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Balranald (A)

Code LGA10300 (LGA)
People 2,283
Male 1,175
Female 1,108
Median age 41
Families 591
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,080
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $894
Median monthly mortgage repayments $867
Median weekly rent $138
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 2,283 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,175 51.5 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,108 48.5 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 155 6.8 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,283 people in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.5% were male and 48.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.8% of the population.

Age Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 167 7.3 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 169 7.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 134 5.9 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 139 6.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 112 4.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 96 4.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 122 5.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 151 6.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 147 6.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 170 7.4 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 194 8.5 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 176 7.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 151 6.6 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 101 4.4 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 93 4.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 73 3.2 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 53 2.3 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 34 1.5 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 939 51.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 71 3.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 132 7.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 124 6.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 551 30.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.7% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 826 53.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 173 11.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 554 35.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 53 7.7 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 128 18.6 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 51 7.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 0.9 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 107 15.6 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 24 3.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 0.4 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 35 5.1 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 24 3.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 14 2.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 243 35.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 688 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas) 30.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.9% were in primary school, 19.3% in secondary school and 8.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 1,938 84.9 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 252 12.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 80 3.9 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 57 2.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,655 81.0 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), 81.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 674 62.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 272 25.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 84 7.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 46 4.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,076 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,076 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.6% were employed full time, 25.3% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 81 7.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 93 9.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 99 9.6 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 151 14.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 522 50.7 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), 7.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 470 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,126 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 894 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas) was $470.

Travel to work, top responses Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,147 63.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 472 26.0 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 214 11.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 516 28.4 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.0% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 28.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 319 17.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 402 22.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 193 10.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 230 12.7 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), 22.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 249 42.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 257 43.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 75 12.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 9 1.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), 43.6% were couple families with children, 42.2% were couple families without children and 12.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas) 14.7% of single parents were male and 85.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,258 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,617 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,617 and those without children was $1,258.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 120 23.4 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 17 3.3 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 124 24.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 86 16.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 21 4.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 74 14.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 41 8.0 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 29 5.7 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 23.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 24.2% 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 Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 827 84.5 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 152 15.5 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), 84.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 767 92.6 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 20 2.4 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 25 3.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 16 1.9 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), 92.6% were separate houses, 2.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 24 2.9 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 125 15.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 414 49.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 238 28.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 24 2.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 15.1% had 2 bedrooms and 49.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 327 39.5 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 217 26.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 241 29.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 1.2 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 32 3.9 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), 39.5% were owned outright, 26.2% were owned with a mortgage and 29.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 592 71.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 223 26.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 13 1.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.5% were family households, 26.9% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), 29.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.0% 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 Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 138 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 11.6 -- 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 Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.3 -- 10.5 -- 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 Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 73 8.8 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 239 28.8 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 314 37.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 171 20.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 32 3.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), 28.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.6% 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 Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 153 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 69 45.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 84 54.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), there were 153 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 69 (or 45.1%) were male and 84 (or 54.9%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 733 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $733.

Mortgage and rent Balranald (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 120 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,127 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Balranald (A) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $120 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,127.

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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