Melbourne City


Basic information

Description
The City of Melbourne is made up of the city centre and some inner suburbs. Population growth has been strong over the last 10 years and moderate to strong growth is forecast to continue. Nearly 75% of Melbourne’s population is aged 15 to 44 years. Almost 50% of residents were born overseas, and the rate of new settler arrivals is the highest in the state. More than 90% of residents believe that multiculturalism makes life better. Melbourne has the highest proportion of residents with a higher education qualification and the lowest proportion who did not complete year 12. The rates of drug offences and total crime are highest in the state and more than twice the average percentage of households experience housing stress. The rate of construction of new dwellings is also the highest in the state. More than a third of households had no motor vehicle. Household garbage yield was the highest in the state and the recycling diversion rate very low. Melbourne has low rates of obesity, diabetes, cancer incidence and inpatient separations and both male and female life expectancies are the highest in the state. Cervical cancer screening participation is however very low and Melbourne had the highest rate of Chlamydia notifications of all the LGAs. The rates of disability are the lowest in Victoria. The number of GPs and dental services per 1,000 population is high and access to public transport is among the best in the state.
Metro/rural
Metro
DH region
North & West Metropolitan
Land Area
37.35 sq km
Distance to Melbourne
NA km
Travel time to Melbourne
NA km minutes
Remoteness area
Highly Accessible
Business area
4.4%
Industrial area
8.7%
Residential area
17.5%
Rural area
<1%
Other area
69.4%
Suburbs
Carlton North     Carlton     Docklands     East Melbourne     Flemington     Kensington     Melbourne     North Melbourne     Parkville     Southbank     South Wharf     West Melbourne    

Contacts

Mayor
Rt Hon Robert Doyle
GM/CEO
Mr Ben Rimmer
Address
Town Hall, 120 Swanston St
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Postal Address
GPO Box 1603
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Phone
9658 9658
Fax
9654 4854
Email
enquiries@melbourne.vic.gov.au
Website
http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au

Crime

Police Service Area
MELBOURNE
Police Region
North West Metro


Crimes against the person

Homicide and related offences
11 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 22% from 9 in 2014
Assault and related offences
2243 (Year 2015)  ▼ Down 1% from 2269 in 2014
Sexual offences
465 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 3% from 450 in 2014
Abduction and related offences
49 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 188% from 17 in 2014
Robbery
264 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 21% from 219 in 2014
Blackmail and extortion
20 (Year 2015)  ▼ Down 35% from 31 in 2014
Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour
472 (Year 2015)  ▼ Down 5% from 497 in 2014
Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people
136 (Year 2015)  ▼ Down 17% from 163 in 2014


Property and deception offences

Arson
47 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 34% from 35 in 2014
Property damage
1649 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 6% from 1563 in 2014
Burglary/Break and enter
1482 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 4% from 1422 in 2014
Theft
10134 (Year 2015)  ▼ Down 1% from 10227 in 2014
Deception
4832 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 1% from 4799 in 2014


Drug offences

Drug dealing and trafficking
332 (Year 2015)  ▼ Down 3% from 342 in 2014
Cultivate or manufacture drugs
62 (Year 2015)  ▼ Down 22% from 79 in 2014
Drug use and possession
1741 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 3% from 1686 in 2014


Public order and security offences

Weapons and explosives offences
781 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 26% from 621 in 2014
Disorderly and offensive conduct
3891 (Year 2015)  ▼ Down 20% from 4886 in 2014
Public nuisance offences
289 (Year 2015)  ▼ Down 6% from 307 in 2014
Public security offences
36 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 227% from 11 in 2014


Justice procedures offences

Justice procedures
646 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 15% from 564 in 2014
Breaches of orders
3253 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 48% from 2196 in 2014


Other offences

Transport regulation offences
40 (Year 2015)  ▼ Down 37% from 63 in 2014
Other government regulatory offences
67 (Year 2015)  ▼ Down 47% from 126 in 2014
Miscellaneous offences
30 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 100% from 15 in 2014


Property and deception offences

Bribery
2 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 100% from 1 in 2013


Other offences

Regulatory driving offences
2 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 100% from 1 in 2014


