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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Brunswick West

Code SSC20195 (SSC)
People 13,148
Male 6,457
Female 6,691
Median age 34
Families 3,149
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 6,378
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,233
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $277
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Total 13,148 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,457 49.1 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,691 50.9 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 67 0.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,148 people in Brunswick West (State Suburbs) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 729 5.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 558 4.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 442 3.4 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 490 3.7 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,330 10.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,752 13.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,506 11.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,108 8.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 951 7.2 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 799 6.1 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 708 5.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 640 4.9 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 528 4.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 397 3.0 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 380 2.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 307 2.3 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 270 2.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 254 1.9 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brunswick West (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,236 37.1 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 270 2.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 814 7.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 499 4.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,605 49.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brunswick West (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 37.1% were married and 9.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Brunswick West (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,857 37.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,208 11.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,369 51.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 37.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brunswick West (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 167 4.2 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 441 11.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 161 4.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 56 1.4 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 281 7.1 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 108 2.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 73 1.8 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 372 9.4 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,263 31.8 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 164 4.1 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 882 22.2 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,968 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 16.6% were in primary school, 11.6% in secondary school and 41.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 7,849 59.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,064 49.6 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 882 7.2 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 571 4.7 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,721 38.6 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs), 38.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 49.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,569 61.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,098 28.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 379 5.1 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 446 6.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,492 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,492 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brunswick West (State Suburbs). Of these 61.0% were employed full time, 28.0% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 701 10.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 701 10.0 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 694 9.9 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,372 19.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,194 45.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brunswick West (State Suburbs), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 33 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Brunswick West (State Suburbs) was 35 years and for people who were employed part-time was 33 years.

Occupation Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 651 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,625 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,233 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brunswick West (State Suburbs) was $651.

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

Unpaid work Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,095 70.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,226 19.5 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,148 10.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,948 17.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.5% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,317 29.0 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,067 26.8 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,031 9.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 681 6.0 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brunswick West (State Suburbs), 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,328 42.2 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,261 40.0 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 433 13.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 127 4.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brunswick West (State Suburbs), 40.0% were couple families with children, 42.2% were couple families without children and 13.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.3 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.7 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs) 16.3% of single parents were male and 83.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,227 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,669 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,669 and those without children was $2,227.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 635 24.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 108 4.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 550 21.2 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 400 15.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 137 5.3 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 459 17.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 151 5.8 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 152 5.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 21.2% 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 Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,564 91.8 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 497 8.2 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs), 91.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,458 44.2 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,042 18.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,035 36.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 27 0.5 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brunswick West (State Suburbs), 44.2% were separate houses, 18.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 36.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 38 0.7 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 929 16.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,198 39.5 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,708 30.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 581 10.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 109 2.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 16.7% had 1 bedroom, 39.5% had 2 bedrooms and 30.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.4. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,493 26.8 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,377 24.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,529 45.4 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 32 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 136 2.4 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brunswick West (State Suburbs), 26.8% were owned outright, 24.7% were owned with a mortgage and 45.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,091 55.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,899 34.1 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 574 10.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs), of all households, 55.6% were family households, 34.1% were single person households and 10.3% were group households.

Household income Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.6 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs), 23.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.6% 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 Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 277 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.6 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.4 -- 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 Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,024 18.4 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,546 45.8 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,415 25.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 401 7.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 178 3.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs), 45.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 25.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.2% 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 Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 69 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 30 43.5 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 39 56.5 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 31 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brunswick West (State Suburbs), there were 69 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 30 (or 43.5%) were male and 39 (or 56.5%) were female. The median age was 31 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brunswick West % 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 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 949 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $949.

Mortgage and rent Brunswick West % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 265 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 834 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Brunswick West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $265 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $834.

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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