Melbourne (C)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA24600
People 135,959
Male 48.6%
Female 51.4%
Median age 28
Families 24,609
Average children per family
for families with children 1.5
for all families 0.2
All private dwellings 75,516
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $1,354
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.7

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People

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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 (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 66,137 48.6 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 69,823 51.4 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 470 0.3 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 135,959 people in Melbourne (C). Of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

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Age Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 28 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 4,386 3.2 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 2,468 1.8 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,878 1.4 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 10,591 7.8 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 29,756 21.9 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 26,241 19.3 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 18,178 13.4 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 9,821 7.2 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 6,213 4.6 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 5,126 3.8 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 4,656 3.4 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 4,155 3.1 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 3,639 2.7 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 3,185 2.3 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 2,097 1.5 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,372 1.0 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 923 0.7 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,255 0.9 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Melbourne (C) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 32,644 25.7 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,118 1.7 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 6,373 5.0 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 2,177 1.7 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 83,925 66.0 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Melbourne (C) aged 15 years and over, 25.7% were married and 6.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 24,202 23.5 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 14,743 14.3 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 64,257 62.3 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Melbourne (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 23.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 777 1.2 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,845 2.9 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 408 0.6 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 425 0.7 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,350 2.1 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 309 0.5 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 845 1.3 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,314 6.7 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 34,363 53.4 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 3,418 5.3 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 16,247 25.3 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Melbourne (C) 47.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 4.2% were in primary school, 3.9% in secondary school and 60.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 57,082 44.9 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 9,134 7.2 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,570 1.2 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 3,626 2.8 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 28,642 22.5 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,883 2.3 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,183 1.7 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 22 0.0 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,440 1.9 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 617 0.5 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 16,701 13.1 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Melbourne (C), 22.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 4.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Chinese 38,195 22.8 370,644 4.7 1,213,903 3.9
English 23,597 14.1 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 16,358 9.7 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 10,071 6.0 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 7,636 4.5 492,281 6.3 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in Melbourne (C) were Chinese 22.8%, English 14.1%, Australian 9.7%, Irish 6.0% and Scottish 4.5%.

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 (C) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 44,444 32.7 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 21,420 15.8 160,652 2.7 509,555 2.2
Malaysia 6,623 4.9 50,049 0.8 138,364 0.6
India 6,077 4.5 169,802 2.9 455,389 1.9
Indonesia 3,282 2.4 17,805 0.3 73,213 0.3
England 3,140 2.3 171,443 2.9 907,570 3.9

In Melbourne (C), 32.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 15.8%, Malaysia 4.9%, India 4.5%, Indonesia 2.4% and England 2.3%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 83,436 61.4 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 5,209 3.8 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 4,316 3.2 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 26,815 19.7 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Melbourne (C), 19.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 61.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 31,268 23.0 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 23,472 17.3 214,931 3.6 704,658 3.0
Malaysia 7,227 5.3 56,624 1.0 156,829 0.7
India 6,815 5.0 225,885 3.8 616,939 2.6
England 3,908 2.9 276,101 4.7 1,403,096 6.0

In Melbourne (C), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 23.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 17.3%, Malaysia 5.3%, India 5.0% and England 2.9%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 32,216 23.7 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 23,460 17.3 212,966 3.6 699,074 3.0
Malaysia 7,287 5.4 59,580 1.0 167,467 0.7
India 6,769 5.0 222,339 3.8 605,777 2.6
England 3,638 2.7 254,812 4.3 1,302,147 5.6

In Melbourne (C), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 23.7%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 17.3%, Malaysia 5.4%, India 5.0% and England 2.7%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 60,449 44.5 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 20,139 14.8 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Catholic 17,558 12.9 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Buddhism 9,372 6.9 181,938 3.1 563,674 2.4
Hinduism 5,499 4.0 134,939 2.3 440,300 1.9

