2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

North Melbourne

Code SSC21030 (SSC)
People 11,755
Male 5,924
Female 5,831
Median age 29
Families 2,289
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 5,945
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,229
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $335
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Total 11,755 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,924 50.4 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,831 49.6 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 45 0.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,755 people in North Melbourne (State Suburbs) of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 487 4.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 385 3.3 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 432 3.7 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 728 6.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,968 16.7 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,066 17.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,356 11.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 853 7.3 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 645 5.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 614 5.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 491 4.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 478 4.1 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 372 3.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 258 2.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 220 1.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 190 1.6 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 120 1.0 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 92 0.8 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 29 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in North Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 29 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 11.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.5% of the population.

Registered marital status North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,539 24.3 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 265 2.5 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 738 7.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 302 2.9 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,603 63.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in North Melbourne (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 24.3% were married and 9.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in North Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,102 24.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,254 14.7 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,170 60.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 24.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in North Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 83 1.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 299 6.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 66 1.3 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 64 1.3 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 287 5.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 51 1.0 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 85 1.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 336 6.8 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,057 41.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 177 3.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,434 29.0 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,939 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs) 42.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 8.7% were in primary school, 8.6% in secondary school and 48.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 5,639 48.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,870 56.6 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 667 6.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 446 4.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,380 32.6 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 32.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 56.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,855 60.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,688 26.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 302 4.7 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 582 9.1 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,427 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,427 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in North Melbourne (State Suburbs). Of these 60.0% were employed full time, 26.3% were employed part-time and 9.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 692 11.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 512 8.8 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 484 8.3 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 985 16.8 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,873 49.1 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 11.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 32 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 28 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in North Melbourne (State Suburbs) was 32 years and for people who were employed part-time was 28 years.

Occupation North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 613 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,735 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,229 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in North Melbourne (State Suburbs) was $613.

Travel to work, top responses North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,924 66.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,425 13.6 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 753 7.2 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,986 19.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 13.6% provided care for children and 7.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,326 31.8 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,555 24.5 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 619 5.9 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 420 4.0 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,090 47.6 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 650 28.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 394 17.2 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 156 6.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 28.4% were couple families with children, 47.6% were couple families without children and 17.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.2 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.8 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs) 13.2% of single parents were male and 86.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,442 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,700 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,700 and those without children was $2,442.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 564 32.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 67 3.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 294 16.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 237 13.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 102 5.9 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 224 12.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 109 6.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 143 8.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), of couple families, 32.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 16.9% 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 North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,680 87.7 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 654 12.3 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 87.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 199 4.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,723 36.8 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,721 58.1 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 27 0.6 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 4.3% were separate houses, 36.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 58.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 112 2.4 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 954 20.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,153 46.0 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,072 22.9 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 290 6.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 100 2.1 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 20.4% had 1 bedroom, 46.0% had 2 bedrooms and 22.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 667 14.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 807 17.2 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,055 65.3 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 28 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 124 2.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 14.2% were owned outright, 17.2% were owned with a mortgage and 65.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,272 48.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,619 34.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 790 16.9 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), of all households, 48.5% were family households, 34.6% were single person households and 16.9% were group households.

Household income North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 30.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.5% 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 North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 335 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 73.6 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 26.4 -- 9.1 -- 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 North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.9 -- 10.1 -- 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 North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,578 33.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,013 43.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 754 16.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 136 2.9 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 200 4.3 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), 43.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 16.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.9% 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 North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 42 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 33 78.6 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 9 21.4 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in North Melbourne (State Suburbs), there were 42 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 33 (or 78.6%) were male and 9 (or 21.4%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,750 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,750.

Mortgage and rent North Melbourne % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 255 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In North Melbourne (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $255 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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