Sunshine West Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Sunshine West (3020) is a suburb of Melbourne, North West, Victoria. It is about 14 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Sunshine West is in the federal electorate of Gellibrand.

In the 2011 census the population of Sunshine West was 16,743 and is comprised of approximately 50.3% females and 49.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Sunshine West is 37 years of age.

41.7% of people living in the suburb of Sunshine West were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 12.8% Vietnam, 4.4% Malta, 3.3% Greece, 2.6% India, 2.3% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 2.1% Italy, 2.0% Philippines, 1.7% Cyprus, 1.4% China , 1.4% New Zealand, 1.0% Croatia, 1.0% England, 1.0% Sudan, 0.8% Poland.

30.0% of people living in Sunshine West speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 19.6% Vietnamese, 7.2% Greek, 6.4% Other, 5.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.7% Maltese, 3.3% Macedonian, 3.2% Italian, 2.3% Turkish, 2.1% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Sunshine West is 32.4% Catholic, 14.2% Buddhism, 12.9% Eastern Orthodox, 10.5% No religion, 7.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.6% Islam, 3.8% Anglican, 1.5% Christian, nfd, 1.3% Uniting Church, 1.3% Pentecostal.

48.2% of people are married, 34.6% have never married and 7.2% are divorced and 4.0% are separated. There are 829 widowed people living in Sunshine West.

57.3% of the people living in Sunshine West over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.1% are working on a part time basis. Sunshine West has an unemployment rate of 9.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Sunshine West are 16.9% Labourers, 15.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 14.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.0% Technicians & trades workers, 11.9% Professionals, 9.1% Sales workers, 8.8% Community & personal service workers, 6.6% Managers, 3.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Sunshine West work in are 18.7% Manufacturing, 10.9% Retail trade, 9.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 8.3% Health care and social assistance, 6.8% Accommodation and food services, 6.6% Construction, 5.2% Wholesale trade, 4.4% Inadequately described/Not stated, 4.3% Administrative and support services.

42.7% of homes are fully owned, and 29.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 22.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $366 per week and the median household income is $945 per week.

The median rent in Sunshine West is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1491 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Sunshine West postcode 3020

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