Blue Mountains

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code SED10011
People 71,327
Male 48.2%
Female 51.8%
Median age 44
Families 19,275
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 32,158
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,435
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,820
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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People

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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 % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 34,349 48.2 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 36,980 51.8 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,752 2.5 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 71,327 people in Blue Mountains. Of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.5% of the population.

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Age Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 44 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 3,954 5.5 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 4,537 6.4 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 4,513 6.3 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 4,374 6.1 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 3,319 4.7 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,977 4.2 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 3,580 5.0 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 4,063 5.7 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 4,865 6.8 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 5,156 7.2 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 5,006 7.0 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 5,526 7.7 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 5,412 7.6 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 5,080 7.1 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 3,598 5.0 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,256 3.2 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,574 2.2 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,545 2.2 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Blue Mountains was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 28,238 48.4 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,877 3.2 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 6,310 10.8 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 3,211 5.5 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 18,696 32.1 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Blue Mountains aged 15 years and over, 48.4% were married and 14.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 25,443 48.7 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 5,905 11.3 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 20,843 39.9 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Blue Mountains, of people aged 15 years and over, 48.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,333 6.4 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 4,204 20.2 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 942 4.5 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 868 4.2 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 2,861 13.8 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 931 4.5 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 975 4.7 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,511 7.3 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 3,105 14.9 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 472 2.3 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 3,578 17.2 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Blue Mountains 29.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.0% were in primary school, 22.9% in secondary school and 22.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 15,732 27.0 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 6,833 11.7 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 2,333 4.0 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 7,638 13.1 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 7,315 12.5 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,855 3.2 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 6,293 10.8 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 37 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 3,349 5.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 108 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 4,671 8.0 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Blue Mountains, 12.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 31,959 30.6 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 27,373 26.2 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 11,674 11.2 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 8,961 8.6 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 3,483 3.3 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Blue Mountains were English 30.6%, Australian 26.2%, Irish 11.2%, Scottish 8.6% and German 3.3%.

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 (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 55,479 77.8 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 4,099 5.7 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 1,068 1.5 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Germany 533 0.7 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4
Scotland 497 0.7 28,579 0.4 119,417 0.5
United States of America 420 0.6 30,081 0.4 86,125 0.4

In Blue Mountains, 77.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.7%, New Zealand 1.5%, Germany 0.7%, Scotland 0.7% and United States of America 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 15,610 21.9 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 6,764 9.5 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 4,507 6.3 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 40,497 56.8 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Blue Mountains, 56.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 45,206 63.4 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 6,629 9.3 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 1,577 2.2 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 1,246 1.7 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Germany 868 1.2 47,543 0.6 170,571 0.7

In Blue Mountains, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 63.4%, England 9.3%, New Zealand 2.2%, Scotland 1.7% and Germany 1.2%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 47,507 66.6 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 6,002 8.4 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 1,512 2.1 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Scotland 968 1.4 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1
Germany 866 1.2 47,489 0.6 169,618 0.7

In Blue Mountains, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 66.6%, England 8.4%, New Zealand 2.1%, Scotland 1.4% and Germany 1.2%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 25,760 36.1 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 13,789 19.3 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 12,048 16.9 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 6,098 8.5 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Christian, nfd 2,072 2.9 165,351 2.2 612,371 2.6

