Pakenham Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Pakenham (3810) is a suburb of Melbourne, South East, Victoria. It is about 54 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Pakenham is in the federal electorate of McMillan.

In the 2011 census the population of Pakenham was 33,999 and is comprised of approximately 51.5% females and 48.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Pakenham is 30 years of age.

76.2% of people living in the suburb of Pakenham were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.8% England, 2.3% New Zealand, 1.2% India, 0.8% Scotland, 0.8% Sri Lanka, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.7% Philippines, 0.5% Mauritius, 0.5% Germany, 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% Italy, 0.2% Romania, 0.2% China , 0.2% Fiji.

86.1% of people living in Pakenham speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Other, 0.6% Sinhalese, 0.5% Arabic, 0.5% Hindi, 0.5% Italian, 0.4% Spanish, 0.4% Punjabi, 0.3% French.

The religious makeup of Pakenham is 28.9% No religion, 24.0% Catholic, 15.7% Anglican, 8.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.0% Uniting Church, 3.1% Christian, nfd, 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Baptist, 1.8% Pentecostal, 1.3% Buddhism.

48.0% of people are married, 35.0% have never married and 8.8% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 1100 widowed people living in Pakenham.

63.9% of the people living in Pakenham over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.4% are working on a part time basis. Pakenham has an unemployment rate of 5.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Pakenham are 18.5% Technicians & trades workers, 15.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.9% Professionals, 11.6% Labourers, 11.1% Sales workers, 9.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.5% Managers, 9.4% Community & personal service workers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Pakenham work in are 15.1% Manufacturing, 12.9% Retail trade, 12.6% Construction, 10.1% Health care and social assistance, 6.1% Wholesale trade, 5.9% Education and training, 5.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.6% Accommodation and food services, 4.4% Public administration and safety.

19.0% of homes are fully owned, and 48.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $603 per week and the median household income is $1229 per week.

The median rent in Pakenham is $291 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1777 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Pakenham postcode 3810

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