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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Balonne (S)

Code LGA30300 (LGA)
People 4,720
Male 2,437
Female 2,283
Median age 36
Families 1,183
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 2,351
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,015
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $120
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 4,720 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,437 51.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,283 48.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 805 17.1 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,720 people in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.6% were male and 48.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 17.1% of the population.

Age Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 434 9.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 396 8.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 372 7.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 245 5.2 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 240 5.1 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 283 6.0 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 325 6.9 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 299 6.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 358 7.6 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 343 7.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 338 7.2 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 278 5.9 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 277 5.9 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 177 3.8 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 136 2.9 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 103 2.2 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 61 1.3 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 54 1.1 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,824 51.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 109 3.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 233 6.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 173 4.9 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,173 33.4 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.9% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,543 52.3 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 380 12.9 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,029 34.9 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 68 5.2 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 288 22.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 206 15.8 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 8 0.6 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 192 14.7 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 11 0.8 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 17 1.3 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 54 4.1 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 46 3.5 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 18 1.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 397 30.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,305 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) 27.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 38.4% were in primary school, 16.9% in secondary school and 7.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 4,213 89.3 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 261 6.0 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 140 3.2 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 104 2.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,855 88.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 88.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,601 66.8 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 543 22.7 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 151 6.3 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 102 4.3 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,397 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,397 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 66.8% were employed full time, 22.7% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 177 7.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 137 6.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 229 10.0 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 243 10.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,357 59.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 7.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 59.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 568 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,202 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,015 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) was $568.

Travel to work, top responses Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,313 65.8 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,066 30.4 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 346 9.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 950 27.0 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.4% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 641 18.2 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 786 22.4 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 447 12.7 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 439 12.5 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 22.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 465 39.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 537 45.4 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 166 14.0 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 15 1.3 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 45.4% were couple families with children, 39.3% were couple families without children and 14.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.9 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.1 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas) 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,550 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,805 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,805 and those without children was $1,550.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 287 28.6 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 28 2.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 234 23.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 158 15.8 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 28 2.8 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 95 9.5 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 69 6.9 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 103 10.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 28.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 23.4% 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 Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,620 77.1 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 480 22.9 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 77.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 22.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,427 88.1 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 64 4.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 81 5.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 44 2.7 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 88.1% were separate houses, 4.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 14 0.9 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 73 4.5 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 255 15.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 701 43.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 524 32.3 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 54 3.3 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.5% had 1 bedroom, 15.7% had 2 bedrooms and 43.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 534 32.9 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 395 24.4 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 605 37.3 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 30 1.8 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 58 3.6 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.9% were owned outright, 24.4% were owned with a mortgage and 37.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,161 71.7 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 413 25.5 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 46 2.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.7% were family households, 25.5% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.3% 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 Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 120 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 11.9 -- 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 Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.2 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.8 -- 9.7 -- 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 Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
None 97 6.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 460 28.4 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 593 36.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 406 25.0 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 65 4.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), 28.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 25.0% 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 Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 808 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 389 48.1 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 419 51.9 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 808 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 389 (or 48.1%) were male and 419 (or 51.9%) 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 Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 959 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $959.

Mortgage and rent Balonne (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,239 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Balonne (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,239.

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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