2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Blacktown

Code SSC11109 (SSC)
People 38,914
Male 19,265
Female 19,649
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 31,440
People born overseas 15,426
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 234
Families 10,380
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 14,735
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $972
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,588
Median weekly rent $215
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People — demographics
People Blacktown % Australia %
Total 38,914 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 19,265 49.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 19,649 50.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 577 1.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 38,914 people were usually resident in Blacktown (State Suburbs): of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Of the total population 1.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Blacktown % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,942 7.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 5,402 13.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 5,539 14.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 16,646 42.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 3,468 8.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 4,916 12.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.4% of people usually resident in Blacktown (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Blacktown % Australia %
Australian citizenship 31,440 80.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 15,426 39.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 234 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 80.8% of people usually resident in Blacktown (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 39.6% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Blacktown % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 15,188 49.7 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 3,413 11.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,958 6.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 10,007 32.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.7% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Blacktown (State Suburbs) were married, 11.2% were either separated or divorced, 6.4% were widowed and 32.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Blacktown % Australia %
Australia 20,764 53.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Blacktown % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Blacktown % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Blacktown % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 11,373 64.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 3,847 21.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 565 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 605 3.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,356 7.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 10,873 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 17,746 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 17,746 people aged 15 years and over in Blacktown (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 64.1% worked full-time, 21.7% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 3.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.6% were unemployed. 10,873 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Blacktown % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Blacktown % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Blacktown % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 425 -- 466 --
Family 1,080 -- 1,171 --
Household 972 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Blacktown (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $425, the median family income was $1,080 and the median household income was $972.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Blacktown % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,117 30.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 4,969 47.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,065 19.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 229 2.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 10,380 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 10,380 families in Blacktown (State Suburbs): of these 30.0% were couple families without children, 47.9% were couple families with children, 19.9% were one parent families and 2.2% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Blacktown % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 13,850 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 14,735 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 13,850 occupied private dwellings were counted in Blacktown (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Blacktown % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 10,351 74.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,760 12.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,686 12.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 47 0.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 6 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Blacktown (State Suburbs), 74.7% were separate houses, 12.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Blacktown % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,980 28.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 4,313 31.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 4,469 32.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 87 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,002 7.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Blacktown (State Suburbs), 28.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 31.1% were owned with a mortgage and 32.3% were rented.

Landlord type Blacktown % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,951 66.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 583 13.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 848 19.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 87 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Blacktown (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 66.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 13.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 19.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Blacktown % Australia %
Median weekly rent 215 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,588 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Blacktown (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $215. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,588. The average people per household was 2.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Blacktown % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 10,048 72.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,858 20.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 369 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Blacktown (State Suburbs), 72.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.6% were single (or lone) person households and 2.7% 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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