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Melville (C)

Code LGA55320 (LGA)
People 95,700
Male 46,060
Female 49,640
Median age 40
Families 26,089
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 40,086
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,619
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 95,700 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 46,060 48.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 49,640 51.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 564 0.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 95,700 people in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,920 5.1 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 5,303 5.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 5,970 6.2 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 7,100 7.4 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 7,278 7.6 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 5,624 5.9 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,993 5.2 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 5,899 6.2 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 6,631 6.9 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 6,961 7.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 7,149 7.5 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 6,659 7.0 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 5,820 6.1 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 4,162 4.3 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,210 3.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,903 3.0 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,578 2.7 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,542 2.7 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41,549 52.3 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,710 2.2 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 5,784 7.3 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 4,688 5.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 25,774 32.4 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.3% were married and 9.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 37,862 52.1 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,953 6.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 29,897 41.1 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 1,259 4.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 5,093 17.3 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,574 5.3 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 710 2.4 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,491 8.5 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,029 6.9 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,597 5.4 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,790 6.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 7,211 24.5 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 507 1.7 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 5,165 17.6 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 29,426 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas) 30.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.1% were in primary school, 20.8% in secondary school and 30.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 58,758 61.4 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 40,839 45.1 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 7,966 8.8 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 5,780 6.4 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 36,018 39.8 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), 39.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 45.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 29,078 57.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 16,416 32.5 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,882 5.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,073 4.1 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 50,449 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 50,449 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.6% were employed full time, 32.5% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 6,624 13.7 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 5,089 10.5 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,701 9.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 6,901 14.3 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 22,181 45.9 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), 13.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 694 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,130 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,619 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas) was $694.

Travel to work, top responses Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 58,845 74.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 21,415 26.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,303 10.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 15,795 19.9 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.9% provided care for children and 10.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 19,570 24.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 20,983 26.4 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 10,060 12.7 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 8,233 10.4 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.4% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,882 37.9 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 12,364 47.4 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,298 12.6 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 544 2.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), 47.4% were couple families with children, 37.9% were couple families without children and 12.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,587 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,021 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,021 and those without children was $2,587.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 4,205 18.9 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 920 4.1 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,264 23.7 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 3,566 16.0 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,190 5.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,957 17.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 1,254 5.6 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,892 8.5 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 23.7% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 35,577 91.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,243 8.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), 91.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 28,660 80.6 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,302 12.1 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,588 7.3 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), 80.6% were separate houses, 12.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 52 0.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 676 1.9 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,865 13.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 13,271 37.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 16,257 45.7 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 455 1.3 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.9% had 1 bedroom, 13.7% had 2 bedrooms and 37.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 14,608 41.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 11,579 32.5 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,144 22.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 510 1.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 737 2.1 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), 41.1% were owned outright, 32.5% were owned with a mortgage and 22.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 25,725 72.3 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 8,454 23.8 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,399 3.9 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 72.3% were family households, 23.8% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 20.2 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), 19.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 20.2% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 8.9 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 10.2 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,976 5.6 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 11,455 32.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 14,333 40.3 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 7,055 19.8 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 757 2.1 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 560 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 267 47.7 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 293 52.3 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 560 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 267 (or 47.7%) were male and 293 (or 52.3%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,187 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,187.

Mortgage and rent Melville (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 178 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Melville (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $178 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,600.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

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 has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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