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Collingwood is a suburb of east-northeast Melbourne in south Victoria and has a population of around 5,500 (49.9% male, 50.1% female). Around 1180 families live in the area and of those 32.7% have one or more children under the age of 15. 23.1% of families have only a single parent while 48.6% of couples have no children. Collingwood covers an area of approximately 129 hectares (319 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Collingwood is between $150-$249 per week (16.7% of people). 5.0% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 4.7% of the population.
Of the 2418 private dwellings in Collingwood 11% are owned outright by their occupiers, 22% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 64% are being rented. On average there are around 2.3 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Collingwood is as follows: 9.2% separate houses, 35.4% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 53.2% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Collingwood 22% are married, 10% are divorced, 4% are separated, 4% are widowed and 59% have never married.
Compared to the rest of Australia, Collingwood has an above average migrant population, with around 46.7% of residents being born overseas. The top 5 countries of birth for migrants in the area are: Vietnam (7.4%), United Kingdom (3.2%), New Zealand (2.9%), China (2.7%), Greece (1.8%).
Collingwood varies in altitude/elevation from about 22 m (highlight point) to 40 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Collingwood is 3066.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Collingwood include Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, East Melbourne, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North and Richmond.
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