Pascoe Vale profile
The Pascoe Vale profile covers social demographics from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.
The place of usual residence population was 23,447 and the median age was 35. The average number of people per household was 2.5.
The age profile for people living in Pascoe Vale was fairly similar to the City of Merri-bek. In Pascoe Vale 34.4 per cent of residents were aged 20 to 39. This figure was 38.4 per cent for the City of Merri-bek. In Pascoe Vale 22.5 per cent of residents were aged 0 to 19. This figure was 20.4 per cent for the City of Merri-bek.
Country of birth
62.5% of Pascoe Vale residents stated they were born in Australia. The top 5 countries of birth for Pascoe Vale (excluding Australia) were Italy, India, China, England and Pakistan.
59.2% of Pascoe Vale of residents speak English only at home compared to 56.0% in the City of Merri-bek.
The top 5 languages spoken at home in Pascoe Vale (other than English) were Italian, Arabic, Greek, Mandarin and Turkish.
A smaller proportion of Pascoe Vale residents professed no religious affiliation (25.8%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (31.9%).
The main religions represented by Pascoe Vale residents were Catholicism (33.1%), Islam (7.2%), Eastern Orthodox (5.4%).
A total of 28.9 per cent of residents in Pascoe Vale were attending an educational institution. Of those attending an educational institute at the time of the 2016 census 19.3 per cent of Pascoe Vale residents were attending a university or tertiary institution which contrasted with 27.3 per cent of those living in the City of Merri-bek.
The majority of dwellings in Pascoe Vale were separate houses (52.8%). This was followed by semi-detached, row/terrace housing (41.0%) and flats/apartments (5.6%). Three bedroom dwellings were more common (43.5%) in Pascoe Vale than two bedroom dwellings (35.3%) which was the next most common number of bedrooms.
In the City of Merri-bek separate houses accounted for 56.3 per cent of dwellings. This was followed by semi-detached, row/terrace housing (26.3%) and flats/apartments (16.6%) and. Three bedroom dwellings were more common (41.6%) in Merri-bek than two bedroom dwellings (33.3%) which was the next most common number of bedrooms.
The Moreland Community Profile website has detailed statistical and demographic information about Merri-bek and its suburbs based on results from the latest Census and previous Censuses of Population and Housing. The site is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.