2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Balwyn North

Code SSC21051 (SSC)
People 19,968
Male 9,690
Female 10,278
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 17,340
People born overseas 6,424
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 196
Families 5,492
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,460
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,416
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,748
Median weekly rent $291
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People — demographics
People Balwyn North % Australia %
Total 19,968 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 9,690 48.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 10,278 51.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 10 0.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 19,968 people were usually resident in Balwyn North (State Suburbs): of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Of the total population 0.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Balwyn North % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,004 5.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,967 14.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,855 14.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 7,474 37.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,124 10.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,544 17.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.9% of people usually resident in Balwyn North (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 28.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Balwyn North % Australia %
Australian citizenship 17,340 86.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 6,424 32.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 196 1.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.8% of people usually resident in Balwyn North (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 32.2% were born overseas and 1.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Balwyn North % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,405 58.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 985 6.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,072 6.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,538 28.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 58.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Balwyn North (State Suburbs) were married, 6.2% were either separated or divorced, 6.7% were widowed and 28.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Balwyn North % Australia %
Australia 12,638 63.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Balwyn North % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Balwyn North % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,514 58.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 3,077 32.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 270 2.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 232 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 378 4.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 5,940 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 9,471 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 9,471 people aged 15 years and over in Balwyn North (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 58.2% worked full-time, 32.5% worked part-time, 2.9% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.0% were unemployed. 5,940 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Balwyn North % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 550 -- 466 --
Family 1,710 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,416 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Balwyn North (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $550, the median family income was $1,710 and the median household income was $1,416.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Balwyn North % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,680 30.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 3,054 55.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 673 12.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 85 1.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 5,492 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 5,492 families in Balwyn North (State Suburbs): of these 30.6% were couple families without children, 55.6% were couple families with children, 12.3% were one parent families and 1.5% 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 North % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,962 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,460 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 6,962 occupied private dwellings were counted in Balwyn North (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Balwyn North % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,872 84.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 697 10.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 361 5.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 32 0.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Balwyn North (State Suburbs), 84.3% were separate houses, 10.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Balwyn North % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,549 51.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,068 29.7 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,002 14.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 34 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 309 4.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Balwyn North (State Suburbs), 51.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.7% were owned with a mortgage and 14.4% were rented.

Landlord type Balwyn North % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 730 72.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 0 0.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 247 24.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 25 2.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Balwyn North (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 72.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 24.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Balwyn North % Australia %
Median weekly rent 291 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,748 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Balwyn North (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $291. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,748. The average people per household was 2.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balwyn North % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,422 77.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,277 18.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 106 1.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Balwyn North (State Suburbs), 77.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 18.3% were single (or lone) person households and 1.5% 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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