Foster Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Foster (3960) is a suburb of South Eastern Victoria, Gippsland, Victoria. It is about 142 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Foster is in the federal electorate of McMillan.

In the 2011 census the population of Foster was 1,677 and is comprised of approximately 52.3% females and 47.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Foster is 54 years of age.

82.9% of people living in the suburb of Foster were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.7% England, 1.1% Netherlands, 1.1% Italy, 1.1% New Zealand, 1.0% Scotland, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Sri Lanka, 0.4% Poland, 0.4% Malta, 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Kenya, 0.3% United States of America, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Vietnam.

93.0% of people living in Foster speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Italian, 0.7% Dutch, 0.5% Spanish, 0.5% Other, 0.4% Vietnamese, 0.4% German, 0.2% Maltese, 0.2% French.

The religious makeup of Foster is 33.2% No religion, 20.8% Anglican, 15.9% Catholic, 9.1% Uniting Church, 9.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.2% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Other religious affiliation , 0.9% Buddhism, 0.8% Jehovah's Witnesses.

51.3% of people are married, 23.6% have never married and 10.0% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 175 widowed people living in Foster.

48.2% of the people living in Foster over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 40.6% are working on a part time basis. Foster has an unemployment rate of 2.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Foster are 19.3% Managers, 16.7% Professionals, 14.2% Technicians & trades workers, 13.6% Labourers, 10.0% Sales workers, 9.5% Community & personal service workers, 8.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 6.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Foster work in are 14.0% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 12.8% Retail trade, 11.1% Health care and social assistance, 8.3% Education and training, 8.1% Construction, 6.8% Accommodation and food services, 5.4% Manufacturing, 4.0% Public administration and safety, 3.8% Transport, postal and warehousing.

52.1% of homes are fully owned, and 22.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 21.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $429 per week and the median household income is $754 per week.

The median rent in Foster is $160 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Foster postcode 3960

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