Brighton East Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Brighton East (3187) is a suburb of Melbourne, South East, Victoria. It is about 11 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Brighton East is in the federal electorate of Goldstein.

In the 2011 census the population of Brighton East was 15,814 and is comprised of approximately 52.8% females and 47.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Brighton East is 43 years of age.

69.0% of people living in the suburb of Brighton East were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.8% England, 1.9% South Africa, 1.6% New Zealand, 1.5% China , 1.1% Poland, 0.9% Germany, 0.9% Greece, 0.9% Italy, 0.8% India, 0.8% Israel, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% Russian Federation, 0.7% United States of America, 0.6% Ukraine.

77.7% of people living in Brighton East speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.3% Greek, 2.2% Other, 2.2% Russian, 1.8% Italian, 1.6% Mandarin, 0.8% German, 0.8% Polish, 0.7% French.

The religious makeup of Brighton East is 24.2% Catholic, 22.6% No religion, 16.0% Anglican, 10.0% Judaism, 8.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.5% Eastern Orthodox, 4.2% Uniting Church, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Buddhism, 0.8% Christian, nfd.

53.9% of people are married, 27.9% have never married and 7.5% are divorced and 2.0% are separated. There are 1100 widowed people living in Brighton East.

56.5% of the people living in Brighton East over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.7% are working on a part time basis. Brighton East has an unemployment rate of 4.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Brighton East are 34.4% Professionals, 20.4% Managers, 13.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.3% Sales workers, 7.8% Community & personal service workers, 7.3% Technicians & trades workers, 3.2% Labourers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.3% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Brighton East work in are 15.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 11.8% Health care and social assistance, 10.3% Retail trade, 9.4% Education and training, 6.8% Manufacturing, 6.4% Financial and insurance services, 5.6% Construction, 5.0% Accommodation and food services, 5.0% Wholesale trade.

42.9% of homes are fully owned, and 32.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 19.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $730 per week and the median household income is $1796 per week.

The median rent in Brighton East is $445 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2492 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Brighton East postcode 3187

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