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2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Port Melbourne

Code SSC21104 (SSC)
People 14,521
Male 7,033
Female 7,488
Median age 38
Families 3,787
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 8,083
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $1,995
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,535
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Total 14,521 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,033 48.4 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,488 51.6 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 33 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,521 people in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 834 5.7 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 568 3.9 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 394 2.7 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 403 2.8 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 629 4.3 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,430 9.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,756 12.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,699 11.7 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,360 9.4 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,001 6.9 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 925 6.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 858 5.9 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 894 6.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 656 4.5 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 458 3.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 306 2.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 206 1.4 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 145 1.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,006 39.3 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 393 3.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,325 10.4 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 516 4.1 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,487 43.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 39.3% were married and 13.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,437 39.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,794 16.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,960 44.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 39.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 203 6.0 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 413 12.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 116 3.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 102 3.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 171 5.1 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 80 2.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 151 4.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 176 5.2 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 635 18.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 136 4.0 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,177 35.0 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,360 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) 23.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 18.8% were in primary school, 12.0% in secondary school and 24.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 9,392 64.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,365 40.2 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,060 7.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 724 5.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,199 46.4 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 46.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,205 71.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,694 19.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 448 5.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 325 3.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,672 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 8,672 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 71.6% were employed full time, 19.5% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 543 6.5 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 527 6.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 626 7.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,018 12.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,183 62.1 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 6.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 62.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,091 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,616 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,995 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) was $1,091.

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

Unpaid work Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,267 72.8 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,717 21.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,208 9.5 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,155 16.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Port 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, 21.3% provided care for children and 9.5% 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 Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,991 31.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,495 27.5 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,091 8.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 690 5.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 27.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,017 53.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,211 32.0 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 477 12.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 81 2.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 32.0% were couple families with children, 53.3% were couple families without children and 12.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs) 15.7% of single parents were male and 84.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 3,227 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,241 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,241 and those without children was $3,227.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,080 33.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 96 3.0 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 567 17.6 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 479 14.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 118 3.7 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 428 13.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 201 6.2 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 260 8.1 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), of couple families, 33.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 17.6% 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 Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,542 86.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,011 13.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 86.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 681 10.4 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,644 40.4 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3,191 48.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 19 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 10.4% were separate houses, 40.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 48.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 20 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,009 15.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,768 42.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,174 33.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 454 6.9 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 116 1.8 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 15.4% had 1 bedroom, 42.3% had 2 bedrooms and 33.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,558 23.8 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,772 27.1 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,040 46.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 24 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 147 2.2 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 23.8% were owned outright, 27.1% were owned with a mortgage and 46.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,750 57.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,332 35.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 458 7.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), of all households, 57.3% were family households, 35.7% were single person households and 7.0% were group households.

Household income Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 24.9 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 17.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 24.9% 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 Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 450 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.8 -- 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 Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,535 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.8 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.2 -- 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 Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None 786 12.0 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,191 48.8 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,972 30.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 405 6.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 188 2.9 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), 48.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 6.2% 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 Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 31 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 17 54.8 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 14 45.2 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 46 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), there were 31 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 17 (or 54.8%) were male and 14 (or 45.2%) were female. The median age was 46 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 533 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.1, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $533.

Mortgage and rent Port Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 83 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Port Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $83 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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