Drug offences

Other drug offences
2 (Year 2015)  ▲ Up 100% from 1 in 2014

Environment

Based on data collected for national regional profiles 2009-2013

LAND AREA (ha) (Hectares)
3735.6

People

Based on data collected for national regional profiles 2009-2013

Working Age Population (15-64 Years)
86.9%
POPULATION DENSITY (ERP At 30 June) (persons/km2) (Number)
3117.2

Business

Based on data collected for national regional profiles 2009-2013

BANKRUPTCIES - Business Related (Number)
18
BANKRUPTCIES - Non Business And Not Stated (Number)
49
BANKRUPTCIES - Total (Number)
68
Number Of Employing Business Entries: 1-4 Employees
1225
Number Of Employing Business Entries: 5 Or More Employees
268
Number Of Non Employing Business Entries
2729
Total Number Of Business Entries
4222
Number Of Employing Business Exits: 1-4 Employees
882
Number Of Employing Business Exits: 5 Or More Employees
321
Number Of Non Employing Business Exits
3330
Total Number Of Business Exits
4533
Participation Rate (%) (Percent)
%
Unemployment Rate (%) (Percent)
%
Number Of Employing Businesses: 1-4 Employees
8317
Number Of Employing Businesses: 5 Or More Employees
5367
Number Of Non-employing Businesses
20802
Total Number Of Businesses
34486

Education Characteristics

Based on data published by Victorian government in 2011

FTE Students
8006.5
Of Population Who Did Not Complete Year 12
16.08%   (Rank in Victoria: 79 out of 79)
Year 9 Students Who Attain National Minimum Standards In Reading
97.98%   (Rank in Victoria: 4 out of 79)
Year 9 Students Who Attain National Minimum Standards In Writing
96.93%   (Rank in Victoria: 4 out of 79)
Year 9 Students Who Attain National Minimum Standards In Numeracy
98.93%   (Rank in Victoria: 4 out of 79)
Of Population With Higher Education Qualification
73.3%   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)
Students Attending A Government School
52.55%   (Rank in Victoria: 73 out of 79)

Economics and Employment

Based on data published by Victorian government in 2011

Unemployment Rate
3.42   (Rank in Victoria: 67 out of 79)
Of Persons With Individual Income <$400 Per Week
41.99%   (Rank in Victoria: 70 out of 79)
Families Headed By One Parent
9.83%   (Rank in Victoria: 77 out of 79)
Of Households With Income <$650 Per Week
31.26%   (Rank in Victoria: 50 out of 79)
Low Income Families With Children
7.37%   (Rank in Victoria: 53 out of 79)
Population With Food Insecurity
5.1%   (Rank in Victoria: 49 out of 79)

Health Conditions

Based on data published by Victorian government in 2011

Cancer Incidence Per 100,000 Population
314.86
Cancer Incidence - Females Per 100,000
271
Cancer Incidence - Males Per 100,000
356.85
Low Birth Weight Babies
0.07   (Rank in Victoria: 21 out of 79)
Persons Reporting Asthma
9.42%   (Rank in Victoria: 59 out of 79)
Persons Reporting Type 2 Diabetes
1.57%   (Rank in Victoria: 79 out of 79)
Asthma Admission Rate Ratio
1.21   (Rank in Victoria: 20 out of 79)
Diabetes Complications Admission Rate Ratio
0.94   (Rank in Victoria: 42 out of 79)
Persons Overweight Or Obese
34.74%   (Rank in Victoria: 78 out of 79)
Females Overweight Or Obese
25.3%   (Rank in Victoria: 78 out of 79)
Males Overweight Or Obese
44.01%   (Rank in Victoria: 77 out of 79)
ACSC Acute Per 1,000 Population
8.07   (Rank in Victoria: 78 out of 79)
ACSC Chronic Per 1,000 Population
8.03   (Rank in Victoria: 79 out of 79)
Notifications Per 1,000 People Of Pertussis
0.6   (Rank in Victoria: 72 out of 79)
Notifications Per 1,000 People Of Influenza
0.49   (Rank in Victoria: 14 out of 79)
Notifications Per 1,000 People Of Chlamydia
9.32   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)

