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City of Melton

Market characteristics

The City of Melton has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the City of Melton's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Melton's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
City of Melton20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents135,443100.0100.0109,258100.0100.0+26,185
Males66,89049.449.154,26549.749.2+12,625
Females68,54950.650.954,99350.350.8+13,556
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years33,34524.618.227,00624.718.7+6,339
15 - 24 years17,49912.913.014,56013.313.5+2,939
25 - 54 years60,69844.841.850,36946.142.3+10,329
55 - 64 Years12,4909.211.410,1739.311.4+2,317
65 years and over11,4138.415.67,1506.514.2+4,263
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school14,49010.77.910,6439.77.7+3,847
Secondary school9,7517.26.17,4526.86.5+2,299
TAFE2,0771.51.72,0451.92.2+32
University4,7903.55.53,0062.84.6+1,784
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born40,52729.928.330,32227.826.2+10,205
Speaks language other than English at home43,49932.125.931,53428.923.0+11,965
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all5,3413.94.53,8023.54.0+1,539
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree16,32716.024.311,10713.520.8+5,220
Advanced Diploma or Diploma9,3199.19.26,0997.48.4+3,220
Certificate level21,00820.616.916,19719.716.4+4,811
No qualification45,09644.239.639,58548.143.9+5,511
Household income--------------
Nill to $6495,74013.718.3--------
$650 to $1,49912,65630.229.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44911,26326.922.2--------
$2,500 or more 8,06819.320.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned9,43821.530.77,67721.233.0+1,761
Purchasing21,93749.933.519,28553.134.5+2,652
Renting9,00520.527.57,00819.325.9+1,997
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house40,58986.972.134,69189.675.8+5,898
Medium house5,61112.019.43,8329.918.1+1,779
High density2020.47.400.05.3+202

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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