City of Boroondara

Market characteristics

The City of Boroondara has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the City of Boroondara's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Boroondara's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
City of Boroondara20162011Change
NameNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents167,231100.0100.0159,181100.0100.0+8,050
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years28,80617.218.227,75217.418.7+1,054
15 - 24 years25,25615.113.024,55715.413.5+699
25 - 54 years67,38540.341.864,98640.842.3+2,399
55 - 64 Years18,98611.411.418,29711.511.4+689
65 years and over26,80916.015.623,58914.814.2+3,220
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school13,9608.37.912,8908.17.7+1,070
Secondary school13,1777.96.112,3947.86.5+783
Total overseas born51,63830.928.344,95128.226.2+6,687
Speaks language other than English at home45,48627.225.937,41623.523.0+8,070
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all6,7844.14.54,8703.14.0+1,914
Bachelor or higher degree64,97946.924.356,71143.220.8+8,268
Advanced Diploma or Diploma12,1698.89.212,6179.68.4-448
Certificate level10,2057.416.99,7187.416.4+487
No qualification40,63429.439.641,67831.743.9-1,044
Household income--------------
Nill to $6498,34713.818.3--------
$650 to $1,49911,92019.729.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44911,70719.322.2--------
$2,500 or more 21,96636.320.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house37,76554.572.140,10161.775.8-2,336
Medium house21,32130.819.418,52628.518.1+2,795
High density9,71214.07.46,0709.35.3+3,642

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

City of Boroondara

economic profile