West Melbourne Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

West Melbourne (3003) is a suburb of Melbourne, Inner City, Victoria. It is about 2 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. West Melbourne is in the federal electorate of Melbourne.

In the 2011 census the population of West Melbourne was 3,744 and is comprised of approximately 43.4% females and 56.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of West Melbourne is 30 years of age.

49.1% of people living in the suburb of West Melbourne were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.4% China , 3.8% Korea, Republic of , 3.6% Malaysia, 2.6% England, 2.5% New Zealand, 1.3% India, 1.3% Singapore, 1.3% Hong Kong , 1.2% Vietnam, 1.0% Indonesia, 0.8% Italy, 0.8% Japan, 0.7% United States of America, 0.7% Saudi Arabia.

50.2% of people living in West Melbourne speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 20.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 6.8% Mandarin, 3.9% Cantonese, 3.7% Korean, 1.6% Italian, 1.5% Other, 1.4% Arabic, 1.0% Vietnamese, 1.0% Indonesian.

The religious makeup of West Melbourne is 35.7% No religion, 22.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 16.2% Catholic, 5.5% Anglican, 5.4% Buddhism, 2.5% Islam, 2.2% Uniting Church, 1.5% Eastern Orthodox, 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.3% Other religious affiliation .

25.3% of people are married, 65.7% have never married and 5.8% are divorced and 1.9% are separated. There are 44 widowed people living in West Melbourne.

65.9% of the people living in West Melbourne over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.4% are working on a part time basis. West Melbourne has an unemployment rate of 6.2%.

The main occupations of people living in West Melbourne are 39.0% Professionals, 16.7% Managers, 13.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.5% Technicians & trades workers, 8.0% Community & personal service workers, 7.6% Sales workers, 4.0% Labourers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 0.8% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from West Melbourne work in are 17.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.8% Accommodation and food services, 9.3% Health care and social assistance, 7.8% Retail trade, 7.5% Financial and insurance services, 6.9% Education and training, 6.2% Public administration and safety, 5.1% Manufacturing, 4.6% Information media and telecommunications.

15.9% of homes are fully owned, and 23.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 58.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $798 per week and the median household income is $1700 per week.

The median rent in West Melbourne is $450 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2383 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for West Melbourne postcode 3003

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