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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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
City of Melton20112006Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents109,258100.0100.078,911100.0100.0+30,347
Males54,26549.749.239,35049.949.1+14,915
Females54,99350.350.839,56150.150.9+15,432
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years27,00624.718.719,41324.619.3+7,593
15 - 24 years14,56013.313.511,22014.213.7+3,340
25 - 54 years50,36946.142.337,19647.142.6+13,173
55 - 64 Years10,1739.311.46,5978.410.8+3,576
65 years and over7,1506.514.24,4815.713.7+2,669
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school10,6439.77.77,7389.88.1+2,905
Secondary school7,4526.86.55,6287.16.8+1,824
TAFE2,0451.92.21,3681.72.1+677
University3,0062.84.61,8182.34.0+1,188
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born30,32227.826.219,18424.323.7+11,138
Non-English speaking backgrounds24,25922.219.514,73318.717.3+9,526
Speaks another language and English well or very well6,0635.56.74,4515.66.5+1,612
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree11,10713.520.86,18510.417.2+4,922
Certificate level16,19719.716.411,22018.915.3+4,977
No qualification39,58548.143.930,80451.847.5+8,781
Household income--------------
Nil to $5995,38115.321.3--------
$600 to $1,2499,01325.724.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 8,13023.118.8--------
$2,000 or more 9,07225.824.8--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned7,67721.233.05,69821.834.7+1,979
Purchasing19,28553.134.514,75156.434.0+4,534
Renting7,00819.325.93,97015.223.9+3,038
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house34,69189.675.825,43291.176.2+9,259
Medium house3,8329.918.12,3138.318.3+1,519
High density00.05.3220.14.6-22

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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