Blackheath

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC10393
People 4,396
Male 47.9%
Female 52.1%
Median age 51
Families 1,181
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all households (a) 0.5
All private dwellings 2,793
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,077
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,616
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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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
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 2,107 47.9 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,291 52.1 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 96 2.2 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,396 people in Blackheath. Of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.2% of the population.

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Age Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 51 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 228 5.2 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 246 5.6 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 207 4.7 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 156 3.6 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 137 3.1 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 163 3.7 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 172 3.9 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 203 4.6 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 281 6.4 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 298 6.8 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 367 8.4 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 389 8.9 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 402 9.1 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 412 9.4 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 339 7.7 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 190 4.3 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 120 2.7 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 84 1.9 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Blackheath was 51 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 26.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 1,613 43.5 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 151 4.1 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 500 13.5 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 220 5.9 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,221 33.0 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Blackheath aged 15 years and over, 43.5% were married and 17.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,368 42.2 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 477 14.7 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,394 43.0 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Blackheath, of people aged 15 years and over, 42.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 69 6.2 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 268 24.3 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 11 1.0 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 32 2.9 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 89 8.1 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 28 2.5 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 65 5.9 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 84 7.6 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 121 11.0 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 25 2.3 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 312 28.3 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Blackheath 25.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.0% were in primary school, 16.4% in secondary school and 18.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,119 30.0 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 435 11.6 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 127 3.4 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 419 11.2 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 450 12.0 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 95 2.5 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 369 9.9 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 4 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 214 5.7 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 15 0.4 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 340 9.1 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Blackheath, 12.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 14.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 1,968 30.8 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 1,519 23.7 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 801 12.5 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 578 9.0 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 243 3.8 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Blackheath were English 30.8%, Australian 23.7%, Irish 12.5%, Scottish 9.0% and German 3.8%.

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 Blackheath (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 3,224 73.8 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 279 6.4 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 92 2.1 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Germany 48 1.1 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4
United States of America 44 1.0 30,081 0.4 86,125 0.4
South Africa 32 0.7 43,058 0.6 162,449 0.7

In Blackheath, 73.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 6.4%, New Zealand 2.1%, Germany 1.1%, United States of America 1.0% and South Africa 0.7%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,042 23.6 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 439 10.0 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 254 5.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,363 53.6 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Blackheath, 53.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 2,624 60.1 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 439 10.1 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 124 2.8 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 87 2.0 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Germany 64 1.5 47,543 0.6 170,571 0.7

In Blackheath, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 60.1%, England 10.1%, New Zealand 2.8%, Scotland 2.0% and Germany 1.5%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 2,818 64.3 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 410 9.4 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 122 2.8 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Germany 69 1.6 47,489 0.6 169,618 0.7
Scotland 64 1.5 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1

In Blackheath, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 64.3%, England 9.4%, New Zealand 2.8%, Germany 1.6% and Scotland 1.5%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,881 42.8 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 664 15.1 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 651 14.8 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 464 10.6 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 116 2.6 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Blackheath were No Religion, so described 42.8%, Anglican 15.1%, Catholic 14.8%, Not stated 10.6% and Uniting Church 2.6%. In Blackheath, No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (47.8%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
German 49 1.1 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Spanish 21 0.5 63,527 0.8 140,817 0.6
Greek 19 0.4 81,683 1.1 237,588 1.0
Japanese 17 0.4 17,319 0.2 55,966 0.2
Mandarin 15 0.3 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
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English only spoken at home 3,847 88.1 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 166 8.0 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Blackheath 88.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 1.1%, Spanish 0.5%, Greek 0.4%, Japanese 0.4% and Mandarin 0.3%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 958 49.4 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 797 41.1 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 87 4.5 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 98 5.1 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 1,940 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Blackheath. Of these 49.4% were employed full time, 41.1% were employed part-time and 5.1% 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
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 297 16.1 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 251 13.6 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 248 13.5 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 296 16.1 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 665 36.1 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Blackheath, 16.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 13.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 550 30.0 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 235 12.8 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 233 12.7 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 204 11.1 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 201 11.0 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 167 9.1 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 139 7.6 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 86 4.7 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Blackheath included Professionals 30.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 12.8%, Managers 12.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.0%, Labourers 9.1%, Sales Workers 7.6% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Accommodation 89 5.1 34,450 1.0 113,377 1.1
Cafes and Restaurants 86 4.9 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 69 4.0 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 58 3.3 65,204 1.9 231,198 2.2
Local Government Administration 55 3.2 43,378 1.3 142,724 1.3

Of the employed people in Blackheath, the most common responses for industry of employment included Accommodation 5.1%, Cafes and Restaurants 4.9%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.0%, Primary Education 3.3% and Local Government Administration 3.2%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 606 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,410 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,077 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Blackheath was $606.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,040 56.6 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 233 12.7 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Train 100 5.4 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Walked only 75 4.1 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 65 3.5 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 156 8.5 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,137 61.7 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Blackheath, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 56.6%, Worked at home 12.7%, Train 5.4%, Walked only 4.1% and Car, as passenger 3.5%. On the day, 8.5% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 61.7% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,874 77.3 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 940 25.3 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 526 14.2 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 992 26.7 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Blackheath, of people aged 15 years and over, 77.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.3% provided care for children and 14.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.7% 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
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 773 20.8 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,166 31.4 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 541 14.6 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 391 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 Blackheath, 31.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.6% 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 Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 588 49.6 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 367 31.0 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 218 18.4 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 12 1.0 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Blackheath, 31.0% were couple families with children, 49.6% were couple families without children and 18.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 20.8 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 79.2 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Blackheath, 20.8% of single parents were male and 79.2% 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
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 130 13.8 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 76 8.0 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 187 19.8 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 116 12.3 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 89 9.4 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 243 25.7 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 34 3.6 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 70 7.4 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Blackheath, of couple families with children, 13.8% had both partners employed full-time, 8.0% had both employed part-time and 19.8% 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 Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,907 72.4 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 728 27.6 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Blackheath, 72.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 27.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,837 96.3 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 38 2.0 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 17 0.9 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 5 0.3 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Blackheath, 96.3% were separate houses, 2.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.9% were flats or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 56 2.9 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 411 21.5 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 899 47.0 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 507 26.5 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 38 2.0 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Blackheath, of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 21.5% had 2 bedrooms and 47.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.1 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 823 43.0 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 580 30.3 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 448 23.4 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 18 0.9 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 43 2.2 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Blackheath, 43.0% were owned outright, 30.3% were owned with a mortgage and 23.4% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 1,178 61.5 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 664 34.6 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 75 3.9 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Blackheath, of all households, 61.5% were family households, 34.6% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

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Household income Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.5 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.3 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Blackheath, 26.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.3% 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 Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 320 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.9 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.1 -- 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 Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,616 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 160 8.4 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 895 46.9 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 622 32.6 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 179 9.4 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 52 2.7 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Blackheath, 46.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 254 13.2 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,624 84.7 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 39 2.0 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Blackheath, 84.7% 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.
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 49 52.7 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 44 47.3 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 27 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Blackheath, 52.7% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 47.3% were female. The median age was 27 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
Blackheath % Blackheath New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,525 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Blackheath, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,525.

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

In Blackheath, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $360 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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.