2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Melton (S)

Code LGA24650 (LGA)
People 78,912
Male 39,352
Female 39,560
Median age 31
Australian citizenship 68,450
People born overseas 19,224
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 175
Families 21,295
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 27,914
Average people per household 3.0
Median weekly household income $1,122
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $186
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Melton (S) % Australia %
Total 78,912 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 39,352 49.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 39,560 50.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 507 0.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 78,912 people were usually resident 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 7,011 8.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 12,401 15.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 11,222 14.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 37,206 47.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 6,593 8.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 4,479 5.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 31 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 24.6% of people usually resident in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 14.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 31 years.

Selected characteristics Melton (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 68,450 86.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 19,224 24.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 175 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.7% of people usually resident in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 24.4% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Melton (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 31,939 53.7 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 6,318 10.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,062 3.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 19,186 32.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 53.7% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 10.6% were either separated or divorced, 3.5% were widowed and 32.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Melton (S) % Australia %
Australia 54,941 69.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
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 25,191 63.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 9,228 23.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,368 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,307 3.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 2,332 5.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 16,857 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 39,426 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 39,426 people aged 15 years and over in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 63.9% worked full-time, 23.4% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 3.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.9% were unemployed. 16,857 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

Median weekly incomes Melton (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 505 -- 466 --
Family 1,195 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,122 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $505, the median family income was $1,195 and the median household income was $1,122.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Melton (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,913 27.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 11,693 54.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 3,449 16.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 240 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 21,295 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 21,295 families in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 27.8% were couple families without children, 54.9% were couple families with children, 16.2% were one parent families and 1.1% 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 Melton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 26,160 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 27,914 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 26,160 occupied private dwellings were counted in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Melton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 24,036 91.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,213 4.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 778 3.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 133 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 Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 91.9% were separate houses, 4.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Melton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,694 21.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 14,743 56.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,980 15.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 150 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,590 6.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 21.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 56.4% were owned with a mortgage and 15.2% were rented.

Landlord type Melton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,365 59.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 310 7.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,206 30.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 97 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 59.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 7.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Melton (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 186 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3.0 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $186. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 3.0 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Melton (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 20,781 79.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 3,901 14.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 505 1.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Melton (S) (Local Government Areas), 79.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 14.9% were single (or lone) person households and 1.9% 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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