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Carrum Downs is a suburb of south-southeast Melbourne in south Victoria and has a population of around 17,000 (48.8% male, 51.2% female). Around 4439 families live in the area and of those 49.9% have one or more children under the age of 15. 20.3% of families have only a single parent while 30.1% of couples have no children. Carrum Downs covers an area of approximately 1911 hectares or around 19 square kilometres (km2) (4721 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Carrum Downs is between $400-$599 per week (15.5% of people). 7.3% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 0.6% of the population.
Of the 5804 private dwellings in Carrum Downs 19% are owned outright by their occupiers, 54% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 24% are being rented. On average there are around 3.0 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Carrum Downs is as follows: 87.8% separate houses, 6.4% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 3.4% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Carrum Downs 46% are married, 11% are divorced, 4% are separated, 5% are widowed and 34% have never married.
Compared to the rest of Australia, Carrum Downs has close to average migrant population, with around 30.1% of residents being born overseas. The top 5 countries of birth for migrants in the area are: United Kingdom (6.5%), New Zealand (2.3%), India (1.2%), Netherlands (1.0%), Sri Lanka (0.9%).
Carrum Downs varies in altitude/elevation from about 2 m (highlight point) to 51 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Carrum Downs is 3201.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Carrum Downs include Frankston North, Keysborough, Langwarrin, Patterson Lakes, Seaford and Skye.
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Bonzle users sighted or observed the following birds in Carrum Downs: australian magpie, eastern rosella, eastern spinebill, galah, little lorikeet, magpie-lark, masked lapwing, musk lorikeet, noisy miner, peregrine falcon, rainbow lorikeet, red wattlebird and sulphur-crested cockatoo. Is this list accurate? Are you a keen bird watcher? Have you been bird watching in Carrum Downs? What species of birds have you seen? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here. For a comprehensive flexibound field guide to Australia's birds try Birds of Australia: Eighth Edition.
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