Spotswood Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Spotswood (3015) is a suburb of Melbourne, West, Victoria. It is about 8 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Spotswood is in the federal electorate of Gellibrand.

In the 2011 census the population of Spotswood was 2,339 and is comprised of approximately 50.0% females and 50.0% males.

The median/average age of the people in Spotswood is 37 years of age.

68.6% of people living in the suburb of Spotswood were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.6% England, 2.6% New Zealand, 2.5% Italy, 2.3% India, 1.5% Greece, 1.2% Vietnam, 1.0% Philippines, 1.0% China , 0.8% Serbia, 0.7% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Croatia, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% South Eastern Europe, nfd, 0.5% Hong Kong .

72.7% of people living in Spotswood speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.0% Italian, 3.1% Greek, 1.7% Other, 1.3% Serbian, 1.2% Vietnamese, 1.2% Croatian, 1.1% Hindi, 1.1% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Spotswood is 32.3% Catholic, 28.6% No religion, 9.2% Anglican, 7.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.1% Eastern Orthodox, 2.2% Uniting Church, 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Hinduism, 1.8% Islam, 1.5% Buddhism.

42.2% of people are married, 40.4% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 116 widowed people living in Spotswood.

63.2% of the people living in Spotswood over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.9% are working on a part time basis. Spotswood has an unemployment rate of 5.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Spotswood are 25.6% Professionals, 15.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.5% Managers, 12.2% Technicians & trades workers, 8.8% Community & personal service workers, 8.1% Sales workers, 7.3% Labourers, 5.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 3.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Spotswood work in are 10.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.8% Health care and social assistance, 8.5% Retail trade, 7.9% Manufacturing, 7.9% Construction, 7.0% Public administration and safety, 6.8% Accommodation and food services, 6.1% Education and training, 5.8% Financial and insurance services.

32.0% of homes are fully owned, and 34.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $694 per week and the median household income is $1502 per week.

The median rent in Spotswood is $320 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Spotswood postcode 3015

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