Melbourne

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 2010
People 4,323,072
Male 49%
Female 51%
Median age 36
Families 1,118,439
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 1,767,917
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,547
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,820
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 2,119,559 49.0 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,203,512 51.0 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 21,969 0.5 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,323,072 people in Melbourne. Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

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Age Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 36 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 275,764 6.4 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 266,434 6.2 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 242,921 5.6 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 258,561 6.0 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 324,024 7.5 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 352,960 8.2 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 357,742 8.3 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 314,928 7.3 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 302,444 7.0 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 296,005 6.8 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 268,803 6.2 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 245,212 5.7 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 211,238 4.9 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 187,992 4.3 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 141,192 3.3 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 109,106 2.5 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 80,865 1.9 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 86,899 2.0 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Melbourne was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 1,708,688 48.3 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 99,254 2.8 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 260,761 7.4 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 167,855 4.7 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,301,391 36.8 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Melbourne aged 15 years and over, 48.3% were married and 10.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,515,267 47.5 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 300,272 9.4 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,374,544 43.1 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Melbourne, of people aged 15 years and over, 47.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 70,136 5.2 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 226,556 16.7 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 71,722 5.3 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 40,316 3.0 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 143,548 10.6 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 61,439 4.5 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 57,960 4.3 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 78,398 5.8 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 282,685 20.8 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 48,414 3.6 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 276,898 20.4 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Melbourne 31.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.9% were in primary school, 19.4% in secondary school and 26.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 987,808 27.9 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 335,083 9.5 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 92,162 2.6 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 352,024 9.9 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 612,908 17.3 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 193,536 5.5 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 234,715 6.6 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 1,865 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 378 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 282,609 8.0 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 42,879 1.2 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 318,121 9.0 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Melbourne, 17.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 12.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
English 1,132,382 20.0 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 1,015,705 17.9 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 391,707 6.9 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
Chinese 354,890 6.3 370,644 4.7 1,213,903 3.9
Scottish 313,141 5.5 492,281 6.3 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in Melbourne were English 20.0%, Australian 17.9%, Irish 6.9%, Chinese 6.3% and Scottish 5.5%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Melbourne (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 2,560,674 59.2 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
India 159,374 3.7 169,802 2.9 455,389 1.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 155,675 3.6 160,652 2.7 509,555 2.2
England 127,458 2.9 171,443 2.9 907,570 3.9
Vietnam 78,740 1.8 80,787 1.4 219,355 0.9
New Zealand 76,090 1.8 93,253 1.6 518,466 2.2

In Melbourne, 59.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were India 3.7%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.6%, England 2.9%, Vietnam 1.8% and New Zealand 1.8%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 2,033,576 47.0 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 277,106 6.4 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 197,986 4.6 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,541,976 35.7 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Melbourne, 35.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 47.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 1,747,669 40.4 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
India 211,587 4.9 225,885 3.8 616,939 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 208,382 4.8 214,931 3.6 704,658 3.0
England 198,519 4.6 276,101 4.7 1,403,096 6.0
Italy 160,744 3.7 184,608 3.1 470,138 2.0

In Melbourne, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 40.4%, India 4.9%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 4.8%, England 4.6% and Italy 3.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 1,830,097 42.3 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
India 208,592 4.8 222,339 3.8 605,777 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 206,462 4.8 212,966 3.6 699,074 3.0
England 182,265 4.2 254,812 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
Italy 141,858 3.3 161,359 2.7 395,775 1.7

In Melbourne, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 42.3%, India 4.8%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 4.8%, England 4.2% and Italy 3.3%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,335,627 30.9 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 1,008,324 23.3 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 390,618 9.0 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 320,279 7.4 530,710 9.0 3,101,185 13.3
Eastern Orthodox 192,837 4.5 204,587 3.5 502,801 2.1

