Rochester Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Rochester (3561) is a suburb of Northern Victoria, Bendigo, Victoria. It is about 163 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Rochester is in the federal electorate of Murray.

In the 2011 census the population of Rochester was 3,136 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Rochester is 47 years of age.

88.3% of people living in the suburb of Rochester were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.7% England, 0.5% New Zealand, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.3% Turkey, 0.2% Philippines, 0.2% China , 0.2% Fiji, 0.2% Scotland, 0.2% Thailand, 0.2% Germany, 0.1% Northern Ireland, 0.1% India, 0.1% Serbia.

93.1% of people living in Rochester speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.4% Other, 0.4% Italian, 0.2% Turkish, 0.2% Thai, 0.2% Hindi, 0.2% Greek, 0.1% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.1% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Rochester is 23.3% Catholic, 19.2% No religion, 19.1% Anglican, 10.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 10.6% Uniting Church, 9.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Salvation Army, 0.7% Baptist, 0.6% Christian, nfd, 0.5% Pentecostal.

54.2% of people are married, 25.2% have never married and 8.1% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 240 widowed people living in Rochester.

59.1% of the people living in Rochester over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.4% are working on a part time basis. Rochester has an unemployment rate of 3.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Rochester are 17.5% Managers, 14.9% Technicians & trades workers, 14.6% Labourers, 11.5% Professionals, 11.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.8% Community & personal service workers, 8.6% Sales workers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Rochester work in are 16.6% Manufacturing, 12.4% Health care and social assistance, 12.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 11.1% Retail trade, 8.0% Construction, 6.8% Education and training, 4.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.4% Accommodation and food services, 3.8% Public administration and safety.

47.8% of homes are fully owned, and 29.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 18.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $455 per week and the median household income is $876 per week.

The median rent in Rochester is $140 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1083 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Rochester postcode 3561

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