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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Melton (Vic.)

Code SSC20869 (SSC)
People 7,593
Male 3,709
Female 3,884
Median age 38
Families 2,105
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 3,349
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $878
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 7,593 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,709 48.8 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,884 51.2 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 116 1.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,593 people in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

Age Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 504 6.6 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 439 5.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 425 5.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 496 6.5 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 565 7.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 560 7.4 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 486 6.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 489 6.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 475 6.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 418 5.5 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 466 6.1 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 554 7.3 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 649 8.5 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 380 5.0 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 289 3.8 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 168 2.2 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 119 1.6 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 109 1.4 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,487 40.0 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 271 4.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 723 11.6 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 410 6.6 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,334 37.5 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 40.0% were married and 16.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,322 40.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 590 10.2 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,892 49.8 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 108 5.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 426 21.4 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 84 4.2 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 34 1.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 329 16.5 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 52 2.6 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 38 1.9 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 147 7.4 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 161 8.1 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 74 3.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 540 27.1 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,993 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 26.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.3% were in primary school, 21.0% in secondary school and 15.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 5,518 72.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,282 32.2 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 523 7.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 362 5.1 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,917 55.3 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 55.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,960 57.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 873 25.8 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 240 7.1 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 313 9.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,386 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,386 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 57.9% were employed full time, 25.8% were employed part-time and 9.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 298 9.7 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 254 8.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 325 10.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 671 21.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,282 41.8 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 9.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 447 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,048 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 878 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $447.

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

Unpaid work Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,943 63.4 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,611 25.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 816 13.1 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 680 10.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.9% provided care for children and 13.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,184 19.0 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,354 21.8 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 688 11.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 721 11.6 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 21.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 741 35.2 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 745 35.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 580 27.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 38 1.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 35.4% were couple families with children, 35.2% were couple families without children and 27.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.3 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.7 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 16.3% of single parents were male and 83.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,548 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,869 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,869 and those without children was $1,548.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 244 16.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 43 2.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 212 14.3 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 325 21.9 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 101 6.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 364 24.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 99 6.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 96 6.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.4% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 14.3% 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 Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,003 92.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 243 7.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 92.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,568 85.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 135 4.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 294 9.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 8 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 85.5% were separate houses, 4.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 57 1.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 341 11.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,969 65.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 556 18.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 80 2.7 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.9% had 1 bedroom, 11.3% had 2 bedrooms and 65.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 957 31.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 991 33.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 936 31.2 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 13 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 107 3.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 31.9% were owned outright, 33.0% were owned with a mortgage and 31.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,049 68.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 854 28.4 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 101 3.4 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.2% were family households, 28.4% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 32.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.2% 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 (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.5 -- 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 Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 299 10.0 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,218 40.5 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 923 30.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 432 14.4 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 132 4.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 40.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.4% 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 (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 114 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 52 45.6 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 62 54.4 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 12 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 114 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 52 (or 45.6%) were male and 62 (or 54.4%) were female. The median age was 12 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 949 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $949.

Mortgage and rent Melton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 211 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,150 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Melton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $211 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,150.

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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