Blacktown Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Blacktown (2148) is a suburb of Sydney, Western Sydney, New South Wales. It is about 30 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Blacktown is in the federal electorates of Chifley, Greenway, McMahon.

In the 2011 census the population of Blacktown was 43,374 and is comprised of approximately 50.2% females and 49.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Blacktown is 33 years of age.

50.2% of people living in the suburb of Blacktown were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.9% India, 4.8% Philippines, 2.3% China , 2.2% New Zealand, 2.1% Fiji, 1.8% Sudan, 1.7% England, 1.1% Sri Lanka, 1.0% Malta, 0.9% Bangladesh, 0.9% Lebanon, 0.9% Afghanistan, 0.9% Italy, 0.8% Pakistan.

49.5% of people living in Blacktown speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.1% Other, 5.0% Arabic, 4.5% Hindi, 4.4% Punjabi, 4.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.0% Tagalog, 2.3% Other, 1.9% Mandarin, 1.5% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Blacktown is 30.1% Catholic, 12.5% Anglican, 10.5% No religion, 8.3% Hinduism, 7.4% Islam, 5.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Other Religious Groups, 3.4% Eastern Orthodox, 2.7% Uniting Church, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed.

51.5% of people are married, 32.0% have never married and 7.2% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 2018 widowed people living in Blacktown.

62.0% of the people living in Blacktown over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.3% are working on a part time basis. Blacktown has an unemployment rate of 7.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Blacktown are 17.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.8% Professionals, 14.0% Technicians & trades workers, 12.0% Labourers, 11.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.3% Community & personal service workers, 9.3% Sales workers, 7.6% Managers, 2.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Blacktown work in are 12.3% Manufacturing, 12.2% Health care and social assistance, 10.7% Retail trade, 8.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.4% Construction, 6.2% Public administration and safety, 6.2% Wholesale trade, 6.1% Accommodation and food services, 5.7% Financial and insurance services.

26.6% of homes are fully owned, and 35.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 34.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $507 per week and the median household income is $1174 per week.

The median rent in Blacktown is $320 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1907 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Blacktown postcode 2148

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