2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | Statistical Area Level 2

Bairnsdale

Code 205021081 (SA2)
People 13,243
Male 6,290
Female 6,953
Median age 42
Families 3,550
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,152
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $840
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $197
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Total 13,243 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,290 47.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,953 52.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 543 4.1 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,243 people in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2) of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.1% of the population.

Age Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 829 6.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 866 6.5 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 878 6.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 920 6.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 699 5.3 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 683 5.2 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 649 4.9 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 717 5.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 827 6.2 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 855 6.5 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 893 6.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 820 6.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 877 6.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 716 5.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 646 4.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 546 4.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 424 3.2 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 394 3.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,089 47.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 353 3.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 972 9.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 937 8.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,316 31.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2) aged 15 years and over, 47.7% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,518 47.3 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 995 10.4 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,046 42.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 225 6.2 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 724 20.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 241 6.7 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 131 3.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 471 13.1 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 306 8.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 94 2.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 331 9.2 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 175 4.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 93 2.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 815 22.6 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,606 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.4% were in primary school, 24.1% in secondary school and 14.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 11,464 86.6 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,584 12.7 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 730 5.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 491 3.9 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,700 77.6 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), 77.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,121 53.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,016 34.6 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 377 6.5 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 312 5.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,826 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,826 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2). Of these 53.6% were employed full time, 34.6% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 699 12.7 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 589 10.7 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 728 13.2 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 946 17.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,175 39.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), 12.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 475 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,084 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 840 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2) was $475.

Travel to work, top responses Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,481 70.1 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,857 26.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,374 12.9 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,462 23.1 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.8% provided care for children and 12.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,037 19.1 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,681 25.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,435 13.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,326 12.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.4% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,538 43.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,301 36.6 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 667 18.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 44 1.2 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), 36.6% were couple families with children, 43.3% were couple families without children and 18.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.5 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.5 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2) 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,584 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,818 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,818 and those without children was $1,584.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 446 15.7 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 130 4.6 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 633 22.3 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 329 11.6 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 177 6.2 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 710 25.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 190 6.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 222 7.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), of couple families, 15.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 22.3% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,314 88.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 689 11.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), 88.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,505 84.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 159 3.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 590 11.1 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 59 1.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), 84.8% were separate houses, 3.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.1% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 233 4.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 957 18.0 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,727 51.3 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,265 23.8 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 122 2.3 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 18.0% had 2 bedrooms and 51.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,014 37.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,543 29.0 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,551 29.2 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 39 0.7 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 166 3.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), 37.9% were owned outright, 29.0% were owned with a mortgage and 29.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,518 66.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,652 31.1 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 144 2.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), of all households, 66.2% were family households, 31.1% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.0 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), 35.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.8% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 197 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.4 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.6 -- 9.1 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 10.1 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
None 417 7.9 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,067 38.9 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,810 34.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 805 15.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 212 4.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), 38.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 543 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 272 50.1 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 271 49.9 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), there were 543 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 272 (or 50.1%) were male and 271 (or 49.9%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 727 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $727.

Mortgage and rent Bairnsdale % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 177 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,445 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Bairnsdale (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $177 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,445.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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