Health Behaviours

Based on data published by Victorian government in 2011

Persons Who Did Not Meet Physical Activity Guidelines
20.43%   (Rank in Victoria: 72 out of 79)
Females Who Did Not Meet Physical Activity Guidelines
14.33%   (Rank in Victoria: 79 out of 79)
People 18+ That Are Current Smokers
12.32%   (Rank in Victoria: 78 out of 79)
Females 18+ That Are Current Smokers
11.9%   (Rank in Victoria: 67 out of 79)
Males 18+ That Are Current Smokers
13.99%   (Rank in Victoria: 73 out of 79)
Cervical Cancer Screening Participation
0.48   (Rank in Victoria: 78 out of 79)
Of 15-17 Year Olds Who Smoked Cigarettes
15.77%   (Rank in Victoria: 23 out of 79)
At Risk Of Short Term Harm From Alcohol
10.1%   (Rank in Victoria: 54 out of 79)
15-17 Year Olds Who Drank Alcohol In Last 30 Days
55.61%   (Rank in Victoria: 11 out of 79)
Persons That Did Not Meet Fruit And Vegetable Guidelines
42.66%   (Rank in Victoria: 68 out of 79)
Females That Did Not Meet Fruit And Vegetable Guidelines
35.37%   (Rank in Victoria: 70 out of 79)
Males That Did Not Meet Fruit And Vegetable Guidelines
50.21%   (Rank in Victoria: 61 out of 79)
Males Who Did Not Meet Physical Activity Guidelines
26.67%   (Rank in Victoria: 32 out of 79)
Adolescents Who Adopt Sunsmart Behaviours
3.38%   (Rank in Victoria: 9 out of 79)
Adolescents Who Brush Teeth Twice A Day
71.13%   (Rank in Victoria: 9 out of 79)
Infants Fully Breastfed At 3 Months
64.04%   (Rank in Victoria: 9 out of 79)
Children Fully Immunised At 24-27 Months
89.24%   (Rank in Victoria: 73 out of 79)
Breast Cancer Screening Participation
0.49   (Rank in Victoria: 70 out of 79)

Aged and Disability Characteristics

Based on data published by Victorian government in 2011

With Need For Assistance With Core Activities
1.61%   (Rank in Victoria: 79 out of 79)
Of People With Profound Or Severe Disability Living In The Community
1.25%   (Rank in Victoria: 79 out of 79)
Of Persons Aged 75+ Who Live Alone
1.18%   (Rank in Victoria: 71 out of 79)
% Female 75+ Living Alone
0.7
% Male 75+ Living Alone
0.3
Aged Care (high Care) Places Per 1,000 Eligible Population
50.28   (Rank in Victoria: 15 out of 79)
Aged Care (low Care) Places Per 1,000 Eligible Population
118.06   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)

Life and Wellbeing

Based on data published by Victorian government in 2011

Male Life Expectancy
82.8   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)
Female Life Expectancy
88.86   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)
Persons Reporting Fair Or Poor Health
16.35%   (Rank in Victoria: 56 out of 79)
Females Reporting Fair Or Poor Health
13.23%   (Rank in Victoria: 62 out of 79)
Males Reporting Fair Or Poor Health
21.13%   (Rank in Victoria: 22 out of 79)
Persons Reporting High/very High Psychological Distress
12.51%   (Rank in Victoria: 22 out of 79)
Adolescents Who Reported Being Recently Bullied
46.99%   (Rank in Victoria: 9 out of 79)
Adolescents Who Reported Positive Psychological Development
66.23%   (Rank in Victoria: 7 out of 79)

Diversity

Based on data published by Victorian government in 2011

ATSI Population
0.37%   (Rank in Victoria: 65 out of 79)
Born Overseas
49.41%   (Rank in Victoria: 2 out of 79)
Speak Language Other Than English At Home
38.8%   (Rank in Victoria: 8 out of 79)
Low English Proficiency
4.72%   (Rank in Victoria: 14 out of 79)
Anglo-saxon Celtic Background
50.02%   (Rank in Victoria: 70 out of 79)
New Settler Arrivals Per 100,000 Population
1312.25   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)
Humanitarian Arrivals
1.34%   (Rank in Victoria: 35 out of 79)
Believe Multiculturalism Makes Life Better
90.81%   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)

