Blue Mountains City
Population, dwellings and ethnicity

The Census population of Blue Mountains City in 2011 was 75,942, living in 33,348 dwellings with an average household size of 2.49.

The Census provides us with a count of the total population in Blue Mountains City in 2011 as well as several sub-populations such as the Indigenous population, voter population and the overseas born. It also enables us to see how these have changed over each five year period back to 1991. It is important to note that there are different ways of counting populations. You can access two population counts on this page – the Usual Residence count and the Enumerated Count – by changing your Data Type selection in the control bar above the table. For post 2011 population go to Population Estimates and to read about which population to use when, go to Population Types.

Population in non-private dwellings includes all those staying temporarily or long-term in dwellings which provide a communal form of accommodation. This includes nursing homes and hostels, hotels and motels, prisons, hospitals, army barracks and other institutions.

Population
Blue Mountains City20112006Change
PopulationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Population (excluding O/S visitors)75,942100.0100.074,065100.0100.0+1,877
Males36,71048.349.235,92848.549.3+782
Females39,23251.750.838,13751.550.7+1,095
Australian citizens68,17089.882.566,85290.382.7+1,318
Eligible voters (citizens aged 18+)51,60067.962.449,62467.062.3+1,976
Overseas visitors--------------

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

Dwellings
Blue Mountains City20112006Change
DwellingsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Total dwellings33,348100.0100.032,839100.0100.0+509
Occupied private dwellings29,37788.192.928,30986.292.4+1,068
Population in non-private dwellings1,988----2,360-----372
Average household size (persons per dwelling)2.49--2.692.52--2.65-0.03

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

The 'Dwellings' table is enumerated data.

Culture and ethnicity
Blue Mountains City20112006Change
EthnicityNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population1,3201.71.29431.31.1+377
Australian born59,23578.059.958,08078.460.4+1,155
Speaks a language other than English at home3,8615.132.53,5624.829.2+299

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