West Footscray Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

West Footscray (3012) is a suburb of Melbourne, West, Victoria. It is about 8 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. West Footscray is in the federal electorate of Gellibrand.

In the 2011 census the population of West Footscray was 10,222 and is comprised of approximately 47.9% females and 52.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of West Footscray is 35 years of age.

53.3% of people living in the suburb of West Footscray were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.0% Vietnam, 5.9% India, 1.9% Italy, 1.8% China , 1.7% England, 1.5% New Zealand, 1.4% Bangladesh, 1.3% Ethiopia, 1.1% Philippines, 0.9% Greece, 0.8% Nepal, 0.8% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.8% Croatia, 0.6% Sri Lanka.

51.7% of people living in West Footscray speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 10.4% Vietnamese, 6.4% Other, 6.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.2% Italian, 2.0% Greek, 1.8% Cantonese, 1.6% Mandarin, 1.5% Other, 1.5% Bengali.

The religious makeup of West Footscray is 25.0% Catholic, 24.3% No religion, 8.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.4% Buddhism, 6.1% Anglican, 5.6% Islam, 5.3% Eastern Orthodox, 4.9% Hinduism, 1.9% Uniting Church, 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed.

42.6% of people are married, 41.6% have never married and 7.8% are divorced and 2.7% are separated. There are 451 widowed people living in West Footscray.

58.3% of the people living in West Footscray over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.1% are working on a part time basis. West Footscray has an unemployment rate of 7.4%.

The main occupations of people living in West Footscray are 24.5% Professionals, 14.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.4% Technicians & trades workers, 11.0% Labourers, 10.1% Community & personal service workers, 10.0% Managers, 7.8% Sales workers, 7.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from West Footscray work in are 10.0% Manufacturing, 10.0% Health care and social assistance, 9.3% Retail trade, 8.7% Education and training, 8.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.3% Accommodation and food services, 6.9% Public administration and safety, 6.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.1% Construction.

26.3% of homes are fully owned, and 31.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $548 per week and the median household income is $1129 per week.

The median rent in West Footscray is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1800 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for West Footscray postcode 3012

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