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2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Melbourne

Code SSC20867 (SSC)
People 28,371
Male 14,312
Female 14,059
Median age 28
Families 5,660
Average children per family 1.3
All private dwellings 18,030
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $1,230
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $416
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Total 28,371 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 14,312 50.4 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 14,059 49.6 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 28,371 people in Melbourne (State Suburbs) of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 629 2.2 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 251 0.9 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 254 0.9 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,854 6.5 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 7,123 25.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 6,192 21.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,633 12.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,813 6.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,233 4.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,093 3.9 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 970 3.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 919 3.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 884 3.1 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 557 2.0 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 329 1.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 237 0.8 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 178 0.6 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 221 0.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 28 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 4.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,119 26.1 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 414 1.5 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,365 5.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 423 1.6 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 17,912 65.8 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Melbourne (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 26.1% were married and 6.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 38 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 38 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,168 23.1 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,308 14.8 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 13,909 62.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 23.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 37 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 28 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 37 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 28 years.

Education Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 91 0.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 155 1.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 27 0.2 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 70 0.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 165 1.3 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 48 0.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 231 1.9 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,011 8.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 6,541 52.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 556 4.5 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,537 28.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 12,432 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Melbourne (State Suburbs) 43.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 2.0% were in primary school, 3.6% in secondary school and 60.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 7,953 28.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 18,265 73.7 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 913 3.7 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 787 3.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,818 19.4 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), 19.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 73.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,450 64.5 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,643 22.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 678 4.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,442 8.9 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 16,213 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 16,213 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 64.5% were employed full time, 22.5% were employed part-time and 8.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,374 9.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,254 8.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,018 6.9 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,341 15.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 8,103 54.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Melbourne (State Suburbs), 9.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 54.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 31 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 27 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 31 years and for people who were employed part-time was 27 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 698 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,788 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,230 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Melbourne (State Suburbs) was $698.

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

Unpaid work Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,813 58.1 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,208 8.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,249 4.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,034 14.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 8.1% provided care for children and 4.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 8,125 29.8 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,767 21.2 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,294 4.8 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 626 2.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Melbourne (State Suburbs), 21.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 4.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,523 62.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 861 15.2 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 457 8.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 818 14.5 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Melbourne (State Suburbs), 15.2% were couple families with children, 62.3% were couple families without children and 8.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Melbourne (State Suburbs) 19.4% of single parents were male and 80.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,474 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,044 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,044 and those without children was $2,474.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,472 33.6 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 195 4.4 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 575 13.1 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 853 19.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 236 5.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 519 11.8 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 200 4.6 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 337 7.7 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), of couple families, 33.6% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 13.1% 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 % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 13,229 85.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,322 14.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), 85.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 14 0.1 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 52 0.4 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 13,147 99.4 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 9 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Melbourne (State Suburbs), 0.1% were separate houses, 0.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 99.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 905 6.8 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4,463 33.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,977 45.2 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,530 11.6 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 151 1.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 203 1.5 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 33.7% had 1 bedroom, 45.2% had 2 bedrooms and 11.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.7. The average household size was 1.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,097 15.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,481 18.8 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,348 63.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 59 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 242 1.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Melbourne (State Suburbs), 15.9% were owned outright, 18.8% were owned with a mortgage and 63.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 5,638 42.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,388 40.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,200 16.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), of all households, 42.6% were family households, 40.7% were single person households and 16.6% were group households.

Household income Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), 29.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.1% 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 % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 416 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 66.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 33.8 -- 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 % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 % Victoria % Australia %
None 7,338 55.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,373 33.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,058 8.0 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 174 1.3 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 284 2.1 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), 33.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 8.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 1.3% 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 % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 50 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 35 70.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 15 30.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Melbourne (State Suburbs), there were 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 35 (or 70.0%) were male and 15 (or 30.0%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,531 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.8, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,531.

Mortgage and rent Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 401 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 5,600 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $401 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $5,600.

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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