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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Blackburn South

Code SSC20144 (SSC)
People 10,584
Male 5,017
Female 5,567
Median age 41
Families 2,859
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 4,220
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,275
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,972
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Total 10,584 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,017 47.4 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,567 52.6 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 35 0.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,584 people in Blackburn South (State Suburbs) of these 47.4% were male and 52.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 675 6.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 653 6.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 609 5.8 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 630 6.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 577 5.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 586 5.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 595 5.6 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 725 6.8 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 838 7.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 711 6.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 654 6.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 551 5.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 525 5.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 469 4.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 473 4.5 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 457 4.3 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 436 4.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 424 4.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Blackburn South (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,600 53.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 173 2.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 628 7.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 718 8.3 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,524 29.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Blackburn South (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 53.2% were married and 9.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Blackburn South (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,253 53.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 468 5.9 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,197 40.4 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Blackburn South (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 233 7.0 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 603 18.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 164 4.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 72 2.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 405 12.2 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 148 4.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 130 3.9 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 190 5.7 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 587 17.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 90 2.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 700 21.1 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,322 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs) 31.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.2% were in primary school, 20.6% in secondary school and 23.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 6,925 65.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,215 42.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 685 6.9 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 489 4.9 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,548 45.8 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs), 45.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 42.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,867 57.2 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,655 33.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 277 5.5 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 214 4.3 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,013 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,013 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Blackburn South (State Suburbs). Of these 57.2% were employed full time, 33.0% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 658 13.7 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 526 11.0 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 465 9.7 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 787 16.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,085 43.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Blackburn South (State Suburbs), 13.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Blackburn South (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 545 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,657 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,275 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Blackburn South (State Suburbs) was $545.

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

Unpaid work Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,075 70.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,554 29.5 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,007 11.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,814 21.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.5% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,959 22.7 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,199 25.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,078 12.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 838 9.7 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Blackburn South (State Suburbs), 25.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 997 34.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,410 49.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 413 14.4 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 39 1.4 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Blackburn South (State Suburbs), 49.3% were couple families with children, 34.9% were couple families without children and 14.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.9 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.1 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs) 16.9% of single parents were male and 83.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,328 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,502 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,502 and those without children was $2,328.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 430 17.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 69 2.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 595 24.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 383 15.9 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 133 5.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 516 21.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 153 6.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 131 5.4 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 24.7% 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 South % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,827 92.4 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 314 7.6 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs), 92.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,163 82.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 254 6.6 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 408 10.7 250,493 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 South (State Suburbs), 82.6% were separate houses, 6.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 93 2.4 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 161 4.2 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 456 11.9 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,992 52.0 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,049 27.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 77 2.0 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 South (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 11.9% had 2 bedrooms and 52.0% 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 South % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,538 40.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,318 34.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 808 21.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 50 1.3 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 114 3.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Blackburn South (State Suburbs), 40.2% were owned outright, 34.4% were owned with a mortgage and 21.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,799 73.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 931 24.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 97 2.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs), of all households, 73.1% were family households, 24.3% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.0 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs), 25.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.0% 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 South % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 South % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,972 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 South % Victoria % Australia %
None 349 9.1 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,331 34.8 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,511 39.5 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 514 13.4 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 122 3.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs), 34.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.4% 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 South % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 35 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 17 48.6 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 18 51.4 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 44 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Blackburn South (State Suburbs), there were 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 17 (or 48.6%) were male and 18 (or 51.4%) were female. The median age was 44 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 633 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $633.

Mortgage and rent Blackburn South % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 100 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Blackburn South (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $100 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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