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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Blacktown (C)

Code LGA10750 (LGA)
People 271,709
Male 134,877
Female 136,832
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 228,169
People born overseas 93,098
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,581
Families 71,988
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 93,412
Average people per household 3.0
Median weekly household income $1,105
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,712
Median weekly rent $200
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Blacktown (C) % Australia %
Total 271,709 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 134,877 49.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 136,832 50.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 7,055 2.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 271,709 people were usually resident in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Of the total population 2.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Blacktown (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 22,409 8.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 44,408 16.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 39,669 14.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 118,030 43.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 24,957 9.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 22,235 8.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 24.6% of people usually resident in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 17.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Blacktown (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 228,169 84.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 93,098 34.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,581 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 84.0% of people usually resident in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 34.3% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Blacktown (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 105,057 51.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 22,166 10.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 9,672 4.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 67,997 33.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 10.8% were either separated or divorced, 4.7% were widowed and 33.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Blacktown (C) % Australia %
Australia 160,480 59.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Blacktown (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Blacktown (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Blacktown (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 82,138 64.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 27,745 21.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 3,736 2.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 4,431 3.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 8,607 6.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 66,322 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 126,657 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 126,657 people aged 15 years and over in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 64.9% worked full-time, 21.9% worked part-time, 2.9% were away from work, 3.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.8% were unemployed. 66,322 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Blacktown (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Blacktown (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Blacktown (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 473 -- 466 --
Family 1,188 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,105 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $473, the median family income was $1,188 and the median household income was $1,105.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Blacktown (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 18,315 25.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 38,341 53.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 14,219 19.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 1,113 1.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 71,988 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 71,988 families in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 25.4% were couple families without children, 53.3% were couple families with children, 19.8% were one parent families and 1.5% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Blacktown (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 89,031 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 93,412 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 89,031 occupied private dwellings were counted in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Blacktown (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 74,606 83.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 9,490 10.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 4,180 4.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 728 0.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 27 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), 83.8% were separate houses, 10.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Blacktown (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 20,943 23.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 35,614 40.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 26,490 29.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 400 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 5,584 6.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), 23.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 40.0% were owned with a mortgage and 29.8% were rented.

Landlord type Blacktown (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 12,908 48.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 8,456 31.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 4,608 17.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 516 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 48.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 31.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 17.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Blacktown (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,712 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3.0 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,712. The average people per household was 3.0 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Blacktown (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 69,489 78.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 14,189 15.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,925 2.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), 78.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 15.9% were single (or lone) person households and 2.2% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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