2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Statistical Districts

Ballarat (VIC)

Code 2027 (SDIST)
People 85,197
Male 40,914
Female 44,283
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 78,061
People born overseas 6,648
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 271
Families 21,890
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 36,139
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $839
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,040
Median weekly rent $160
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
Total 85,197 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 40,914 48.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 44,283 52.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 850 1.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 85,197 people were usually resident in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts): of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Of the total population 1.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,348 6.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 11,537 13.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 13,370 15.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 33,381 39.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 8,943 10.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 12,617 14.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.8% of people usually resident in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts) were children aged 0-14 years, and 25.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 78,061 91.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 6,648 7.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 271 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.6% of people usually resident in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts) were Australian citizens, 7.8% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 32,003 46.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 7,783 11.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 4,822 7.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 23,703 34.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 46.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts) were married, 11.4% were either separated or divorced, 7.1% were widowed and 34.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
Australia 73,620 86.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 22,746 56.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 12,418 31.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,516 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 856 2.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 2,564 6.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 24,425 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 40,100 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 40,100 people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts) were in the labour force. Of these 56.7% worked full-time, 31.0% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.4% were unemployed. 24,425 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 404 -- 466 --
Family 1,071 -- 1,171 --
Household 839 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $404, the median family income was $1,071 and the median household income was $839.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,210 37.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 9,244 42.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 4,072 18.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 364 1.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 21,890 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 21,890 families in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts): of these 37.5% were couple families without children, 42.2% were couple families with children, 18.6% were one parent families and 1.7% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 33,161 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 36,139 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 33,161 occupied private dwellings were counted in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts).

Dwelling structure Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 28,373 85.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,228 3.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 3,345 10.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 215 0.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts), 85.6% were separate houses, 3.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11,424 34.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 10,721 32.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 8,841 26.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 176 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,000 6.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts), 34.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.3% were owned with a mortgage and 26.7% were rented.

Landlord type Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 4,895 55.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,571 17.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,168 24.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 205 2.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 55.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 17.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 24.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 160 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,040 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly rent was $160. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,040. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ballarat (VIC) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 21,710 65.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 8,791 26.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,458 4.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Ballarat (VIC) (Statistical Districts), 65.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.5% were single (or lone) person households and 4.4% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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