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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Blacktown (C)

Code LGA10750 (LGA)
People 301,099
Male 149,547
Female 151,552
Median age 32
Families 80,466
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 100,781
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $1,388
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,100
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 301,099 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 149,547 49.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 151,552 50.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 8,200 2.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 301,099 people in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.7% of the population.

Age Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 25,416 8.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 23,216 7.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 22,824 7.6 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 21,802 7.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 20,568 6.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 22,590 7.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 23,980 8.0 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 23,550 7.8 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 21,579 7.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 20,460 6.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 18,348 6.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 15,973 5.3 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 13,704 4.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 9,481 3.1 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 6,583 2.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 4,826 1.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3,428 1.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,770 0.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 118,682 51.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 7,824 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 15,906 6.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 10,527 4.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 76,700 33.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.7% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 111,913 52.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 13,175 6.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 90,250 41.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 6,005 6.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 19,446 19.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6,888 7.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 2,519 2.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 13,556 13.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6,772 6.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,239 2.3 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 8,450 8.5 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 10,918 11.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 2,402 2.4 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 19,871 20.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 99,066 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) 32.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.1% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 19.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 173,765 57.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 154,113 54.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 16,797 6.0 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 11,248 4.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 99,798 35.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), 35.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 54.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 91,620 63.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 33,884 23.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 8,284 5.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 10,306 7.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 144,094 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 144,094 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 63.6% were employed full time, 23.5% were employed part-time and 7.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 11,002 8.2 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 11,177 8.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 11,710 8.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 32,714 24.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 58,903 44.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), 8.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 565 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,492 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,388 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) was $565.

Travel to work, top responses Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 149,411 65.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 71,127 31.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 24,665 10.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 26,605 11.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.0% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 48,208 21.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 54,064 23.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 24,251 10.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 22,890 10.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), 23.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.0% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 20,467 25.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 43,090 53.5 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 15,661 19.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 1,249 1.6 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), 53.5% were couple families with children, 25.4% were couple families without children and 19.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas) 15.5% of single parents were male and 84.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,064 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,274 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,274 and those without children was $2,064.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 16,918 26.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,595 2.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 11,618 18.3 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 12,708 20.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3,066 4.8 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 10,357 16.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 4,033 6.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 3,266 5.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 26.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 18.3% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 93,656 95.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,378 4.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), 95.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 77,673 82.9 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 10,722 11.4 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,805 5.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 384 0.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), 82.9% were separate houses, 11.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 330 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,935 2.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 8,775 9.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 46,821 50.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 33,947 36.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,848 2.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.1% had 1 bedroom, 9.4% had 2 bedrooms and 50.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 3.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 21,764 23.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 40,873 43.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 28,170 30.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 492 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,358 2.5 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), 23.2% were owned outright, 43.6% were owned with a mortgage and 30.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 76,470 81.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 15,098 16.1 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,089 2.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 81.6% were family households, 16.1% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.0 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), 20.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.2% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.8 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,100 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.7 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 8,518 9.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 33,074 35.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 34,434 36.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 14,515 15.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3,116 3.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), 35.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 8,199 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 4,105 50.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 4,094 49.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 8,199 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 4,105 (or 50.1%) were male and 4,094 (or 49.9%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 938 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $938.

Mortgage and rent Blacktown (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 205 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,863 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Blacktown (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $205 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,863.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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