2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Melbourne (C)

Code LGA24600 (LGA)
People 71,380
Male 36,186
Female 35,194
Median age 28
Australian citizenship 39,884
People born overseas 30,101
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 8,541
Families 12,978
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 40,958
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,081
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,733
Median weekly rent $300
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People — demographics
People Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Total 71,380 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 36,186 50.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 35,194 49.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 209 0.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 71,380 people were usually resident in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 50.7% were male and 49.3% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Melbourne (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,907 2.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,428 3.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 23,311 32.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 34,353 48.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 5,034 7.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 4,348 6.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 28 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 6.1% of people usually resident in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 13.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 28 years.

Selected characteristics Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 39,884 55.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 30,101 42.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 8,541 12.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 55.9% of people usually resident in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 42.2% were born overseas and 12.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Melbourne (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 15,963 23.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 5,312 7.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,459 2.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 44,314 66.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 23.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 7.9% were either separated or divorced, 2.2% were widowed and 66.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Australia 30,819 43.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
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 24,385 63.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 9,503 24.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,311 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 586 1.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 2,921 7.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 18,532 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 38,706 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 38,706 people aged 15 years and over in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 63.0% worked full-time, 24.6% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 1.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.5% were unemployed. 18,532 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

Median weekly incomes Melbourne (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 566 -- 466 --
Family 1,627 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,081 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $566, the median family income was $1,627 and the median household income was $1,081.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,279 56.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,688 20.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,277 9.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 1,734 13.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 12,978 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 12,978 families in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 56.1% were couple families without children, 20.7% were couple families with children, 9.8% were one parent families and 13.4% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 35,846 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 40,958 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 35,846 occupied private dwellings were counted in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,314 3.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,934 16.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 28,404 79.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 194 0.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 3.7% were separate houses, 16.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 79.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,595 12.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 5,107 14.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 20,568 57.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 171 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 5,404 15.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 12.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 14.2% were owned with a mortgage and 57.4% were rented.

Landlord type Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 14,513 70.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,453 7.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 4,219 20.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 385 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 70.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 7.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 20.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 300 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,733 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $300. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733. The average people per household was 1.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Melbourne (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 12,911 36.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 11,341 31.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 5,326 14.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Melbourne (C) (Local Government Areas), 36.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 31.6% were single (or lone) person households and 14.9% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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