2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Ararat (RC)

Code LGA20260 (LGA)
People 11,075
Male 5,588
Female 5,487
Australian citizenship 10,177
People born overseas 742
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 26
Families 2,936
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,980
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Ararat (RC) % Australia %
Total 11,075 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 5,588 50.5 9,270,466 49.4
Female 5,487 49.5 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 54 0.5 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 11,075 people were counted in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas): of these 50.5% were male and 49.5% were female. Of the total population 0.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Ararat (RC) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 651 5.9 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 1,615 14.6 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 1,091 9.9 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 4,508 40.7 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 1,335 12.1 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 1,876 16.9 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas) there were 2,266 children aged 0-14 years and 3,211 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Ararat (RC) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 10,177 91.9 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 742 6.7 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 26 0.2 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 10,177 people were Australian citizens, 742 were born overseas and 26 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Ararat (RC) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,893 55.5 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 881 10.0 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 723 8.2 919,904 6.2
Never married 2,308 26.2 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 55.5% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 10.0% were separated or divorced, 8.2% were widowed and 26.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Ararat (RC) % Australia %
Australia 9,852 89.0 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Ararat (RC) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Ararat (RC) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ararat (RC) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,850 59.5 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 1,478 30.9 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 157 3.3 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 301 6.3 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 3,787 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 4,786 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 4,786 people aged 15 years and over in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 59.5% worked full-time, 30.9% worked part-time, 3.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.3% were unemployed. 3,787 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Ararat (RC) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Ararat (RC) % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,274 43.4 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 1,256 42.8 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 376 12.8 762,632 15.4
Other family 30 1.0 88,864 1.8
Total families 2,936 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 2,936 families were counted: of these, 43.4% were couple families without children, 42.8% were couple families with children, 12.8% were one parent families and 1.0% 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 Ararat (RC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,280 85.9 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,980 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 4,280 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Ararat (RC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,944 92.1 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 31 0.7 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 229 5.4 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 68 1.6 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 8 0.2 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 92.1% were separate houses, 0.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Ararat (RC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,334 54.5 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 899 21.0 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 764 17.9 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 153 3.6 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 125 2.9 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 54.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 21.0% were being purchased and 17.9% were rented.

Landlord type Ararat (RC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 220 28.8 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 163 21.3 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 372 48.7 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 9 1.2 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 28.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 21.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 48.7% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Ararat (RC) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,921 68.2 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 1,175 27.5 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 94 2.2 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 68.2% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 27.5% were single (or lone) person households and 2.2% 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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