Alexandra Overview

Alexandra is the commercial hub for its district. Tourism, primarily from Melbourne, was established from 1930's based on rivers and new weirs, for caravanning, fishing and water sports, and it continues to be important to the area’s economic sustainability. The railway between Melbourne and Mansfield was closed in 1978 as industries no longer relied upon it. Meat cattle and sheep dominate the farming, along with cherry and nut and olive trees.

Population
2424
Median Age
50
Dependency
80.7%
Unemployment
5.1%
H/HOLD Income
$916/week
Rental Price
$208/week

Age Structure

The graph below details the age structure in Alexandra at the 2016 Census. The age structure is compared to Murrindindi more generally.


Culture and Diversity

Statistic Alexandra (People) Alexandra (%) Murrindindi (%) Rural Victoria (%) Victoria (%)
Born outside Australia 246 10.1 11.2 9.7 23.8
Indigenous 36 1.5 0.8 0.9 0.6
Speaks a language other than English at home 60 2.5 2.9 3.3 20.4
Australian citizens 2195 90.6 88.6 91.6 86.3

Housing Tenure

Statistic Alexandra (Dwellings) Alexandra (%) Murrindindi (%) Rural Victoria (%) Victoria (%)
Owned outright 422 42.3 43.1 41.1 32.3
Rented privately 198 19.8 14.0 16.5 25.3
Rented from public/social housing organisation 22 2.2 1.1 2.2 2.9
Not stated or others 78 7.8 7.7 6.0 4.8

Employment

Statistic Alexandra (People) Alexandra (%) Murrindindi (%) Rural Victoria (%) Victoria (%)
Overall Workforce Participation 1177 48.6 54.3 56.5 60.6
Male Workforce Participation 622 52.7 57.6 60.6 65.6
Female Workforce Participation 569 45.4 50.9 52.7 55.7
Overall Unemployment 129 5.1 5.1 5.1 6.6

Age Structure

Age Group Alexandra (person) Alexandra (%) Murrindindi (%) Rural Victoria (%) Victoria (%)
0-4 115 4.7 5.6 6.0 6.4
5-14 240 9.8 11.6 13.3 12.2
15-19 96 3.9 5.5 6.7 6.5
20-24 111 4.6 3.8 4.6 7.0
25-34 219 9.0 8.6 9.0 14.2
35-44 279 11.4 13.7 13.0 14.5
45-54 301 12.3 15.5 15.0 13.6
55-64 344 14.1 16.3 14.7 11.4
65-74 390 16.0 11.9 10.0 7.5
75-84 226 9.3 5.5 5.6 4.8
85 or above 118 4.8 2.0 2.2 2.0