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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Benalla (RC)

Code LGA21010 (LGA)
People 13,647
Male 6,638
Female 7,009
Median age 46
Families 3,770
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,609
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $827
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $171
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 13,647 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,638 48.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,009 51.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 168 1.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,647 people in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 755 5.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 780 5.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 846 6.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 965 7.1 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 557 4.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 589 4.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 551 4.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 676 5.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 786 5.8 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 966 7.1 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,114 8.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,070 7.8 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,078 7.9 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 812 6.0 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 676 5.0 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 532 3.9 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 474 3.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 420 3.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 46 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,769 51.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 414 3.7 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,108 9.8 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 896 8.0 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,081 27.3 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.2% were married and 13.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,187 51.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 909 9.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,976 39.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 215 6.2 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 697 20.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 256 7.4 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 65 1.9 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 498 14.4 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 343 9.9 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 118 3.4 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 317 9.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 157 4.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 66 1.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 737 21.2 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,469 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas) 25.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.4% were in primary school, 27.6% in secondary school and 13.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 11,973 87.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,454 11.2 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 744 5.7 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 464 3.6 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,347 79.5 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), 79.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,491 55.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,072 32.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 461 7.3 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 307 4.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,331 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,331 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.1% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 742 12.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 604 10.0 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 729 12.1 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 940 15.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,551 42.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

Occupation Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 465 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,074 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 827 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas) was $465.

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

Unpaid work Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,057 71.5 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,785 24.7 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,509 13.4 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,990 26.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.7% provided care for children and 13.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,098 18.6 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,838 25.2 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,579 14.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,541 13.7 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), 25.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,806 47.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,314 34.9 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 614 16.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 36 1.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), 34.9% were couple families with children, 47.9% were couple families without children and 16.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.6 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.4 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas) 18.6% of single parents were male and 81.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,528 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,787 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,787 and those without children was $1,528.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 563 18.0 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 141 4.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 667 21.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 403 12.9 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 178 5.7 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 770 24.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 193 6.2 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 205 6.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 21.4% 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 Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,542 85.8 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 920 14.2 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), 85.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,911 88.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 303 5.5 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 276 5.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 52 0.9 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), 88.6% were separate houses, 5.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 17 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 157 2.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,056 19.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,830 51.1 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,379 24.9 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 102 1.8 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 Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 19.1% had 2 bedrooms and 51.1% 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 Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,289 41.3 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,705 30.8 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,337 24.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 66 1.2 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 144 2.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), 41.3% were owned outright, 30.8% were owned with a mortgage and 24.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 3,725 67.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,678 30.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 137 2.5 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.2% were family households, 30.3% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), 34.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 171 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.5 -- 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 Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
None 420 7.6 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,917 34.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,960 35.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,073 19.4 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 171 3.1 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), 34.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.4% 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 Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 165 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 70 42.4 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 95 57.6 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), there were 165 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 70 (or 42.4%) were male and 95 (or 57.6%) 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 Benalla (RC) % 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 611 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), 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 $611.

Mortgage and rent Benalla (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 155 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 650 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Benalla (RC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $155 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $650.

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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