Brimbank (C)

2001 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA21180
People 162,931
Male 81,084
Female 81,847
Australian citizenship 141,750
People born overseas 70,198
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 541
Families 43,895
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 54,768
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Total 162,931 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 81,084 49.8 9,270,466 49.4
Female 81,847 50.2 9,498,783 50.6
 null  null  null  null  null
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 490 0.3 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 162,931 people were counted in Brimbank (C): of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Age
People
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
0-4 years 11,411 7.0 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 24,445 15.0 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 25,133 15.4 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 73,386 45.0 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 13,846 8.5 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 14,712 9.0 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Brimbank (C) there were 35,856 children aged 0-14 years and 28,558 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Australian citizenship 141,750 87.0 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 70,198 43.1 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 541 0.3 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Brimbank (C), 141,750 people were Australian citizens, 70,198 were born overseas and 541 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Married 69,918 55.0 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 11,469 9.0 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 6,391 5.0 919,904 6.2
Never married 39,298 30.9 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Brimbank (C), 55.0% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 9.0% were separated or divorced, 5.0% were widowed and 30.9% were never married.

Cultural & language diversity

Country of birth Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Australia 82,831 50.8 13,629,481 72.6
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null
Viet Nam 13,466 8.3 154,831 0.8
Malta 7,056 4.3 46,998 0.3
Italy 4,423 2.7 218,718 1.2
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) 4,221 2.6 43,527 0.2
Philippines 3,651 2.2 103,942 0.6

On Census Night 2001 in Brimbank (C), 50.8% of people stated they were born in Australia. Other common responses for country of birth within Brimbank (C) were Viet Nam 8.3%, Malta 4.3%, Italy 2.7%, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) 2.6% and Philippines 2.2%.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Catholic 69,976 42.9 5,001,624 26.6
Orthodox 18,848 11.6 529,444 2.8
Buddhism 14,905 9.1 357,813 1.9
No Religion 12,917 7.9 2,905,993 15.5
Anglican 9,633 5.9 3,881,162 20.7

Of all people counted in Brimbank (C) on Census Night 2001, the most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 42.9%, Orthodox 11.6%, Buddhism 9.1%, No Religion 7.9% and Anglican 5.9%.

Language, top responses (other than English) Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Vietnamese 17,012 10.4 174,236 0.9
Maltese 8,492 5.2 41,393 0.2
Italian 7,464 4.6 353,605 1.9
Greek 6,886 4.2 263,717 1.4
Macedonian 6,622 4.1 71,994 0.4
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English only spoken at home 67,161 41.2 15,013,965 80.0

On Census Night 2001 in Brimbank (C), the most common responses for languages other than English spoken at home were Vietnamese 10.4%, Maltese 5.2%, Italian 4.6%, Greek 4.2% and Macedonian 4.1%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 41.2% of people counted.

Employment

Employment
People aged 15 years and over
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 43,824 59.5 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 18,876 25.6 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 2,846 3.9 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 8,089 11.0 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 48,007 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 73,635 -- 8,959,315 --
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 73,635 people aged 15 years and over in Brimbank (C) were in the labour force. Of these 59.5% worked full-time, 25.6% worked part-time, 3.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 11.0% were unemployed. 48,007 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers 11,123 8.8 1,366,701 9.2
Intermediate Production and Transport Workers 10,066 7.9 670,821 4.5
Tradespersons and Related Workers 9,356 7.4 1,018,903 6.9
Labourers and Related Workers 8,375 6.6 717,457 4.8
Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers 7,582 6.0 792,378 5.3
Professionals 6,754 5.3 1,514,096 10.2
Associate Professionals 5,655 4.5 975,653 6.6
Managers and Administrators 2,859 2.2 764,823 5.1
Advanced Clerical and Service Workers 1,965 1.5 309,968 2.1

On Census Night 2001 in Brimbank (C), the most common responses for occupation were Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers 8.8%, Intermediate Production and Transport Workers 7.9%, Tradespersons and Related Workers 7.4%, Labourers and Related Workers 6.6%, Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers 6.0%, Professionals 5.3%, Associate Professionals 4.5%, Managers and Administrators 2.2% and Advanced Clerical and Service Workers 1.5%.

Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Business Services 5,526 4.3 795,439 5.4
Personal and Household Good Retailing 4,133 3.3 517,816 3.5
Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 3,980 3.1 218,528 1.5
Food Retailing 3,949 3.1 443,890 3.0
Health Services 2,796 2.2 570,442 3.8

On Census Night 2001, of the employed people aged 15 years and over in Brimbank (C), the most common responses for industry of employment included Business Services 4.3%, Personal and Household Good Retailing 3.3%, Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing 3.1%, Food Retailing 3.1% and Health Services 2.2%.

Families

family type

Family composition

Family type Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 10,766 24.5 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 25,330 57.7 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 7,063 16.1 762,632 15.4
Other family 736 1.7 88,864 1.8
Total families 43,895 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Brimbank (C), 43,895 families were counted: of these, 24.5% were couple families without children, 57.7% were couple families with children, 16.1% were one parent families and 1.7% were other families.

Dwellings

dwelling structure | household type

Dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 52,278 95.5 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 54,768 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Brimbank (C), 52,278 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Separate house 46,386 88.7 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,090 4.0 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3,293 6.3 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 163 0.3 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 346 0.7 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Brimbank (C), 88.7% were separate houses, 4.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Owned outright 26,080 49.9 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 13,617 26.0 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 8,394 16.1 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 1,364 2.6 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 2,822 5.4 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Brimbank (C), 49.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 26.0% were being purchased and 16.1% were rented.

Landlord type
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Real estate agent 3,329 39.7 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 1,183 14.1 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 3,737 44.5 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 142 1.7 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Brimbank (C), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 39.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 14.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 44.5% were rented from an other landlord type.

Household type

Household type
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Family households 42,496 81.3 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 7,425 14.2 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 898 1.7 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Brimbank (C), 81.3% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 14.2% were single (or lone) person households and 1.7% were group households.

Data for this QuickStat has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. 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

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