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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Brighton (Vic.)

Code SSC20181 (SSC)
People 21,257
Male 9,973
Female 11,284
Median age 44
Families 5,676
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 9,097
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $2,200
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,000
Median weekly rent $448
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 21,257 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,973 46.9 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,284 53.1 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31 0.1 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 21,257 people in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 46.9% were male and 53.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,145 5.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,345 6.3 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,310 6.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,366 6.4 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,123 5.3 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 815 3.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 823 3.9 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,247 5.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,548 7.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,678 7.9 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,702 8.0 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,451 6.8 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,492 7.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,221 5.7 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 840 4.0 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 648 3.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 637 3.0 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 865 4.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,564 54.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 343 2.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,272 7.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,259 7.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,014 28.7 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.8% were married and 9.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 83 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,437 55.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,080 7.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,832 38.0 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 393 6.0 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 782 11.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 350 5.3 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 667 10.1 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 190 2.9 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 242 3.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,052 15.9 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 218 3.3 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,152 17.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 140 2.1 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,415 21.4 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,601 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 31.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.3% were in primary school, 22.5% in secondary school and 20.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 14,770 69.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,623 33.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,624 8.2 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,174 5.9 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,386 52.4 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 52.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,848 57.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,461 33.8 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 548 5.4 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 378 3.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,235 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 10,235 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 57.1% were employed full time, 33.8% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,412 14.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,031 10.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,018 10.3 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 852 8.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,996 50.7 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 14.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

Occupation Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 884 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,682 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,200 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $884.

Travel to work, top responses Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,707 72.8 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,098 29.2 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,011 11.5 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,897 22.3 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.2% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,359 25.0 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,516 25.9 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,168 12.4 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,660 9.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 25.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,173 38.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,761 48.6 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 650 11.5 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 92 1.6 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 48.6% were couple families with children, 38.3% were couple families without children and 11.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.1 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.9 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 16.1% of single parents were male and 83.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 3,062 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,427 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,427 and those without children was $3,062.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 920 18.7 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 214 4.3 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,105 22.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 920 18.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 345 7.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 773 15.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 270 5.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 383 7.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 22.4% 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 (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,710 89.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 952 11.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 89.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,777 62.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,269 16.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,620 21.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 32 0.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 62.0% were separate houses, 16.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 21.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 16 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 288 3.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,949 25.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,878 37.3 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,475 32.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 105 1.4 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 Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 25.3% had 2 bedrooms and 37.3% 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 Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,542 45.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,111 27.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,810 23.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 82 1.1 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 165 2.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 45.9% were owned outright, 27.4% were owned with a mortgage and 23.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 5,633 73.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,875 24.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 201 2.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 73.1% were family households, 24.3% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.6 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 28.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 15.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 28.1% 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 (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 448 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.8 -- 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 Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,000 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.2 -- 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 Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 442 5.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,613 33.9 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,249 42.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,219 15.8 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 186 2.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 33.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.8% 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 Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 34 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 15 44.1 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 19 55.9 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 43 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 34 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 15 (or 44.1%) were male and 19 (or 55.9%) were female. The median age was 43 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,333 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,333.

Mortgage and rent Brighton (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 351 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,121 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Brighton (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $351 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,121.

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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