Socio-Economic Profile

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

Individual Income

Household Income

The median weekly income of households in Kinglake District (SA2) was $1,429 in 2016. This is notably higher than the rural Victorian average of $1,225. Household incomes in Kinglake District closely track the Victorian state average between 2001 and 2016. The higher incomes in Kinglake District are explained by proximity to Melbourne and presence of working families (rather than retiree households).

Index of Disadvantage

More information about SEIFA IRSD scores can be found here or from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Households

This section provides a summary of the household and family types living in Kinglake.

Household Structure

Household Size

Culture and Diversity

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

Indigenous Residents

Cultural Diversity

Religion

Disability

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

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.