West Melbourne

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC22743
People 5,515
Male 54.2%
Female 45.8%
Median age 30
Families 1,087
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all households (a) 0.2
All private dwellings 2,664
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,766
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,006
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.9

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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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
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 2,989 54.2 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,528 45.8 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 65 1.2 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,515 people in West Melbourne. Of these 54.2% were male and 45.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

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Age West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 30 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 182 3.3 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 113 2.1 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 95 1.7 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 192 3.5 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 913 16.6 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,252 22.8 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 935 17.0 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 484 8.8 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 352 6.4 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 263 4.8 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 222 4.0 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 157 2.9 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 108 2.0 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 86 1.6 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 70 1.3 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 42 0.8 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 13 0.2 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 13 0.2 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in West Melbourne was 30 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 7.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 1,362 26.6 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 75 1.5 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 236 4.6 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 52 1.0 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,394 66.3 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in West Melbourne aged 15 years and over, 26.6% were married and 6.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,038 25.2 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 789 19.1 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,295 55.7 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In West Melbourne, of people aged 15 years and over, 25.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 19.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 38 1.6 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 115 4.9 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 19 0.8 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 9 0.4 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 74 3.1 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 7 0.3 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 18 0.8 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 207 8.8 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 859 36.3 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 137 5.8 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 882 37.3 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In West Melbourne 42.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 6.0% were in primary school, 4.1% in secondary school and 45.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,367 46.2 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 438 8.5 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 80 1.6 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 163 3.2 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 860 16.8 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 98 1.9 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 59 1.2 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 71 1.4 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 21 0.4 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 879 17.1 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in West Melbourne, 16.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 4.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
English 1,024 14.8 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Chinese 941 13.6 370,644 4.7 1,213,903 3.9
Australian 805 11.6 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 461 6.7 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 333 4.8 492,281 6.3 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in West Melbourne were English 14.8%, Chinese 13.6%, Australian 11.6%, Irish 6.7% and Scottish 4.8%.

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 West Melbourne (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 2,318 42.3 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 407 7.4 160,652 2.7 509,555 2.2
India 271 4.9 169,802 2.9 455,389 1.9
Korea, Republic of (South) 249 4.5 14,797 0.2 98,776 0.4
Malaysia 204 3.7 50,049 0.8 138,364 0.6
New Zealand 143 2.6 93,253 1.6 518,466 2.2

In West Melbourne, 42.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 7.4%, India 4.9%, Korea, Republic of (South) 4.5%, Malaysia 3.7% and New Zealand 2.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 2,909 52.8 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 261 4.7 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 232 4.2 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,232 22.4 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In West Melbourne, 22.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 52.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 1,471 26.9 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 483 8.8 214,931 3.6 704,658 3.0
India 289 5.3 225,885 3.8 616,939 2.6
Korea, Republic of (South) 261 4.8 16,666 0.3 116,045 0.5
Malaysia 234 4.3 56,624 1.0 156,829 0.7

In West Melbourne, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 26.9%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 8.8%, India 5.3%, Korea, Republic of (South) 4.8% and Malaysia 4.3%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 1,500 27.2 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 489 8.9 212,966 3.6 699,074 3.0
India 292 5.3 222,339 3.8 605,777 2.6
Korea, Republic of (South) 263 4.8 17,435 0.3 120,878 0.5
Malaysia 239 4.3 59,580 1.0 167,467 0.7

In West Melbourne, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 27.2%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 8.9%, India 5.3%, Korea, Republic of (South) 4.8% and Malaysia 4.3%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 2,472 44.8 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 1,023 18.5 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Catholic 732 13.3 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Buddhism 301 5.5 181,938 3.1 563,674 2.4
Hinduism 221 4.0 134,939 2.3 440,300 1.9

