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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Urban Centres and Localities

Melton

Code UCL232400 (UCL)
People 35,490
Male 17,582
Female 17,908
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 31,364
People born overseas 6,204
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 57
Families 9,646
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 13,296
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,007
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,083
Median weekly rent $175
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Melton % Australia %
Total 35,490 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 17,582 49.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 17,908 50.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 330 0.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 35,490 people were usually resident in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Of the total population 0.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Melton % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,500 7.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 5,432 15.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 5,754 16.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 15,238 42.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 3,802 10.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,764 7.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.3% of people usually resident in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 18.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Melton % Australia %
Australian citizenship 31,364 88.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 6,204 17.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 57 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.4% of people usually resident in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 17.5% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Melton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 13,017 47.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 3,576 13.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,275 4.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 9,684 35.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.0% were either separated or divorced, 4.6% were widowed and 35.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Melton % Australia %
Australia 27,114 76.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Melton % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Melton % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Melton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,730 61.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 4,312 24.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 624 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 585 3.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,201 6.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 8,536 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 17,452 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 17,452 people aged 15 years and over in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 61.5% worked full-time, 24.7% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 3.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.9% were unemployed. 8,536 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Melton % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Melton % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Melton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 453 -- 466 --
Family 1,107 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,007 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $453, the median family income was $1,107 and the median household income was $1,007.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Melton % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,785 28.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 4,647 48.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,096 21.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 118 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 9,646 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 9,646 families in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 28.9% were couple families without children, 48.2% were couple families with children, 21.7% were one parent families and 1.2% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Melton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 12,429 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 13,296 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 12,429 occupied private dwellings were counted in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Melton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 11,452 92.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 301 2.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 652 5.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 24 0.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.1% were separate houses, 2.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Melton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,304 26.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 6,010 48.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,307 18.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 41 0.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 766 6.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 48.4% were owned with a mortgage and 18.6% were rented.

Landlord type Melton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,228 53.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 299 13.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 723 31.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 56 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 53.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 13.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 31.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Melton % Australia %
Median weekly rent 175 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,083 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $175. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083. The average people per household was 2.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Melton % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 9,458 76.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,265 18.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 288 2.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), 76.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 18.2% were single (or lone) person households and 2.3% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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