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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Urban Centres and Localities

Melton

Code UCL212001 (UCL)
People 45,624
Male 22,451
Female 23,173
Median age 32
Families 12,323
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 17,629
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,130
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $246
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Total 45,624 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 22,451 49.2 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 23,173 50.8 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 507 1.1 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 45,624 people in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age Melton % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,842 8.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,242 7.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,149 6.9 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,257 7.1 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,498 7.7 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,696 8.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,545 7.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,313 7.3 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,044 6.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,781 6.1 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,819 6.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,921 6.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,499 5.5 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,475 3.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 938 2.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 692 1.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 481 1.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 433 0.9 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Melton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 15,823 44.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,473 4.2 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,307 9.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,565 4.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 13,230 37.4 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 44.7% were married and 13.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Melton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Melton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 14,788 45.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,624 11.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 14,151 43.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Melton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 773 5.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,728 20.0 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 828 6.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 332 2.4 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,035 14.9 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 526 3.9 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 396 2.9 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 884 6.5 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,086 8.0 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 449 3.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,596 26.4 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 13,633 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.5% were in primary school, 21.7% in secondary school and 14.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 33,515 73.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 13,499 32.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 3,362 8.0 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,238 5.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 22,992 54.6 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), 54.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Melton % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Melton % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 13,358 60.8 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 5,572 25.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,430 6.5 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,609 7.3 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 21,969 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 21,969 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 60.8% were employed full time, 25.4% were employed part-time and 7.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,928 9.5 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,682 8.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,967 9.7 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,275 21.0 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 9,082 44.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), 9.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Melton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 544 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,281 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,130 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) was $544.

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

Unpaid work Melton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 23,463 66.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 10,874 30.7 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,112 11.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,837 10.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.7% 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, 10.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Melton % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 7,381 20.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 8,485 24.0 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,821 10.8 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,777 10.7 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,881 31.5 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,482 44.5 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,755 22.4 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 206 1.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.5% were couple families with children, 31.5% were couple families without children and 22.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.6 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.4 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities) 15.6% of single parents were male and 84.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,852 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,004 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,004 and those without children was $1,852.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,063 22.0 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 243 2.6 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,907 20.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,909 20.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 524 5.6 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,563 16.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 680 7.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 476 5.1 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 22.0% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 20.4% 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 % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 15,760 93.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,179 7.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), 93.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 14,307 90.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 834 5.3 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 603 3.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 12 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.8% were separate houses, 5.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 31 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 131 0.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,235 7.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 8,635 54.8 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 5,396 34.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 332 2.1 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 0.8% had 1 bedroom, 7.8% had 2 bedrooms and 54.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,882 24.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,319 46.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,023 25.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 78 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 456 2.9 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.6% were owned outright, 46.4% were owned with a mortgage and 25.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 12,008 76.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,288 20.9 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 463 2.9 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 76.2% were family households, 20.9% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

Household income Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.3% 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 % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 246 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 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 % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.3 -- 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 Melton % Victoria % Australia %
None 940 6.0 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 5,296 33.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 6,038 38.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,908 18.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 577 3.7 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.5% 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 % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 507 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 240 47.3 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 267 52.7 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 507 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 240 (or 47.3%) were male and 267 (or 52.7%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,004 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,004.

Mortgage and rent Melton % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 240 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,408 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Melton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,408.

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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