Brooklyn Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Brooklyn (3012) is a suburb of Melbourne, West, Victoria. It is about 11 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Brooklyn is in the federal electorate of Gellibrand.

In the 2011 census the population of Brooklyn was 1,640 and is comprised of approximately 49.5% females and 50.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Brooklyn is 37 years of age.

52.3% of people living in the suburb of Brooklyn were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.4% Vietnam, 4.1% Italy, 2.9% China , 2.8% New Zealand, 2.3% Philippines, 2.1% India, 1.5% Greece, 1.4% Poland, 1.3% South Eastern Europe, nfd, 1.3% England, 1.2% Malta, 1.0% Germany, 0.9% Lebanon, 0.9% Indonesia.

50.2% of people living in Brooklyn speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.3% Vietnamese, 6.3% Italian, 6.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 5.3% Other, 3.8% Cantonese, 3.0% Greek, 2.4% Mandarin, 2.1% Polish, 2.1% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Brooklyn is 32.1% Catholic, 18.6% No religion, 9.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.0% Anglican, 6.6% Buddhism, 6.3% Eastern Orthodox, 5.6% Islam, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 1.8% Uniting Church.

38.2% of people are married, 41.7% have never married and 8.9% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 106 widowed people living in Brooklyn.

64.9% of the people living in Brooklyn over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 23.5% are working on a part time basis. Brooklyn has an unemployment rate of 6.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Brooklyn are 17.6% Professionals, 15.2% Technicians & trades workers, 13.9% Labourers, 12.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.3% Managers, 9.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.2% Sales workers, 8.0% Community & personal service workers, 2.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Brooklyn work in are 13.6% Manufacturing, 9.7% Retail trade, 8.0% Construction, 7.8% Health care and social assistance, 7.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.6% Wholesale trade, 6.2% Accommodation and food services, 5.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.1% Education and training.

33.9% of homes are fully owned, and 25.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 36.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $555 per week and the median household income is $1029 per week.

The median rent in Brooklyn is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1700 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Brooklyn postcode 3012

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