Footscray

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC20929
People 16,345
Male 52.3%
Female 47.7%
Median age 32
Families 3,494
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 7,755
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,314
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,842
Median weekly rent $310
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1

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People

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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
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 8,543 52.3 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,800 47.7 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 102 0.6 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 16,345 people in Footscray. Of these 52.3% were male and 47.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

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Age Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 32 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 925 5.7 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 549 3.4 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 350 2.1 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 650 4.0 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,950 11.9 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,655 16.2 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,215 13.5 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,558 9.5 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,021 6.2 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 866 5.3 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 689 4.2 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 756 4.6 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 540 3.3 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 458 2.8 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 300 1.8 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 299 1.8 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 228 1.4 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 341 2.1 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Footscray was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 11.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 4,748 32.7 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 424 2.9 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,116 7.7 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 540 3.7 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 7,700 53.0 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Footscray aged 15 years and over, 32.7% were married and 10.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 3,719 29.9 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,771 14.3 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 6,931 55.8 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Footscray, of people aged 15 years and over, 29.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 184 3.2 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 428 7.4 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 96 1.7 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 38 0.7 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 289 5.0 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 83 1.4 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 49 0.8 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 470 8.1 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 2,239 38.5 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 324 5.6 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,610 27.7 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Footscray 35.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 9.7% were in primary school, 7.1% in secondary school and 46.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 5,246 36.1 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,233 8.5 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 297 2.0 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 771 5.3 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 2,790 19.2 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 402 2.8 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 528 3.6 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 8 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 912 6.3 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 267 1.8 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,773 12.2 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Footscray, 19.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 7.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
English 3,338 16.0 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 2,595 12.4 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
Vietnamese 1,873 9.0 108,142 1.4 294,798 0.9
Chinese 1,621 7.8 370,644 4.7 1,213,903 3.9
Irish 1,482 7.1 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6

The most common ancestries in Footscray were English 16.0%, Australian 12.4%, Vietnamese 9.0%, Chinese 7.8% and Irish 7.1%.

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 Footscray (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 7,144 43.8 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Vietnam 1,568 9.6 80,787 1.4 219,355 0.9
India 1,099 6.7 169,802 2.9 455,389 1.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 633 3.9 160,652 2.7 509,555 2.2
New Zealand 343 2.1 93,253 1.6 518,466 2.2
England 304 1.9 171,443 2.9 907,570 3.9

In Footscray, 43.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Vietnam 9.6%, India 6.7%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.9%, New Zealand 2.1% and England 1.9%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 9,135 55.9 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 822 5.0 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 641 3.9 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 4,024 24.6 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Footscray, 24.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 55.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 4,677 28.7 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
Vietnam 2,020 12.4 119,353 2.0 320,208 1.4
India 1,243 7.6 225,885 3.8 616,939 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 879 5.4 214,931 3.6 704,658 3.0
England 485 3.0 276,101 4.7 1,403,096 6.0

In Footscray, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 28.7%, Vietnam 12.4%, India 7.6%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 5.4% and England 3.0%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 4,877 29.9 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
Vietnam 2,103 12.9 124,556 2.1 335,060 1.4
India 1,216 7.4 222,339 3.8 605,777 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 844 5.2 212,966 3.6 699,074 3.0
England 427 2.6 254,812 4.3 1,302,147 5.6

In Footscray, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 29.9%, Vietnam 12.9%, India 7.4%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 5.2% and England 2.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 6,146 37.6 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 2,406 14.7 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 2,183 13.4 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Buddhism 1,419 8.7 181,938 3.1 563,674 2.4
Hinduism 1,001 6.1 134,939 2.3 440,300 1.9

