City profile

Who are we?

  • Blacktown has a population of 395,000 people.

  • We are the largest Council in New South Wales. 

  • Around 1 in 68 Australians reside in Blacktown City.

  • 2.8% of people are from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.

  • We have people from 188 different birthplaces. Top 5 countries of origin include Philippines, India, New Zealand, Fiji and England.

  • There are 182 languages spoken. Top 5 languages spoken include Tagalog, Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic and Filipino.

  • The median age is 33 years.

  • 22.8% are children aged between 0-14 years.

  • 20.2% are older people aged over 55 years.

  • 55.5% are families with children.

For more detail on demographics, select next.

Contact our Social Planning Team on 02 9839 6420 or 02 9839 6086 to find out more about our City Profile.


We have a number of online demographic products to assist you with the information you need. These include:

Profile. iD
A socio-demographic profile of Blacktown City precincts and suburbs. It presents data from the Austalian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2006, 2011 and 2016 Censuses of Population and Housing.

Uses thematic maps based on the 2011 and 2016 Census to show at the finest level of detail, where specific groups of people live. It can identify and map concentrations of specific communities.

Provides population and household forecasts for the period 2012 to 2036. It also describes the residential role and function of the City and its suburbs.

Presents economic information that enables you to describe the area's role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area's strengths.

Blacktown City Social Profile 2020

Social Profile 2020(PDF, 18MB) is a snapshot of factors contributing to the wellbeing of our residents and provides a solid evidence base for government agencies, non-government organisations and community groups responding to the needs and aspirations of people living in our city.

Importantly, for the 1st time, the social profile aligns its findings to both the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Blacktown City Council’s community strategic plan.

 The profile considers a broad range of factors, including:

  • differing priorities across our 4 precincts of Blacktown, Mount Druitt and Riverstone/Marsden Park
  • demographic diversity, considering heritage, race, culture, language, lifestyle, age and ability
  • natural and built environments and their impact on wellbeing, health, and rates of injury
  • cohesion and inclusivity by looking at perceptions of safety and connectedness
  • educational and employment status, and what industries employ our workers
  • advantage and disadvantage across our city, including housing affordability and access to transport
  • social infrastructure, specifically schools, hospitals and community facilities
  • addiction to smoking, drinking, gambling and drug use
  • satisfaction with living in our city.


Social Profile 2020(PDF, 18MB) will be complimented by a range focussed snapshots which will provide specific information on particular demographic groups, geographic areas and policy issues. These will be produced steadily over time.

 Snapshots produced for Social Profile 2016 include: