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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Brimbank (C)

Code LGA21180 (LGA)
People 182,735
Male 91,343
Female 91,392
Median age 35
Families 48,721
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 65,370
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,106
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,600
Median weekly rent $265
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 182,735 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 91,343 50.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 91,392 50.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 701 0.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 182,735 people in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 11,967 6.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 11,308 6.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 11,524 6.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 12,704 7.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 14,352 7.9 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 15,313 8.4 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 13,648 7.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 13,136 7.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 12,982 7.1 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 12,252 6.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 11,924 6.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 10,915 6.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 9,747 5.3 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 6,914 3.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 5,252 2.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3,884 2.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,732 1.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,183 1.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 74,145 50.1 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 5,129 3.5 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 10,797 7.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 7,462 5.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 50,399 34.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.1% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 68,072 49.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,877 5.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 62,221 45.4 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 2,498 4.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 7,861 13.4 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 4,151 7.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,222 2.1 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 7,315 12.4 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3,217 5.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,566 2.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,370 7.4 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 7,481 12.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 2,592 4.4 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 16,483 28.1 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 58,756 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas) 32.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.5% were in primary school, 20.6% in secondary school and 20.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 85,773 46.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 120,949 72.2 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 8,362 5.0 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 5,322 3.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 32,817 19.6 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), 19.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 72.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 48,149 57.8 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 22,748 27.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 5,484 6.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 6,899 8.3 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 83,280 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 83,280 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.8% were employed full time, 27.3% were employed part-time and 8.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 8,007 10.5 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 7,421 9.7 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 7,323 9.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 17,512 22.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 30,635 40.1 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

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

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

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 429 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,195 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,106 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas) was $429.

Travel to work, top responses Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 85,138 57.6 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 36,258 24.5 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 16,149 10.9 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 13,325 9.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.5% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 9.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 29,946 20.2 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 29,461 19.9 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 13,131 8.9 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 12,597 8.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), 19.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 13,972 28.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 24,060 49.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 9,581 19.7 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 1,108 2.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), 49.4% were couple families with children, 28.7% were couple families without children and 19.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas) 15.7% of single parents were male and 84.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,864 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,072 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,072 and those without children was $1,864.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 7,042 18.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,200 3.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 6,050 15.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 7,147 18.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 2,507 6.6 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 9,392 24.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 2,459 6.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,238 5.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 15.9% 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 Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 58,772 93.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,785 6.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), 93.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 51,301 87.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,936 5.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,424 7.5 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 92 0.2 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), 87.3% were separate houses, 5.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 180 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,009 1.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,689 9.7 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 34,431 58.6 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 15,854 27.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,608 2.7 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.7% had 1 bedroom, 9.7% had 2 bedrooms and 58.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 21,435 36.5 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 20,956 35.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 13,588 23.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 348 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,445 4.2 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), 36.5% were owned outright, 35.7% were owned with a mortgage and 23.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 46,472 79.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 10,511 17.9 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,789 3.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 79.1% were family households, 17.9% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.9 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.0 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), 25.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.0% 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 Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 265 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.8 -- 9.1 -- 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 Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.3 -- 10.1 -- 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 Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
None 4,767 8.1 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 19,195 32.7 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 21,069 35.8 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 11,166 19.0 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,573 4.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.0% 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 Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 702 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 343 48.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 359 51.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 702 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 343 (or 48.9%) were male and 359 (or 51.1%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,010 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,010.

Mortgage and rent Brimbank (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 275 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $275 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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