2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Melbourne (C)

Code LGA24600 (LGA)
People 60,745
Male 31,276
Female 29,469
Australian citizenship 38,041
People born overseas 21,400
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 7,039
Families 8,969
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 26,983
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Total 60,745 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 31,276 51.5 9,270,466 49.4
Female 29,469 48.5 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 186 0.3 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 60,745 people were counted in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 51.5% were male and 48.5% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Melbourne (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,090 3.4 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 2,978 4.9 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 16,841 27.7 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 29,172 48.0 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 4,567 7.5 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 5,099 8.4 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 5,068 children aged 0-14 years and 9,666 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 38,041 62.6 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 21,400 35.2 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 7,039 10.4 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 38,041 people were Australian citizens, 21,400 were born overseas and 7,039 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Melbourne (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 17,971 32.3 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 5,003 9.0 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 2,014 3.6 919,904 6.2
Never married 30,689 55.1 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.3% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 9.0% were separated or divorced, 3.6% were widowed and 55.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Australia 30,246 49.8 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Melbourne (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Melbourne (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Melbourne (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 20,095 63.5 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 8,666 27.4 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 447 1.4 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 2,461 7.8 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 16,261 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 31,669 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 31,669 people aged 15 years and over in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 63.5% worked full-time, 27.4% worked part-time, 1.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.8% were unemployed. 16,261 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,469 49.8 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 2,066 23.0 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 1,209 13.5 762,632 15.4
Other family 1,225 13.7 88,864 1.8
Total families 8,969 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 8,969 families were counted: of these, 49.8% were couple families without children, 23.0% were couple families with children, 13.5% were one parent families and 13.7% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 23,948 88.8 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 26,983 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 23,948 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,334 5.6 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,054 21.1 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 16,870 70.4 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 295 1.2 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 395 1.6 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 5.6% were separate houses, 21.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 70.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,404 18.4 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,732 11.4 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 13,088 54.7 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 890 3.7 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 2,837 11.8 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 18.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 11.4% were being purchased and 54.7% were rented.

Landlord type Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 6,944 53.1 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 1,501 11.5 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 4,475 34.2 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 167 1.3 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 53.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 11.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 34.2% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 8,919 37.2 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 7,657 32.0 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 3,388 14.1 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 37.2% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 32.0% were single (or lone) person households and 14.1% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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 2001 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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