2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Ararat

Code SSC25029 (SSC)
People 8,215
Male 4,174
Female 4,041
Median age 42
Australian citizenship 7,392
People born overseas 558
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 8
Families 2,102
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,599
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $691
Median monthly mortgage repayment $780
Median weekly rent $120
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Ararat % Australia %
Total 8,215 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 4,174 50.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 4,041 49.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 53 0.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 8,215 people were usually resident in Ararat (State Suburbs): of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Of the total population 0.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Ararat % Australia %
People
0-4 years 448 5.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,118 13.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 871 10.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 3,156 38.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,074 13.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,550 18.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 42 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.1% of people usually resident in Ararat (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.9% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 42 years.

Selected characteristics Ararat % Australia %
Australian citizenship 7,392 90.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 558 6.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 8 0.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.0% of people usually resident in Ararat (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 6.8% were born overseas and 0.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Ararat % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,301 49.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 750 11.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 594 8.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,004 30.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Ararat (State Suburbs) were married, 11.3% were either separated or divorced, 8.9% were widowed and 30.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Ararat % Australia %
Australia 7,280 88.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Ararat % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Ararat % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,968 56.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,054 30.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 118 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 97 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 229 6.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,893 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 3,466 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 3,466 people aged 15 years and over in Ararat (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 56.8% worked full-time, 30.4% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.6% were unemployed. 2,893 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Ararat % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 382 -- 466 --
Family 927 -- 1,171 --
Household 691 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Ararat (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $382, the median family income was $927 and the median household income was $691.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Ararat % Australia %
Couple family without children 941 44.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 800 38.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 341 16.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 20 1.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 2,102 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 2,102 families in Ararat (State Suburbs): of these 44.8% were couple families without children, 38.1% were couple families with children, 16.2% were one parent families and 1.0% 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 Ararat % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,189 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,599 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 3,189 occupied private dwellings were counted in Ararat (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Ararat % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,921 91.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 83 2.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 139 4.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 46 1.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Ararat (State Suburbs), 91.6% were separate houses, 2.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Ararat % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,403 44.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 926 29.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 684 21.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 25 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 155 4.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Ararat (State Suburbs), 44.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.0% were owned with a mortgage and 21.4% were rented.

Landlord type Ararat % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 260 38.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 159 23.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 233 34.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 31 4.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Ararat (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 38.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 23.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 34.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Ararat % Australia %
Median weekly rent 120 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 780 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Ararat (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $120. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $780. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ararat % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,085 65.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 944 29.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 87 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Ararat (State Suburbs), 65.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 29.6% 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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