2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Greater Bendigo (C)

Code LGA22620 (LGA)
People 85,781
Male 41,406
Female 44,375
Australian citizenship 80,674
People born overseas 5,151
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 287
Families 22,868
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 35,875
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %
Total 85,781 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 41,406 48.3 9,270,466 49.4
Female 44,375 51.7 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 836 1.0 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 85,781 people were counted in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Of the total population 1.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,734 6.7 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 12,860 15.0 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 12,697 14.8 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 34,999 40.8 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 7,640 8.9 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 11,849 13.8 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 18,594 children aged 0-14 years and 19,489 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 80,674 94.0 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 5,151 6.0 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 287 0.3 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 80,674 people were Australian citizens, 5,151 were born overseas and 287 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 33,487 49.8 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 7,542 11.2 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 4,806 7.2 919,904 6.2
Never married 21,340 31.8 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 49.8% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 11.2% were separated or divorced, 7.2% were widowed and 31.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %
Australia 76,814 89.5 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 21,597 55.4 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 12,974 33.3 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 996 2.6 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 3,448 8.8 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 25,935 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 39,015 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 39,015 people aged 15 years and over in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 55.4% worked full-time, 33.3% worked part-time, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.8% were unemployed. 25,935 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,206 35.9 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 10,175 44.5 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 4,091 17.9 762,632 15.4
Other family 396 1.7 88,864 1.8
Total families 22,868 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 22,868 families were counted: of these, 35.9% were couple families without children, 44.5% were couple families with children, 17.9% were one parent families and 1.7% 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 Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 33,027 92.1 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 35,875 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 33,027 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 28,871 87.4 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,542 4.7 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,831 5.5 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 447 1.4 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 336 1.0 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 87.4% were separate houses, 4.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 13,873 42.0 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 9,753 29.5 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 7,706 23.3 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 620 1.9 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 1,079 3.3 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.5% were being purchased and 23.3% were rented.

Landlord type Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,044 39.5 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 1,416 18.4 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 3,136 40.7 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 105 1.4 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 39.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 18.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 40.7% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Greater Bendigo (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 22,708 68.8 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 8,226 24.9 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 1,353 4.1 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 68.8% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.9% were single (or lone) person households and 4.1% 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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