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Australia | Victoria | State Electoral Divisions

Brighton (Southern Metropolitan)

Code SED21406 (SED)
People 55,264
Male 26,299
Female 28,965
Median age 41
Families 14,503
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 23,694
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,885
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $382
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 55,264 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 26,299 47.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 28,965 52.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 87 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 55,264 people in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,208 5.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,657 6.6 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,531 6.4 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,405 6.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,980 5.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,645 4.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,822 5.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,723 6.7 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,583 8.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,467 8.1 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,276 7.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,485 6.3 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,255 5.9 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,605 4.7 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,883 3.4 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,469 2.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,438 2.6 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,830 3.3 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 23,034 51.3 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,004 2.2 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,575 8.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,894 6.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 14,356 32.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) aged 15 years and over, 51.3% were married and 10.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 20,643 51.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,363 8.4 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 16,043 40.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 1,098 6.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,481 14.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,014 5.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,318 7.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 839 4.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 696 4.0 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,284 13.2 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 741 4.3 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,893 16.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 394 2.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,558 20.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 17,316 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) 31.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.8% were in primary school, 22.1% in secondary school and 21.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 38,071 68.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 18,522 35.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,343 8.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,137 6.1 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 25,757 49.8 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 49.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 35.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 16,505 59.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 8,897 31.8 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,419 5.1 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,139 4.1 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 27,960 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 27,960 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions). Of these 59.0% were employed full time, 31.8% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,504 13.1 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,713 10.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,682 10.0 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,859 10.7 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 13,645 50.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 13.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 817 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,534 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,885 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was $817.

Travel to work, top responses Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 33,128 73.8 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 13,240 29.5 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,135 11.4 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,440 21.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.5% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 11,884 26.5 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 11,876 26.5 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,284 11.8 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 4,084 9.1 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,139 35.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 7,242 49.9 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,908 13.2 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 213 1.5 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 49.9% were couple families with children, 35.4% were couple families without children and 13.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) 17.7% of single parents were male and 82.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,753 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,228 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,228 and those without children was $2,753.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,625 21.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 509 4.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,067 24.8 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,165 17.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 685 5.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,801 14.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 663 5.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 871 7.0 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of couple families, 21.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 24.8% 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 (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 20,426 90.1 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,243 9.9 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 90.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 12,399 60.7 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,314 16.2 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,614 22.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 85 0.4 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 60.7% were separate houses, 16.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 22.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 92 0.5 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,275 6.2 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,462 26.7 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 7,673 37.6 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 5,650 27.7 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 275 1.3 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of occupied private dwellings 6.2% had 1 bedroom, 26.7% had 2 bedrooms and 37.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,974 39.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 6,150 30.1 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 5,694 27.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 169 0.8 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 439 2.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 39.0% were owned outright, 30.1% were owned with a mortgage and 27.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 14,383 70.4 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,356 26.2 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 686 3.4 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of all households, 70.4% were family households, 26.2% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 24.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 17.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 24.1% 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 (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 382 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.6 -- 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 (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 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 (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
None 1,479 7.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,333 35.9 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 8,251 40.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,848 13.9 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 517 2.5 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 35.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.9% 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 (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 90 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 40 44.4 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 50 55.6 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 39 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), there were 90 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 40 (or 44.4%) were male and 50 (or 55.6%) were female. The median age was 39 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,611 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,611.

Mortgage and rent Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 351 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,344 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Brighton (Southern Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $351 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,344.

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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