Wyndham City Districts

There are four districts across Wyndham. These districts are made up of multiple suburbs across Wyndham’s geography. 

All data in this profile is from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Census of Population and Housing unless otherwise indicated.

Wyndham East District Map August 2018

Wyndham East is made up of the suburbs of Point Cook, Williams Landing, Truganina and Laverton North. Significant development is occurring in these areas and consequently the population is rapidly increasing. Wyndham East is a highly diverse multicultural area with a large proportion of families with young children.

Population

Wyndham East has the largest population of all the districts in Wyndham. In 2020, Wyndham East was home to 110,331, the majority of whom live in Point Cook (66,867).

Forecast

Over the next 20 years, the population of Wyndham East is forecast to increase by more than 33%, or 36,859. Point Cook and Truganina are the two suburbs forecast to grow the most, with 34,000 additional residents expected to live in these areas between 2020 and 2041.1

Age

Nearly half of all residents in Wyndham East are aged either 0-9 years or 30-39 years, highlighting the area as one where a large number of young families reside. Only 2.2% of the population are aged 70 and over.

Cultural Diversity

More than half the population of Wyndham East was born overseas in one of over 150 countries from around the world. The most common countries of birth outside Australia include India (13%), China (6%), New Zealand (4%) and the Philippines (3%). There is also significant language diversity amongst Wyndham East residents. In 2016, 50% of people spoke a language other than English at home. Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Arabic were the top 5 most common.

Households

Reflecting the age profile of the area, the predominant household type in Wyndham East are couple families with children (54%). Less than 10% of households were occupied by a lone person, and only 2% were group households.

Tenure

The proportion of households owned with a mortgage is higher in the Wyndham East District than in all other districts across Wyndham. In 2016, more than half (53%) were owned with a mortgage, compared to 46% Wyndham wide. 11% of households in Wyndham East were owned outright, and 29% were rented.

Education

Education attainment amongst Wyndham East residents is high. More than 1 in 5 residents aged 15 years and older hold a bachelor degree, and over 10% a postgraduate degree such as a Masters or PhD.

Employment

61% of people are engaged in full time (44%) and part time (17%) employment, while a quarter of residents aged 15 years and over are unemployed and not looking for work. A large number of these residents will be students engaged in full time study. Health care and social assistance, professional, scientific and technical services and retail are the 3 most common industries of employment for Wyndham East workers.

Journey to work

Train travel is popular amongst Wyndham East workers. At the 2016 Census, 18% of people caught the train to work. Despite this, car travel is still the most common method of travel to work.  65% of people drove their car for either part or the entire journey to work.

Need for assistance

Only 2% of Wyndham East residents require assistance with core activities such as communication and self-care. This is lower than the Wyndham wide figure of nearly 4%.

Wyndham West District Map August 2018

Wyndham West includes the suburbs Werribee, Wyndham Vale and Manor Lakes. All three suburbs are experiencing large growth, with many new residential developments occurring in these areas. There are however, large sections of this district which are established and home to long term Wyndham residents.

Population

There are 84,702 people living within the Western District of Wyndham, approximately 29% of the total Wyndham population. Wyndham Vale and Manor Lakes are home to just over 31,000 residents, while Werribee has a population of almost 53,000 people.

Forecast

The population of Wyndham West is forecast to more than double over the next 20 years. Between 2020 and 2041, the population is forecast to increase by 119.6%, adding an additional 101,324 residents. The largest forecast growth is expected in Werribee, whose population is predicted to increase by almost 46,000 residents.1

Age

Wyndham is an area home to a large number of families. This is reflected in the Western District where the predominant age groups are 30-39 years (17%) and 0-9 years (16%). In addition, the Western District also has a large population of young adults (20-29 years; 15%).

Cultural Diversity

Nearly two thirds of Western District residents were born in Australia and around 31% were born overseas. The top countries of birth outside Australia include India, New Zealand, England, the Philippines and Myanmar. Karen, Punjabi, Italian, Hindi and Arabic are the most commonly spoken languages other than English. In the Western District, two thirds of residents speak English at home, and 28% of people speak one of 125 different languages.

Households

The most common household type in the Western District is couple families with children. There is a large proportion of lone person household in the Western District compared to Wyndham wide (19% and 14% respectively). The average household size is smaller than the Wyndham median of 3.1. In Werribee is median household size is 2.7. In Wyndham Vale/Manor Lakes it is 3.0.

Tenure

Around 21% of households in the Western District are owned outright, and 38% owned with a mortgage; just over a quarter are rented.

Employment

Unemployment in the Western District is slightly higher than Wyndham wide. In 2016, around 32% of Western District residents over the age of 15 were not in the labour force and not looking for work, compared to 29% across Wyndham with a large proportion of people either retired or attending an educational institution. Retail, health care and social assistance and transport, postal and warehousing were the most common industries of employment amongst workers from the Western District.

Journey to work

Car as driver was the most common method of travel to work for Western District employees in 2016 (68%). Around 12% of Western District employees caught the train to work on Census day 2016, 2% caught the bus and 1% walked.

Education

1 in 5 Western district residents aged 15 years and older had obtained a certificate level qualification. 16% of people had a bachelor degree or higher, of which 4% were postgraduate degrees.

Need for assistance

Nearly 6% of Wyndham West residents require assistance with core activities, including communication, self-care and/or body movements. This is higher than the Wyndham wide proportion of 3.9%.

