Melville Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Melville (6156) is a suburb of Perth, Fremantle, Western Australia. It is about 11 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Melville is in the federal electorate of Tangney.

In the 2011 census the population of Melville was 5,199 and is comprised of approximately 52.3% females and 47.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Melville is 40 years of age.

73.7% of people living in the suburb of Melville were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.2% England, 2.3% New Zealand, 1.3% Italy, 1.1% Scotland, 0.8% South Africa, 0.7% India, 0.6% Ireland, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Malaysia, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% Singapore, 0.3% Indonesia.

87.1% of people living in Melville speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Italian, 1.8% Other, 0.5% German, 0.4% Croatian, 0.4% Mandarin, 0.4% Arabic, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Indonesian.

The religious makeup of Melville is 29.0% Catholic, 25.9% No religion, 21.0% Anglican, 7.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.6% Uniting Church, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 1.3% Baptist, 1.2% Eastern Orthodox, 0.8% Buddhism.

53.9% of people are married, 29.5% have never married and 7.5% are divorced and 2.2% are separated. There are 284 widowed people living in Melville.

57.7% of the people living in Melville over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.7% are working on a part time basis. Melville has an unemployment rate of 3.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Melville are 28.5% Professionals, 16.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.7% Managers, 13.6% Technicians & trades workers, 10.4% Community & personal service workers, 8.2% Sales workers, 5.1% Labourers, 2.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Melville work in are 13.0% Health care and social assistance, 12.5% Education and training, 9.8% Construction, 8.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.7% Retail trade, 7.8% Public administration and safety, 7.1% Manufacturing, 4.9% Accommodation and food services, 4.5% Mining.

40.2% of homes are fully owned, and 39.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 17.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $720 per week and the median household income is $1567 per week.

The median rent in Melville is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Melville postcode 6156

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