Greater Dandenong (C)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA22670
People 152,050
Male 51%
Female 49%
Median age 35
Families 38,473
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.9
All private dwellings 54,694
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,168
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,600
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

(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
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 77,550 51.0 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 74,506 49.0 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 517 0.3 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 152,050 people in Greater Dandenong (C). Of these 51.0% were male and 49.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

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Age Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 35 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 10,490 6.9 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 8,845 5.8 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 8,121 5.3 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 9,021 5.9 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 12,088 7.9 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 13,346 8.8 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 13,816 9.1 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 10,995 7.2 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 9,724 6.4 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 9,179 6.0 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 8,683 5.7 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 8,330 5.5 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 7,507 4.9 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 6,745 4.4 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 5,166 3.4 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 3,951 2.6 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 3,048 2.0 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 3,008 2.0 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Greater Dandenong (C) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 63,287 50.8 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 3,977 3.2 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 10,141 8.1 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 7,073 5.7 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 40,113 32.2 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Greater Dandenong (C) aged 15 years and over, 50.8% were married and 11.3% 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 53,794 47.4 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 5,670 5.0 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 54,066 47.6 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Greater Dandenong (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,980 4.2 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 7,434 15.7 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,264 4.8 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 971 2.1 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 6,415 13.6 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 1,870 4.0 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,010 2.1 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,738 7.9 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 7,921 16.8 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 2,816 6.0 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 10,807 22.9 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Greater Dandenong (C) 31.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.6% were in primary school, 19.7% in secondary school and 24.7% in 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 20,584 16.5 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 10,744 8.6 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 2,724 2.2 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 11,191 9.0 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 25,834 20.7 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 6,674 5.4 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 9,927 8.0 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 121 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 38 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 15,575 12.5 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 5,903 4.7 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 12,354 9.9 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Greater Dandenong (C), 20.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 11.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
English 17,481 9.6 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Chinese 17,201 9.5 370,644 4.7 1,213,903 3.9
Vietnamese 16,940 9.3 108,142 1.4 294,798 0.9
Australian 15,415 8.5 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
Indian 12,517 6.9 209,257 2.7 619,164 2.0

The most common ancestries in Greater Dandenong (C) were English 9.6%, Chinese 9.5%, Vietnamese 9.3%, Australian 8.5% and Indian 6.9%.

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).

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Country of birth Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 54,480 35.8 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Vietnam 13,286 8.7 80,787 1.4 219,355 0.9
India 12,412 8.2 169,802 2.9 455,389 1.9
Cambodia 6,860 4.5 13,587 0.2 33,149 0.1
Sri Lanka 6,364 4.2 55,830 0.9 109,849 0.5
Afghanistan 4,799 3.2 18,116 0.3 46,799 0.2

In Greater Dandenong (C), 35.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Vietnam 8.7%, India 8.2%, Cambodia 4.5%, Sri Lanka 4.2% and Afghanistan 3.2%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 116,120 76.4 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 4,441 2.9 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 3,522 2.3 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 18,080 11.9 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Greater Dandenong (C), 11.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 76.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 21,746 14.3 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
Vietnam 19,173 12.6 119,353 2.0 320,208 1.4
India 15,361 10.1 225,885 3.8 616,939 2.6
Cambodia 10,109 6.6 21,285 0.4 52,881 0.2
Sri Lanka 7,996 5.3 77,716 1.3 151,933 0.6

In Greater Dandenong (C), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 14.3%, Vietnam 12.6%, India 10.1%, Cambodia 6.6% and Sri Lanka 5.3%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 22,716 14.9 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
Vietnam 19,741 13.0 124,556 2.1 335,060 1.4
India 15,285 10.1 222,339 3.8 605,777 2.6
Cambodia 10,590 7.0 22,508 0.4 56,038 0.2
Sri Lanka 7,978 5.2 76,287 1.3 149,082 0.6

In Greater Dandenong (C), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 14.9%, Vietnam 13.0%, India 10.1%, Cambodia 7.0% and Sri Lanka 5.2%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Catholic 30,297 19.9 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 25,701 16.9 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Buddhism 22,562 14.8 181,938 3.1 563,674 2.4
Islam 18,943 12.5 197,030 3.3 604,240 2.6
Not stated 13,728 9.0 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6

The most common responses for religion in Greater Dandenong (C) were Catholic 19.9%, No Religion, so described 16.9%, Buddhism 14.8%, Islam 12.5% and Not stated 9.0%. In Greater Dandenong (C), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (41.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Vietnamese 17,079 11.2 103,430 1.7 277,400 1.2
Khmer 7,974 5.2 14,720 0.2 35,428 0.2
Punjabi 5,858 3.9 56,171 0.9 132,496 0.6
Mandarin 5,421 3.6 191,793 3.2 596,711 2.5
Cantonese 4,503 3.0 78,079 1.3 280,943 1.2
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English only spoken at home 45,355 29.8 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 33,070 64.5 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Greater Dandenong (C) 29.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Vietnamese 11.2%, Khmer 5.2%, Punjabi 3.9%, Mandarin 3.6% and Cantonese 3.0%.

