2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Melton (S)

Code LGA24650 (LGA)
People 51,685
Male 25,775
Female 25,910
Australian citizenship 46,046
People born overseas 10,919
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 138
Families 14,094
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 17,513
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Melton (S) % Australia %
Total 51,685 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 25,775 49.9 9,270,466 49.4
Female 25,910 50.1 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 292 0.6 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 51,685 people were counted in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Of the total population 0.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Melton (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,225 8.2 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 9,008 17.4 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 8,202 15.9 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 24,489 47.4 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 3,244 6.3 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 2,518 4.9 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) there were 13,233 children aged 0-14 years and 5,762 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Melton (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 46,046 89.1 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 10,919 21.1 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 138 0.3 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 46,046 people were Australian citizens, 10,919 were born overseas and 138 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Melton (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 20,981 54.6 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 4,049 10.5 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 1,248 3.2 919,904 6.2
Never married 12,177 31.7 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 54.6% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 10.5% were separated or divorced, 3.2% were widowed and 31.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Melton (S) % Australia %
Australia 38,088 73.7 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Melton (S) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Melton (S) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Melton (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 16,394 63.1 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 6,842 26.3 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 816 3.1 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 1,920 7.4 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 11,277 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 25,972 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 25,972 people aged 15 years and over in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 63.1% worked full-time, 26.3% worked part-time, 3.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.4% were unemployed. 11,277 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Melton (S) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Melton (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,536 25.1 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 8,139 57.7 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 2,266 16.1 762,632 15.4
Other family 153 1.1 88,864 1.8
Total families 14,094 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 14,094 families were counted: of these, 25.1% were couple families without children, 57.7% were couple families with children, 16.1% were one parent families and 1.1% 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 Melton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 16,783 95.8 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 17,513 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 16,783 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Melton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 15,823 94.3 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 295 1.8 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 488 2.9 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 106 0.6 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 71 0.4 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 94.3% were separate houses, 1.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Melton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,415 32.3 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 8,113 48.3 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,202 13.1 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 368 2.2 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 684 4.1 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 48.3% were being purchased and 13.1% were rented.

Landlord type Melton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,002 45.5 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 274 12.4 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 889 40.4 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 37 1.7 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 45.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 12.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 40.4% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Melton (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 13,841 82.5 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 2,245 13.4 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 321 1.9 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 82.5% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 13.4% were single (or lone) person households and 1.9% 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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