Socio-Economic Profile

This section details the socio-economic structure of the Murrindindi (S) community. It summarises key measures such as income and disadvantage.

Individual Income

The median weekly income of individuals living in Murrindindi was $553 at the 2016 Census. This is slightly lower than the average of $592 per week across rural Victoria. The median income of Murrindindi residents has increased by around $150 since 2006, generally in line with the trend across Rural Victoria.

Household Income

The median weekly income of households in Murrindindi was $1,070 at the 2016 Census. This compares to an average of around $1,225 per week across rural Victoria. The lower household incomes in Murrindindi are explained by the smaller household sizes in the Shire, and higher number of retirees in the Shire. There are less residents working in each household, therefore lowering the income of each household. The median income of Murrindindi households has increased by around $290 over the last 10 years. Local household incomes have been increasing at a slower rate than other parts of Rural Victoria.

Index of Disadvantage

The Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) ranks areas according to their relative socio-economic disadvantage. The average score for areas across Australia is 1,000. Areas with a score below 1,000 are more disadvantaged than the national average. Areas with a score above 1,000 are less disadvantaged. Murrindindi recieves a score of 997. This places it within the fifth decile of the index, and suggests it has an average level of disadvantage. More information about SEIFA IRSD scores can be found here or from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. More information about SEIFA IRSD scores can be found here or from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


This section provides a summary of the household and family types living in Murrindindi (S).

Household Structure

Household Size

Culture and Diversity

This section summarises cultural, religious and lingual diversity in Murrindindi (S).

Indigenous Residents

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Murrindindi in 2016 was 183. This was 1.33% of the total population counted at the 2016 Census and compares to 1.27% of the population across Rural Victoria.

Cultural Diversity



The ABS Census can help to identify people with a 'profound or severe core activity limitation' using similar criteria used in the ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers. This population is defined as people with a disability who need assistance in their day to day lives with any or all of the following core activities - self-care, body movements or communication. The chart below shows the proportion of the population in Murrindindi Shire that required assistance at the 2016 Census,and compares this to other areas such as Rural Victoria.


Volunteering makes a significant social and economic contribution to local communities. The volunteering rate collected at each Census provides an indication of the number of residents who volunteer in a local area. The volunteering rate of an area is also commonly used as one measure of local social capital and cohesion.

Internet Adoption

The 2016 ABS Census measures the access to the Internet amongst households within Murrindindi Shire. Areas with no access may be experiencing barriers to social and economic opportunities. Access can be influenced by several factors, such as physical access to Internet infrastructure, household income and expenditure, age and technological literacy. The graph below shows access for households in Murrindindi Shire.