The most common responses for religion in West Melbourne were No Religion, so described 44.8%, Not stated 18.5%, Catholic 13.3%, Buddhism 5.5% and Hinduism 4.0%. In West Melbourne, No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (55.0%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Mandarin 551 10.0 191,793 3.2 596,711 2.5
Korean 236 4.3 15,519 0.3 108,997 0.5
Cantonese 193 3.5 78,079 1.3 280,943 1.2
Spanish 110 2.0 35,494 0.6 140,817 0.6
Italian 98 1.8 112,272 1.9 271,597 1.2
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English only spoken at home 2,497 45.4 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,027 42.8 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In West Melbourne 45.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 10.0%, Korean 4.3%, Cantonese 3.5%, Spanish 2.0% and Italian 1.8%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 2,028 61.1 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 879 26.5 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 133 4.0 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 281 8.5 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 3,321 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Melbourne. Of these 61.1% were employed full time, 26.5% were employed part-time and 8.5% 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
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 260 8.6 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 376 12.4 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 236 7.8 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 550 18.1 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,479 48.8 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in West Melbourne, 8.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,197 39.2 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 417 13.6 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 367 12.0 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 307 10.0 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 269 8.8 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 221 7.2 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 162 5.3 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 53 1.7 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in West Melbourne included Professionals 39.2%, Managers 13.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.0%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 8.8%, Sales Workers 7.2%, Labourers 5.3% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 1.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Cafes and Restaurants 265 9.0 69,149 2.5 253,385 2.4
Computer System Design and Related Services 155 5.3 50,234 1.8 162,884 1.5
Higher Education 135 4.6 44,970 1.6 155,985 1.5
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 109 3.7 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Banking 104 3.5 43,852 1.6 144,232 1.3

Of the employed people in West Melbourne, the most common responses for industry of employment included Cafes and Restaurants 9.0%, Computer System Design and Related Services 5.3%, Higher Education 4.6%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.7% and Banking 3.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 852 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 2,246 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,766 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Melbourne was $852.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Walked only 821 27.1 87,794 3.2 370,427 3.5
Car, as driver 665 21.9 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Tram 435 14.4 51,140 1.9 58,736 0.5
Train 294 9.7 157,750 5.8 488,012 4.6
Bicycle 136 4.5 33,963 1.2 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 910 30.0 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 748 24.6 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In West Melbourne, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Walked only 27.1%, Car, as driver 21.9%, Tram 14.4%, Train 9.7% and Bicycle 4.5%. On the day, 30.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 24.6% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,072 60.0 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 582 11.4 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 254 5.0 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 914 17.9 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In West Melbourne, of people aged 15 years and over, 60.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 11.4% provided care for children and 5.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.9% 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
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,490 29.1 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,183 23.1 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 271 5.3 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 135 2.6 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Melbourne, 23.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 678 62.3 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 263 24.2 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 76 7.0 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 71 6.5 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in West Melbourne, 24.2% were couple families with children, 62.3% were couple families without children and 7.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male -- 16.9 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.1 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In West Melbourne, 16.9% of single parents were male and 83.1% 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
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 350 36.9 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 61 6.4 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 153 16.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 143 15.1 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 50 5.3 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 87 9.2 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 43 4.5 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 61 6.4 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In West Melbourne, of couple families with children, 36.9% had both partners employed full-time, 6.4% had both employed part-time and 16.1% 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

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 2,093 88.6 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 268 11.4 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In West Melbourne, 88.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 92 4.4 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 491 23.5 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,504 71.9 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.1 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in West Melbourne, 4.4% were separate houses, 23.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 71.9% were flats or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 23 1.1 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 493 23.6 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 959 45.8 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 453 21.7 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 105 5.0 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 59 2.8 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Melbourne, of occupied private dwellings 23.6% had 1 bedroom, 45.8% had 2 bedrooms and 21.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 254 12.1 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 466 22.3 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,298 62.0 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 13 0.6 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 61 2.9 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in West Melbourne, 12.1% were owned outright, 22.3% were owned with a mortgage and 62.0% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 1,082 51.9 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 560 26.9 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 442 21.2 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In West Melbourne, of all households, 51.9% were family households, 26.9% were single person households and 21.2% were group households.

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Household income West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 17.2 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.5 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In West Melbourne, 17.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 22.5% 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 West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 450 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 73.8 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 26.2 -- 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 West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,006 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.5 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.5 -- 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 West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 698 33.4 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 970 46.4 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 301 14.4 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 49 2.3 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 73 3.5 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In West Melbourne, 46.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 14.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 110 5.2 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,922 91.7 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 64 3.1 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In West Melbourne, 91.7% 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.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

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.
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 47 83.9 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 9 16.1 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 31 -- 23 -- 23 --

In West Melbourne, 83.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 16.1% were female. The median age was 31 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

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
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,312 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

In West Melbourne, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,312.

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
West Melbourne % West Melbourne Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 470 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In West Melbourne, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $470 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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.