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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 37,340 55.6 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 19,657 29.3 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 3,308 4.9 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 6,897 10.3 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 67,202 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Dandenong (C). Of these 55.6% were employed full time, 29.3% were employed part-time and 10.3% 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.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 6,485 10.8 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 6,749 11.2 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 6,425 10.7 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 16,455 27.3 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 20,885 34.6 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Greater Dandenong (C), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 34.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Labourers 10,350 17.2 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Technicians and Trades Workers 9,360 15.5 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Professionals 8,157 13.5 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Machinery Operators and Drivers 7,285 12.1 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3
Clerical and Administrative Workers 6,899 11.4 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 6,428 10.7 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 5,710 9.5 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 4,651 7.7 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0

The most common occupations in Greater Dandenong (C) included Labourers 17.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.5%, Professionals 13.5%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 12.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.7%, Sales Workers 9.5% and Managers 7.7%.

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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
Aged Care Residential Services 1,785 3.0 50,467 1.8 211,621 2.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 1,739 2.9 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 1,736 2.9 69,149 2.5 253,385 2.4
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 1,461 2.4 65,341 2.4 254,275 2.4
Takeaway Food Services 1,446 2.4 48,051 1.8 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Greater Dandenong (C), the most common responses for industry of employment included Aged Care Residential Services 3.0%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 2.9%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.9%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.4% and Takeaway Food Services 2.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 475 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,260 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,168 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Greater Dandenong (C) was $475.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 40,921 67.9 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Train 3,739 6.2 157,750 5.8 488,012 4.6
Car, as passenger 3,546 5.9 110,502 4.0 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 1,358 2.3 126,918 4.6 503,582 4.7
Bus 1,120 1.9 28,761 1.1 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 7,465 12.4 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 46,331 76.8 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Greater Dandenong (C), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 67.9%, Train 6.2%, Car, as passenger 5.9%, Worked at home 2.3% and Bus 1.9%. On the day, 12.4% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 76.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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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) 68,948 55.3 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 30,033 24.1 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 13,048 10.5 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 13,661 11.0 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Greater Dandenong (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.1% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 24,793 19.9 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 24,315 19.5 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 10,478 8.4 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 9,367 7.5 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Greater Dandenong (C), 19.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 11,414 29.7 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 18,850 49.0 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 7,194 18.7 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 1,012 2.6 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Greater Dandenong (C), 49.0% were couple families with children, 29.7% were couple families without children and 18.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male -- 15.8 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 84.2 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Greater Dandenong (C), 15.8% of single parents were male and 84.2% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 5,355 17.7 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,213 4.0 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,315 14.3 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 6,057 20.0 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 2,369 7.8 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 8,077 26.7 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,357 4.5 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,529 5.1 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Greater Dandenong (C), of couple families with children, 17.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 14.3% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

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.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 48,566 93.2 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,524 6.8 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Greater Dandenong (C), 93.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 34,738 71.5 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8,095 16.7 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 5,214 10.7 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 389 0.8 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Dandenong (C), 71.5% were separate houses, 16.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.7% were flats or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 203 0.4 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 2,096 4.3 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 10,587 21.8 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 22,768 46.9 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 11,231 23.1 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,682 3.5 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Greater Dandenong (C), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 21.8% had 2 bedrooms and 46.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 14,694 30.3 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 14,661 30.2 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 16,948 34.9 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 392 0.8 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,867 3.8 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Dandenong (C), 30.3% were owned outright, 30.2% were owned with a mortgage and 34.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 36,124 74.4 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 10,194 21.0 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 2,241 4.6 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Greater Dandenong (C), of all households, 74.4% were family households, 21.0% were single person households and 4.6% were group households.

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Household income Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 24.1 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.9 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Greater Dandenong (C), 24.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 7.9% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 300 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.2 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.7 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.3 -- 7.5 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 4,197 8.6 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 17,171 35.4 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 16,202 33.4 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 8,708 17.9 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,279 4.7 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Greater Dandenong (C), 35.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 8,137 16.8 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 38,497 79.3 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,928 4.0 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Greater Dandenong (C), 79.3% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Greater Dandenong (C) % Greater Dandenong (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 243 47.5 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 269 52.5 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 27 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Greater Dandenong (C), 47.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.5% were female. The median age was 27 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

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 --
Median weekly household income 1,047 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

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. The median household income was $1,047.

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Mortgage and rent
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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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.