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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Melbourne (C)

Code LGA24600 (LGA)
People 93,625
Male 46,775
Female 46,850
Median age 28
Families 18,246
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 53,137
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $1,352
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 93,625 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 46,775 50.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 46,850 50.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 260 0.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 93,625 people in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,175 3.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,773 1.9 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,695 1.8 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 6,297 6.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 19,609 20.9 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 17,865 19.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 11,511 12.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 6,506 6.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,784 5.1 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,068 4.3 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,638 3.9 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,462 3.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,099 3.3 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,149 2.3 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,455 1.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 974 1.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 770 0.8 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 795 0.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 28 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 7.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 22,834 26.3 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,650 1.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,922 5.7 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,816 2.1 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 55,759 64.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 26.3% were married and 7.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 17,747 25.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 10,207 14.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 41,897 60.0 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 25.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 508 1.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,213 3.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 319 0.8 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 349 0.9 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,072 2.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 263 0.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 785 2.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,574 6.5 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 19,921 50.1 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,438 3.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 11,319 28.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 39,761 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) 42.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 4.7% were in primary school, 5.3% in secondary school and 56.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 38,474 41.1 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 50,170 61.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,423 5.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,399 4.1 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 24,158 29.4 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 29.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 61.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 33,781 63.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 12,606 23.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,384 4.5 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 4,330 8.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 53,101 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 53,101 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 63.6% were employed full time, 23.7% were employed part-time and 8.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 5,059 10.4 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,910 8.0 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,639 7.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 7,516 15.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 26,267 53.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 32 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 28 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) was 32 years and for people who were employed part-time was 28 years.

Occupation Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 711 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,962 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,352 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) was $711.

Travel to work, top responses Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 54,837 63.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 9,809 11.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,052 5.8 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 16,133 18.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 11.3% provided care for children and 5.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 27,528 31.6 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 19,866 22.8 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,724 5.4 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,719 3.1 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.1% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 10,385 56.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 4,082 22.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,919 10.5 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 1,860 10.2 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.4% were couple families with children, 56.9% were couple families without children and 10.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,569 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,051 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,051 and those without children was $2,569.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 4,874 33.7 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 584 4.0 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,247 15.5 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,438 16.9 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 742 5.1 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,715 11.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 767 5.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,098 7.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 33.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 15.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 39,976 86.2 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 6,377 13.8 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 86.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,024 5.1 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,665 16.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 31,161 77.9 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 92 0.2 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 5.1% were separate houses, 16.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 77.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 1,658 4.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 10,582 26.5 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 18,010 45.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,273 18.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,774 4.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 679 1.7 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 26.5% had 1 bedroom, 45.1% had 2 bedrooms and 18.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.9. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,295 15.7 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,610 19.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 25,082 62.7 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 183 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 805 2.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 15.7% were owned outright, 19.0% were owned with a mortgage and 62.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 18,136 45.4 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 15,187 38.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 6,654 16.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 45.4% were family households, 38.0% were single person households and 16.6% were group households.

Household income Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 27.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.3% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 70.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 29.5 -- 9.1 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 10.1 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
None 16,020 40.1 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 16,348 40.9 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 5,470 13.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,066 2.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,071 2.7 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 40.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 13.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 263 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 164 62.4 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 99 37.6 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 263 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 164 (or 62.4%) were male and 99 (or 37.6%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,662 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.1, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,662.

Mortgage and rent Melbourne (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 351 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,548 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $351 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,548.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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