The most common responses for religion in Footscray were No Religion, so described 37.6%, Catholic 14.7%, Not stated 13.4%, Buddhism 8.7% and Hinduism 6.1%. In Footscray, No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (43.4%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Vietnamese 1,873 11.4 103,430 1.7 277,400 1.2
Mandarin 689 4.2 191,793 3.2 596,711 2.5
Cantonese 404 2.5 78,079 1.3 280,943 1.2
Telugu 281 1.7 13,158 0.2 34,435 0.1
Greek 262 1.6 110,707 1.9 237,588 1.0
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 7,310 44.7 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 3,232 45.5 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Footscray 44.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Vietnamese 11.4%, Mandarin 4.2%, Cantonese 2.5%, Telugu 1.7% and Greek 1.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 4,957 54.0 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,904 31.6 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 389 4.2 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 935 10.2 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 9,185 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Footscray. Of these 54.0% were employed full time, 31.6% were employed part-time and 10.2% 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
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 902 10.9 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,128 13.7 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 871 10.6 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,693 20.5 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 3,264 39.6 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Footscray, 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 13.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Professionals 2,387 29.0 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 985 12.0 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 967 11.7 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 890 10.8 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 835 10.1 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Technicians and Trades Workers 827 10.0 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 772 9.4 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 410 5.0 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Footscray included Professionals 29.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.0%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.7%, Managers 10.8%, Labourers 10.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 10.0%, Sales Workers 9.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Cafes and Restaurants 471 5.8 69,149 2.5 253,385 2.4
Higher Education 279 3.4 44,970 1.6 155,985 1.5
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 271 3.3 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services 224 2.7 31,753 1.2 131,908 1.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 187 2.3 65,341 2.4 254,275 2.4

Of the employed people in Footscray, the most common responses for industry of employment included Cafes and Restaurants 5.8%, Higher Education 3.4%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.3%, Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services 2.7% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 623 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,660 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,314 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Footscray was $623.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 3,127 38.1 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Train 1,709 20.8 157,750 5.8 488,012 4.6
Walked only 395 4.8 87,794 3.2 370,427 3.5
Bicycle 294 3.6 33,963 1.2 107,756 1.0
Train, bus 284 3.5 21,010 0.8 104,122 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 2,946 35.7 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 3,553 43.1 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Footscray, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 38.1%, Train 20.8%, Walked only 4.8%, Bicycle 3.6% and Train, bus 3.5%. On the day, 35.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 43.1% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,917 61.4 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,464 17.0 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,138 7.8 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,394 16.5 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Footscray, of people aged 15 years and over, 61.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 17.0% provided care for children and 7.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.5% 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
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 3,818 26.3 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,385 23.3 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 999 6.9 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 718 4.9 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Footscray, 23.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,616 46.2 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,201 34.3 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 511 14.6 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 173 4.9 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Footscray, 34.3% were couple families with children, 46.2% were couple families without children and 14.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male -- 16.2 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.8 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Footscray, 16.2% of single parents were male and 83.8% 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
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 740 26.3 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 186 6.6 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 553 19.7 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 422 15.0 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 204 7.3 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 392 14.0 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 153 5.4 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 160 5.7 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Footscray, of couple families with children, 26.3% had both partners employed full-time, 6.6% had both employed part-time and 19.7% 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

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 6,438 90.7 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 659 9.3 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Footscray, 90.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 2,220 34.5 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,074 16.7 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 3,055 47.5 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 46 0.7 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Footscray, 34.5% were separate houses, 16.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 47.5% were flats or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 129 2.0 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,224 19.0 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,613 40.6 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,710 26.6 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 524 8.1 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 240 3.7 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Footscray, of occupied private dwellings 19.0% had 1 bedroom, 40.6% had 2 bedrooms and 26.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 907 14.1 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,452 22.6 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 3,783 58.8 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 40 0.6 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 257 4.0 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Footscray, 14.1% were owned outright, 22.6% were owned with a mortgage and 58.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 3,415 53.0 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,124 33.0 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 903 14.0 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Footscray, of all households, 53.0% were family households, 33.0% were single person households and 14.0% were group households.

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Household income Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.2 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.3 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Footscray, 25.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 12.3% 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 Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 310 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 75.6 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 24.4 -- 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 Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,842 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.6 -- 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 Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 1,565 24.3 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 3,025 47.0 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,225 19.0 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 316 4.9 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 306 4.8 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Footscray, 47.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 19.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 931 14.5 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 5,254 81.6 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 253 3.9 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Footscray, 81.6% 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.
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 55 55.0 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 45 45.0 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 31 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Footscray, 55.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 45.0% were female. The median age was 31 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
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,424 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

In Footscray, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,424.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Footscray % Footscray Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 345 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Footscray, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $345 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,800.

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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.