Greater Melbourne, Victoria – People
Total population
2011
3,999,982
2006
3,647,021
Population growth
9.7%
Indigenous population
0.5%
0.4%
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Male – 49.2%
Male – 49.0%
Female – 50.8%
Female – 51.0%
Hold Australian citizenship
83.0%
84.6%
Born Overseas
31.5%
28.6%
Australia – 63.3%
Australia – 64.5%
England – 3.4%
England – 3.5%
India – 2.7%
Italy – 2.0%
Only English – 66.3%
Only English – 68.5%
Greek – 2.8%
Italian – 3.3%
Italian – 2.8%
Greek – 3.1%
Catholic – 27.2%
Catholic – 28.3%
No religion – 23.5%
No religion – 20.1%
Anglican – 10.8%
Anglican – 12.2%
Married – 48.8%
Married – 49.4%
Never Married – 35.9%
Never married – 34.8%
Separated or divorced – 10.2%
Separated or divorced – 10.2%
Individual – $591
Individual – $481
Household – $1,333
Household – $1,080
Family – $1,576
Family – $1,243
Couple with children – 48.0%
Couple with children – 48.5%
Couple without children – 34.8%
Couple without children – 34.1%
One parent families – 15.3%
One parent families – 15.3%
Median age
Sex
Country of birth
Languages spoken at home
Religious affiliation
Registered marital Status
(over 15 years old)
Median income (weekly)
Family composition
Greater Melbourne, Victoria – Dwellings
Total dwellings
Occupied private
dwellings
Dwelling structure
Tenure
Household
composition
Median household
rent (weekly)
Median household
mortgage repayments
(monthly)
Average people per
household
Average people per
bedroom
2011
2006
1,638,628
1,493,611
1,494,663
1,370,069
Separate house – 71.1%
Separate house – 71.6%
Flat/Unit/Apartment – 16.6%
Flat/Unit/Apartment – 16.4%
Semi-detached – 11.8%
Semi-detached – 11.4%
Owned outright – 32.7%
Owned outright – 34.7%
Owned with mortgage – 36.8%
Owned with mortgage – 36.5%
Rented – 27.2%
Single/multi-family household –
72.0%
Lone person household – 23.3%
Rented – 25.2%
Single/multi-family household –
71.9%
Lone person household – 23.7%
Group household – 4.7%
Group household – 4.4%
$300
$200
$1,811
$1,343
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Key Points
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The population of Greater Melbourne has increased from 3,592,591 in 2006 to 3,999,982 in
2011, an increase of 407,391 people.
The proportion of people who reported no religious affiliation has increased from 20 per cent in
2006 to 23.5 per cent in 2011.
India is now the third most reported country of birth in Greater Melbourne, accounting for 2.7
per cent of the population.
Greek and Italian are now the second most common languages spoken at home other than
English.
Median household weekly rent has increased from $200 in 2006 to $300 in 2011, an increase of
$100 per week.
Median household monthly mortgage repayments have increased from $1,343 in 2006 to $1,811
in 2011, an increase of $468.
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– People Greater Melbourne, Victoria