Social Engagement

Based on data published by Victorian government in 2011

Index Of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage
1049.18   (Rank in Victoria: 67 out of 79)
Gaming Machine Losses Per Head Of Population
711.73   (Rank in Victoria: 21 out of 79)
Family Incidents Per 1,000 Population
6.98   (Rank in Victoria: 35 out of 79)
Drug Usage/ Possession Offences Per 1,000 Population
11.08   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)
Total Offences Per 1,000 Population
273.14   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)
Who Feel Safe On Street After Dark
60.41%   (Rank in Victoria: 53 out of 79)
Of Population Which Volunteers
20.64%   (Rank in Victoria: 58 out of 79)
Of Parents Who Participate In Schools
39.87%   (Rank in Victoria: 70 out of 79)
Of Population Who Believe The Area Has Good Facilities And Services
85.74%   (Rank in Victoria: 24 out of 79)

Housing and Sustainability Characteristics

Based on data published by Victorian government in 2011

Of Households With Housing Costs >40% Of Income
23.77%   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)
Of Rental Housing That Is Affordable
0.92%   (Rank in Victoria: 75 out of 79)
New Dwellings Per 1,000 Population
65.18   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)
Social Housing As A Percentage Of Total Dwellings
0.06   (Rank in Victoria: 13 out of 79)
Dwellings With No Motor Vehicle
37.64%   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)
Passenger Vehicles Per 1,000 Population
652.22   (Rank in Victoria: 5 out of 79)
Motor Vehicles More Than Ten Years Old
21.29%   (Rank in Victoria: 79 out of 79)
Household Recycling Diversion Rate
0.18   (Rank in Victoria: 78 out of 79)
Household Garbage Yield (kg)
746.3   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)

Service System

Based on data published by Victorian government in 2011

Number Of Hospitals/health Services
24
Number Of Kindergartens
27
Number Of Schools
21
Medicare Local
Inner North West Melbourne (96%) and Bayside (4%)
Primary Care Partnership
Inner North West PCP
Dental Services Per 1,000 Population
0.76   (Rank in Victoria: 1 out of 79)
Pharmacies Per 1,000 Population
0.32   (Rank in Victoria: 9 out of 79)
General Practitioners Per 1,000 Population
2.03   (Rank in Victoria: 3 out of 79)
Population Near Public Transport
99.13%   (Rank in Victoria: 2 out of 79)
Population With Private Health Insurance
54.2%   (Rank in Victoria: 12 out of 79)

Hospital Utilisation

Based on data published by Victorian government in 2011

Main Public Hospital Attended
Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus
Inpatient Separations Per 1,000 Population
268.97   (Rank in Victoria: 78 out of 79)
Separations From Most Frequently Attended Hospital
0.29   (Rank in Victoria: 66 out of 79)
Inpatient Separations In Private Hospital
44.6%   (Rank in Victoria: 14 out of 79)
Average Length Of Stay (days), Public Hospitals
3.13   (Rank in Victoria: 41 out of 79)
Average Length Of Stay (days), All Hospitals
2.74   (Rank in Victoria: 63 out of 79)
Projected Per Annum Change In Separations 2010-11 To 2021-22
0.05   (Rank in Victoria: 3 out of 79)
ACSC Average Length Of Stay (days)
4.71   (Rank in Victoria: 62 out of 79)
ED Presentations Per 1,000 Population
226.34   (Rank in Victoria: 41 out of 79)
Primary Care Type ED Presentations Per 1,000 Population
108.79   (Rank in Victoria: 27 out of 79)

Other Service Utilisation

Based on data published by Victorian government in 2011

GP Attendances Total, Per 1,000 Population
3875.6   (Rank in Victoria: 75 out of 79)
HACC Clients Aged 0-69 Per 1,000 Target Population
170.43   (Rank in Victoria: 15 out of 79)
HACC Clients Aged 70 Plus Per 1,000 Target Population
120.65   (Rank in Victoria: 77 out of 79)
Primary Health Occasions Of Service Per 1,000 Population
57.42   (Rank in Victoria: 76 out of 79)
Drug And Alcohol Clients Per 1,000 Population
5.7   (Rank in Victoria: 33 out of 79)
Registered Mental Health Clients Per 1,000 Population
9.41   (Rank in Victoria: 60 out of 79)

Demographic information