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Dingley Village Area Profile

The Facts: Dingley Village is named after an original property in the area (Dingley Grange). It was originally known as Dingley.

Dingley Village is bounded by the Dingley Bypass and Westall Road in the north, Springvale Road in the east, Lower Dandenong Road in the south, and Boundary Road in the west.

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850's, with land used mainly for farming and market gardens.

The State electorates for Dingley Village are the Clarinda District and the Keysborough District.

People: Dingley Village's population is 10,279 people.

The population is forecast to increase by 6.7% (to 10,455 people) in 2036. 

19.8% of households are lone person households.

People aged 70 - 84 years are forecast to have the greatest population increase with an additional 516 people in this age group 2016 to 2036. 

Housing: The number of households is forecast to increase by 7% from 3,919 in 2016 to 4,194 households in 2036. The largest growth is expected for lone person households. 

11.8% are 2 bedroom, 42.8% are 3 bedroom, 33.2% are 4 bedroom, 6.7% are 5 or more bedroom dwellings. 

84.8% of households in Dingley Village fully own their dwelling or are purchasing it (mortgage) and 9.6% are renting privately and 0% are in social housing. 

34.3% of households with a mortgage are paying the highest loan repayments ($2,337 or more per month). 

41.4% of renting households are in the highest rental costs paying $417 or more per week in rent. 

Average household size in 2016 is 2.68 people.

39.8% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016.

Diversity: 22.6% of our residents were born overseas, of which 14.4% are from countries where English was not their first language.

10.2% of our population who were born overseas arrived in Australia after 2011. Kingston is 18%.

0.2% of people identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, 24 residents. Kingston is 0.4%.

Ancestries experiencing the most growth between 2011 and 2016:: Chinese (+227 people), Indian (+130 people) and Irish (+81 people).

2.1% of the population, 217 people, speak another language and English not well, or not at all.

Top 3 languages other than English spoken at home: Greek 17.5%, Italian 7.1%,  Vietnamese 5.9%.

4.49% (462 people) need help in their day-to-day lives due to a disability.

Health and Wellbeing: 91.7% of people indicated that they have 'good, very good or excellent’ physical health, compared to Kingston which is 91%.

0% state that illegal drugs have a negative impact on my household, compared to 6% in Kingston.

11.1% of residents identified as smokers, compared to 12% in Kingston.

97% people have access to fresh and affordable food, compared with 92% in Kingston.

2.8% state that alcohol consumption has a negative impact on my household compared with 4% in Kingston.

94.4% of people indicated that they have 'good, very good or excellent’ mental health, compared to Kingston which is 97%.

92% of people feel a sense of optimism about the future, compared with 81% in Kingston.

Safety: 100% of people feel safe walking in the local area during the day, compared to 55.6% at night. 

21 reported assault and related offences, and 52 burglary break and entry (June 2016 - June 2017).

55.6% of people feel safe walking in the local area at night.

83.3% of people feel a strong sense of belonging to the community, compared with 70% in Kingston.

80.6% of people state that, in times of need, they could turn to neighbours for help, compared with 85% in Kingston.

Community: 20.2% of the population reported doing some form of voluntary work in 2016. 

50% stated that they are an active member of a club or community group, compared with 37% in Kingston.

97% of people like the look and feel of the local area, compared with 88% in Kingston.

92% of people are satisfied with the quality of the parks, playgrounds and open spaces in the local area, compared with 86% in Kingston.

92% 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 compared to 50% in Kingston.

84.7% of households are connected to the internet.

Employment: 5,129 people living in Dingley Village in 2016 were employed, of which 58.4% worked full-time and 35.9% part-time.

There were more professionals in Dingley Village in 2016 than any other occupation.

Travel: 7% of Chelsea residents travelled to work by Public Transport.

22.6% of households own 3 or more motor vehicles compared with 14.7% in Kingston 

Features: In 1856 Thomas Attenborough and his sister, Mary, built their home Dingley Grange named after Dingley Hall in Northampshire.

Major features of the area include Kingswood Golf Club, Spring Park Public Golf Course, Bardoel Park, Chadwick Reserve, Corrigan Oval, Gartside Reserve, Rowan Road Reserve, Rowan Woodland Flora & Fauna Reserve, Souter Oval, Redwood Gardens Industrial Estate and several schools.

The population density of Dingley Village is 13.81 persons per hectare. 

Nowadays Dingley Village is an established residential and industrial area.

 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

Social Statistics: