Sunshine Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Sunshine (3020) is a suburb of Melbourne, North West, Victoria. It is about 13 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Sunshine is in the federal electorate of Gellibrand.

In the 2011 census the population of Sunshine was 8,838 and is comprised of approximately 48.9% females and 51.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Sunshine is 34 years of age.

44.7% of people living in the suburb of Sunshine were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 11.2% Vietnam, 6.6% India, 2.8% Burma , 1.9% Italy, 1.6% Philippines, 1.6% China , 1.3% New Zealand, 1.1% England, 1.1% Nepal, 1.0% Sri Lanka, 1.0% Bangladesh, 0.9% Greece, 0.9% Poland, 0.8% Croatia.

40.4% of people living in Sunshine speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 14.2% Vietnamese, 7.8% Other, 7.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.8% Punjabi, 2.7% Greek, 2.6% Cantonese, 2.6% Italian, 1.8% Arabic, 1.4% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Sunshine is 26.9% Catholic, 15.3% No religion, 11.3% Buddhism, 8.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.2% Anglican, 5.9% Eastern Orthodox, 4.5% Islam, 4.4% Hinduism, 3.8% Baptist, 3.6% Other Religious Groups.

44.5% of people are married, 37.7% have never married and 7.5% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 524 widowed people living in Sunshine.

53.3% of the people living in Sunshine over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.3% are working on a part time basis. Sunshine has an unemployment rate of 9.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Sunshine are 17.8% Professionals, 16.7% Labourers, 14.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.4% Technicians & trades workers, 9.7% Community & personal service workers, 9.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 8.6% Sales workers, 6.8% Managers, 3.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Sunshine work in are 13.3% Manufacturing, 10.3% Health care and social assistance, 9.9% Retail trade, 8.4% Accommodation and food services, 7.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.0% Education and training, 6.1% Construction, 5.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.5% Public administration and safety.

33.7% of homes are fully owned, and 27.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $412 per week and the median household income is $984 per week.

The median rent in Sunshine is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1571 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Sunshine postcode 3020

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