City of Kingston

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the City of Kingston'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 Kingston20162011Change
NameNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents151,389100.0100.0142,426100.0100.0+8,963
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years26,79417.718.225,11317.618.7+1,681
15 - 24 years16,98511.213.016,97911.913.5+6
25 - 54 years63,87742.241.861,10842.942.3+2,769
55 - 64 Years17,60811.611.416,36311.511.4+1,245
65 years and over26,12117.315.622,86316.114.2+3,258
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school12,0408.07.910,3697.37.7+1,671
Secondary school8,9835.96.18,5346.06.5+449
Total overseas born46,93131.028.342,80930.126.2+4,122
Speaks language other than English at home39,23525.925.935,04524.623.0+4,190
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all6,4884.34.55,7244.04.0+764
Bachelor or higher degree31,48425.324.324,51120.920.8+6,973
Advanced Diploma or Diploma13,16310.69.211,5359.88.4+1,628
Certificate level20,79316.716.919,43716.616.4+1,356
No qualification48,10238.639.650,02742.643.9-1,925
Household income--------------
Nill to $6499,56016.918.3--------
$650 to $1,49915,51027.529.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44912,80622.722.2--------
$2,500 or more 13,14523.320.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house37,13358.272.139,18165.575.8-2,048
Medium house23,99837.619.419,36232.418.1+4,636
High density1,9903.17.47041.25.3+1,286

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 Kingston

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