Wyndham Central District Map August 2018

Wyndham Central is made up of the suburbs of Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit. Tarneit is a rapidly developing suburb with a large population of residents born overseas. In contrast, Hoppers Crossing is one of the most established areas of Wyndham, first developed over 50 years ago.

Population

Around a third (31%) of the total population of Wyndham resides in the Central District. In 2020, the District’s population is 89,585. Tarneit is larger than Hoppers Crossing by a margin of 10,000 people.

Forecast

Large growth is forecast for the Central District between 2020 and 2041. All of the growth will occur in Tarneit, while the population of Hoppers Crossing is expected to slowly decline. By 2041, the population of Tarneit is forecast to reach more than 131,000 people, an increase of more than 81,000 residents. In Hoppers Crossing, the population is forecast is decline by around 0.3%, which is typical for an established area.1

Age

The two largest age groups in the Central District are 0-9 years and 30-39 years. In total, these age groups account for over a third (36%) of all residents in the district. The median ages in Tarneit and Hoppers Crossing are 30 and 35 respectively. The older median age in Hoppers Crossing reflects the older more established community living in this area.

Cultural Diversity

The Central District is a highly diverse area with 42% of residents born overseas. India, New Zealand, the Philippines, England and Sri Lanka are the top 5 most common countries of birth outside Australia. There is also a lot of diversity in language spoken at home amongst Central District residents. In 2016, 43% of residents spoke a language other than English at home. Punjabi, Hindi, Arabic, Urdu and Gujarati were the top 5 most common.

Households

The predominant household type in the Central District is couples with children (44%) followed by couples without children (19%) and lone person households (13%). In Hoppers Crossing, the median household size is 3.1, which is slightly smaller than the Tarneit median of 3.4.

Tenure

Around 1 in 5 households in the Central District are owned outright, which is slightly higher than the proportion Wyndham wide (19%). Over 43% of households in the Central District are owned with a mortgage and almost a quarter of households (24%) are rented.

Employment

Thirty-eight per cent of Central District residents aged 15 years and over are employed full time. Another 30% of people are not in the labour force with a large proportion of the population attending an educational institution. Health care and social assistance, transport, postal and warehousing and retail are the top 3 industries of employment for residents in the Central District.

Journey to work

Over two thirds (68%) of employed residents living in the Central District drove their cars to work on Census day 2016, while around 13% of people caught the train and 1% walked.

Education

Around 22% of Central District residents aged 15 years+ had obtained a bachelor degree or higher qualification. This is slightly lower than the proportion Wyndham wide (24%).

Need for assistance

4% of Central District residents require assistance with core activities including communication, self-care and or body movements.

Wyndham Rural District Map August 2018

The rural areas featured in the following profile include Werribee South, Cocoroc, Little River, Mambourin, Quandong, and Mount Cottrell.

Population

Wyndham Rural has the smallest population of all the Wyndham districts. In 2020, there are 3,593 people residing in the rural areas of Wyndham, the majority of which were in Werribee South and Little River.

Forecast

The Rural population of Wyndham is forecast to grow significantly over the next 20 years. By 2041, it is expected that there will be 8,530 residents living in this district. This is an increase of 137.4% from 2020, which is almost wholly due to the growth expected in Eynesbury.1

Age

The age profile of Rural District residents is typically older than the rest of Wyndham. In the Rural District, the largest age group is those aged 50-59 years, and 46% of residents are aged 40 to 69 years. In Wyndham, the largest age groups are 30-39 years and 0-9 years.

Cultural Diversity

Residents residing in the Rural District of Wyndham are less culturally diverse than residents Wyndham wide. More than two thirds of people in Wyndham’s rural areas were born in Australia. In contrast, just over half of all Wyndham residents were born outside Australia. In the rural areas, England, Malta, Italy, New Zealand and Greece were the most common countries of birth apart from Australia. Interestingly, a high proportion of rural district residents opted out of nominating their country of birth on the 2016 Census (13%). English is the most commonly spoken language amongst rural district residents (72%). 17% of residents speak a language other than English. The most common include Italian, Maltese, Greek, Macedonian and Arabic.

Households

Differing from the Wyndham average, the proportion of couple family households is much smaller in the rural district (46% and 23% respectively). Despite this, it is the predominant household type. Only 6% of households are one parent families, and nearly 16% are lone person households.

Tenure

More than a third of households in the Rural District are owned outright compared to less than 20% Wyndham wide. Around 20% of households are owned with a mortgage.

Employment

Almost a third (32%) of residents over 15 living in the rural district are employed in full time positions and around 34% of people are not in the labour force or looking for work. Construction, agriculture, forestry and fishing, and transport, postal and warehousing are the 3 most common industries of employment for residents in the Rural District.

Journey to work

On Census day 2016, car as driver was the most common method of travel to work for employed rural district residents. Around 7.5% of people in this area work from home and 4% of people walked to their place of employment. Public transport use is low, with less than 5% catching a train or bus.

Education

Certificate level qualifications were the most common amongst Rural District residents aged 15 years and over. Just over 2% of people had a postgraduate qualification and around 7% held a bachelor degree. In comparison, around 16% of Wyndham residents 15 years and over had a bachelor degree.

Need for assistance

The proportion of residents needing assistance with core activities is higher in the Rural District compared to Wyndham wide. In 2016, just over 5% of the rural district residents required assistance with core activities compared to around 4% of residents across Wyndham. It is likely the older population residing in the rural district could be resulting in the slightly elevated proportion.