Ormeau Suburb Profile

The People

In the 2016 Census, there were 14,460 people in Ormeau. Of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

The median age of people in Ormeau was 32 years.

Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 27.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.3% of the population.

Of people in Ormeau aged 15 years and over, 52.8% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

In Ormeau, of people aged 15 years and over, 52.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.2% were in a de facto marriage.

In Ormeau 34.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.5% were in primary school, 24.4% in secondary school and 12.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Of people aged 15 and over in Ormeau, 17.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 22.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

The most common ancestries in Ormeau were English 30.6%, Australian 25.9%, Scottish 7.4%, Irish 7.2% and German 4.1%.

In Ormeau, 70.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 9.8%, England 4.8%, South Africa 1.8%, Scotland 0.8% and Germany 0.4%.

In Ormeau, 49.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 29.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

In Ormeau, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 56.1%, New Zealand 12.1%, England 7.6%, South Africa 2.1% and Scotland 1.5%.

In Ormeau, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 58.4%, New Zealand 12.0%, England 7.4%, South Africa 2.2% and Scotland 1.3%.

The most common responses for religion in Ormeau were No Religion, so described 32.3%, Catholic 19.1%, Anglican 16.7%, Not stated 8.9% and Christian, nfd 4.2%. In Ormeau, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (62.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

In Ormeau 87.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Afrikaans 0.7%, Mandarin 0.5%, German 0.4%, Spanish 0.3% and Russian 0.3%.
There were 7,245 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ormeau.

Of these 60.2% were employed full time, 28.5% were employed part-time and 6.4% were unemployed.

Of employed people in Ormeau, 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.5% worked 40 hours or more.

The most common occupations in Ormeau included Technicians and Trades Workers 17.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 16.1%, Professionals 14.8%, Managers 11.3%, Labourers 10.3%, Sales Workers 10.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 7.9%.

Of the employed people in Ormeau, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.2%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.0%, Primary Education 2.7%, Takeaway Food Services 2.6% and Road Freight Transport 2.4%.

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ormeau was $751.

In Ormeau, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 72.1%, Car, as passenger 5.1%, Worked at home 4.8%, Train 1.6% and Truck 1.2%. On the day, 3.8% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 78.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

In Ormeau, of people aged 15 years and over, 74.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census.

During the two weeks before the Census, 39.5% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ormeau, 28.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.0% worked 30 hours or more.
Of the families in Ormeau, 54.9% were couple families with children, 30.1% were couple families without children and 14.1% were one parent families.

In Ormeau, 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.
In Ormeau, of couple families with children, 25.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 25.2% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.


In Ormeau, 94.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.2% were unoccupied.

Of occupied private dwellings in Ormeau, 91.0% were separate houses, 7.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.1% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

In Ormeau, of occupied private dwellings 0.2% had 1 bedroom, 8.2% had 2 bedrooms and 18.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.8. The average household size was 3.2 people.

Of occupied private dwellings in Ormeau, 19.4% were owned outright, 44.1% were owned with a mortgage and 34.1% were rented.

In Ormeau, of all households, 86.7% were family households, 10.8% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

In Ormeau, 10.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 15.4% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

In Ormeau, 23.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

In Ormeau, 91.2% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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