The most common responses for religion in Melbourne (C) were No Religion, so described 44.5%, Not stated 14.8%, Catholic 12.9%, Buddhism 6.9% and Hinduism 4.0%. In Melbourne (C), No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (52.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Mandarin 25,405 18.7 191,793 3.2 596,711 2.5
Cantonese 5,288 3.9 78,079 1.3 280,943 1.2
Indonesian 2,927 2.2 16,782 0.3 67,891 0.3
Korean 2,862 2.1 15,519 0.3 108,997 0.5
Spanish 2,293 1.7 35,494 0.6 140,817 0.6
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English only spoken at home 55,010 40.5 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 32,359 49.0 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Melbourne (C) 40.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 18.7%, Cantonese 3.9%, Indonesian 2.2%, Korean 2.1% and Spanish 1.7%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 41,864 57.2 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 20,153 27.5 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 3,134 4.3 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 8,006 10.9 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 73,157 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Melbourne (C). Of these 57.2% were employed full time, 27.5% were employed part-time and 10.9% 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 (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 7,238 11.1 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 7,707 11.8 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 5,212 8.0 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 10,856 16.7 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 31,004 47.6 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Melbourne (C), 11.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Professionals 25,656 39.4 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 9,407 14.4 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 7,328 11.2 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 7,298 11.2 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 5,216 8.0 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Technicians and Trades Workers 4,725 7.3 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 3,521 5.4 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 894 1.4 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Melbourne (C) included Professionals 39.4%, Managers 14.4%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.2%, Sales Workers 8.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 7.3%, Labourers 5.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 1.4%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Cafes and Restaurants 5,069 7.8 69,149 2.5 253,385 2.4
Computer System Design and Related Services 3,828 5.9 50,234 1.8 162,884 1.5
Higher Education 2,675 4.1 44,970 1.6 155,985 1.5
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 2,512 3.9 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Banking 2,013 3.1 43,852 1.6 144,232 1.3

Of the employed people in Melbourne (C), the most common responses for industry of employment included Cafes and Restaurants 7.8%, Computer System Design and Related Services 5.9%, Higher Education 4.1%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.9% and Banking 3.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 642 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 2,062 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,354 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Melbourne (C) was $642.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Walked only 17,074 26.2 87,794 3.2 370,427 3.5
Car, as driver 13,476 20.7 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Tram 11,700 18.0 51,140 1.9 58,736 0.5
Train 4,841 7.4 157,750 5.8 488,012 4.6
Worked at home 2,651 4.1 126,918 4.6 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 20,841 32.0 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 15,386 23.6 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Melbourne (C), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Walked only 26.2%, Car, as driver 20.7%, Tram 18.0%, Train 7.4% and Worked at home 4.1%. On the day, 32.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 23.6% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 73,432 57.7 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 13,365 10.5 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 6,938 5.5 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 23,903 18.8 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Melbourne (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 10.5% provided care for children and 5.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.8% 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 (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 36,756 28.9 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 26,926 21.2 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 6,222 4.9 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 3,530 2.8 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Melbourne (C), 21.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 4.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 14,514 59.0 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 5,607 22.8 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 2,453 10.0 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 2,040 8.3 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Melbourne (C), 22.8% were couple families with children, 59.0% were couple families without children and 10.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male -- 15.8 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 84.2 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Melbourne (C), 15.8% of single parents were male and 84.2% 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 (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 6,122 30.4 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,028 5.1 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,183 15.8 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 3,407 16.9 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,243 6.2 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 2,745 13.6 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 953 4.7 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,438 7.1 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Melbourne (C), of couple families with children, 30.4% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 15.8% 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 (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 57,017 85.4 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 9,720 14.6 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Melbourne (C), 85.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,657 2.9 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7,252 12.7 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 47,561 83.4 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 153 0.3 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Melbourne (C), 2.9% were separate houses, 12.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 83.4% were flats or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 1,794 3.1 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 15,777 27.7 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 27,435 48.1 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 8,409 14.7 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,048 3.6 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,551 2.7 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Melbourne (C), of occupied private dwellings 27.7% had 1 bedroom, 48.1% had 2 bedrooms and 14.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.9. The average household size was 2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 7,986 14.0 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 9,316 16.3 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 37,592 65.9 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 441 0.8 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,679 2.9 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Melbourne (C), 14.0% were owned outright, 16.3% were owned with a mortgage and 65.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 24,444 42.9 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 20,646 36.2 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 11,924 20.9 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Melbourne (C), of all households, 42.9% were family households, 36.2% were single person households and 20.9% were group households.

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Household income Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 30.2 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.0 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Melbourne (C), 30.2% 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 (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 450 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 65.4 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 34.6 -- 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 (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.6 -- 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 (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 26,466 46.4 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 21,111 37.0 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 6,096 10.7 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,216 2.1 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,124 3.7 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Melbourne (C), 37.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 10.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 4,254 7.5 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 51,048 89.5 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,708 3.0 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Melbourne (C), 89.5% 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 (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 261 55.8 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 207 44.2 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 28 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Melbourne (C), 55.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 44.2% were female. The median age was 28 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 (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,666 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

In Melbourne (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.1 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,666.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Melbourne (C) % Melbourne (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 420 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,594 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Melbourne (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $420 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,594.

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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.