2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | Commonwealth Electoral Divisions

Melbourne, Vic

Code CED231 (CED)
People 177,632
Male 87,235
Female 90,397
Median age 31
Families 37,775
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 91,949
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,407
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $369
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Total 177,632 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 87,235 49.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 90,397 50.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 662 0.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 177,632 people in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 8,482 4.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 5,703 3.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,699 2.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 9,066 5.1 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 25,866 14.6 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 28,911 16.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 22,017 12.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 14,745 8.3 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 11,469 6.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 9,360 5.3 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 8,425 4.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 7,538 4.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 6,604 3.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 4,615 2.6 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,404 1.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,753 1.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,091 1.2 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,883 1.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 10.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45,151 28.4 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3,659 2.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 10,960 6.9 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 4,768 3.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 94,208 59.3 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) aged 15 years and over, 28.4% were married and 9.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 37,838 28.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 20,633 15.5 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 74,987 56.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 28.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 1,696 2.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,216 6.5 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,348 2.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 714 1.1 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,768 4.2 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,005 1.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,211 1.9 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,658 7.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 26,819 41.1 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 2,456 3.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 18,312 28.1 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 65,203 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) 36.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 9.6% were in primary school, 7.6% in secondary school and 48.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 94,065 53.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 80,711 50.7 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 10,899 6.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 7,726 4.9 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 59,741 37.6 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 37.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 50.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 64,371 63.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 25,899 25.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,901 4.8 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 6,872 6.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 102,043 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 102,043 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions). Of these 63.1% were employed full time, 25.4% were employed part-time and 6.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 9,626 10.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 7,902 8.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 8,367 8.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 14,952 15.7 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 49,420 51.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 33 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 31 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 33 years and for people who were employed part-time was 31 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 736 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,998 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,407 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was $736.

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

Unpaid work Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 108,375 68.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 24,902 15.7 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 12,112 7.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 30,539 19.2 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 15.7% provided care for children and 7.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 50,902 32.1 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 40,107 25.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 10,727 6.8 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,642 4.2 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 18,910 50.1 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 11,182 29.6 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 5,282 14.0 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 2,402 6.4 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 29.6% were couple families with children, 50.1% were couple families without children and 14.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) 15.4% of single parents were male and 84.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,593 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,015 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,015 and those without children was $2,593.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 9,716 32.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,251 4.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,731 19.0 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 4,238 14.1 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,479 4.9 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,853 12.8 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 1,796 6.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,023 6.7 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of couple families, 32.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 19.0% 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 Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 74,027 89.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 9,078 10.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 89.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 13,156 17.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 21,172 28.6 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 39,298 53.1 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 328 0.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 17.8% were separate houses, 28.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 53.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 1,984 2.7 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 14,546 19.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 32,225 43.5 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 18,605 25.1 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 5,180 7.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,485 2.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of occupied private dwellings 19.7% had 1 bedroom, 43.5% had 2 bedrooms and 25.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.2. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 13,751 18.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 16,168 21.8 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 41,967 56.7 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 385 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,756 2.4 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 18.6% were owned outright, 21.8% were owned with a mortgage and 56.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 37,411 50.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 25,400 34.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 11,216 15.2 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of all households, 50.5% were family households, 34.3% were single person households and 15.2% were group households.

Household income Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.5 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 25.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.5% 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 Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 369 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 77.7 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 22.3 -- 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 Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
None 22,995 31.1 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 31,563 42.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 13,968 18.9 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,150 4.3 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,351 3.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 42.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 18.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.3% 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 Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 664 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 362 54.5 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 302 45.5 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), there were 664 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 362 (or 54.5%) were male and 302 (or 45.5%) were female. The median age was 30 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Melbourne, Vic % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,206 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,206.

Mortgage and rent Melbourne, Vic % 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 2,335 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Melbourne, Vic (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $255 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,335.

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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