Brimbank (C)

2006 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA21180
People 168,215
Male 83,460
Female 84,755
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 142,897
People born overseas 72,878
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 526
Families 45,141
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 60,033
Average people per household 3.0
Median weekly household income $921
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,192
Median weekly rent $173
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Total 168,215 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 83,460 49.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 84,755 50.4 10,056,036 50.6
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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 567 0.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 168,215 people were usually resident in Brimbank (C): of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% 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 10,850 6.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 23,645 14.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 25,131 14.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 72,971 43.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 17,929 10.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 17,691 10.5 2,644,374 13.3
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.5% of people usually resident in Brimbank (C) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Australian citizenship 142,897 84.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 72,878 43.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 526 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 84.9% of people usually resident in Brimbank (C) were Australian citizens, 43.3% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Married 68,852 51.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 14,143 10.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 6,959 5.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 43,768 32.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Brimbank (C) were married, 10.6% were either separated or divorced, 5.2% were widowed and 32.7% were never married.

Cultural & language diversity

Country of birth Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Australia 82,916 49.3 14,072,944 70.9
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null
Viet Nam 15,116 9.0 159,850 0.8
Malta 6,055 3.6 43,705 0.2
Philippines 4,067 2.4 120,539 0.6
Italy 3,989 2.4 199,121 1.0
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 3,738 2.2 40,655 0.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.3% of people usually resident in Brimbank (C), stated they were born in Australia. Other common responses for country of birth were Viet Nam 9.0%, Malta 3.6%, Philippines 2.4%, Italy 2.4% and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2.2%.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Catholic 67,426 40.1 5,126,882 25.8
Buddhism 18,192 10.8 418,755 2.1
Eastern Orthodox 17,598 10.5 544,165 2.7
No Religion 15,590 9.3 3,706,557 18.7
Anglican 8,850 5.3 3,718,248 18.7

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for religious affiliation for people usually resident in Brimbank (C) were Catholic 40.1%, Buddhism 10.8%, Eastern Orthodox 10.5%, No Religion 9.3% and Anglican 5.3%.

Language, top responses (other than English) Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Vietnamese 21,139 12.6 194,855 1.0
Maltese 6,789 4.0 36,516 0.2
Italian 6,369 3.8 316,890 1.6
Greek 6,151 3.7 252,220 1.3
Macedonian 5,824 3.5 67,836 0.3
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English only spoken at home 68,530 40.7 15,581,333 78.5

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for language other than English spoken at home by people usually resident in Brimbank (C) were Vietnamese 12.6%, Maltese 4.0%, Italian 3.8%, Greek 3.7% and Macedonian 3.5%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 40.7%.

Employment

Employment
People aged 15 years and over
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 44,345 59.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 18,640 24.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,183 2.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 2,897 3.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 6,665 8.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 50,048 -- 5,271,116 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 74,730 -- 9,607,987 --
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 74,730 people aged 15 years and over in Brimbank (C) were in the labour force. Of these 59.3% worked full-time, 24.9% worked part-time, 2.9% were away from work, 3.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.9% were unemployed. 50,048 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Clerical and Administrative Workers 10,733 15.8 1,365,805 15.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 10,510 15.4 1,309,258 14.4
Labourers 10,393 15.3 952,520 10.5
Machinery Operators And Drivers 8,669 12.7 604,616 6.6
Professionals 8,023 11.8 1,806,010 19.8
Sales Workers 7,125 10.5 896,208 9.8
Community and Personal Service Workers 5,255 7.7 801,906 8.8
Managers 5,242 7.7 1,202,267 13.2

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for occupation for Brimbank (C) were Clerical and Administrative Workers 15.8%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.4%, Labourers 15.3%, Machinery Operators And Drivers 12.7%, Professionals 11.8%, Sales Workers 10.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 7.7% and Managers 7.7%.

Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 2,773 4.1 328,521 3.6
Road Freight Transport 2,438 3.6 162,448 1.8
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Part Manufacturing 2,366 3.5 61,330 0.7
School Education 1,999 2.9 414,214 4.5
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 1,827 2.7 218,821 2.4

In the 2006 Census, of the employed people aged 15 years and over in Brimbank (C), the most common responses for industry of employment included Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 4.1%, Road Freight Transport 3.6%, Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Part Manufacturing 3.5%, School Education 2.9% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.7%.

Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Personal 358 -- 466 --
Family 1,029 -- 1,171 --
Household 921 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Brimbank (C), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $358, the median family income was $1,029 and the median household income was $921.

Families

family composition

Family composition

Family composition Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 11,987 26.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 23,475 52.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 8,820 19.5 823,254 15.8
Other family 859 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 45,141 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 45,141 families in Brimbank (C): of these 26.6% were couple families without children, 52.0% were couple families with children, 19.5% were one parent families and 1.9% were other families.

Dwellings

dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

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 56,634 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 60,033 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 56,634 occupied private dwellings were counted in Brimbank (C).

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Separate house 46,685 82.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,818 10.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 3,962 7.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 153 0.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 16 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Brimbank (C), 82.4% were separate houses, 10.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Owned outright 21,357 37.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 19,706 34.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 10,798 19.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 326 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4,446 7.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Brimbank (C), 37.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 34.8% were owned with a mortgage and 19.1% were rented.

Landlord type
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Real estate agent 5,429 50.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,231 11.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,790 35.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 345 3.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Brimbank (C), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 50.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 11.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 35.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling characteristics Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 173 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,192 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Brimbank (C), the median weekly rent was $173. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,192. The average people per household was 3.0 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Household composition

Household composition
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Brimbank (C) % Brimbank (C) Australia % Australia
Family households 43,517 76.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 9,428 16.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,289 2.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Brimbank (C), 76.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 16.6% were single (or lone) person households and 2.3% were group households.

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

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