2016 Census QuickStats

Australia New South Wales Local Government Areas

Blue Mountains (C)

Code LGA10900 (LGA) Search for a Community Profile
People 76,904
Male 48.3%
Female 51.7%
Median age 44
Families 20,798
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 34,188
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,468
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,842
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 37,119 48.3 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 39,782 51.7 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,823 2.4 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 76,904 people in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

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Age Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median age 44 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 4,232 5.5 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 4,924 6.4 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 4,917 6.4 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 4,769 6.2 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 3,631 4.7 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 3,184 4.1 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 3,800 4.9 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 4,379 5.7 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 5,304 6.9 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 5,545 7.2 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 5,437 7.1 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 5,947 7.7 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 5,811 7.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 5,418 7.0 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 3,863 5.0 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,414 3.1 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,697 2.2 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,630 2.1 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Married 30,869 49.1 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,965 3.1 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 6,607 10.5 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 3,413 5.4 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 19,982 31.8 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.1% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Registered marriage 27,822 49.4 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 6,161 10.9 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 22,323 39.6 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Preschool 1,447 6.4 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 4,577 20.3 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,018 4.5 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 950 4.2 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 3,086 13.7 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 1,034 4.6 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,092 4.8 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,590 7.0 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 3,438 15.2 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 507 2.2 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 3,820 16.9 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.0% were in primary school, 23.1% in secondary school and 22.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 17,276 27.5 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 7,368 11.7 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 2,498 4.0 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 8,134 12.9 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 7,939 12.6 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,994 3.2 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 6,668 10.6 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 38 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 3,560 5.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 116 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 4,942 7.9 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 12.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 60,028 78.1 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 16,671 21.7 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 7,327 9.5 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 4,839 6.3 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 43,869 57.0 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 57.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Worked full-time 20,994 55.8 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 13,148 34.9 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,724 4.6 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,778 4.7 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 37,644 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.8% were employed full time, 34.9% were employed part-time and 4.7% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 4,651 13.0 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 4,257 11.9 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 4,240 11.8 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 6,161 17.2 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 14,838 41.4 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Personal 688 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,866 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,468 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas) was $688.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 49,050 78.1 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 18,977 30.2 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,719 13.9 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 15,902 25.3 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.2% provided care for children and 13.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 13,921 22.2 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 19,407 30.9 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 9,129 14.5 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 6,593 10.5 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 30.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,250 39.7 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 9,148 44.0 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 3,182 15.3 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 221 1.1 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 44.0% were couple families with children, 39.7% were couple families without children and 15.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Male -- 17.9 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.1 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 17.9% of single parents were male and 82.1% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 3,451 19.8 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 903 5.2 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,091 23.5 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 2,450 14.1 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,180 6.8 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 3,553 20.4 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 868 5.0 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 898 5.2 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families with children, 19.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 23.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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includes dwelling structure household composition mortgage & rent number of motor vehicles internet connection

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 28,631 87.2 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,196 12.8 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 87.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Separate house 26,482 92.5 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,401 4.9 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 588 2.1 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 51 0.2 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 92.5% were separate houses, 4.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.1% were flat or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 57 0.2 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 874 3.1 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 4,082 14.3 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 12,377 43.2 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 10,723 37.5 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 511 1.8 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 14.3% had 2 bedrooms and 43.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Owned outright 11,218 39.2 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 11,295 39.5 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 5,267 18.4 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 251 0.9 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 595 2.1 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 39.2% were owned outright, 39.5% were owned with a mortgage and 18.4% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 20,389 71.2 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 7,386 25.8 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 854 3.0 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.2% were family households, 25.8% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

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Household income Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 19.0 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 16.3 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 19.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 16.3% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.4 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,842 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.4 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,846 6.4 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 10,651 37.2 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 10,423 36.4 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 4,961 17.3 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 752 2.6 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 37.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,997 10.5 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 25,085 87.6 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 547 1.9 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 87.6% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Male 898 49.3 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 923 50.7 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), 49.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.7% were female. The median age was 21 years.

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Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,637 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,637.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Blue Mountains (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median weekly rent 360 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,907 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Blue Mountains (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $360 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,907.

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LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 23/10/2017

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat was 23 October 2017 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 2016 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census