City of Whittlesea

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the City of Whittlesea'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 Whittlesea20162011Change
NameNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents197,491100.0100.0154,877100.0100.0+42,614
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years42,17721.418.232,21220.818.7+9,965
15 - 24 years25,13212.713.021,41813.813.5+3,714
25 - 54 years87,53744.341.868,84944.542.3+18,688
55 - 64 Years19,4449.811.415,83910.211.4+3,605
65 years and over23,18811.715.616,55910.714.2+6,629
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school17,4318.87.912,6748.27.7+4,757
Secondary school12,1926.26.110,2656.66.5+1,927
Total overseas born70,02435.528.351,96633.626.2+18,058
Speaks language other than English at home86,83544.025.966,08442.723.0+20,751
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all14,7777.54.511,6287.54.0+3,149
Bachelor or higher degree27,91318.024.316,53913.520.8+11,374
Advanced Diploma or Diploma14,7339.59.29,3927.78.4+5,341
Certificate level28,17318.116.921,25917.316.4+6,914
No qualification71,37546.039.663,05151.443.9+8,324
Household income--------------
Nill to $6499,78715.318.3--------
$650 to $1,49920,32831.829.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44916,68326.122.2--------
$2,500 or more 10,91217.020.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house58,86782.972.149,14189.275.8+9,726
Medium house11,00715.519.45,62210.218.1+5,385
High density9491.37.42400.45.3+709

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 Whittlesea

economic profile