City of Darebin

Market characteristics

The City of Darebin 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 Darebin's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Darebin'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 Darebin20162011Change
NameNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents146,719100.0100.0136,474100.0100.0+10,245
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years23,44016.018.222,24516.318.7+1,195
15 - 24 years18,28212.513.017,21312.613.5+1,069
25 - 54 years70,50948.141.864,99647.642.3+5,513
55 - 64 Years13,5939.311.412,0328.811.4+1,561
65 years and over20,89714.215.619,98814.614.2+909
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school9,8376.77.98,5236.27.7+1,314
Secondary school6,7474.66.16,1174.56.5+630
Total overseas born48,74333.228.346,03033.726.2+2,713
Speaks language other than English at home54,17336.925.952,79038.723.0+1,383
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all10,7697.34.510,6977.84.0+72
Bachelor or higher degree40,28232.724.331,53727.620.8+8,745
Advanced Diploma or Diploma10,3958.49.28,8617.88.4+1,534
Certificate level14,34111.616.913,16011.516.4+1,181
No qualification45,72937.139.648,03642.143.9-2,307
Household income--------------
Nill to $64910,63619.318.3--------
$650 to $1,49915,57128.229.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44912,00921.722.2--------
$2,500 or more 11,65221.120.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house36,31457.272.137,84164.875.8-1,527
Medium house22,57735.619.417,98730.818.1+4,590
High density3,9216.27.42,1313.65.3+1,790

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 Darebin

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