2016 Data in pictures

Melbourne

People in Melbourne

Total number of people: 4,485,211

Number of Females: 51.0%

Number of Males: 49.0%

Household Income - Average weekly (gross)

Total income in 2011: $1,333

Total income in 2016: $1,542

Top 5 countries of birth

  1. Born in Australia 59.8%
  2. India 3.6%
  3. China 3.5%
  4. England 3.0%
  5. Vietnam 1.8%

Age

  1. 0-14 years old 18.3%
  2. 15-64 years old 67.7%
  3. Greater than 65 years old 14.0%

Household composition

Average people per household: 2.7 (based on 2016 values for Australia)

Dwellings

  1. Owned outright 30.4%
  2. Mortgage 36.0%
  3. Rented 30.0%
People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Greater Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Male 2,199,597 49.0 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,285,616 51.0 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 24,062 0.5 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8
Age Greater Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 36 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 287,178 6.4 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 278,506 6.2 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 254,017 5.7 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 269,015 6.0 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 333,367 7.4 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 362,435 8.1 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 367,913 8.2 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 325,319 7.3 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 313,768 7.0 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 307,580 6.9 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 279,728 6.2 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 255,824 5.7 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 221,078 4.9 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 197,002 4.4 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 147,281 3.3 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 112,832 2.5 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 83,219 1.9 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 89,151 2.0 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1
Country of birth Greater Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 2,684,072 59.8 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses
India161,0783.6169,8022.9455,3891.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)155,9983.5160,6522.7509,5552.2
England133,3003.0171,4432.9907,5703.9
Vietnam79,0541.880,7871.4219,3550.9
New Zealand78,9061.893,2531.6518,4662.2
Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 673 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,826 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,542 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --
Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 6,732 0.4 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 90,018 5.7 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 319,669 20.3 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 662,460 42.1 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 459,373 29.2 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 36,215 2.3 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 479,374 30.4 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 567,574 36.0 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 472,462 30.0 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 12,777 0.8 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 42,294 2.7 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7
LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 27/06/2017

Please note that there are small random adjustments made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from table totals. 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: Data in Pictures has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat: Data in Pictures was 27 June 2017 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 ##cycle## Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census