2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Ballarat (C)

Code LGA20570 (LGA)
People 79,794
Male 38,294
Female 41,500
Australian citizenship 74,728
People born overseas 5,785
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 251
Families 20,453
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 32,865
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Ballarat (C) % Australia %
Total 79,794 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 38,294 48.0 9,270,466 49.4
Female 41,500 52.0 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 734 0.9 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 79,794 people were counted in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Of the total population 0.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Ballarat (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,401 6.8 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 11,768 14.7 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 12,784 16.0 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 32,407 40.6 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 6,635 8.3 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 10,799 13.5 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 17,169 children aged 0-14 years and 17,434 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Ballarat (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 74,728 93.7 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 5,785 7.2 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 251 0.3 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 74,728 people were Australian citizens, 5,785 were born overseas and 251 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Ballarat (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 29,904 47.8 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 6,788 10.8 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 4,639 7.4 919,904 6.2
Never married 21,283 34.0 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 47.8% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 10.8% were separated or divorced, 7.4% were widowed and 34.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Ballarat (C) % Australia %
Australia 70,118 87.9 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Ballarat (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Ballarat (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ballarat (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 20,621 56.0 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 11,770 32.0 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 917 2.5 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 3,486 9.5 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 23,624 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 36,794 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 36,794 people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 56.0% worked full-time, 32.0% worked part-time, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 9.5% were unemployed. 23,624 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Ballarat (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Ballarat (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,104 34.7 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 9,269 45.3 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 3,707 18.1 762,632 15.4
Other family 373 1.8 88,864 1.8
Total families 20,453 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 20,453 families were counted: of these, 34.7% were couple families without children, 45.3% were couple families with children, 18.1% were one parent families and 1.8% 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 Ballarat (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 30,504 92.8 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 32,865 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 30,504 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Ballarat (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 25,774 84.5 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,461 4.8 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,825 9.3 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 296 1.0 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 148 0.5 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 84.5% were separate houses, 4.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Ballarat (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 12,587 41.3 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 8,676 28.4 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 7,635 25.0 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 536 1.8 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 1,071 3.5 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 41.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 28.4% were being purchased and 25.0% were rented.

Landlord type Ballarat (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,481 45.6 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 1,627 21.3 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 2,435 31.9 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 96 1.3 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 45.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 21.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 31.9% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Ballarat (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 20,310 66.6 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 8,134 26.7 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 1,369 4.5 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 66.6% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.7% were single (or lone) person households and 4.5% 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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