Greater Dandenong (C)

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA22670
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 509
Male 47.5%
Female 52.5%
Median age 27
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 276
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,047
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,223
Median weekly rent $277

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 441 86.6 44,590 93.3 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 50 9.8 2,022 4.2 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 18 3.5 1,175 2.5 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Greater Dandenong (C), there were 509 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female.

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Age Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 27 -- 23 -- 23 --
0-4 years 61 11.7 5,476 11.5 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 100 19.2 10,414 21.8 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 93 17.9 9,073 19.0 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 52 10.0 6,539 13.7 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 71 13.6 5,239 11.0 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 54 10.4 5,067 10.6 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 43 8.3 3,472 7.3 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 47 9.0 2,518 5.3 30,952 4.8

In Greater Dandenong (C), the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 27 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 31.3% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 9.0% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 67 18.4 7,613 23.9 105,086 24.5
Separated 21 5.8 1,556 4.9 19,112 4.5
Divorced 40 11.0 2,642 8.3 28,796 6.7
Widowed 22 6.0 943 3.0 13,794 3.2
Never married 214 58.8 19,145 60.0 261,980 61.1

In Greater Dandenong (C), 18.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 16.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 56 17.0 6,729 23.6 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 37 11.2 4,079 14.3 60,051 16.0
Not married 236 71.7 17,744 62.1 228,281 60.9

In Greater Dandenong (C), 17.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Pre-school 13 6.7 1,388 7.1 16,698 6.4
Primary 60 31.1 6,935 35.5 97,859 37.5
Secondary 44 22.8 4,828 24.7 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 6 3.1 1,215 6.2 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 18 9.3 1,679 8.6 15,489 5.9
Other 10 5.2 567 2.9 5,047 1.9
Not stated 42 21.8 2,940 15.0 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Greater Dandenong (C), 37.5% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.1% were attending a primary school, 22.8% were attending a secondary school and 12.4% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 18 4.9 2,929 9.2 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 25 6.7 2,433 7.6 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 17 4.6 1,471 4.6 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 46 12.4 4,581 14.4 56,625 13.2
Year 12 47 12.7 4,285 13.4 59,949 14.0
Year 11 34 9.2 2,661 8.3 34,674 8.1
Year 10 52 14.0 4,289 13.4 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 3 0.8 97 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 13 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 61 16.4 4,628 14.5 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 3 0.8 267 0.8 4,256 1.0
Not stated 46 12.4 3,461 10.8 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Greater Dandenong (C), 12.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
English only spoken at home 451 87.2 44,375 92.9 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 87.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Greater Dandenong (C). There were no other responses for language spoken at home.

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Ancestry, top responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australian 335 45.9 32,409 46.6 399,843 45.0
English 157 21.5 13,647 19.6 152,758 17.2
Australian Aboriginal 83 11.4 6,416 9.2 140,480 15.8
Irish 46 6.3 5,041 7.2 45,887 5.2
Scottish 29 4.0 3,222 4.6 30,843 3.5

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Greater Dandenong (C) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Greater Dandenong (C), the most common ancestries were Australian 45.9%, English 21.5%, Australian Aboriginal 11.4%, Irish 6.3% and Scottish 4.0%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 73 44.2 8,941 50.0 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 38 23.0 5,297 29.6 61,049 27.4
Away from work 21 12.7 1,134 6.3 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 33 20.0 2,502 14.0 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 171 48.7 13,086 41.0 190,132 44.3

There were 165 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Dandenong (C). Of these 44.2% were employed full time, 23.0% were employed part-time and 20.0% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

For information on the Community Development Programme (CDP) please refer to the Census Data Dictionary. CDP data is available in TableBuilder.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Community and Personal Service Workers 25 18.0 2,459 16.0 30,991 17.0
Labourers 24 17.3 1,970 12.8 27,814 15.3
Technicians and Trades Workers 22 15.8 2,166 14.1 24,399 13.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 17 12.2 1,931 12.6 23,174 12.7
Professionals 16 11.5 2,391 15.6 24,339 13.4
Sales Workers 12 8.6 1,447 9.4 15,791 8.7
Machinery Operators and Drivers 12 8.6 1,117 7.3 16,774 9.2
Managers 5 3.6 1,357 8.8 12,844 7.1

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Greater Dandenong (C), the most common occupations were Community and Personal Service Workers 18.0%, Labourers 17.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.8%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.2%, Professionals 11.5%, Sales Workers 8.6%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 8.6% and Managers 3.6%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 7 10.4 481 3.2 5,555 3.1
Aged Care Residential Services 7 10.4 339 2.2 3,760 2.1
Other Social Assistance Services 5 7.5 388 2.5 5,302 2.9
Clothing Manufacturing 3 4.5 10 0.1 46 0.0
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 3 4.5 74 0.5 1,025 0.6

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Greater Dandenong (C), the most common industries of employment were Supermarket and Grocery Stores 10.4%, Aged Care Residential Services 10.4%, Other Social Assistance Services 7.5%, Clothing Manufacturing 4.5% and Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 4.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 410 -- 479 -- 441 --
Household 1,047 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Greater Dandenong (C) was $410 and the median weekly household income was $1,047.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 201 55.2 20,093 63.0 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 86 24.0 9,408 29.5 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 57 15.9 4,560 14.3 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 45 12.6 5,878 18.4 63,303 14.8

In Greater Dandenong (C), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 55.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.0% provided care for children and 15.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Dwellings

dwelling characteristics | dwelling structure

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6 -- 1.8 -- 1.7 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Greater Dandenong (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom and 1.6 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

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Housing costs
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 277 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,223 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Greater Dandenong (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $277 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,223.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 39 14.0 4,037 17.0 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 55 19.7 6,960 29.3 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 92 33.0 6,066 25.5 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 13 4.7 448 1.9 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 0 0.0 146 0.6 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 5 1.8 245 1.0 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 6 2.2 353 1.5 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 17 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 69 24.7 5,500 23.1 53,195 20.2

In Greater Dandenong (C), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 14.0% were a couple family with no children, 21.5% were a couple family with children and 35.1% were a one parent family.

In multiple family households, only the family composition of the primary family is recorded. Other household includes lone person households and group households.

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 181 68.3 18,993 80.2 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 51 19.2 2,661 11.2 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 27 10.2 1,847 7.8 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 6 2.3 176 0.7 2,897 1.1

In Greater Dandenong (C) there were 276 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 68.3% were separate houses, 19.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.2% were flats or apartments and 2.3% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 44 16.1 3,379 14.2 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 40 14.6 6,916 29.1 68,085 25.9
Rented 175 63.9 12,300 51.7 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 3 1.1 188 0.8 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 12 4.4 986 4.1 10,182 3.9

In Greater Dandenong (C), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 16.1% were owned outright, 14.6% were owned with a mortgage and 63.9% were rented.

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