Socio-Economic Profile

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

Individual Income

Household Income

The median weekly income of households in Alexandra District (SA2) was $940 in 2016. This is notably lower than the rural Victorian average of $1,225.

Index of Disadvantage

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 Alexandra.

Household Structure

Household Size

Culture and Diversity

This section summarises cultural, religious and lingual diversity in Alexandra.

Indigenous Residents

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 details the proportion of the population in Murrindindi Shire that required such 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.