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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

Brighton

Code SSC65141 (SSC)
People 3,145
Male 1,598
Female 1,547
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 2,893
People born overseas 143
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0
Families 908
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,142
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $988
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,071
Median weekly rent $180
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Brighton % Australia %
Total 3,145 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,598 50.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,547 49.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 87 2.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 3,145 people were usually resident in Brighton (State Suburbs): of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Of the total population 2.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Brighton % Australia %
People
0-4 years 255 8.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 556 17.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 359 11.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,332 42.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 341 10.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 304 9.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 25.8% of people usually resident in Brighton (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Brighton % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,893 92.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 143 4.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0 0.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.0% of people usually resident in Brighton (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 4.5% were born overseas and 0.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Brighton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,297 55.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 234 10.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 101 4.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 703 30.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 55.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Brighton (State Suburbs) were married, 10.0% were either separated or divorced, 4.3% were widowed and 30.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Brighton % Australia %
Australia 2,810 89.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Brighton % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Brighton % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Brighton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 893 61.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 427 29.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 55 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 42 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 48 3.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 749 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,465 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,465 people aged 15 years and over in Brighton (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 61.0% worked full-time, 29.1% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.3% were unemployed. 749 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Brighton % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Brighton % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Brighton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 440 -- 466 --
Family 1,049 -- 1,171 --
Household 988 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Brighton (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $440, the median family income was $1,049 and the median household income was $988.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Brighton % Australia %
Couple family without children 330 36.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 434 47.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 136 15.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 8 0.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 908 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 908 families in Brighton (State Suburbs): of these 36.3% were couple families without children, 47.8% were couple families with children, 15.0% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 Brighton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,106 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,142 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,106 occupied private dwellings were counted in Brighton (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Brighton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,063 96.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 14 1.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 25 2.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 4 0.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Brighton (State Suburbs), 96.1% were separate houses, 1.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Brighton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 332 30.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 564 51.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 142 12.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 9 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 60 5.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Brighton (State Suburbs), 30.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 51.0% were owned with a mortgage and 12.8% were rented.

Landlord type Brighton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 35 24.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 7 4.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 99 69.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 3 2.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Brighton (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 24.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 4.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 69.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Brighton % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,071 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Brighton (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,071. The average people per household was 2.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brighton % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 891 80.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 145 13.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 26 2.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Brighton (State Suburbs), 80.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 13.1% were single (or lone) person households and 2.4% 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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