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Community Profile Summary

Here are some quick facts and figures which may help answer some frequently asked questions about the the City of Maribyrnong.

For more detailed information visit the online Maribyrnong Community Profile.

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Population and Cultural Diversity

  • Total population is estimated at 79,302 persons (ABS estimate, June 2013)
  • There were 323 people (0.5%) who identified as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • 40% of our population were born overseas and 43% speak a language other than English
  • Largest language groups include Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek, Italian and Spanish
  • 9.9% of the population do not speak English well or at all

Social and Economic Disadvantage

  • Braybrook and the City of Maribyrnong are the 4th most disadvantaged suburb and municipality respectively, in the metropolitan area on the SEIFA index of disadvantage.
  • Our unemployment rate is relatively high. As of the December 2013 quarter, the unemployment rate was 7.5% for the City compared to the Melbourne rate of 6% and the national rate of 5.7%.
  • Unemployment is highest in Braybrook which has an unemployment rate of 15%.

Households and Housing

  • Average household size is 2.4 people
  • Average weekly household income is $1,258
  • 25% of households are couples with children
  • 26% of households are couples without children
  • 25% of households are lone person
  • 70.6% of households have an internet connection
  • 35.5% of all households are renting (both public and private)
  • Median weekly rent was $280 compared to $300 for Greater Melbourne
  • The median monthly housing loan repayment was $2,167 compared to $1,810 for Greater Melbourne

Health and Wellbeing

  • Top three chronic preventable lifestyle diseases for females are heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression
  • For males, the top three diseases are heart disease, lung cancer and stroke
  • Females experience the poorest health in the Western Region sub-region (with a disease burden rate of 134.9 disability adjusted life years per 1,000)
  • Males have the lowest life expectancy in Victoria (74.8 years)
  • Approximately 1 in 5 people have a disability
  • 7.1% of persons have experienced food insecurity (not having access to enough food for an active and healthy life)


This information is drawn from our community profile, 2011 Census data, Burden of Disease data and Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations labour market data.


For more information please contact:
Social Planning and Research Officer
9688 0200

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