Victoria

Latest release
2021 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State/Territory
Area code 2
People 6,503,491
Male 49.2%
Female 50.8%
Median age 38
Families 1,718,771
Average number of children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.8
All private dwellings 2,805,661
Average number of people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,759
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,859
Median weekly rent (b) $370
Average number of motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.
(b) For 2021, median weekly rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free.

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People and population

People
All people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male 3,200,963 49.2 2,908,079 49.1 12,545,154 49.3
Female 3,302,528 50.8 3,018,545 50.9 12,877,635 50.7

More information on Sex (SEXP), Place of usual residence (PURP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Indigenous status
All people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 65,646 1.0 47,788 0.8 812,728 3.2
Non-Indigenous 6,148,188 94.5 5,532,275 93.3 23,375,949 91.9
Indigenous status not stated 289,665 4.5 346,563 5.8 1,234,112 4.9

More information on Indigenous status (INGP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Age
All people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median age 38 N/A 37 N/A 38 N/A
0-4 years 375,900 5.8 371,219 6.3 1,463,817 5.8
5-9 years 402,168 6.2 368,635 6.2 1,586,138 6.2
10-14 years 391,388 6.0 341,065 5.8 1,588,051 6.2
15-19 years 363,201 5.6 356,338 6.0 1,457,812 5.7
20-24 years 410,337 6.3 413,790 7.0 1,579,539 6.2
25-29 years 475,532 7.3 441,268 7.4 1,771,676 7.0
30-34 years 499,959 7.7 447,923 7.6 1,853,085 7.3
35-39 years 489,927 7.5 404,028 6.8 1,838,822 7.2
40-44 years 428,808 6.6 401,892 6.8 1,648,843 6.5
45-49 years 416,524 6.4 402,045 6.8 1,635,963 6.4
50-54 years 410,360 6.3 378,372 6.4 1,610,944 6.3
55-59 years 383,916 5.9 357,614 6.0 1,541,911 6.1
60-64 years 362,634 5.6 319,839 5.4 1,468,097 5.8
65-69 years 320,562 4.9 291,395 4.9 1,298,460 5.1
70-74 years 285,000 4.4 218,198 3.7 1,160,768 4.6
75-79 years 203,205 3.1 165,110 2.8 821,920 3.2
80-84 years 141,601 2.2 119,896 2.0 554,598 2.2
85 years and over 142,475 2.2 127,990 2.2 542,342 2.1

More information on Age (AGEP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Married 2,496,618 46.8 2,344,111 48.4 9,665,708 46.5
Separated 163,443 3.1 146,501 3.0 674,590 3.2
Divorced 436,174 8.2 382,541 7.9 1,831,952 8.8
Widowed 262,392 4.9 251,671 5.2 1,029,142 5.0
Never married 1,975,412 37.0 1,720,882 35.5 7,583,393 36.5

Note: In December 2017, amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 came into effect enabling marriage equality for all couples. For 2021, registered marriages include all couples.

More information on Registered marital status (MSTP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over, usually resident and present in the household on Census night
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Registered marriage (a) 2,278,240 46.7 2,060,762 47.8 8,747,137 46.6
De facto marriage (b) 544,965 11.2 422,263 9.8 2,168,347 11.5
Not married 2,054,900 42.1 1,830,230 42.4 7,863,322 41.9

(a) In December 2017, amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 came into effect enabling marriage equality for all couples. For 2021, registered marriages include all couples.
(b) De facto marriage is when two people live together as partners who are not in a registered marriage. It includes people who report de facto, partner, common law husband/wife/spouse, lover, girlfriend or boyfriend.

