The City of Casey's suburbs include: Beaconsfield,
Berwick, Blind Bight, Cannons Creek,
Clyde, Clyde North, Cranbourne and surrounds, Devon Meadows,
Doveton, Endeavour Hills, Eumemmerring, Five Ways, Fountain
Gate, Hallam, Hampton Park, Harkaway, Junction Village,
Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Lysterfield South, Merinda Park, Narre
Warren and surrounds, Pearcedale, Tooradin, Tooradin North,
The City of Casey is 40km south east
of Melbourne. It is Victoria’s largest and fastest-growing
municipality and the dominant growth area for south-eastern
Melbourne. Casey is also the third-fastest growing council in
Australia behind the Gold Coast and Brisbane City Councils. It
has five distinct geographic regions stretching from the
foothills of the Dandenong Ranges to the coastal villages of
Western Port Bay.
• The City of Casey has consistently been one of Victoria’s
fastest-growing municipalities over the past decade and a half.
• The City of Casey is Victoria’s most populous municipality -
the population is estimated at about 230,000, or 71,000
households (November 2007 estimate).
• The population is expected to reach 350,000 by 2031, making it
as big as Canberra is today.
• About 146 people (52 new households) move in every week,
equivalent to 7,600 people (2,700 households) every year.
• Approximately 77 per cent of people are aged under 50 years,
compared with 70% in metropolitan Melbourne.
Crime statistics are produced annually by
Victoria Police. Summaries of offences are reported per 100,000
population to enable comparisons across different areas. In
Casey, there were 768 recorded crimes against the person per
100,000 population in 2006-07 compared to 846 in the Southern
Metro Region and the Victorian State average of 822. In Casey,
there were 4476 recorded crimes against property per 100,000
population in 2006-07, compared to 5689 in the Southern Metro
Region and the Victorian State average of 5482.
The employment rate has been calculated from the
Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Census. This employment to
population ratio describes the percentage of persons aged 15
years or older who are employed.
Of those aged 15 years or older and living in Casey, 65.6% were
employed, compared to 62.5% in the Southern Metro Region and the
Victorian State average of 60.9%.
One measure of Housing Affordability has been
calculated through customised 2006 Census tables obtained from
the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The data show the
percentage of households spending 30% or more of their gross
household income on rent or mortgage payments.
22.6% of households in Casey were spending 30% or more of gross
household income on rent or mortgage payments, compared to 19.7%
in the Southern Metro Region and the Victorian State average of
Median Equivalised Household Income has been calculated from the
Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Census. Equivalising income
adjusts the total income of the household according to the
number of persons and household type.
Median Equivalised Gross Weekly Household Income for Casey was
$610, compared to $651 in the Southern Metro Region and the
Victorian State average of $600.