2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Brighton East

Code SSC20182 (SSC)
People 15,814
Male 7,464
Female 8,350
Median age 43
Families 4,155
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,390
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,796
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,492
Median weekly rent $445
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 East % Victoria % Australia %
Total 15,814 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,464 47.2 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,350 52.8 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 19 0.1 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 15,814 people in Brighton East (State Suburbs) of these 47.2% were male and 52.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 893 5.6 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,129 7.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,069 6.8 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,029 6.5 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 864 5.5 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 555 3.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 560 3.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 921 5.8 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,331 8.4 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,260 8.0 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,208 7.6 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,022 6.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 889 5.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 728 4.6 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 564 3.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 471 3.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 550 3.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 770 4.9 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brighton East (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,861 53.9 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 256 2.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 951 7.5 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,101 8.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,553 27.9 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brighton East (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 53.9% were married and 9.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 83 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Brighton East (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,255 54.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 757 6.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,441 38.8 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Brighton East (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 43 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brighton East (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 43 years.

Education Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 344 6.8 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 812 16.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 307 6.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 355 7.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 294 5.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 220 4.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 638 12.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 203 4.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 830 16.4 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 98 1.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 946 18.7 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,047 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brighton East (State Suburbs) 31.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.2% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 20.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 10,918 69.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,800 38.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,223 8.2 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 824 5.5 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,082 47.4 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Brighton East (State Suburbs), 47.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 38.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,355 56.5 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,596 33.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 434 5.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 321 4.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,706 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,706 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brighton East (State Suburbs). Of these 56.5% were employed full time, 33.7% were employed part-time and 4.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,016 13.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 818 11.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 765 10.4 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 747 10.1 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,608 48.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brighton East (State Suburbs), 13.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Brighton East (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 730 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,452 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,796 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brighton East (State Suburbs) was $730.

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

Unpaid work Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,290 73.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,867 30.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,562 12.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,582 20.3 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Brighton East (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.4% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,238 25.5 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,294 25.9 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,561 12.3 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,196 9.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brighton East (State Suburbs), 25.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,346 32.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,257 54.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 522 12.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 31 0.7 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brighton East (State Suburbs), 54.3% were couple families with children, 32.4% were couple families without children and 12.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.6 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.4 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Brighton East (State Suburbs) 15.6% of single parents were male and 84.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,589 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,164 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brighton East (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,164 and those without children was $2,589.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 717 19.9 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 145 4.0 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 963 26.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 598 16.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 181 5.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 554 15.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 214 5.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 236 6.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Brighton East (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 26.7% 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 East % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,672 91.2 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 546 8.8 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Brighton East (State Suburbs), 91.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,872 68.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,019 18.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 757 13.3 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 22 0.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brighton East (State Suburbs), 68.3% were separate houses, 18.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 43 0.8 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 242 4.3 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,179 20.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,388 42.1 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,741 30.7 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 78 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 East (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 20.8% had 2 bedrooms and 42.1% 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 East % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,433 42.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,857 32.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,107 19.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 120 2.1 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 156 2.7 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brighton East (State Suburbs), 42.9% were owned outright, 32.7% were owned with a mortgage and 19.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 4,121 72.7 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,409 24.9 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 140 2.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Brighton East (State Suburbs), of all households, 72.7% were family households, 24.9% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.8 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 23.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brighton East (State Suburbs), 18.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 23.2% 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 East % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 445 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 East % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,492 -- 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 Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
None 394 6.9 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,847 32.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,396 42.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 884 15.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 150 2.6 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Brighton East (State Suburbs), 32.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.6% 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 East % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 22 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 9 40.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 13 59.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brighton East (State Suburbs), there were 22 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 9 (or 40.9%) were male and 13 (or 59.1%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 5,000 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brighton East (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $5,000.

Mortgage and rent Brighton East % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Brighton East (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,800.

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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