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Balcolyn

Code SSC10082 (SSC)
People 817
Male 399
Female 418
Median age 42
Families 231
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 406
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $970
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,820
Median weekly rent $280
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 Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 817 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 399 48.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 418 51.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 25 3.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 817 people in Balcolyn (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.0% of the population.

Age Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 50 6.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 68 8.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 56 6.8 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 38 4.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 39 4.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 43 5.3 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 52 6.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 31 3.8 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 71 8.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 54 6.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 49 6.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 53 6.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 52 6.4 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 54 6.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 37 4.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 30 3.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 28 3.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 13 1.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Balcolyn (State Suburbs) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 353 55.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 21 3.3 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 59 9.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 48 7.5 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 158 24.7 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Balcolyn (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 55.2% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 42 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Balcolyn (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 332 56.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 54 9.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 202 34.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 46 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Balcolyn (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 46 years.

Education Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 22 9.4 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 47 20.0 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 12 5.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 18 7.7 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 36 15.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 4 1.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 12 5.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 20 8.5 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 20 8.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 4 1.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 40 17.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 235 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs) 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.2% were in primary school, 22.0% in secondary school and 18.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 714 87.2 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 105 13.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 63 8.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 49 6.5 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 542 71.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs), 71.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 181 53.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 107 31.8 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 24 7.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 25 7.4 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 337 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 337 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Balcolyn (State Suburbs). Of these 53.7% were employed full time, 31.8% were employed part-time and 7.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 38 12.3 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 33 10.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 37 11.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 57 18.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 125 40.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Balcolyn (State Suburbs), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Balcolyn (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 481 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,119 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 970 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Balcolyn (State Suburbs) was $481.

Travel to work, top responses Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 488 76.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 191 29.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 101 15.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 116 18.2 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.8% provided care for children and 15.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 115 18.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 159 24.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 132 20.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 78 12.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Balcolyn (State Suburbs), 24.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 20.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 107 46.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 89 38.4 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 33 14.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 1.3 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Balcolyn (State Suburbs), 38.4% were couple families with children, 46.1% were couple families without children and 14.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.8 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.2 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs) 13.8% of single parents were male and 86.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,125 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,200 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,200 and those without children was $2,125.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 29 14.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 6 3.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 36 18.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 29 14.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 10 5.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 61 30.5 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 13 6.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 16 8.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs), of couple families, 14.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 18.0% 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 Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 306 76.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 96 23.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs), 76.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 23.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 299 97.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4 1.3 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4 1.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Balcolyn (State Suburbs), 97.4% were separate houses, 1.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 11 3.6 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 34 11.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 133 43.6 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 121 39.7 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 6 2.0 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 11.1% had 2 bedrooms and 43.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 132 42.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 113 36.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 52 16.9 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 11 3.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Balcolyn (State Suburbs), 42.9% were owned outright, 36.7% were owned with a mortgage and 16.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 231 75.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 67 21.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 8 2.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs), of all households, 75.5% were family households, 21.9% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.1 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs), 27.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.2% 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 Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.6 -- 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 Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,820 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
None 16 5.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 114 37.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 122 39.6 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 45 14.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 11 3.6 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs), 37.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.6% 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 Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 26 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 11 42.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 15 57.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Balcolyn (State Suburbs), there were 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 11 (or 42.3%) were male and 15 (or 57.7%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Balcolyn % 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 2.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 500 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $500.

Mortgage and rent Balcolyn % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 230 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Balcolyn (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $230 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,383.

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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