More information on Social marital status (MDCP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Education

Type of educational institution attending
People attending an educational institution
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Preschool 139,502 7.1 94,973 5.2 484,185 6.3
Primary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Primary - Government 354,535 18.0 313,880 17.2 1,421,300 18.5
Primary - Catholic 106,832 5.4 102,778 5.6 396,758 5.2
Primary - other non-Government 58,184 3.0 52,040 2.8 254,043 3.3
Primary total (a) 520,258 26.5 468,699 25.6 2,075,224 27.0
Secondary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Secondary - Government 230,448 11.7 201,170 11.0 934,138 12.2
Secondary - Catholic 96,560 4.9 89,002 4.9 371,022 4.8
Secondary - other non-Government 84,706 4.3 73,972 4.0 322,314 4.2
Secondary total (b) 412,219 21.0 364,138 19.9 1,629,624 21.2
Tertiary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Tertiary - Vocational education (including TAFE and private training providers) 155,358 7.9 103,685 5.7 601,901 7.8
Tertiary - University or other higher education 325,961 16.6 325,052 17.8 1,185,450 15.4
Tertiary total (c) 482,005 24.5 428,736 23.4 1,789,994 23.3
Other 70,054 3.6 59,500 3.3 242,821 3.2
Not stated 340,941 17.4 413,197 22.6 1,456,618 19.0

(a) For 2021, includes Primary - not further defined.
(b) For 2021, includes Secondary - not further defined.
(c) For 2021, includes Tertiary - not further defined.

More information on Type of educational institution attending (TYPP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Cultural diversity

Ancestry, top responses
All people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
English 1,900,089 29.2 1,769,215 29.9 8,385,928 33.0
Australian 1,770,726 27.2 1,653,287 27.9 7,596,753 29.9
Irish 611,788 9.4 597,250 10.1 2,410,833 9.5
Scottish 534,459 8.2 492,280 8.3 2,176,777 8.6
Chinese 427,467 6.6 370,644 6.3 1,390,639 5.5

Note 1: Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry multi response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the sum of all ancestry responses for an area will not equal the total number of people in the area.

Note 2: Calculated percentages represent a proportion of the number of people in the area (including those who did not state an ancestry).

More information on Ancestry multi response (ANCP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth, top responses
All people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 4,228,667 65.0 3,845,494 64.9 17,019,815 66.9
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
India 258,193 4.0 169,808 2.9 673,352 2.6
England 174,552 2.7 171,444 2.9 927,490 3.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 171,447 2.6 160,652 2.7 549,618 2.2
New Zealand 99,344 1.5 93,254 1.6 530,492 2.1
Vietnam 93,598 1.4 80,790 1.4 257,997 1.0

More information on Country of birth of person (BPLP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of parents
All people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Both parents born overseas 2,684,522 41.3 2,283,742 38.5 9,321,603 36.7
Father only born overseas 410,848 6.3 365,528 6.2 1,670,476 6.6
Mother only born overseas 298,977 4.6 259,832 4.4 1,257,942 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,757,268 42.4 2,611,262 44.1 11,663,577 45.9
Not stated 351,877 5.4 406,262 6.9 1,509,188 5.9

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for mother/father if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of parents (BPPP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of father, top stated responses
All people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 3,065,587 47.1 2,886,497 48.7 12,959,282 51.0
India 354,761 5.5 225,888 3.8 935,066 3.7
England 318,462 4.9 276,102 4.7 1,626,778 6.4
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 239,218 3.7 214,932 3.6 784,594 3.1
Italy 185,164 2.8 184,607 3.1 477,065 1.9

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for father if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of father (BPMP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of mother, top stated responses
All people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 3,179,788 48.9 2,996,641 50.6 13,383,605 52.6
India 349,077 5.4 222,344 3.8 917,541 3.6
England 288,747 4.4 254,807 4.3 1,488,479 5.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 239,730 3.7 212,961 3.6 787,673 3.1
Italy 157,999 2.4 161,361 2.7 391,399 1.5

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for mother if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of mother (BPFP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Religious affiliation, top responses
All people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
No Religion, so described 2,523,448 38.8 1,876,738 31.7 9,767,448 38.4
Catholic 1,335,784 20.5 1,377,131 23.2 5,075,907 20.0
Anglican 425,007 6.5 530,707 9.0 2,496,273 9.8
Not stated 412,883 6.3 526,758 8.9 1,751,052 6.9
Islam 273,028 4.2 197,029 3.3 813,392 3.2

Note: 'No Religion, so described' does not include those who reported Secular and Other Spiritual Beliefs such as Atheism, Agnosticism and Own Spiritual Beliefs.

For 2021 in Victoria, Christianity was the largest broad group religious group reported overall (43.6%) (excludes Not stated). The broad group level is the highest and most general level of the Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups, 2016.

