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City of Melville

Market characteristics

The City of Melville has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Western Australia.

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 Melville's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Melville'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 Melville20162011Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents98,083100.0100.095,700100.0100.0+2,383
Males47,29948.250.046,06048.150.3+1,239
Females50,78251.850.049,64051.949.7+1,142
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years16,79717.119.316,20416.919.7+593
15 - 24 years13,16213.412.514,38015.013.7-1,218
25 - 54 years37,16737.942.837,25338.943.0-86
55 - 64 Years12,70513.011.412,48113.011.4+224
65 years and over18,25518.614.015,38216.112.3+2,873
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school7,8848.08.57,3807.78.4+504
Secondary school7,0517.26.36,1186.45.5+933
TAFE1,3821.41.91,7901.92.2-408
University7,0297.24.37,2127.54.1-183
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born33,74534.432.232,59234.130.5+1,153
Speaks language other than English at home19,45119.817.517,11217.914.5+2,339
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2,1712.22.51,7671.82.1+404
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree27,08333.320.523,00528.917.5+4,078
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,35210.38.98,13610.28.1+216
Certificate level11,67514.420.411,05413.919.5+621
No qualification27,22733.538.930,00437.743.3-2,777
Household income--------------
Nill to $6495,67915.716.2--------
$650 to $1,4998,10322.426.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4497,04319.522.4--------
$2,500 or more 11,33831.423.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned14,65039.227.314,72340.028.7-73
Purchasing12,09832.436.911,64131.635.5+457
Renting8,02021.526.88,27522.528.1-255
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house30,65574.376.531,85879.578.1-1,203
Medium house9,77023.717.37,59218.916.0+2,178
High density7051.74.05961.53.7+109

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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