The most common responses for religion in Blue Mountains were No Religion, so described 36.1%, Catholic 19.3%, Anglican 16.9%, Not stated 8.5% and Christian, nfd 2.9%. In Blue Mountains, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (56.4%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
German 396 0.6 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Spanish 377 0.5 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
Italian 265 0.4 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
Mandarin 259 0.4 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
French 221 0.3 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
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English only spoken at home 63,636 89.3 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 2,505 8.9 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Blue Mountains 89.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 0.6%, Spanish 0.5%, Italian 0.4%, Mandarin 0.4% and French 0.3%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 19,252 55.4 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 12,195 35.1 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,600 4.6 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,684 4.8 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 34,731 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Blue Mountains. Of these 55.4% were employed full time, 35.1% were employed part-time and 4.8% 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 % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 4,290 13.0 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 3,930 11.9 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 3,981 12.0 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 5,743 17.4 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 13,510 40.9 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Blue Mountains, 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 9,319 28.2 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 4,387 13.3 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 4,335 13.1 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 4,027 12.2 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 4,023 12.2 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 2,582 7.8 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 2,503 7.6 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 1,422 4.3 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Blue Mountains included Professionals 28.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.1%, Managers 12.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.2%, Labourers 7.8%, Sales Workers 7.6% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 1,325 4.0 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 1,067 3.2 65,204 1.9 231,198 2.2
Secondary Education 1,054 3.2 58,072 1.7 177,487 1.7
Other Social Assistance Services 896 2.7 54,259 1.6 158,230 1.5
Cafes and Restaurants 895 2.7 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4

Of the employed people in Blue Mountains, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.0%, Primary Education 3.2%, Secondary Education 3.2%, Other Social Assistance Services 2.7% and Cafes and Restaurants 2.7%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 678 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,823 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,435 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Blue Mountains was $678.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 19,970 60.4 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Train 2,462 7.5 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Worked at home 2,279 6.9 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 1,128 3.4 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 882 2.7 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
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People who travelled to work by public transport 3,794 11.5 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 22,075 66.8 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Blue Mountains, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 60.4%, Train 7.5%, Worked at home 6.9%, Car, as passenger 3.4% and Walked only 2.7%. On the day, 11.5% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 66.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 45,372 77.8 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 17,508 30.0 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,061 13.8 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 14,599 25.0 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Blue Mountains, of people aged 15 years and over, 77.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.0% provided care for children and 13.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.0% 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 % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 12,841 22.0 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 17,958 30.8 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 8,432 14.5 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 6,140 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, 30.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 7,687 39.9 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 8,365 43.4 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 3,018 15.7 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 202 1.0 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Blue Mountains, 43.4% were couple families with children, 39.9% were couple families without children and 15.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.6 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.4 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Blue Mountains, 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 3,141 19.6 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 853 5.3 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,756 23.4 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 2,270 14.1 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,108 6.9 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 3,269 20.4 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 811 5.0 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 855 5.3 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Blue Mountains, of couple families with children, 19.6% had both partners employed full-time, 5.3% had both employed part-time and 23.4% 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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Dwellings

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

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 26,752 86.7 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,098 13.3 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Blue Mountains, 86.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 24,696 92.3 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,330 5.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 568 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, 92.3% were separate houses, 5.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.1% were flats or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 57 0.2 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 852 3.2 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 3,926 14.7 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 11,736 43.9 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 9,677 36.2 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 488 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, of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 14.7% had 2 bedrooms and 43.9% 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 % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 10,372 38.8 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 10,532 39.4 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 5,033 18.8 826,922 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 564 2.1 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Blue Mountains, 38.8% were owned outright, 39.4% were owned with a mortgage and 18.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 18,904 70.7 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 7,039 26.3 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 804 3.0 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Blue Mountains, of all households, 70.7% were family households, 26.3% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

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Household income Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 19.6 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.2 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Blue Mountains, 19.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 15.2% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 350 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,820 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.6 -- 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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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 1,771 6.6 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 10,103 37.8 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 9,615 36.0 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 4,550 17.0 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 704 2.6 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Blue Mountains, 37.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,853 10.7 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 23,377 87.4 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 522 2.0 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Blue Mountains, 87.4% 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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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 860 49.2 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 888 50.8 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Blue Mountains, 49.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.8% were female. The median age was 22 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % 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 1,614 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Blue Mountains, 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 $1,614.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Blue Mountains % Blue Mountains New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 353 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,842 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Blue Mountains, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $353 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,842.

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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.