More information on Religious affiliation (RELP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Language used at home, top responses (other than English)
All people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Mandarin 221,798 3.4 191,796 3.2 685,274 2.7
Vietnamese 118,801 1.8 103,429 1.7 320,758 1.3
Greek 107,158 1.6 110,706 1.9 229,643 0.9
Punjabi 104,949 1.6 56,166 0.9 239,033 0.9
Italian 92,320 1.4 112,270 1.9 228,042 0.9
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only used at home 4,369,804 67.2 4,026,817 67.9 18,303,662 72.0
Households where a non-English language is used 722,004 30.2 621,950 29.4 2,295,688 24.8

More information on Language used at home (LANP)
Languages used at home data is based on place of usual residence
Households where a non-English language is used, is based on place of enumeration

Income and work

Median weekly incomes (a)
People aged 15 years and over
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Personal (b) $803 N/A $644 N/A $805 N/A
Family (c) $2,136 N/A $1,715 N/A $2,120 N/A
Household (d) $1,759 N/A $1,419 N/A $1,746 N/A

(a) Incomes are collected in ranges. The medians are then calculated using information from the Survey of Income and Housing.
(b) Excludes people aged 15 years and over who did not state their income.
(c) Excludes families where at least one family member aged 15 years and over did not state their income.
(d) Excludes households where at least one household member aged 15 years and over did not state their income.

More information on Total personal income (INCP), Total family income (FINF), Total household income (HIND)
Personal income data is based on place of usual residence
Family and household income data is based on place of enumeration

Unpaid work and care

Unpaid work and care
People aged 15 years and over
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Did unpaid domestic work (week before Census Night) 3,583,114 67.2 3,315,450 68.4 14,077,657 67.7
Provided unpaid care for child/children (during two weeks before Census Night) 1,402,952 26.3 1,329,167 27.4 5,471,756 26.3
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition or due to old age (during two weeks before Census Night) 689,210 12.9 560,867 11.6 2,476,681 11.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 712,003 13.3 931,544 19.2 2,933,646 14.1

More information on Unpaid domestic work (DOMP), Unpaid child care (CHCAREP), Unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition, or due to old age (UNCAREP), Voluntary work for an organisation or group (VOLWP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Less than 5 hours 1,064,059 19.9 1,130,810 23.3 4,117,135 19.8
5 to 14 hours 1,445,125 27.1 1,232,397 25.4 5,663,904 27.3
15 to 29 hours 629,720 11.8 535,245 11.0 2,511,024 12.1
30 hours or more 444,213 8.3 416,990 8.6 1,785,591 8.6

Note: Measures the time spent during the week before the Census doing domestic work without pay for themselves and their household.

More information on Unpaid domestic work: number of hours (DOMP)
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Health

Type of long-term health condition
All people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Arthritis 518,633 8.0 N/A N/A 2,150,396 8.5
Asthma 543,047 8.4 N/A N/A 2,068,020 8.1
Cancer (including remission) 179,326 2.8 N/A N/A 732,152 2.9
Dementia (including Alzheimer's) 45,946 0.7 N/A N/A 189,162 0.7
Diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes) 303,371 4.7 N/A N/A 1,198,721 4.7
Heart disease (including heart attack or angina) 243,130 3.7 N/A N/A 999,096 3.9
Kidney disease 57,437 0.9 N/A N/A 231,777 0.9
Lung condition (including COPD or emphysema) 97,270 1.5 N/A N/A 441,109 1.7
Mental health condition (including depression or anxiety) 571,150 8.8 N/A N/A 2,231,543 8.8
Stroke 59,844 0.9 N/A N/A 234,609 0.9
Any other long-term health condition(s) 519,110 8.0 N/A N/A 2,041,929 8.0
No long-term health condition(s) 3,969,506 61.0 N/A N/A 15,292,718 60.2
Not stated 492,709 7.6 N/A N/A 2,066,251 8.1

Note 1: Respondents had the option of reporting multiple long-term health conditions. Therefore, the sum of all long-term health condition responses for an area will not equal the total number of people in the area.

