Melbourne Electorate Demographics (VIC)

In the 2011 census the population of Melbourne was 177,632 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

The median/average age of the people in Melbourne is 31 years of age.

53.0% of people living in the electorate of Melbourne were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.7% China , 3.0% England, 3.0% Malaysia, 2.6% New Zealand, 2.6% Vietnam, 1.9% India, 1.3% Italy, 1.3% Indonesia, 1.0% Singapore, 1.0% Greece, 0.9% Hong Kong , 0.8% Korea, Republic of , 0.8% United States of America, 0.6% Ireland.

59.3% of people living in Melbourne speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 9.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 5.7% Mandarin, 3.5% Other, 3.3% Cantonese, 3.1% Vietnamese, 2.3% Italian, 2.1% Greek, 1.4% Arabic, 1.1% Indonesian.

The religious makeup of Melbourne is 36.0% No religion, 19.8% Catholic, 12.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.5% Anglican, 6.3% Buddhism, 4.1% Islam, 3.3% Eastern Orthodox, 2.2% Uniting Church, 1.8% Hinduism, 1.5% Other religious affiliation .

28.4% of people are married, 59.3% have never married and 6.9% are divorced and 2.3% are separated. There are 4768 widowed people living in Melbourne.

63.1% of the people living in Melbourne over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.4% are working on a part time basis. Melbourne has an unemployment rate of 6.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Melbourne are 41.4% Professionals, 14.4% Managers, 13.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.0% Community & personal service workers, 7.3% Technicians & trades workers, 7.2% Sales workers, 3.9% Labourers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.7% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Melbourne work in are 16.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 11.3% Health care and social assistance, 9.6% Education and training, 8.9% Accommodation and food services, 7.7% Retail trade, 6.8% Financial and insurance services, 6.0% Public administration and safety, 4.9% Manufacturing, 3.9% Information media and telecommunications.

18.6% of homes are fully owned, and 21.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 56.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $736 per week and the median household income is $1407 per week.

The median rent in Melbourne is $369 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Melbourne contains postcodes 3000, 3002, 3003, 3008, 3031, 3032, 3051, 3052, 3053, 3054, 3065, 3066, 3067, 3068, 3121 and includes the suburbs of Abbotsford, Ascot Vale, Burnley, Carlton, Carlton North, Collingwood, Cremorne, Docklands, East Melbourne, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Flemington, Kensington, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Parkville, Princes Hill, Richmond, Travancore and West Melbourne.