2011 Census QuickStats

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Mount Melville

Code SSC50533 (SSC)
People 1,079
Male 536
Female 543
Median age 41
Families 297
Average children per family 1.5
All private dwellings 574
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,065
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,560
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,079 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 536 49.7 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 543 50.3 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 15 1.4 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,079 people in Mount Melville (State Suburbs) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 76 7.1 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 40 3.7 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 44 4.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 54 5.0 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 85 7.9 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 83 7.7 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 56 5.2 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 82 7.6 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 70 6.5 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 69 6.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 99 9.2 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 90 8.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 65 6.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 48 4.5 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 32 3.0 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 34 3.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 23 2.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 28 2.6 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Melville (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 402 43.8 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 33 3.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 102 11.1 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 56 6.1 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 325 35.4 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Melville (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 43.8% were married and 14.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Melville (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 356 42.4 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 113 13.5 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 371 44.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Melville (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 12 5.4 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 42 18.8 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 14 6.2 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 29 12.9 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 2.7 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 1.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 37 16.5 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 18 8.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 9 4.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 54 24.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 224 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs) 20.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.2% were in primary school, 17.6% in secondary school and 22.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 762 70.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 322 31.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 107 10.4 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 61 5.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 538 52.3 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs), 52.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 337 56.2 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 197 32.8 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 31 5.2 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 35 5.8 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 600 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 600 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Melville (State Suburbs). Of these 56.2% were employed full time, 32.8% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 56 9.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 55 9.7 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 86 15.2 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 116 20.5 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 224 39.6 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Melville (State Suburbs), 9.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mount Melville (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 570 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,325 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,065 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Melville (State Suburbs) was $570.

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

Unpaid work Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 669 73.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 217 23.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 100 10.9 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 197 21.5 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.6% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 199 21.7 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 251 27.3 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 119 13.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 102 11.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Melville (State Suburbs), 27.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 143 48.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 102 34.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 47 15.9 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 4 1.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Melville (State Suburbs), 34.5% were couple families with children, 48.3% were couple families without children and 15.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Melville % 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 Mount Melville (State Suburbs) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,079 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,785 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,785 and those without children was $2,079.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 49 20.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 13 5.3 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 50 20.5 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 32 13.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 26 10.7 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 44 18.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 12 4.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 18 7.4 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.1% had both partners employed full-time, 5.3% had both employed part-time and 20.5% 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 Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 477 85.8 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 79 14.2 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs), 85.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 418 87.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 42 8.8 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 15 3.1 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.6 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Melville (State Suburbs), 87.4% were separate houses, 8.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 14 3.0 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 116 24.5 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 248 52.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 81 17.1 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 15 3.2 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.0% had 1 bedroom, 24.5% had 2 bedrooms and 52.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 130 27.4 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 124 26.1 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 199 41.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 22 4.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Melville (State Suburbs), 27.4% were owned outright, 26.1% were owned with a mortgage and 41.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 297 62.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 149 31.2 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 32 6.7 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.1% were family households, 31.2% were single person households and 6.7% were group households.

Household income Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.4 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.2 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs), 29.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.2% 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 Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.2 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.8 -- 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 Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,560 -- 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 Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
None 50 10.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 182 38.3 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 160 33.7 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 60 12.6 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 23 4.8 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs), 38.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.6% 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 Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 13 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5 38.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 8 61.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 46 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Melville (State Suburbs), there were 13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5 (or 38.5%) were male and 8 (or 61.5%) were female. The median age was 46 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 533 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $533.

Mortgage and rent Mount Melville % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 275 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Melville (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $275 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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