2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Ballarat (C)

Code LGA20570 (LGA)
People 93,501
Male 44,879
Female 48,622
Median age 37
Families 23,939
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 40,351
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $988
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,307
Median weekly rent $200
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 Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 93,501 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 44,879 48.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 48,622 52.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,139 1.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 93,501 people in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 6,361 6.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 5,825 6.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 5,977 6.4 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 6,941 7.4 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 7,359 7.9 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 6,071 6.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 5,586 6.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 6,009 6.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 6,086 6.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 6,191 6.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 6,105 6.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 5,612 6.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 5,244 5.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 4,012 4.3 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,234 3.5 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,691 2.9 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,185 2.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,011 2.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 33,856 44.9 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,418 3.2 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 6,722 8.9 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 4,916 6.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 27,427 36.4 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 44.9% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 30,755 45.9 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,568 9.8 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 29,628 44.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 1,678 5.8 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,599 15.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,127 7.3 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 785 2.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,156 10.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,969 6.8 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,382 4.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,741 6.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,885 16.8 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 761 2.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 6,068 20.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 29,151 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas) 31.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.8% were in primary school, 22.3% in secondary school and 22.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 80,795 86.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 10,330 11.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,725 5.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,370 3.8 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 69,249 79.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 79.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 25,109 55.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 14,510 32.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,670 5.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,615 5.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 44,904 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 44,904 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.9% were employed full time, 32.3% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 5,633 13.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 4,275 10.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,602 10.9 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 7,612 18.0 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 17,498 41.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 13.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 512 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,272 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 988 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas) was $512.

Travel to work, top responses Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 53,692 71.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 22,134 29.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 9,031 12.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 15,400 20.4 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.4% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 17,004 22.6 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 19,226 25.5 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 9,304 12.3 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 8,159 10.8 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 25.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,249 38.6 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 9,805 41.0 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,522 18.9 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 362 1.5 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 41.0% were couple families with children, 38.6% were couple families without children and 18.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas) 15.7% of single parents were male and 84.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,809 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,017 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,017 and those without children was $1,809.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 3,661 19.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 672 3.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,763 25.0 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,814 14.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,053 5.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,875 20.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 1,180 6.2 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,034 5.4 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 25.0% 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 Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 35,744 91.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,292 8.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 91.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 30,706 85.9 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,145 6.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,717 7.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 166 0.5 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 85.9% were separate houses, 6.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 56 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,401 3.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 6,285 17.6 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 18,736 52.4 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 8,594 24.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 673 1.9 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.9% had 1 bedroom, 17.6% had 2 bedrooms and 52.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11,848 33.1 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 12,195 34.1 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 10,504 29.4 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 253 0.7 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 944 2.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.1% were owned outright, 34.1% were owned with a mortgage and 29.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 23,695 66.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 10,239 28.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,810 5.1 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 66.3% were family households, 28.6% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

Household income Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.6 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 28.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.6% 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 Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.2 -- 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 Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,307 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
None 2,802 7.8 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 12,908 36.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 13,035 36.5 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 5,771 16.1 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,230 3.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), 36.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.1% 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 Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,138 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 539 47.4 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 599 52.6 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,138 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 539 (or 47.4%) were male and 599 (or 52.6%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Ballarat (C) % 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 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 820 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $820.

Mortgage and rent Ballarat (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 187 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Ballarat (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $187 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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