Melba Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Melba (2615) is a suburb of Canberra, Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 11 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Melba is in the federal electorate of Fraser.

In the 2011 census the population of Melba was 3,200 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Melba is 37 years of age.

76.9% of people living in the suburb of Melba were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.5% England, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.2% China , 0.8% Germany, 0.7% India, 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% Italy, 0.6% Greece, 0.5% Croatia, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% Chile, 0.3% Hong Kong , 0.3% Sri Lanka.

82.6% of people living in Melba speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.6% Spanish, 1.6% Greek, 1.2% Mandarin, 1.2% Other, 1.0% Cantonese, 1.0% Croatian, 0.9% Italian, 0.7% German.

The religious makeup of Melba is 29.7% No religion, 26.9% Catholic, 16.1% Anglican, 6.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.8% Uniting Church, 2.6% Eastern Orthodox, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Baptist, 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.3% Islam.

52.8% of people are married, 32.3% have never married and 8.3% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 103 widowed people living in Melba.

63.7% of the people living in Melba over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.0% are working on a part time basis. Melba has an unemployment rate of 2.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Melba are 27.5% Professionals, 20.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.3% Managers, 11.2% Community & personal service workers, 10.3% Technicians & trades workers, 6.3% Sales workers, 5.1% Labourers, 3.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Melba work in are 29.2% Public administration and safety, 10.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.0% Health care and social assistance, 9.2% Education and training, 8.1% Retail trade, 6.1% Construction, 4.9% Accommodation and food services, 4.2% Other services, 3.2% Transport, postal and warehousing.

35.2% of homes are fully owned, and 41.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $897 per week and the median household income is $1858 per week.

The median rent in Melba is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Melba postcode 2615