City of BoroondaraCommunity profile

We’re continuing to update these pages with data from the 2016 Census. Read more about our updates.

Skip to content

City of Boroondara

Additional areas

Solway Ward has a total population of 16,881 and 6,282 dwellings in 2016.

Additional areas are summary profiles that present a sub-set of socio-demographic information and are designed for areas which have too small a population for detailed profiling.

Please note that these are summary tables that include selected statistics drawn from the 2016 Census. Therefore the sum of these selected components may not equal the totals given in these tables.

Solway Ward summary profile, 2016
NameNumber%City of Boroondara %
Population Summary----0.0
Total Population16,881100.0100.0
Australian citizens14,70987.181.6
Eligible voters (citizens 18+)10,71563.563.0
Indigenous population280.20.2
Needs assistance due to age or disability5733.43.8
Age Structure----0.0
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)9715.84.6
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)1,85711.08.6
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)1,4918.88.2
Tertiary education/independence (18 to 24)1,4608.710.9
Young workforce (25 to 34)1,5399.113.5
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)3,71522.019.8
Older workers & pre-retirees (50 to 59)2,47014.613.2
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)1,6799.910.0
Seniors (70 to 84)1,2677.58.4
Frail aged (85 and over)3932.32.9
Total Population16,881100.0100.0
Household Types----0.0
Couples with children2,72247.035.1
Couples without children1,21321.022.7
One parent families4638.07.9
Lone person households1,00817.423.1
Group households1402.45.0
Total households (inc. non-classifiable)5,787100.0100.0
Attending pre-school or primary school2,19813.010.0
Attending secondary school1,4188.47.9
Attending university or TAFE institution1,3718.110.6
Total persons (including those not attending)16,881100.0100.0
Dwelling Summary----0.0
Separate houses4,87777.554.5
Medium and high density1,38622.044.8
Other dwellings (inc. Caravans, houseboats)220.30.4
Occupied private dwellings5,78792.190.5
Unoccupied Dwellings4957.99.3
Non private dwellings0--0.2
Total dwellings6,282100.0100.0
Housing Tenure----0.0
Total households (inc. not stated and other)6,303100.0100.0
Household Income----0.0
Less than $650 (low)61811.113.8
$650 to $1,449 (lower middle)98117.719.7
$1,449 to $2,499 (upper middle)97417.619.3
$2,500 or more (high)2,33642.136.3
Incomes not stated63711.510.9
Total households5,546100.0100.0
Internet Connection----0.0
Internet connection5,12788.687.1
No internet connection4527.87.3
Not stated2253.95.6
Total households5,787100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.