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Aspendale Gardens Area Profile

Aspendale Gardens is bounded by Mordialloc Creek in the north, Springvale Road in the east, Edithvale Road in the south, and the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands Environmental Area, the secondary drain and Browns Reserve in the west. The Land area is 325km2. 

The original inhabitants of the Kingston area were the Bunurong and Woiworung Aboriginal people.

Settlement of the area dates from the mid-1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Population was minimal until the 1980s.

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

People: Aspendale Gardens population is 6,522 people.

The population is forecast to decline by 0.6% (to 6,485 people) by 2036.  The total population in Kingston is forecast to increase by 22.3% (from 151,389 to 185,214) by 2036

There are 1,477 people in Aspendale Gardens aged 35 to 49 years old comprising 22.7% of the areas population. This represents the largest population group in Aspendale Gardens. There is a similar proportion in Kingston overall with 22.4% of people aged 35 to 49 years. 

People aged 70-84 years are forecast to have the largest population increase with an additional 445 people forecast by 2036.  The largest increase in population in Kingston overall is forecast for people aged 70+. 

Housing: The number of households is forecast to increase by 4.9% from 2,237 in 2016 to 2,346 households in 2036.

10% are 2 bedroom, 38% are 3 bedroom,  42% are 4 bedroom, 7% are 5 bedroom dwellings. In Kingston overall there are 23.3% are 2 bedroom, 42.2% are 3 bedroom, 20% are 4 bedroom, 4.2% are 5 bedroom dwellings.

85% of the population in Aspendale Gardens fully own their dwelling or are purchasing it (mortgage), 8% are renting privately, and 0.5% are in social housing.  This compares with Kingston in 2016 where 68% of households fully own or are purchasing their home, 22.2% are renting privately, and 1.9% are in social housing. 

In 2016, 29.8% of households were paying high mortgage repayments of $2,300+ per month, and 20.5% were paying low repayments, compared with 34.4% and 20.3% respectively in the City of Kingston.

64.8% of renting households were in the highest rental costs paying $417 or more per week in rent, compared to 30.2% of renting households in Kingston.

The average household size in 2016 is 2.95 people, forecast to decline to 2.76 by 2036. 

In Aspendale Gardens, the most common household type was made up of couples with children (52.2%) in 2016, compared with 33.4% in the City of Kingston.    

Diversity: 28.3% of residents were born overseas, of which 20.87% are from countries where English is not their first language. Kingston has 31% of residents born overseas with 22.7% from countries where English is not their first language.

7.5 % of the population in Aspendale Gardens who were born overseas arrived in Australia after 2011 compared to Kingston with 18% of the overseas born population arriving after 2011. 

11 (0.2%) people identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, 11 residents, compared to 579 (0.4%) of the population in Kingston.

Born overseas top growth: English (+138 people), Indian (+58 people) and Irish (+36 people). 

3% of the population, 195 people, speak another language and English not well, or not at all.

Top 3 languages other than English spoken at home: Greek 12.3%, Mandarin 10.6%, Vietnamese 6.1%.

3.9% (255) people need help in their day-to-day lives due to a disability. Kingston is 5.0%.

Health and Wellbeing: 100% of people indicated that they have 'good, very good or excellent’ physical health.

0% state that illegal drugs have a negative impact on my household.

4.3% of residents identified as smokers.

87% people have access to fresh and affordable food.

0% state that alcohol consumption has a negative impact on my household.

100% of people indicated that they have 'good, very good or excellent’ mental health.

87% of people feel a sense of optimism about the future.

Safety: 95.7% of people feel safe walking in the local area in the day.

16 reported assault and related offences, and 19 burglary break and entry (June 2016 - June 2017).

43.5% of people feel safe walking in the local area at night.

87% of people state that, in times of need, they could turn to neighbours for help.

87% of people feel a strong sense of belonging to the community.

Community: 19.4% of people volunteer regularly.

30.4% stated that they are an active member of a club or community group. 

96% of people like the look and feel of the local area.

83% of people are satisfied with the quality of the parks, playgrounds and open spaces in the local area.

78% of people believe there are adequate community services available in the local area.

61% of people believe there are opportunities to have a real say on issues that are important.

89% of households are connected to the internet.

Employment: 3,398 people living in Aspendale Gardens in 2016 were employed, 60% worked full-time and 39% part-time.

There were more professionals (22%) in Aspendale Gardens in 2016 than any other occupation.

Travel: 68.7% of employed people in Aspendale Gardens drove to work by car.  

In 2016 there were 569 (26.5%) households in Aspendale Gardens that own 3 or more vehicles compared to Kingston with 345 (14.7%) households owning 3+ vehicles. 

46 households (2.1%) in Aspendale Gardens do not own a car compared to  Kingston with 2,839 of households (6.4%) that do not own a car.

Features: Aspendale Gardens is a relatively recent residential area, with substantial parklands.

Major features of the area include the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands Environmental Area, Aspendale Gardens Shopping Centre, L L Stevenson Reserve, Yammerbrook Nature Reserve and a school.

The area was once part of Carrum Swamp.

Data sources for information on this page are:

ABS 2016 Census http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/censushome.nsf/home/2016    

.Id Community |Demographic resources  https://profile.id.com.au/kingston 

Crime Statistics: https://www.crimestatistics.vic.gov.au/ 

Kingston City Council 2016 Health and Wellbeing Survey September 2014