscray are 27.1% Professionals, 13.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.8% Labourers, 10.6% Technicians & trades workers, 10.1% Community & personal service workers, 9.1% Managers, 8.9% Sales workers, 5.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Footscray work in are 10.8% Accommodation and food services, 9.9% Health care and social assistance, 9.7% Retail trade, 8.5% Manufacturing, 8.3% Education and training, 8.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.1% Public administration and safety, 5.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.7% Administrative and support services.

19.0% of homes are fully owned, and 23.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 54.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $487 per week and the median household income is $1059 per week.

The median rent in Footscray is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Footscray postcode 3011

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