2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Brimbank (C)

Code LGA21180 (LGA)
People 168,215
Male 83,460
Female 84,755
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 142,897
People born overseas 72,878
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 526
Families 45,141
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 60,033
Average people per household 3.0
Median weekly household income $921
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,192
Median weekly rent $173
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Brimbank (C) % Australia %
Total 168,215 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 83,460 49.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 84,755 50.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 567 0.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 168,215 people were usually resident in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Brimbank (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,850 6.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 23,645 14.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 25,131 14.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 72,971 43.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 17,929 10.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 17,691 10.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.5% of people usually resident in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Brimbank (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 142,897 84.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 72,878 43.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 526 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 84.9% of people usually resident in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 43.3% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Brimbank (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 68,852 51.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 14,143 10.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 6,959 5.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 43,768 32.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 10.6% were either separated or divorced, 5.2% were widowed and 32.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Brimbank (C) % Australia %
Australia 82,916 49.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Brimbank (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Brimbank (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Brimbank (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 44,345 59.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 18,640 24.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,183 2.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,897 3.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 6,665 8.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 50,048 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 74,730 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 74,730 people aged 15 years and over in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 59.3% worked full-time, 24.9% worked part-time, 2.9% were away from work, 3.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.9% were unemployed. 50,048 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Brimbank (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Brimbank (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Brimbank (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 358 -- 466 --
Family 1,029 -- 1,171 --
Household 921 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $358, the median family income was $1,029 and the median household income was $921.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Brimbank (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 11,987 26.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 23,475 52.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 8,820 19.5 823,254 15.8
Other family 859 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 45,141 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 45,141 families in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 26.6% were couple families without children, 52.0% were couple families with children, 19.5% were one parent families and 1.9% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Brimbank (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 56,634 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 60,033 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 56,634 occupied private dwellings were counted in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Brimbank (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 46,685 82.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,818 10.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 3,962 7.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 153 0.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 16 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), 82.4% were separate houses, 10.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Brimbank (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 21,357 37.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 19,706 34.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 10,798 19.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 326 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4,446 7.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), 37.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 34.8% were owned with a mortgage and 19.1% were rented.

Landlord type Brimbank (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 5,429 50.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,231 11.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,790 35.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 345 3.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 50.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 11.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 35.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Brimbank (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 173 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,192 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3.0 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $173. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,192. The average people per household was 3.0 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brimbank (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 43,517 76.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 9,428 16.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,289 2.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Brimbank (C) (Local Government Areas), 76.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 16.6% were single (or lone) person households and 2.3% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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