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2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

South Melbourne

Code SSC21236 (SSC)
People 9,317
Male 4,552
Female 4,765
Median age 37
Families 2,244
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 5,044
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $1,668
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $399
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Total 9,317 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,552 48.9 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,765 51.1 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 45 0.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,317 people in South Melbourne (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 509 5.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 322 3.5 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 256 2.7 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 302 3.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 709 7.6 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,015 10.9 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,114 12.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 965 10.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 771 8.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 621 6.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 549 5.9 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 517 5.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 485 5.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 366 3.9 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 258 2.8 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 240 2.6 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 166 1.8 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 152 1.6 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 11.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.7% of the population.

Registered marital status South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,780 33.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 202 2.5 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 838 10.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 408 5.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,999 48.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Melbourne (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 33.8% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,418 34.3 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,133 16.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,507 49.7 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 137 5.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 232 9.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 70 2.8 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 78 3.1 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 94 3.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 51 2.0 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 114 4.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 175 6.9 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 655 25.8 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 92 3.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 836 33.0 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,534 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 15.0% were in primary school, 10.2% in secondary school and 32.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 5,441 58.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,741 44.3 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 649 7.7 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 425 5.0 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,622 42.9 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs), 42.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 44.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,588 68.2 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,140 21.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 265 5.0 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 265 5.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,258 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,258 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 68.2% were employed full time, 21.7% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 404 8.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 338 6.8 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 399 8.0 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 629 12.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,962 59.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Melbourne (State Suburbs), 8.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 59.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 36 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 920 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,450 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,668 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Melbourne (State Suburbs) was $920.

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

Unpaid work South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,723 69.6 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,538 18.7 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 773 9.4 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,467 17.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.7% provided care for children and 9.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,541 30.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,140 26.0 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 619 7.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 424 5.2 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Melbourne (State Suburbs), 26.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,187 52.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 644 28.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 333 14.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 80 3.6 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Melbourne (State Suburbs), 28.7% were couple families with children, 52.9% were couple families without children and 14.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.2 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.8 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs) 19.2% of single parents were male and 80.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 3,162 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,186 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,186 and those without children was $3,162.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 616 33.7 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 59 3.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 310 16.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 275 15.0 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 81 4.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 245 13.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 116 6.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 127 6.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs), of couple families, 33.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 16.9% 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 South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,119 88.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 512 11.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs), 88.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 798 19.4 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,225 29.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,029 49.2 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 64 1.6 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in South Melbourne (State Suburbs), 19.4% were separate houses, 29.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 49.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 64 1.6 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 613 14.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,892 45.9 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,255 30.4 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 233 5.7 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 65 1.6 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 South Melbourne (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 14.9% had 1 bedroom, 45.9% had 2 bedrooms and 30.4% 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 South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 871 21.1 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 977 23.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,183 53.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 20 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 69 1.7 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Melbourne (State Suburbs), 21.1% were owned outright, 23.7% were owned with a mortgage and 53.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,231 54.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,513 36.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 378 9.2 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs), of all households, 54.1% were family households, 36.7% were single person households and 9.2% were group households.

Household income South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 21.9 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs), 23.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 21.9% 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 South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 399 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.1 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.9 -- 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 South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None 900 21.8 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,036 49.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 913 22.2 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 152 3.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 120 2.9 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs), 49.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 3.7% 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 South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 44 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 18 40.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 26 59.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 12 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Melbourne (State Suburbs), there were 44 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 18 (or 40.9%) were male and 26 (or 59.1%) 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 South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,375 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

Mortgage and rent South Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,200 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In South Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,200.

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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