2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Ballina (A)

Code LGA10250 (LGA)
People 37,017
Male 17,970
Female 19,047
Australian citizenship 34,658
People born overseas 3,408
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 201
Families 10,215
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 16,147
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Ballina (A) % Australia %
Total 37,017 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 17,970 48.5 9,270,466 49.4
Female 19,047 51.5 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 909 2.5 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 37,017 people were counted in Ballina (A) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Of the total population 2.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Ballina (A) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,101 5.7 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 5,319 14.4 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 4,128 11.2 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 14,473 39.1 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 3,847 10.4 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 7,149 19.3 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Ballina (A) (Local Government Areas) there were 7,420 children aged 0-14 years and 10,996 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Ballina (A) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 34,658 93.6 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 3,408 9.2 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 201 0.5 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Ballina (A) (Local Government Areas), 34,658 people were Australian citizens, 3,408 were born overseas and 201 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Ballina (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 15,766 53.3 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 3,714 12.5 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 2,473 8.4 919,904 6.2
Never married 7,641 25.8 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Ballina (A) (Local Government Areas), 53.3% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 12.5% were separated or divorced, 8.4% were widowed and 25.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Ballina (A) % Australia %
Australia 31,897 86.2 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Ballina (A) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Ballina (A) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ballina (A) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,143 51.7 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 5,622 35.7 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 401 2.5 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 1,590 10.1 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 12,791 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 15,756 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 15,756 people aged 15 years and over in Ballina (A) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 51.7% worked full-time, 35.7% worked part-time, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 10.1% were unemployed. 12,791 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Ballina (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Ballina (A) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Ballina (A) % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,403 43.1 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 3,970 38.9 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 1,726 16.9 762,632 15.4
Other family 116 1.1 88,864 1.8
Total families 10,215 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Ballina (A) (Local Government Areas), 10,215 families were counted: of these, 43.1% were couple families without children, 38.9% were couple families with children, 16.9% were one parent families and 1.1% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Ballina (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 14,941 92.5 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 16,147 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Ballina (A) (Local Government Areas), 14,941 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Ballina (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 10,041 67.2 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,434 16.3 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,541 10.3 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 861 5.8 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 64 0.4 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Ballina (A) (Local Government Areas), 67.2% were separate houses, 16.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.3% were flats, units or apartments and 5.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Ballina (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,700 44.8 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,963 19.8 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 4,250 28.4 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 503 3.4 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 525 3.5 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Ballina (A) (Local Government Areas), 44.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 19.8% were being purchased and 28.4% were rented.

Landlord type Ballina (A) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,145 50.5 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 554 13.0 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 1,501 35.3 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 50 1.2 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Ballina (A) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 50.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 13.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 35.3% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Ballina (A) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 10,117 67.7 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 3,780 25.3 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 433 2.9 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Ballina (A) (Local Government Areas), 67.7% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.3% were single (or lone) person households and 2.9% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2001 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. www.abs.gov.au/census

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