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Aspendale Area Profile

The Facts: Aspendale is named after a successful racehorse called “Aspen”.

Aspendale is bounded by Mordialloc Creek in the north, the secondary drain and the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands Environmental Area in the east, Rossdale Golf Club, Fifth Avenue and Alexandra Street in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800's, with land used mainly for farming.

It is in the state electoral district of Mordialloc and in the federal electoral division of Isaacs. 

People: Aspendale’s population is 6,948 people.

The population is forecast to increase by 7.6% (to 7,473 people) in 2036. The total population in Kingston is forecast to increase by 22.3% (from 151,389 to 185,214) by 2036.

There are 1,704 people in Aspendale aged 35 to 49 years old this comprises 24.4% of the population. There is a similar proportion in Kingston overall with 22.4% of people aged 35 to 49 years.

People aged 12-17 years are forecast to have the largest population increase with an additional 97 people in this age group from 2016 to 2036.

Housing: The number of households is forecast to increase by 4.9% from 2,703 in 2016 to 2,834 households in 2036.

18% are 2 bedroom, 43% are 3 bedroom, 26% are 4 bedroom and 5% are 5 bedroom dwellings.

77% of households in Aspendale are owned (outright or mortgaged), 18% privately rented, and 0.2% social housing.

40.5% of households with a mortgage are paying the highest loan repayments ($2,337 or more per month). 

43.4% of renting households were in the highest rental bracket paying $417 or more per week in rent.

Average household size in 2016 is 2.66 people compared with Kingston which is 2.5 people.

In 2016 the most common type of household in Aspendale was made up of couples with children (39.8% of households). 

Diversity: 15.9% of our residents were born overseas, of which 7% are from countries where English was not their first language. 

12% of our population who were born overseas arrived in Australia after 2011. 

32 (0.5%) people identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, this is a similar proportion to Kingston overall (0.4% or 579 people).

Ancestries experiencing the most growth between 2011 and 2016: English (+279 people), Scottish (+162) and Irish (+136 people). 

4% of the population, 47 people, speak another language and English not well, or not at all.

Top 3 languages other than English spoken at home: Greek 9.5%, Russian 7.7%, Mandarin 5.6%.

3.28% (228 people) need help in their day-to-day lives due to a disability.

Health and Wellbeing: 90.1% of people indicated that they have 'good, very good or excellent’ physical health.

 4.7% state that illegal drugs have a negative impact on my household.

 12.2% of residents identified as smokers, compared to 12% in Kingston. 

 96% people have access to fresh and affordable food, compared with 92% in Kingston. 

 4.2% state that alcohol consumption has a negative impact on my household, which is less than in Kingston overall (4%).

 95.8% of people indicated that they have 'good, very good or excellent’ mental health, which is similar to the Kingston average of 97%.

 96% of people feel a sense of optimism about the future, compared with the Kingston average of 81%. 

Safety: 100% of people feel safe walking in the local area during the day, and 74% feel safe walking at night.

20 reported assault and related offences, and 33 burglary break and entry (June 2016 - June 2017).

78.3% of people feel a strong sense of belonging to the community, compared with 70% in Kingston. 

100% of people state that, in times of need, they could turn to neighbours for help, compared with 83% in Kingston. 

Community: 22% of people volunteer regularly

47.8% stated that they are an active member of a club or community group, compared with 37% in Kingston. 

87% of people like the look and feel of the local area, which is similar to the Kingston average (88%). 

87% of people are satisfied with the quality of the parks, playgrounds and open spaces in the local area, which is similar to the Kingston average of 86%.

74% of people believe there are adequate community services available in the local area, compared to 84% in Kingston.

52% of people believe there are opportunities to have a real say on issues that are important.

85.9% of households are connected to the internet.

Employment: 3,528 people living in Aspendale in 2016 were employed, 61% worked full-time and 37% part-time.

Most people employed in Aspendale work in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector (11.8%), followed by Retail Trade (10.6%) then Education and Training (9.1%).

Travel: 12.8% of Aspendale residents travel to work by Public Transport. 

14.7% of households own 3 or more motor vehicles, while the majority have 2 motor vehicles (37.5%).

Features: Aspendale is an established residential area.

Major features of the area include the Aspendale Beach and foreshore, Aspendale Life Saving Club, Rossdale Golf Club, CSIRO Atmospheric Research facility, Attenborough Park, Browns Reserve, Glen Street Reserve, Iluka Reserve, Regents Park and several schools.

The population density of Aspendale is 24.29 persons per hectare.

James Crooke who owned the horse Saladin; an Australia Cup winner; built the Aspendale Park Racecourse in the late 1870’s. He also went on to build the very first Motor racing track in 1905.

 Data sources for information on this page are:

ABS 2016 Census    

.Id Community |Demographic resources 

Crime Statistics: 

Kingston City Council 2016 Health and Wellbeing Survey September 2014