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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Blackburn North

Code SSC20143 (SSC)
People 7,028
Male 3,367
Female 3,661
Median age 38
Families 1,949
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,772
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,315
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,842
Median weekly rent $340
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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Total 7,028 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,367 47.9 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,661 52.1 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 15 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,028 people in Blackburn North (State Suburbs) of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 526 7.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 495 7.0 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 474 6.7 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 402 5.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 358 5.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 389 5.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 457 6.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 535 7.6 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 611 8.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 533 7.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 458 6.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 341 4.9 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 277 3.9 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 241 3.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 288 4.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 257 3.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 229 3.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 156 2.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Blackburn North (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,155 57.1 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 125 2.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 371 6.7 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 343 6.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,535 27.8 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Blackburn North (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 57.1% were married and 9.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Blackburn North (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,956 56.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 257 4.9 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,030 38.7 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Blackburn North (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 175 8.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 457 21.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 148 7.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 52 2.5 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 290 13.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 94 4.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 80 3.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 117 5.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 305 14.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 76 3.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 303 14.4 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,097 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs) 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.3% were in primary school, 22.1% in secondary school and 20.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 4,712 67.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,935 43.6 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 517 7.7 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 318 4.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,968 44.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs), 44.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 43.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,019 60.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,050 31.2 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 157 4.7 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 136 4.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,362 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,362 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Blackburn North (State Suburbs). Of these 60.1% were employed full time, 31.2% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 396 12.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 321 10.0 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 332 10.3 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 594 18.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,422 44.1 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Blackburn North (State Suburbs), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Blackburn North (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 555 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,613 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,315 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Blackburn North (State Suburbs) was $555.

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

Unpaid work Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,113 74.4 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,804 32.6 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 704 12.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,088 19.7 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.6% provided care for children and 12.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,374 24.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,429 25.8 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 733 13.3 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 577 10.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Blackburn North (State Suburbs), 25.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 621 31.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,009 51.8 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 289 14.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 30 1.5 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Blackburn North (State Suburbs), 51.8% were couple families with children, 31.9% were couple families without children and 14.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,216 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,336 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,336 and those without children was $2,216.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 309 19.0 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 59 3.6 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 410 25.2 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 287 17.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 75 4.6 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 326 20.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 83 5.1 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 80 4.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 25.2% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,543 93.7 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 170 6.3 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs), 93.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,289 90.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 73 2.9 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 179 7.0 250,493 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 North (State Suburbs), 90.0% were separate houses, 2.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 24 0.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 290 11.4 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,572 61.8 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 632 24.9 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 25 1.0 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.9% had 1 bedroom, 11.4% had 2 bedrooms and 61.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,096 43.1 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 916 36.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 473 18.6 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 13 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 47 1.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Blackburn North (State Suburbs), 43.1% were owned outright, 36.0% were owned with a mortgage and 18.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,916 75.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 559 22.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 69 2.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs), of all households, 75.3% were family households, 22.0% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.9 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.9 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs), 21.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.9% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 340 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,842 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.0 -- 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
None 139 5.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 954 37.5 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,062 41.8 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 325 12.8 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 63 2.5 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs), 37.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.8% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 13 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 8 61.5 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 5 38.5 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Blackburn North (State Suburbs), there were 13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 8 (or 61.5%) were male and 5 (or 38.5%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Blackburn North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 3,062 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Blackburn North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $3,062.

Mortgage and rent Blackburn North % 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 1,083 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Blackburn North (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 $1,083.

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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