The most common responses for religion in Melbourne were No Religion, so described 30.9%, Catholic 23.3%, Not stated 9.0%, Anglican 7.4% and Eastern Orthodox 4.5%. In Melbourne, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (50.6%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Mandarin 184,518 4.3 191,793 3.2 596,711 2.5
Greek 106,718 2.5 110,707 1.9 237,588 1.0
Vietnamese 100,940 2.3 103,430 1.7 277,400 1.2
Italian 100,584 2.3 112,272 1.9 271,597 1.2
Cantonese 76,128 1.8 78,079 1.3 280,943 1.2
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 2,646,330 61.2 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 573,211 35.6 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Melbourne 61.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 4.3%, Greek 2.5%, Vietnamese 2.3%, Italian 2.3% and Cantonese 1.8%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,271,003 58.0 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 670,966 30.6 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 100,311 4.6 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 148,960 6.8 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,191,240 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Melbourne. Of these 58.0% were employed full time, 30.6% were employed part-time and 6.8% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 238,761 11.7 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 212,122 10.4 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 220,080 10.8 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 393,418 19.3 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 877,581 43.0 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Melbourne, 11.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Professionals 516,976 25.3 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 283,011 13.9 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 270,564 13.2 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 254,234 12.4 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 208,149 10.2 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 198,523 9.7 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 163,277 8.0 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 112,338 5.5 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Melbourne included Professionals 25.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.9%, Managers 13.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 12.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.2%, Sales Workers 9.7%, Labourers 8.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.5%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 77,177 3.8 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 55,694 2.7 69,149 2.5 253,385 2.4
Computer System Design and Related Services 46,217 2.3 50,234 1.8 162,884 1.5
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 45,471 2.2 65,341 2.4 254,275 2.4
Higher Education 38,368 1.9 44,970 1.6 155,985 1.5

Of the employed people in Melbourne, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.8%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.7%, Computer System Design and Related Services 2.3%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.2% and Higher Education 1.9%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 674 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,833 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,547 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Melbourne was $674.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,224,446 60.0 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Train 150,417 7.4 157,750 5.8 488,012 4.6
Worked at home 84,629 4.1 126,918 4.6 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 78,730 3.9 110,502 4.0 489,922 4.6
Walked only 61,959 3.0 87,794 3.2 370,427 3.5
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People who travelled to work by public transport 326,187 16.0 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,361,226 66.7 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Melbourne, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 60.0%, Train 7.4%, Worked at home 4.1%, Car, as passenger 3.9% and Walked only 3.0%. On the day, 16.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 66.7% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,411,009 68.1 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 968,918 27.4 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 397,697 11.2 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 620,870 17.5 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Melbourne, of people aged 15 years and over, 68.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.4% provided care for children and 11.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 869,209 24.6 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 895,711 25.3 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 368,072 10.4 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 278,015 7.9 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Melbourne, 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 385,580 34.5 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 542,609 48.5 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 167,682 15.0 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 22,566 2.0 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Melbourne, 48.5% were couple families with children, 34.5% were couple families without children and 15.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Melbourne, 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 203,989 22.0 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 36,826 4.0 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 209,528 22.6 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 154,124 16.6 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 56,398 6.1 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 170,462 18.4 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 47,071 5.1 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 49,793 5.4 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Melbourne, of couple families with children, 22.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 22.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,519,941 90.4 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 161,254 9.6 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Melbourne, 90.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,017,976 67.0 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 260,226 17.1 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 230,958 15.2 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 6,210 0.4 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Melbourne, 67.0% were separate houses, 17.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.2% were flats or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 6,630 0.4 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 88,970 5.9 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 314,718 20.7 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 637,358 41.9 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 437,322 28.8 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 34,930 2.3 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Melbourne, of occupied private dwellings 5.9% had 1 bedroom, 20.7% had 2 bedrooms and 41.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 462,397 30.4 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 542,784 35.7 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 461,559 30.4 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 12,435 0.8 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 40,752 2.7 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Melbourne, 30.4% were owned outright, 35.7% were owned with a mortgage and 30.4% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 1,087,364 71.5 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 354,886 23.3 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 77,684 5.1 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Melbourne, of all households, 71.5% were family households, 23.3% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

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Household income Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 18.4 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.0 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Melbourne, 18.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 18.0% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 350 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.8 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,820 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.1 -- 7.5 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 135,539 8.9 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 532,277 35.0 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 554,389 36.5 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 249,568 16.4 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 48,152 3.2 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Melbourne, 35.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 178,182 11.7 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,302,229 85.7 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 39,521 2.6 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Melbourne, 85.7% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 10,944 49.8 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 11,022 50.2 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Melbourne, 49.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.2% were female. The median age was 25 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,442 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

In Melbourne, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,442.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Melbourne % Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 329 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Melbourne, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $329 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.