Blackburn South Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

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

In the 2011 census the population of Blackburn South was 10,584 and is comprised of approximately 52.6% females and 47.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Blackburn South is 41 years of age.

65.4% of people living in the suburb of Blackburn South were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.7% China , 2.8% England, 2.0% Malaysia, 1.8% India, 1.7% Vietnam, 1.6% Greece, 1.3% New Zealand, 1.1% Sri Lanka, 1.0% Hong Kong , 0.8% Italy, 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% South Africa, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% Netherlands.

67.9% of people living in Blackburn South speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.2% Mandarin, 5.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.9% Cantonese, 4.3% Greek, 1.6% Other, 1.3% Italian, 1.1% Vietnamese, 0.9% Other, 0.6% Sinhalese.

The religious makeup of Blackburn South is 24.1% No religion, 22.5% Catholic, 11.4% Anglican, 8.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.0% Eastern Orthodox, 5.0% Uniting Church, 4.9% Buddhism, 3.4% Baptist, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed.

53.2% of people are married, 29.2% have never married and 7.3% are divorced and 2.0% are separated. There are 717 widowed people living in Blackburn South.

57.2% of the people living in Blackburn South over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.0% are working on a part time basis. Blackburn South has an unemployment rate of 4.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Blackburn South are 30.4% Professionals, 14.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.1% Managers, 11.6% Technicians & trades workers, 9.5% Sales workers, 9.2% Community & personal service workers, 5.4% Labourers, 3.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Blackburn South work in are 13.5% Health care and social assistance, 10.8% Retail trade, 10.8% Education and training, 10.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.2% Manufacturing, 5.7% Construction, 5.5% Public administration and safety, 5.2% Accommodation and food services, 5.1% Financial and insurance services.

40.2% of homes are fully owned, and 34.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 21.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $545 per week and the median household income is $1275 per week.

The median rent in Blackburn South is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1972 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Blackburn South postcode 3130

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