About Casey

Casey has the most residents of any municipality in Victoria.

• The current population of the City of Casey (as at February 2013) is approximately 270,000, with a projected population of 450,000 in 2036.

• Casey is the eighth fastest-growing municipality in Australia.

• Casey is the third fastest-growing municipality in Victoria behind Whittlesea and Melton.

Who is moving to Casey?

Casey’s population growth is largely driven by young families

  • Casey's population grows by an average 7,500 people per year. This is expected to increase to an average 9,500 people per year by 2036.
  • Currently, 38.6 per cent of annual growth is due to natural increase. By 2036, natural increase is expected to contribute to over 50 per cent of annual population growth.
  • What is the age of Casey residents?

    Casey is experiencing growth across all age groups which is unique.

    • The largest age group is parents and homebuilders (35 to 49 years), with a population of 61,500 people.

    • Between 2012 and 2013, there was the most growth in the older workers and pre-retirees (50 to 59 years) and primary schoolers (5 to 11 years) age groups.

    • In 2012, there were 4,100 births in Casey.

    How do residents get around?

    63.9 per cent of the population use public transport less than once a month

    • Casey residents rely on their car to travel to work. Car use (as a driver) has increased from 69.9 per cent to 71 per cent between 2006 and 2011.

    • 6.2 per cent of people travel to work by train and 0.9 per cent of people travel to work by bus.

    • 63.5 per cent of Casey residents own two or more cars compared to 49.4 per cent for Greater Melbourne.

    How are people employed in Casey

    24 per cent of residents work in Casey

  • There are 127,000 people in Casey in the labour force.
  • There are 48,200 jobs in Casey, which equates to about one job for every 2.6 workers, compared to one job for every 1.9 workers across the growth area municipalities (Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Whittlesea and Wyndham).
  • 59.5 per cent of jobs in Casey are held by residents.
  • The main industries of employment for Casey residents are Manufacturing (20,900 workers), Retail trade (14,100 workers), Construction (12,100 workers) and Healthcare and social assistance (12,100 workers).
  • How do Casey residents live?

    Casey’s average household size increased from 2.97 people per household in 2006 to 3.01 people per household in 2011.

    • There are approximately 91,200 households in Casey.

    • 79.9 per cent of Casey households are family households.

    • The median weekly household income in Casey is $1,342.

    • 51.7 per cent of households have a mortgage. The median mortgage repayment is $1,733 per month.

    • 19.2 per cent of households rent their home. The median rent repayment is $295 per week.

    What is the health and wellbeing of Casey residents like?

    54.6 per cent of people in Casey self-report having excellent or very good health

    • 63.1 per cent of children aged 5–17 years and 46.8 per cent of adults aged 18 years and over consume two or more serves of fruit each day.

    • 53.6 per cent of people are overweight or obese in Casey.

    How are Casey residents educated?

    Between 2006 and 2011, people with Degree or Diploma qualifications increased by 56.9 per cent.

    • 49.1 per cent of Casey residents aged 15 years and over hold no post-schooling qualifications compared to 42.4 per cent for Greater Melbourne.

    • 19.8 per cent of Casey residents aged 15 years and over hold vocational qualifications, compared to 15 per cent for Greater Melbourne.

    • 12.9 per cent of Casey residents aged 15 years and over hold bachelor or higher degree qualifications, compared to 23.6 per cent for Greater Melbourne.