Melbourne LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Melbourne was 3,847,570 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Melbourne is 36 years of age.

62.6% of people living in the region of Melbourne were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.1% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 2.8% India, 2.4% China , 1.8% Italy, 1.7% Vietnam, 1.7% New Zealand, 1.2% Greece, 1.1% Sri Lanka, 1.0% Malaysia.

65.5% of people living in Melbourne speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.9% Greek, 2.9% Other, 2.9% Italian, 2.6% Mandarin, 2.2% Vietnamese, 1.8% Cantonese, 1.7% Arabic, 0.8% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Melbourne is 27.2% Catholic, 23.3% No religion, 10.6% Anglican, 8.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.7% Eastern Orthodox, 4.1% Buddhism, 3.7% Islam, 3.3% Uniting Church, 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Hinduism.

48.8% of people are married, 36.0% have never married and 7.4% are divorced and 2.7% are separated. There are 162474 widowed people living in Melbourne.

60.2% of the people living in Melbourne over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.8% are working on a part time basis. Melbourne has an unemployment rate of 5.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Melbourne are 24.4% Professionals, 15.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.2% Technicians & trades workers, 12.5% Managers, 9.7% Sales workers, 8.9% Community & personal service workers, 7.9% Labourers, 5.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Melbourne work in are 11.1% Health care and social assistance, 10.8% Manufacturing, 10.6% Retail trade, 9.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.0% Construction, 8.0% Education and training, 5.9% Accommodation and food services, 5.1% Public administration and safety, 5.0% Wholesale trade.

32.7% of homes are fully owned, and 36.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 27.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $592 per week and the median household income is $1337 per week.

The median rent in Melbourne is $301 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1842 per month.