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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Blackburn

Code SSC20142 (SSC)
People 12,796
Male 6,256
Female 6,540
Median age 40
Families 3,318
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,164
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,508
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $335
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 Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Total 12,796 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,256 48.9 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,540 51.1 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 7 0.1 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,796 people in Blackburn (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 743 5.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 809 6.3 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 762 6.0 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 795 6.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 797 6.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 715 5.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 737 5.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 889 6.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 978 7.6 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 917 7.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 911 7.1 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 698 5.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 687 5.4 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 530 4.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 426 3.3 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 475 3.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 448 3.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 479 3.7 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Blackburn (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,635 53.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 226 2.2 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 685 6.5 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 710 6.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,230 30.8 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Blackburn (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 53.7% were married and 8.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Blackburn (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,063 53.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 495 5.2 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,898 41.2 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Blackburn (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Blackburn (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 273 6.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 738 18.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 205 5.0 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 92 2.3 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 418 10.3 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 180 4.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 249 6.1 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 232 5.7 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 781 19.2 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 99 2.4 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 806 19.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,073 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Blackburn (State Suburbs) 31.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.4% were in primary school, 20.8% in secondary school and 24.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 9,068 70.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,847 32.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 890 7.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 657 5.5 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,620 55.1 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Blackburn (State Suburbs), 55.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,621 56.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,188 34.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 340 5.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 278 4.3 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,427 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,427 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Blackburn (State Suburbs). Of these 56.3% were employed full time, 34.0% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 846 13.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 721 11.7 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 620 10.1 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 881 14.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,736 44.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Blackburn (State Suburbs), 13.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Blackburn (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 667 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,022 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,508 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Blackburn (State Suburbs) was $667.

Travel to work, top responses Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,923 75.6 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,002 28.6 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,238 11.8 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,712 25.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Blackburn (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.6% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,642 25.2 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,819 26.9 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,426 13.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,037 9.9 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Blackburn (State Suburbs), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.6% 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 Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,176 35.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,668 50.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 404 12.2 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 70 2.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Blackburn (State Suburbs), 50.3% were couple families with children, 35.4% were couple families without children and 12.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Blackburn (State Suburbs) 19.4% of single parents were male and 80.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,376 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,852 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blackburn (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,852 and those without children was $2,376.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 518 18.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 115 4.0 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 770 27.1 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 424 14.9 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 158 5.6 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 540 19.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 161 5.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 158 5.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Blackburn (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 27.1% 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 Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,639 92.8 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 359 7.2 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Blackburn (State Suburbs), 92.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,540 76.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 730 15.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 365 7.9 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Blackburn (State Suburbs), 76.3% were separate houses, 15.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 14 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 135 2.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 967 20.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,105 45.4 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,361 29.3 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 56 1.2 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Blackburn (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 20.8% had 2 bedrooms and 45.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,032 43.8 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,524 32.9 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 977 21.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 29 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 74 1.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Blackburn (State Suburbs), 43.8% were owned outright, 32.9% were owned with a mortgage and 21.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,279 70.7 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,192 25.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 167 3.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Blackburn (State Suburbs), of all households, 70.7% were family households, 25.7% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

Household income Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blackburn (State Suburbs), 18.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.2% 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 Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 335 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
None 300 6.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,877 40.5 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,749 37.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 632 13.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 80 1.7 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Blackburn (State Suburbs), 40.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.6% 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 Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 10 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 6 60.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 4 40.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 46 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Blackburn (State Suburbs), there were 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 6 (or 60.0%) were male and 4 (or 40.0%) were female. The median age was 46 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,750 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Blackburn (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,750.

Mortgage and rent Blackburn % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Blackburn (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,600.

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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