Note 2: Calculated percentages represent a proportion of the number of people in the area (including those who did not answer the long-term health conditions question).

Note 3: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Long-term health conditions is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Type of long-term health condition (LTHP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Count of selected long-term health conditions
All people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None of the selected conditions 4,228,219 65.0 N/A N/A 16,302,537 64.1
One condition 1,224,496 18.8 N/A N/A 4,791,516 18.8
Two conditions 371,819 5.7 N/A N/A 1,490,344 5.9
Three or more conditions 186,237 2.9 N/A N/A 772,142 3.0
Not stated 492,709 7.6 N/A N/A 2,066,251 8.1

Note 1: Selected long-term health conditions include arthritis, asthma, cancer (including remission), dementia (including Alzheimer's), diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes), heart disease (including heart attack or angina), kidney disease, lung condition (including COPD or emphysema), mental health condition (including depression or anxiety) and stroke. Other long-term health conditions are not included in this count.

Note 2: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Long-term health conditions is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Count of selected long-term health conditions (CLTHP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Australian Defence Force service

Australian Defence Force Service
People aged 15 years and over
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Currently serving 10,839 0.2 N/A N/A 84,865 0.4
Previously served (and not currently serving) 94,393 1.8 N/A N/A 496,276 2.4
Has never served 4,936,372 92.5 N/A N/A 18,954,152 91.2
Not stated 292,432 5.5 N/A N/A 1,249,493 6.0

Note 1: Australian Defence Force Service includes service in the Regular and/or Reserves service. Includes Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Second Australian Imperial Force, National Service and NORFORCE. Excludes service for non-Australian defence forces.

Note 2: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Service with the Australian Defence Force is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Australian Defence Force service (ADFP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Families

Family composition
People aged 15 years and over
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Couple family without children 645,543 37.6 559,717 36.5 2,608,834 38.8
Couple family with children 782,321 45.5 709,966 46.3 2,944,140 43.7
One parent family 262,040 15.2 234,596 15.3 1,068,268 15.9
Other family 28,875 1.7 27,800 1.8 108,941 1.6

More information on Family composition (FMCF)
Table based on place of enumeration

Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male N/A 19.1 N/A 17.8 N/A 19.6
Female N/A 80.9 N/A 82.2 N/A 80.4

More information on Sex of lone parent (SLPP)
Table based on place of enumeration

Dwellings

Dwelling count
Private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Occupied private dwellings 2,390,232 88.9 2,112,702 88.3 9,275,217 89.9
Unoccupied private dwellings 298,029 11.1 278,627 11.7 1,043,776 10.1

More information on Dwelling type (DWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Separate house 1,755,423 73.4 1,546,950 73.2 6,710,582 72.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 332,251 13.9 300,921 14.2 1,168,860 12.6
Flat or apartment 289,120 12.1 246,044 11.6 1,319,095 14.2
Other dwelling 10,455 0.4 11,095 0.5 54,711 0.6

More information on Dwelling structure (STRD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None (includes studio apartments or bedsitters) 7,798 0.3 8,278 0.4 44,864 0.5
1 bedroom 122,594 5.1 107,355 5.1 488,681 5.3
2 bedrooms 456,624 19.1 407,617 19.3 1,768,530 19.1
3 bedrooms 992,656 41.5 930,259 44.0 3,617,803 39.0
4 or more bedrooms 778,065 32.6 608,496 28.8 3,224,351 34.8
Number of bedrooms not stated 32,490 1.4 50,695 2.4 130,989 1.4
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 N/A 3 N/A 3.1 N/A
Average number of people per household 2.5 N/A 2.6 N/A 2.5 N/A

More information on Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD), Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Number of registered motor vehicles
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None 179,348 7.5 166,059 7.9 673,969 7.3
1 motor vehicle 856,243 35.8 722,676 34.2 3,353,737 36.2
2 motor vehicles 880,945 36.9 776,291 36.7 3,366,738 36.3
3 or more vehicles 440,086 18.4 374,422 17.7 1,745,924 18.8
Number of motor vehicles not stated 33,611 1.4 73,258 3.5 134,848 1.5

Note: Motor vehicles excludes motorbikes, motor scooters and heavy motor vehicles.

