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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

East Melbourne

Code SSC20434 (SSC)
People 4,714
Male 2,244
Female 2,470
Median age 36
Families 1,041
Average children per family 1.5
All private dwellings 2,872
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $1,989
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,383
Median weekly rent $415
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Total 4,714 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,244 47.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,470 52.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 9 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,714 people in East Melbourne (State Suburbs) of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 157 3.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 51 1.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 59 1.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 81 1.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 386 8.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 786 16.7 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 688 14.6 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 371 7.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 283 6.0 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 274 5.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 282 6.0 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 305 6.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 310 6.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 257 5.5 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 131 2.8 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 93 2.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 93 2.0 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 107 2.3 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in East Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 5.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.4% of the population.

Registered marital status East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,565 35.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 109 2.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 338 7.6 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 168 3.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,271 51.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in East Melbourne (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 35.2% were married and 10.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in East Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,253 35.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 586 16.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,746 48.7 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 35.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in East Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 21 1.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 18 1.5 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 14 1.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 39 3.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 18 1.5 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 0.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 42 3.4 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 57 4.7 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 453 37.1 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 44 3.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 510 41.7 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,222 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs) 25.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 5.8% were in primary school, 5.5% in secondary school and 41.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 2,926 62.1 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,574 37.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 314 7.5 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 228 5.5 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,048 49.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 49.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 37.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,188 70.7 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 667 21.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 134 4.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 107 3.5 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,096 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,096 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in East Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 70.7% were employed full time, 21.5% were employed part-time and 3.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 224 7.5 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 195 6.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 246 8.2 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 403 13.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,789 59.8 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 7.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 59.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 34 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in East Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 34 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,164 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,695 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,989 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in East Melbourne (State Suburbs) was $1,164.

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

Unpaid work East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,239 72.8 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 609 13.7 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 386 8.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,026 23.1 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 13.7% provided care for children and 8.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,515 34.1 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,212 27.2 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 312 7.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 199 4.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 27.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 741 71.2 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 214 20.6 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 56 5.4 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 30 2.9 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 20.6% were couple families with children, 71.2% were couple families without children and 5.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs) 22.0% of single parents were male and 78.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 3,007 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,295 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,295 and those without children was $3,007.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 333 34.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 44 4.6 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 156 16.3 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 157 16.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 54 5.6 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 97 10.1 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 43 4.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 72 7.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), of couple families, 34.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 16.3% 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 East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,168 85.4 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 370 14.6 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 85.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 80 3.7 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 482 22.2 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,598 73.7 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 7 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 3.7% were separate houses, 22.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 73.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 61 2.8 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 557 25.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 927 42.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 458 21.1 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 134 6.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 29 1.3 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 25.7% had 1 bedroom, 42.8% had 2 bedrooms and 21.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 1.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 512 23.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 417 19.2 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,193 55.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 35 1.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 23.6% were owned outright, 19.2% were owned with a mortgage and 55.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,043 48.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 890 41.1 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 234 10.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), of all households, 48.1% were family households, 41.1% were single person households and 10.8% were group households.

Household income East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 9.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.7 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 9.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 22.7% 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 East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 415 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.4 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.6 -- 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 East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None 440 20.3 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,111 51.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 478 22.0 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 106 4.9 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 33 1.5 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), 51.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.9% 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 East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 6 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 0 0.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 6 100.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 40 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in East Melbourne (State Suburbs), there were 6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 0 (or 0.0%) were male and 6 (or 100.0%) were female. The median age was 40 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 3,250 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $3,250.

Mortgage and rent East Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 295 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In East Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $295 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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