Daily Archives: June 26, 2012

What are we like?

Total No. of People in the Blue Mountains 75,942
Males 36,711 (48.3%)
Females 39,231 (51.7%)
Median age 42

The results of last year’s census have been released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and on this page there is information for the Blue Mountains

Here are some snippets :

In the Blue Mountains LGA

  • Of families in the LGA, 45.2% were couple families with children, 38.3% were couple families without children and 15.6% were one parent families.
  • 31.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.1% were in primary school, 22.5% in secondary school and 22.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.
  • 60.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 22.8% of people had both parents born overseas.
  • Of people aged 15 years and over, 78.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.8% provided care for children and 12.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.
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