More information on Number of registered motor vehicles (VEHD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Housing

Household composition
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Family households 1,676,129 70.1 1,495,289 70.8 6,542,648 70.5
Single (or lone) person households 619,542 25.9 521,831 24.7 2,370,742 25.6
Group households 94,559 4.0 95,585 4.5 361,822 3.9

More information on Household composition (HHCD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Tenure type
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Owned outright 768,730 32.2 682,689 32.3 2,872,331 31.0
Owned with a mortgage (a) 862,658 36.1 746,499 35.3 3,242,449 35.0
Rented (b) 681,419 28.5 589,050 27.9 2,842,378 30.6
Other tenure type (c) 41,752 1.7 35,482 1.7 181,518 2.0
Tenure type not stated 35,676 1.5 58,984 2.8 136,538 1.5

(a) Includes dwellings purchased under a shared equity scheme.
(b) Excludes dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.
(c) Comprises dwellings occupied rent free, occupied under a life tenure scheme and other tenure type.

More information on Tenure type (TEND)
Table based on place of enumeration

Household income
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Less than $650 total household weekly income (a) N/A 16.4 N/A 20.3 N/A 16.5
More than $3,000 total household weekly income (a) N/A 24.2 N/A 15.5 N/A 24.3

(a) Percentages (%) exclude dwellings with 'Partial income stated' or 'All incomes not stated.'

More information on Total household income (weekly) (HIND)
Table based on place of enumeration

Rent weekly payments
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) being rented
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median rent (a) 370 N/A 330 N/A 375 N/A
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Renter households where rent payments are less than or equal to 30% of household income (b) 413,492 60.7 316,278 53.7 1,667,080 58.7
Renter households with rent payments greater than 30% of household income (b) 210,437 30.9 206,669 35.1 915,317 32.2
Unable to determine (c) 57,493 8.4 66,103 11.2 259,992 9.1

(a) Median rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.
(b) The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats, as applicable households included in this calculation have changed. For details on how Household income is derived please refer to RAID.
(c) Unable to determine includes those households in which income and/or housing costs were not, or were only partially stated, by persons in the household.

More information on Rent payments (weekly) (RNTD), Rent affordability indicator (RAID)
Table based on place of enumeration

Mortgage monthly repayments
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) owned with a mortgage or purchased under a shared equity scheme
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median mortgage repayments 1,859 N/A 1,728 N/A 1,863 N/A
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Owner with mortgage households where mortgage repayments are less than or equal to 30% of household income (a) 637,758 73.9 502,327 67.3 2,398,902 74.0
Owner with mortgage households with mortgage repayments greater than 30% of household income (a) 133,287 15.5 147,384 19.7 468,817 14.5
Unable to determine (b) 91,606 10.6 96,785 13.0 374,734 11.6

(a) The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats, as applicable households included in this calculation have changed. For details on how Household income is derived please refer to MAID.
(b) Unable to determine includes those households in which income and/or housing costs were not, or were only partially stated, by persons in the household.

More information on Mortgage repayments (monthly) (MRED), Mortgage affordability indicator (MAID)
Table based on place of enumeration

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples

People characteristics
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male 32,862 50.1 23,624 49.4 403,709 49.7
Female 32,782 49.9 24,164 50.6 409,025 50.3
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Median age 24 N/A 23 N/A 24 N/A

More information on Sex (SEXP), Indigenous status (INGP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Average number of people per household 3 N/A 3 N/A 3.1 N/A
Average number of people per bedroom 0.9 N/A 1 N/A 1 N/A
Median weekly household income (a) 1,565 N/A 1,200 N/A 1,507 N/A

(a) Excludes households where at least one person aged 15 years and over in the household did not state their income.

More information on Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD), Household composition (HHCD), Total household income (HIND), Indigenous household indicator (INGDWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Victoria, 2021 % Victoria, 2021 Victoria, 2016 % Victoria, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median weekly rent (a) 330 N/A 269 N/A 300 N/A
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,600 N/A 1,517 N/A 1,721 N/A

(a) Median rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.

More information on Rent weekly payments (RNTD), Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED), Indigenous household indicator (INGDWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Please note that there are small random adjustments made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from table totals.