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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Brighton-le-Sands

Code SSC10337 (SSC)
People 8,003
Male 3,855
Female 4,148
Median age 39
Families 2,100
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 3,878
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,129
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $360
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 8,003 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,855 48.2 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,148 51.8 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 38 0.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,003 people in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs) of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 466 5.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 418 5.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 375 4.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 350 4.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 401 5.0 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 628 7.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 670 8.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 700 8.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 641 8.0 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 530 6.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 514 6.4 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 462 5.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 471 5.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 353 4.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 321 4.0 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 282 3.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 227 2.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 192 2.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,996 44.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 324 4.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 775 11.5 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 469 7.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,183 32.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.4% were married and 16.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,712 44.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 491 8.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,884 47.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 90 4.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 285 12.5 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 139 6.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 69 3.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 191 8.4 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 102 4.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 39 1.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 201 8.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 273 12.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 87 3.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 800 35.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,276 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs) 28.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.7% were in primary school, 14.6% in secondary school and 20.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 4,004 50.0 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,696 65.0 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 485 6.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 308 4.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,733 24.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), 24.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 65.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,535 64.9 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 916 23.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 212 5.4 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 243 6.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,906 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,906 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs). Of these 64.9% were employed full time, 23.5% were employed part-time and 6.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 303 8.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 309 8.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 305 8.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 728 19.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,808 49.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), 8.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 595 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,398 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,129 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs) was $595.

Travel to work, top responses Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,074 60.4 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,529 22.7 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 747 11.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 646 9.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.7% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 9.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,530 22.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,471 21.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 596 8.8 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 474 7.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), 21.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 812 38.7 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 833 39.7 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 403 19.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 52 2.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), 39.7% were couple families with children, 38.7% were couple families without children and 19.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs) 17.0% of single parents were male and 83.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,112 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,303 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,303 and those without children was $2,112.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 354 21.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 44 2.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 281 17.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 291 17.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 100 6.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 355 21.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 94 5.7 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 120 7.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 17.1% 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 Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,272 91.0 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 323 9.0 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,101 33.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 294 9.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,867 57.1 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 0.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), 33.7% were separate houses, 9.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 57.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 31 0.9 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 205 6.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,701 52.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 880 26.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 382 11.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 71 2.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.3% had 1 bedroom, 52.0% had 2 bedrooms and 26.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,029 31.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 729 22.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,393 42.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 99 3.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), 31.4% were owned outright, 22.3% were owned with a mortgage and 42.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,038 62.3 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,097 33.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 135 4.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.3% were family households, 33.5% were single person households and 4.1% were group households.

Household income Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.5 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.4 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), 25.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.4% 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 Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 360 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 79.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 20.7 -- 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 Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 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 Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
None 466 14.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,586 48.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 843 25.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 260 7.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 116 3.5 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), 48.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 25.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.9% 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 Brighton-le-Sands % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 40 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 22 55.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 18 45.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), there were 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 22 (or 55.0%) were male and 18 (or 45.0%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brighton-le-Sands % 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 2.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,208 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brighton-le-Sands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,208.

Mortgage and rent Brighton-le-Sands % 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 1,089 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Brighton-le-Sands (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 $1,089.

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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