City profile

Who are we?

  • Blacktown has a population of 395,000 people.

  • We are the largest Council in New South Walse. 

  • Around 1 in 70 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 2016

The Blacktown City Social Profile 2016(PDF, 7MB) was developed in partnership with the community, government departments and local community organisations.

It provides a snapshot of Blacktown City's social situation to identify the facilities and services needed to assist local people to achieve their full potential and improve community wellbeing.

The Blacktown City Social Profile 2016 includes:

  • an overview of the methods and community engagement used to develop the profile

  • sections focused on research and community engagement findings for our City, based on the World Health Organisation’s social determinants of heath:

    • the social gradient

    • stress

    • early life

    • social exclusion

    • work

    • unemployment

    • social Support

    • addiction

    • food

    • transport

    • service development

  • a demographic profile including Australian Bureau of Statistics Census data, socio-economic data and social indicator data is included in Appendix 3.

 The profile is complimented by 10 snapshots which provide information on particular communities and areas: