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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Blacktown

Code SSC10240 (SSC)
People 43,374
Male 21,594
Female 21,780
Median age 33
Families 11,673
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 15,686
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,174
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,907
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 43,374 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 21,594 49.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 21,780 50.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 672 1.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 43,374 people in Blacktown (State Suburbs) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

Age Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,602 8.3 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,914 6.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,768 6.4 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,669 6.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,082 7.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,969 9.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,787 8.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,309 7.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,818 6.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,757 6.4 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,522 5.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,142 4.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,829 4.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,444 3.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,300 3.0 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,045 2.4 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 812 1.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 603 1.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Blacktown (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 17,550 51.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,159 3.4 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,447 7.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,017 5.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 10,916 32.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Blacktown (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.5% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Blacktown (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 16,337 51.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,861 5.8 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 13,727 43.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Blacktown (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Blacktown (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 738 5.4 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,384 17.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 943 6.9 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 240 1.8 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,751 12.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 826 6.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 215 1.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,527 11.2 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,655 12.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 513 3.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,864 21.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 13,656 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Blacktown (State Suburbs) 31.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.1% were in primary school, 20.5% in secondary school and 23.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 21,766 50.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 25,362 62.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,106 5.2 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,373 3.4 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 11,877 29.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Blacktown (State Suburbs), 29.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 62.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 12,686 62.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,968 24.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,197 5.9 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,597 7.8 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 20,448 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 20,448 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Blacktown (State Suburbs). Of these 62.0% were employed full time, 24.3% were employed part-time and 7.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,559 8.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,703 9.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,711 9.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,879 25.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 7,803 41.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Blacktown (State Suburbs), 8.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Blacktown (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 507 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,273 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,174 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Blacktown (State Suburbs) was $507.

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

Unpaid work Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 21,344 62.6 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 9,695 28.4 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,657 10.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,736 11.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Blacktown (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.4% 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, 11.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,859 20.1 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 7,627 22.4 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,492 10.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,368 9.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Blacktown (State Suburbs), 22.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,440 29.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,805 49.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,175 18.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 254 2.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Blacktown (State Suburbs), 49.7% were couple families with children, 29.5% were couple families without children and 18.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Blacktown % 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 (State Suburbs) 15.5% of single parents were male and 84.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,816 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,064 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blacktown (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,064 and those without children was $1,816.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,069 22.4 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 270 2.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,443 15.6 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,988 21.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 558 6.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,840 19.9 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 568 6.1 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 503 5.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Blacktown (State Suburbs), of couple families, 22.4% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 15.6% 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 14,412 94.8 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 794 5.2 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Blacktown (State Suburbs), 94.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 10,196 70.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,124 14.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,056 14.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 19 0.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Blacktown (State Suburbs), 70.8% were separate houses, 14.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 53 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 346 2.4 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,253 22.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,041 48.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,385 23.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 329 2.3 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Blacktown (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.4% had 1 bedroom, 22.6% had 2 bedrooms and 48.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,839 26.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 5,089 35.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,967 34.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 84 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 431 3.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Blacktown (State Suburbs), 26.6% were owned outright, 35.3% were owned with a mortgage and 34.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 11,095 77.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,869 19.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 444 3.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Blacktown (State Suburbs), of all households, 77.0% were family households, 19.9% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.0 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.7 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blacktown (State Suburbs), 23.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.7% 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.1 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.9 -- 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,907 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.6 -- 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 % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,686 11.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 6,100 42.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,383 30.4 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,732 12.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 507 3.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Blacktown (State Suburbs), 42.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.0% 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 Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 671 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 320 47.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 351 52.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Blacktown (State Suburbs), there were 671 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 320 (or 47.7%) were male and 351 (or 52.3%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Blacktown % 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 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 908 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Blacktown (State Suburbs), 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 $908.

Mortgage and rent Blacktown % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,907 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Blacktown (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,907.

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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