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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

West Melbourne

Code SSC21458 (SSC)
People 3,744
Male 2,118
Female 1,626
Median age 30
Families 727
Average children per family 1.4
All private dwellings 1,760
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,700
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,383
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Total 3,744 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,118 56.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,626 43.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 17 0.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,744 people in West Melbourne (State Suburbs) of these 56.6% were male and 43.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 134 3.6 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 66 1.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 75 2.0 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 137 3.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 617 16.5 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 807 21.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 549 14.7 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 347 9.3 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 287 7.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 187 5.0 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 163 4.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 112 3.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 96 2.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 75 2.0 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 37 1.0 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 21 0.6 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 22 0.6 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 13 0.3 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 30 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 30 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 7.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.3% of the population.

Registered marital status West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 878 25.3 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 67 1.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 199 5.7 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 45 1.3 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,279 65.7 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Melbourne (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 25.3% were married and 7.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 41 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 48 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 68 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 41 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 665 25.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 495 18.9 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,453 55.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 25.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 40 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 40 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 25 1.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 67 4.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 8 0.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 5 0.3 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 61 3.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 0.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 11 0.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 95 6.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 505 31.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 45 2.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 765 48.0 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,593 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs) 42.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 5.0% were in primary school, 4.9% in secondary school and 37.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 1,841 49.2 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,576 53.2 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 202 6.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 136 4.6 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,046 35.3 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs), 35.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 53.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,402 65.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 519 24.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 76 3.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 129 6.1 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,126 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,126 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 65.9% were employed full time, 24.4% were employed part-time and 6.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 153 7.7 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 184 9.2 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 184 9.2 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 324 16.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,078 53.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Melbourne (State Suburbs), 7.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 32 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 28 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 32 years and for people who were employed part-time was 28 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 798 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,002 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,700 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Melbourne (State Suburbs) was $798.

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

Unpaid work West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,064 59.5 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 374 10.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 161 4.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 551 15.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 10.8% 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, 15.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,020 29.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 767 22.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 190 5.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 87 2.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Melbourne (State Suburbs), 22.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 422 58.0 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 176 24.2 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 69 9.5 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 60 8.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Melbourne (State Suburbs), 24.2% were couple families with children, 58.0% were couple families without children and 9.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.2 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.8 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs) 13.2% of single parents were male and 86.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,558 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,068 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,068 and those without children was $2,558.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 229 38.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 29 4.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 99 16.6 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 81 13.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 22 3.7 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 49 8.2 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 41 6.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 46 7.7 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs), of couple families, 38.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 16.6% 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 West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,354 90.3 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 145 9.7 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs), 90.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 41 3.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 458 33.8 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 848 62.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Melbourne (State Suburbs), 3.0% were separate houses, 33.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 62.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 14 1.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 212 15.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 640 47.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 379 28.0 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 80 5.9 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 28 2.1 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 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 15.7% had 1 bedroom, 47.3% had 2 bedrooms and 28.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 214 15.8 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 312 23.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 797 58.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.2 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 29 2.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Melbourne (State Suburbs), 15.8% were owned outright, 23.0% were owned with a mortgage and 58.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 723 53.4 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 357 26.4 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 273 20.2 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs), of all households, 53.4% were family households, 26.4% were single person households and 20.2% were group households.

Household income West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 19.0 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs), 17.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 19.0% 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 West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 450 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 76.6 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 23.4 -- 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 West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.1 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.9 -- 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 West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None 329 24.3 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 721 53.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 227 16.8 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 38 2.8 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 40 3.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs), 53.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 16.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.8% 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 West Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 14 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 14 100.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 35 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Melbourne (State Suburbs), there were 14 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 14 (or 100.0%) were male and 0 (or 0.0%) were female. The median age was 35 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West 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 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 0 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

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

In West Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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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