2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Balwyn

Code SSC21049 (SSC)
People 15,312
Male 7,145
Female 8,167
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 13,240
People born overseas 4,562
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 152
Families 4,027
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,198
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,321
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,800
Median weekly rent $250
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Balwyn % Australia %
Total 15,312 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 7,145 46.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 8,167 53.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 8 0.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 15,312 people were usually resident in Balwyn (State Suburbs): of these 46.7% were male and 53.3% were female. Of the total population 0.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Balwyn % Australia %
People
0-4 years 677 4.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,132 13.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,344 15.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 5,635 36.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,775 11.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,750 18.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 18.3% of people usually resident in Balwyn (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Balwyn % Australia %
Australian citizenship 13,240 86.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,562 29.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 152 1.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.5% of people usually resident in Balwyn (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 29.8% were born overseas and 1.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Balwyn % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,737 53.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 897 7.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 998 8.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,873 31.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 53.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Balwyn (State Suburbs) were married, 7.2% were either separated or divorced, 8.0% were widowed and 31.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Balwyn % Australia %
Australia 10,090 65.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Balwyn % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Balwyn % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Balwyn % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,153 57.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,396 33.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 229 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 188 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 301 4.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,727 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 7,267 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 7,267 people aged 15 years and over in Balwyn (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 57.1% worked full-time, 33.0% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.1% were unemployed. 4,727 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Balwyn % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Balwyn % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Balwyn % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 572 -- 466 --
Family 1,772 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,321 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Balwyn (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $572, the median family income was $1,772 and the median household income was $1,321.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Balwyn % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,226 30.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,170 53.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 545 13.5 823,254 15.8
Other family 86 2.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 4,027 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 4,027 families in Balwyn (State Suburbs): of these 30.4% were couple families without children, 53.9% were couple families with children, 13.5% were one parent families and 2.1% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Balwyn % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,709 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,198 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,709 occupied private dwellings were counted in Balwyn (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Balwyn % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,686 64.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,297 22.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 682 11.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 38 0.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 6 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Balwyn (State Suburbs), 64.6% were separate houses, 22.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Balwyn % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,697 47.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,551 27.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,171 20.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 26 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 265 4.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Balwyn (State Suburbs), 47.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.2% were owned with a mortgage and 20.5% were rented.

Landlord type Balwyn % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 784 67.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 11 0.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 325 27.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 51 4.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Balwyn (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 67.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 27.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Balwyn % Australia %
Median weekly rent 250 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,800 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Balwyn (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $250. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,800. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balwyn % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,976 69.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,414 24.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 153 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Balwyn (State Suburbs), 69.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.8% were single (or lone) person households and 2.7% 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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