Brighton Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Brighton (3186) is a suburb of Melbourne, Bayside, Victoria. It is about 11 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Brighton is in the federal electorate of Goldstein.

In the 2011 census the population of Brighton was 21,257 and is comprised of approximately 53.1% females and 46.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Brighton is 44 years of age.

69.5% of people living in the suburb of Brighton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.9% England, 1.8% New Zealand, 1.3% United States of America, 1.2% China , 1.2% South Africa, 1.0% Germany, 0.8% Italy, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% Poland, 0.6% India, 0.6% Greece, 0.5% Malaysia, 0.5% Japan, 0.4% Ireland.

81.8% of people living in Brighton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.8% Greek, 1.5% Other, 1.3% Italian, 1.3% Russian, 1.2% Mandarin, 0.9% German, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.6% French.

The religious makeup of Brighton is 24.6% No religion, 24.4% Catholic, 21.1% Anglican, 9.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.5% Uniting Church, 4.0% Judaism, 3.6% Eastern Orthodox, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.4% Buddhism, 1.0% Christian, nfd.

54.8% of people are married, 28.7% have never married and 7.3% are divorced and 2.0% are separated. There are 1259 widowed people living in Brighton.

57.1% of the people living in Brighton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.8% are working on a part time basis. Brighton has an unemployment rate of 3.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Brighton are 36.4% Professionals, 23.4% Managers, 12.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.7% Sales workers, 6.8% Community & personal service workers, 5.3% Technicians & trades workers, 2.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 2.0% Labourers, 0.8% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Brighton work in are 17.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 11.7% Health care and social assistance, 9.3% Retail trade, 8.2% Education and training, 8.1% Financial and insurance services, 5.7% Manufacturing, 5.7% Wholesale trade, 5.2% Accommodation and food services, 5.1% Construction.

46.0% of homes are fully owned, and 27.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 23.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $884 per week and the median household income is $2200 per week.

The median rent in Brighton is $448 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $3000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Brighton postcode 3186

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