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City of Melton

Overseas born - Introduction

In 2011, there were 30,369 overseas born people living in the City of Melton.

This population includes anyone who stated a birthplace country other than Australia or its territories on their Census form.

The population born overseas is an extremely important one in Australia, as immigration is integral to our national identity, and has increased markedly since 2006. Information on migrant communities is vital for planning local government activities such as community services, library collections, translation services, as well as planning for types of dwellings and community infrastructure.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

People born overseas

Key statistics
City of Melton - Overseas born20112006Change
Number%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,1967.25.51,0305.44.8+1,166
15 - 24 years2,4318.010.31,5147.910.5+917
25 - 64 years22,14372.965.014,58175.865.1+7,562
65 years or more3,59911.919.32,10010.919.6+1,499
Total population30,369100.0100.019,225100.0100.0+11,144
Language Top 3--------------
Year of arrival--------------
2006 and after5,42617.923.2--------
Before 200623,40377.172.6--------
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,1523.82.75322.82.3+620
Secondary school1,2254.03.26183.23.1+607
Tertiary (University and TAFE)1,6255.49.18744.58.7+751
Highest qualification achieved--------------
Other post-school4,32015.311.82,97516.411.9+1,345
No qualification13,00646.243.59,16750.448.7+3,839
Unemployment rate1,1816.66.97196.37.1+462
Participation rate17,92463.658.411,50163.256.0+6,423
Household income--------------
$599 or less3,65212.217.8--------
$600 to $199913,42745.042.5--------
$2000 or more9,52931.929.6--------
Household type--------------
Couple with children18,23261.247.411,64161.948.3+6,591
Couple without children6,10320.526.34,02221.425.3+2,081
One parent family2,9549.99.31,6488.89.7+1,306
Group household4171.45.61991.14.8+218
Lone person household1,7685.99.61,1536.110.1+615
Dwelling type--------------
Private dwellings29,82098.597.918,85798.698.0+10,963
Non-private dwellings4531.52.12631.42.0+190
Housing tenure--------------
Fully owned6,51321.830.44,54024.135.0+1,973
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house27,39591.973.217,75694.274.8+9,639
Medium density2,3687.919.51,0585.619.0+1,310
High density00.06.800.05.70

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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Data notes

For dwelling related topics (household type, household income, bedrooms etc), only household members who state an overseas birthplace are included in the table. If more than one household member was born overseas, there will be multiple counts for the same household in the table. People who did not answer the birthplace question are excluded.