Blaxland Electorate Demographics (NSW)

In the 2011 census the population of Blaxland was 158,408 and is comprised of approximately 50.3% females and 49.7% males.

The median/average age of the people in Blaxland is 33 years of age.

49.1% of people living in the electorate of Blaxland were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.7% Vietnam, 7.4% Lebanon, 3.7% China , 1.4% New Zealand, 1.3% Iraq, 1.2% Philippines, 1.0% Italy, 1.0% India, 0.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.8% Fiji, 0.8% England, 0.8% Greece, 0.7% Afghanistan, 0.7% Pakistan.

30.0% of people living in Blaxland speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 23.2% Arabic, 10.8% Vietnamese, 6.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.5% Cantonese, 3.9% Other, 3.1% Mandarin, 2.1% Greek, 1.5% Macedonian, 1.4% Italian.

The religious makeup of Blaxland is 26.7% Catholic, 22.7% Islam, 9.9% Buddhism, 8.0% No religion, 7.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.9% Anglican, 6.5% Eastern Orthodox, 1.6% Baptist, 1.5% Uniting Church, 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed.

50.8% of people are married, 31.4% have never married and 7.9% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 7437 widowed people living in Blaxland.

58.4% of the people living in Blaxland over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.5% are working on a part time basis. Blaxland has an unemployment rate of 9.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Blaxland are 16.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.8% Professionals, 15.8% Technicians & trades workers, 12.0% Labourers, 10.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.2% Sales workers, 8.6% Community & personal service workers, 8.4% Managers, 3.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Blaxland work in are 13.1% Manufacturing, 11.3% Retail trade, 9.9% Health care and social assistance, 8.6% Construction, 8.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.2% Accommodation and food services, 5.6% Wholesale trade, 5.3% Education and training, 5.2% Professional, scientific and technical services.

29.7% of homes are fully owned, and 30.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 35.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $385 per week and the median household income is $964 per week.

The median rent in Blaxland is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1935 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Blaxland contains postcodes 2141, 2142, 2143, 2144, 2160, 2161, 2162, 2163, 2164, 2165, 2197, 2198, 2199, 2200, 2212, 2214 and includes the suburbs of Auburn, Bankstown, Bankstown Aerodrome, Bass Hill, Berala, Birrong, Carramar, Chester Hill, Condell Park, Fairfield, Fairfield East, Georges Hall, Guildford, Guildford West, Lansdowne, Merrylands, Milperra, Old Guildford, Potts Hill, Regents Park, Revesby, Sefton, Smithfield, South Granville, Villawood, Woodpark, Yagoona and Yennora.