Blackburn Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Blackburn (3130) is a suburb of Melbourne, East, Victoria. It is about 16 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Blackburn is in the federal electorate of Deakin.

In the 2011 census the population of Blackburn was 12,796 and is comprised of approximately 51.1% females and 48.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Blackburn is 40 years of age.

70.8% of people living in the suburb of Blackburn were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.6% England, 3.6% China , 2.4% India, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.3% Malaysia, 0.7% Hong Kong , 0.7% Korea, Republic of , 0.6% Germany, 0.6% Italy, 0.6% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Vietnam, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Scotland, 0.4% Netherlands.

78.8% of people living in Blackburn speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.9% Mandarin, 2.3% Cantonese, 1.2% Other, 1.0% Punjabi, 1.0% Greek, 0.9% Italian, 0.6% Other, 0.6% Korean.

The religious makeup of Blackburn is 29.3% No religion, 21.3% Catholic, 12.6% Anglican, 9.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.1% Uniting Church, 4.0% Baptist, 2.5% Christian, nfd, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.3% Buddhism, 2.0% Eastern Orthodox.

53.7% of people are married, 30.8% have never married and 6.5% are divorced and 2.2% are separated. There are 712 widowed people living in Blackburn.

56.3% of the people living in Blackburn over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.0% are working on a part time basis. Blackburn has an unemployment rate of 4.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Blackburn are 35.2% Professionals, 14.7% Managers, 14.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.5% Sales workers, 8.7% Community & personal service workers, 8.7% Technicians & trades workers, 5.0% Labourers, 2.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Blackburn work in are 13.6% Health care and social assistance, 13.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 11.9% Education and training, 9.6% Retail trade, 6.2% Manufacturing, 6.0% Public administration and safety, 5.8% Financial and insurance services, 5.6% Construction, 5.0% Accommodation and food services.

43.8% of homes are fully owned, and 32.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 21.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $667 per week and the median household income is $1508 per week.

The median rent in Blackburn is $335 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Blackburn postcode 3130

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