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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Bligh Park

Code SSC10249 (SSC)
People 6,493
Male 3,167
Female 3,326
Median age 28
Families 1,750
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,280
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,460
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,954
Median weekly rent $315
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 6,493 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,167 48.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,326 51.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 213 3.3 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,493 people in Bligh Park (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

Age Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 631 9.7 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 536 8.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 571 8.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 527 8.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 532 8.2 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 581 8.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 516 7.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 432 6.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 487 7.5 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 512 7.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 374 5.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 257 4.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 208 3.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 106 1.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 92 1.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 55 0.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 51 0.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 25 0.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 28 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bligh Park (State Suburbs) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,211 46.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 191 4.0 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 469 9.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 152 3.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,732 36.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bligh Park (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 46.5% were married and 13.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 70 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bligh Park (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,101 46.9 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 526 11.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,857 41.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bligh Park (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 186 8.7 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 461 21.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 208 9.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 41 1.9 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 251 11.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 255 12.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 57 2.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 184 8.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 159 7.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 43 2.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 282 13.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,127 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs) 32.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.4% were in primary school, 26.5% in secondary school and 16.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,608 86.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 989 16.0 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 522 8.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 368 5.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,308 69.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs), 69.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,271 64.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 893 25.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 196 5.5 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 172 4.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,532 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,532 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bligh Park (State Suburbs). Of these 64.3% were employed full time, 25.3% were employed part-time and 4.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 318 9.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 265 7.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 310 9.2 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 682 20.3 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,584 47.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bligh Park (State Suburbs), 9.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bligh Park (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 688 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,618 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,460 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bligh Park (State Suburbs) was $688.

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

Unpaid work Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,660 77.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,910 40.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 532 11.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 742 15.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 40.2% provided care for children and 11.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,120 23.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,337 28.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 626 13.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 578 12.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bligh Park (State Suburbs), 28.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 404 23.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 938 53.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 393 22.5 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 14 0.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bligh Park (State Suburbs), 53.6% were couple families with children, 23.1% were couple families without children and 22.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.3 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.7 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs) 15.3% of single parents were male and 84.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,042 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,142 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,142 and those without children was $2,042.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 354 26.4 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 20 1.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 368 27.5 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 270 20.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 45 3.4 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 99 7.4 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 116 8.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 68 5.1 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs), of couple families, 26.4% had both partners employed full-time, 1.5% had both employed part-time and 27.5% 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 Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,135 95.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 102 4.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs), 95.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,703 79.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 433 20.3 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bligh Park (State Suburbs), 79.7% were separate houses, 20.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 45 2.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 52 2.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,271 59.5 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 749 35.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 18 0.8 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.1% had 1 bedroom, 2.4% had 2 bedrooms and 59.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 323 15.1 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,013 47.4 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 763 35.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 8 0.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 28 1.3 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bligh Park (State Suburbs), 15.1% were owned outright, 47.4% were owned with a mortgage and 35.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,709 80.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 375 17.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 51 2.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs), of all households, 80.0% were family households, 17.6% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs), 14.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.8% 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 Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 315 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.6 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.4 -- 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 Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,954 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.2 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.8 -- 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 Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
None 64 3.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 683 32.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 921 43.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 420 19.7 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 47 2.2 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs), 32.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.7% 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 Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 211 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 89 42.2 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 122 57.8 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bligh Park (State Suburbs), there were 211 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 89 (or 42.2%) were male and 122 (or 57.8%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bligh Park % 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 3.7 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,421 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.7, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,421.

Mortgage and rent Bligh Park % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 330 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Bligh Park (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $330 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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