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Mordialloc - Braeside Area Profile

The Facts: Mordialloc is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning “near little sea” and Braeside is named after an original property in the area.

Mordialloc - Braeside is bounded by Lower Dandenong Road in the north, Springvale Road in the east, Governor Road, the suburb of Waterways and Mordialloc Creek in the south, and Port Phillip Bay, Bay Street, Como Parade West, White Street and Warren Road in the west.

Settlement of the area dates from the 1860s, with land used mainly for farming, market gardening and dairying.

The State electorate for Mordialloc is the Mordialloc District. The Federal electorate for Mordialloc is the Division of Isaacs. The State electorate for Braeside is the Keysborough District. The Federal electorate for Braeside is the Division of Isaacs.

People: Mordialloc - Braeside's population is 8,229 people.

The population is forecast to increase by 24.3% (to 10,227 people) in 2036. Kingston's forecast is +22.3%.

27.9% of households are lone person households compared to 24.4% in Kingston.

People aged 70 - 84 years are forecast to have the greatest population increase with an additional 495 people in this age group 2016 to 2036. 

Housing: The number of households is forecast to increase by 24.3% from 3,506 in 2016 to 4,358 households in 2036.

29.9% are 2 bedrooms, 35.3% are 3 bedrooms, 17.1% are 4 bedrooms, 3.6% are 5 bedrooms or more dwellings. 

63.1% of households in Mordialloc - Braeside fully own their dwelling or are purchasing it (mortgage) and 29.8% are renting privately and 3.9% are in social housing.  

35.5% of households with a mortgage are paying the highest loan repayments ($2,337 or more per month) compared to Kingston which is 34.4%. 

26.2% of renting households are in the highest rental costs paying $417 or more per week in rent, compared to Kingston which is 30.2%.

Average household size in 2016 is 2.4 people.

31.6% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016.

Diversity: 24.9% of our residents were born overseas, of which 13.3% are from countries where English was not their first language.

19% of our population who were born overseas arrived in Australia after 2011.

0.4% of people identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, 54 residents.

Ancestries experiencing the most growth between 2011 and 2016: English (+482 people), Irish (+197 people) and Scottish (+168 people).

2.4% (196 people) of the population, 196 people, speak another language and English not well, or not at all.

Top 3 languages other than English spoken at home: Greek 14.5%, Mandarin 8.9%, Italian 5.8%.

4.77% (417 people) need help in their day-to-day lives due to a disability.

Health and Wellbeing: 85.2% of people indicated that they have 'good, very good or excellent’ physical health, compared to Kingston which is 91%.

4% state that illegal drugs have a negative impact on my household.

3.7% of residents identified as smokers.

100% people have access to fresh and affordable food.

3.7% state that alcohol consumption has a negative impact on my household.

81.5% of people indicated that they have 'good, very good or excellent’ mental health.

59% of people feel a sense of optimism about the future.

Safety: 88.9% of people feel safe walking in the local area during the day, compared to 44.4% at night.

59 reported assault and related offences, and 56 burglary break and entry (June 2016 - June 2017).

44.4% of people feel safe walking in the local area at night.

70.4% of people feel a strong sense of belonging to the community.

88.9% of people state that, in times of need, they could turn to neighbours for help.

Community: 19.3% of the population reported doing some form of voluntary work in 2016, compared with 28% in Kingston. 

29.6% stated that they are an active member of a club or community group, compared with 37% in Kingston.

88.9% of people like the look and feel of the local area, compared with 88% in Kingston.

89% of people are satisfied with the quality of the parks, playgrounds and open spaces in the local area, compared with 86% in Kingston.

85% of people believe there are adequate community services available in the local area, compared to 84% in Kingston.

26% of people believe there are opportunities to have a real say on issues that are important compared to 50% in Kingston.

81.2% of households are connected to the internet.

Employment: 4,215 people living in Mordialloc - Braeside in 2016 were employed, of which 62.4% worked full-time and 32.5% part-time.

There were more professionals in Mordialloc - Braeside in 2016 than any other occupation.

Travel: 14.8% of Mordialloc - Braeside residents travelled to work by Public Transport.

10.8% of households own 3 or more vehicles.

Features: The former Carrum Swamp was gradually drained and brought into year-round farm land from 1868, forming the suburb of Braeside.

Major features of the area include the Mordialloc Beach and foreshore, Mordialloc Life Saving Club, Braeside Park, Southern Golf Club, Woodlands Golf Club, Ben Kavanagh Reserve, Bradshaw Bushland Reserve, Doug Denyer Reserve, George Woods Reserve, J Grut Reserve, Kevin Hayes Reserve, Mentone Grammar School Sports Centre, Peter Scullin Reserve, Mordialloc Creek and several schools.

The population density of Mordialloc - Braeside is 6.75 persons per hectare. 

Mordialloc - Braeside is a residential and an industrial area, with commercial areas along the Nepean Highway.

 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: