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City of Brimbank

Market characteristics

The City of Brimbank has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Greater Melbourne.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the City of Brimbank's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Brimbank's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
City of Brimbank20112006Change
NameNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents182,732100.0100.0168,218100.0100.0+14,514
Males91,34150.049.283,46249.649.0+7,879
Females91,39150.050.884,75650.451.0+6,635
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years34,79519.018.534,50320.518.9+292
15 - 24 years27,05114.813.825,13014.914.1+1,921
25 - 54 years79,25343.443.972,96343.443.8+6,290
55 - 64 Years20,65911.310.717,92710.710.4+2,732
65 years and over20,97411.513.117,68110.512.8+3,293
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school13,2377.27.613,6788.17.8-441
Secondary school12,0986.66.312,1357.26.6-37
TAFE4,3662.42.23,5902.12.1+776
University7,4814.15.35,6083.34.7+1,873
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born84,19346.115.772,76243.314.3+11,431
Non-English speaking backgrounds78,57043.012.167,65640.210.8+10,914
Speaks another language and English well or very well5,6233.13.65,1063.03.5+517
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree19,48213.211.813,1359.89.8+6,347
Certificate level20,61613.97.517,95113.47.1+2,665
No qualification78,88453.321.277,38557.922.9+1,499
Household income--------------
Nil to $59913,51222.919.2--------
$600 to $1,24915,61826.423.1--------
$1,250 to $1,999 11,25419.019.1--------
$2,000 or more 11,69619.828.0--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned21,50634.931.521,35837.733.1+148
Purchasing21,04634.235.319,70734.834.7+1,339
Renting13,72522.326.510,79619.124.3+2,929
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house56,45186.471.149,26382.171.6+7,188
Medium house8,19912.521.110,44417.421.5-2,245
High density5330.87.21390.26.3+394

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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