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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Melton (S)

Code LGA24650 (LGA)
People 109,259
Male 54,266
Female 54,993
Median age 32
Families 29,416
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 38,723
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,363
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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People — demographics & education
People Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 109,259 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 54,266 49.7 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 54,993 50.3 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 790 0.7 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 109,259 people in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,126 9.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 8,902 8.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 7,970 7.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 7,276 6.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 7,290 6.7 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 8,630 7.9 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 10,128 9.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 10,013 9.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 8,516 7.8 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 6,938 6.4 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 6,136 5.6 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 5,626 5.1 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 4,551 4.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,729 2.5 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,733 1.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,213 1.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 825 0.8 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 656 0.6 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43,213 52.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,818 3.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 6,059 7.4 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,762 3.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 27,408 33.3 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.5% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 40,605 53.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,822 9.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 28,667 37.7 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 2,350 6.8 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 6,795 19.5 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,603 7.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,246 3.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 4,723 13.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,546 4.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,176 3.4 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,043 5.9 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,007 8.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,030 3.0 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 8,239 23.7 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 34,758 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) 31.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.6% were in primary school, 21.4% in secondary school and 14.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 73,252 67.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 47,537 46.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 7,704 7.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 4,928 4.9 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 41,156 40.6 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 40.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 46.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 34,019 62.7 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 13,570 25.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3,353 6.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 3,272 6.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 54,214 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 54,214 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.7% were employed full time, 25.0% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,700 9.2 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 4,231 8.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,638 9.1 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 10,814 21.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 23,203 45.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 9.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 610 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,486 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,363 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) was $610.

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

Unpaid work Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 54,587 66.4 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 27,771 33.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,784 10.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 8,652 10.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.8% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 17,529 21.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 19,957 24.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 8,653 10.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 8,447 10.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 24.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,201 27.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 15,913 54.1 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,918 16.7 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 383 1.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 54.1% were couple families with children, 27.9% were couple families without children and 16.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.5 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.5 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) 15.5% of single parents were male and 84.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,007 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,100 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,100 and those without children was $2,007.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 5,986 24.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 652 2.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,300 22.0 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,006 20.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,138 4.7 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,115 12.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 1,757 7.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,158 4.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 24.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 22.0% 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 Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 34,975 93.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,422 6.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 93.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 31,579 90.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,407 6.9 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 845 2.4 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 134 0.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 90.3% were separate houses, 6.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 85 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 309 0.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,146 6.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 17,207 49.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 14,625 41.8 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 602 1.7 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 0.9% had 1 bedroom, 6.1% had 2 bedrooms and 49.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,657 21.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 19,230 55.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,943 19.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 280 0.8 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 866 2.5 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 21.9% were owned outright, 55.0% were owned with a mortgage and 19.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 28,518 81.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,693 16.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 762 2.2 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 81.5% were family households, 16.3% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.0 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 17.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.2% 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 Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 82.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.0 -- 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 Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,424 4.1 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 10,036 28.7 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 15,488 44.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 6,985 20.0 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,042 3.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 28.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.0% 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 Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 792 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 402 50.8 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 390 49.2 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 792 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 402 (or 50.8%) were male and 390 (or 49.2%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,060 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,060.

Mortgage and rent Melton (S) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,307 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,307.

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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