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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Brooklyn (Vic.)

Code SSC20189 (SSC)
People 1,640
Male 828
Female 812
Median age 37
Families 433
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 799
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,029
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 1,640 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 828 50.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 812 49.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 9 0.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,640 people in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 50.5% were male and 49.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 90 5.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 53 3.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 76 4.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 70 4.3 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 134 8.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 184 11.2 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 163 10.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 117 7.1 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 126 7.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 110 6.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 100 6.1 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 87 5.3 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 67 4.1 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 53 3.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 48 2.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 73 4.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 51 3.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 35 2.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 542 38.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 52 3.7 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 128 9.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 102 7.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 593 41.8 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 38.2% were married and 12.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 459 35.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 152 11.8 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 682 52.7 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 35.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 14 3.5 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 41 10.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 30 7.6 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 1.5 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 54 13.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 25 6.3 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 6 1.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 35 8.8 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 46 11.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 22 5.5 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 118 29.7 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 397 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 24.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 19.1% were in primary school, 21.4% in secondary school and 20.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 860 52.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 930 62.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 92 6.1 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 56 3.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 422 28.1 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 28.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 62.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 532 64.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 192 23.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 41 5.0 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 55 6.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 820 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 820 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 64.9% were employed full time, 23.4% were employed part-time and 6.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 64 8.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 73 9.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 56 7.3 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 187 24.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 351 45.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 8.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 36 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 555 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,212 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,029 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

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

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

Unpaid work Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 931 65.6 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 311 21.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 172 12.1 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 125 8.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.9% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 8.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 322 22.7 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 351 24.7 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 129 9.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 131 9.2 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 24.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 172 39.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 140 32.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 111 25.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 10 2.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 32.3% were couple families with children, 39.7% were couple families without children and 25.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 24.6 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 75.4 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 24.6% of single parents were male and 75.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,260 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,865 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,865 and those without children was $2,260.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 74 23.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 11 3.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 35 11.3 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 63 20.3 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 22 7.1 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 70 22.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 17 5.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 19 6.1 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 11.3% 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 Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 666 88.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 86 11.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 88.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 418 62.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 90 13.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 132 19.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 26 3.9 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 62.8% were separate houses, 13.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.8% were flats, units or apartments and 3.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 15 2.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 27 4.1 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 185 27.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 360 54.1 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 61 9.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 18 2.7 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 27.8% had 2 bedrooms and 54.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 224 33.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 171 25.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 246 36.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 22 3.3 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 33.6% were owned outright, 25.7% were owned with a mortgage and 36.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 421 63.4 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 206 31.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 37 5.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 63.4% were family households, 31.0% were single person households and 5.6% were group households.

Household income Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.9 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 28.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.9% 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 Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.2 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.8 -- 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 Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.6 -- 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 Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 76 11.4 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 279 42.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 196 29.5 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 84 12.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 29 4.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 42.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.7% 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 Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 9 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 4 44.4 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 5 55.6 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 58 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 9 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 4 (or 44.4%) were male and 5 (or 55.6%) were female. The median age was 58 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brooklyn (Vic.) % 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 700 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (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 $700.

Mortgage and rent Brooklyn (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 239 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Brooklyn (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $239 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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