Melton LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Melton was 47,671 and is comprised of approximately 50.7% females and 49.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Melton is 33 years of age.

73.6% of people living in the region of Melton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.6% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 2.2% New Zealand, 1.4% Malta, 1.0% India, 0.8% Philippines, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% Italy, 0.4% Croatia, 0.4% Vietnam.

80.3% of people living in Melton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.4% Other, 1.5% Maltese, 0.9% Italian, 0.8% Spanish, 0.8% Arabic, 0.7% Greek, 0.6% Samoan, 0.6% Serbian.

The religious makeup of Melton is 31.8% Catholic, 23.3% No religion, 13.7% Anglican, 9.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.0% Uniting Church, 2.6% Eastern Orthodox, 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Islam, 1.3% Baptist.

45.3% of people are married, 37.1% have never married and 9.2% are divorced and 4.1% are separated. There are 1598 widowed people living in Melton.

60.9% of the people living in Melton 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. Melton has an unemployment rate of 7.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Melton are 17.3% Technicians & trades workers, 16.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 11.1% Community & personal service workers, 11.0% Labourers, 10.7% Professionals, 10.5% Sales workers, 8.4% Managers, 2.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Melton work in are 11.9% Manufacturing, 11.9% Retail trade, 11.4% Construction, 10.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 9.2% Health care and social assistance, 6.2% Education and training, 5.9% Public administration and safety, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 4.6% Wholesale trade.

25.0% of homes are fully owned, and 46.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $549 per week and the median household income is $1143 per week.

The median rent in Melton is $246 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.