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2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Mentone

Code SSC20872 (SSC)
People 11,667
Male 5,551
Female 6,116
Median age 41
Families 3,105
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 5,427
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,288
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $290
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 Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Total 11,667 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,551 47.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,116 52.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 19 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,667 people in Mentone (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 Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 580 5.0 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 643 5.5 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 559 4.8 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 693 5.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 734 6.3 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 736 6.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 728 6.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 878 7.5 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 892 7.6 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 873 7.5 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 802 6.9 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 704 6.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 686 5.9 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 565 4.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 451 3.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 410 3.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 339 2.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 392 3.4 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mentone (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,727 47.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 241 2.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 934 9.5 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 625 6.3 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,355 34.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mentone (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.8% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mentone (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,286 47.8 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 774 8.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,912 43.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Mentone (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mentone (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 193 6.0 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 446 13.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 227 7.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 113 3.5 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 345 10.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 144 4.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 204 6.4 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 242 7.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 548 17.1 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 72 2.2 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 667 20.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,201 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mentone (State Suburbs) 27.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.5% were in primary school, 21.6% in secondary school and 24.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 8,009 68.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,069 37.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 878 8.0 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 612 5.6 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,429 49.4 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Mentone (State Suburbs), 49.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 37.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mentone % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,743 60.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,891 30.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 352 5.7 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 238 3.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,224 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,224 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mentone (State Suburbs). Of these 60.1% were employed full time, 30.4% were employed part-time and 3.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 721 12.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 563 9.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 609 10.2 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,012 16.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,730 45.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mentone (State Suburbs), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mentone (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 664 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,767 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,288 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mentone (State Suburbs) was $664.

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

Unpaid work Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,233 73.2 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,545 25.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,150 11.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,670 16.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Mentone (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.8% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,559 25.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,653 26.8 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,191 12.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 832 8.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mentone (State Suburbs), 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,237 39.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,353 43.6 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 462 14.9 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 54 1.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mentone (State Suburbs), 43.6% were couple families with children, 39.8% were couple families without children and 14.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.9 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.1 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Mentone (State Suburbs) 13.9% of single parents were male and 86.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,200 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,572 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mentone (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,572 and those without children was $2,200.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 562 21.7 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 102 3.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 616 23.8 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 371 14.3 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 141 5.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 495 19.1 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 155 6.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 150 5.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Mentone (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 23.8% 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 Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,775 91.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 474 9.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Mentone (State Suburbs), 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,383 49.9 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 809 16.9 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,570 32.9 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 14 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mentone (State Suburbs), 49.9% were separate houses, 16.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 32.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 522 10.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,400 29.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,731 36.3 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,021 21.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 88 1.8 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mentone (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 10.9% had 1 bedroom, 29.3% had 2 bedrooms and 36.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,704 35.7 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,479 31.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,434 30.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 24 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 134 2.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mentone (State Suburbs), 35.7% were owned outright, 31.0% were owned with a mortgage and 30.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,083 64.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,557 32.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 136 2.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Mentone (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.6% were family households, 32.6% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.0 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mentone (State Suburbs), 22.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.0% 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 Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 290 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.6 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.4 -- 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 Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
None 448 9.4 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,975 41.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,655 34.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 565 11.8 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 132 2.8 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Mentone (State Suburbs), 41.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.8% 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 Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 19 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 6 31.6 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 13 68.4 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 49 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mentone (State Suburbs), there were 19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 6 (or 31.6%) were male and 13 (or 68.4%) were female. The median age was 49 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 733 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mentone (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $733.

Mortgage and rent Mentone % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 343 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 498 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Mentone (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $343 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $498.

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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