2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Balmain

Code SSC10090 (SSC)
People 9,783
Male 4,688
Female 5,095
Median age 38
Families 2,523
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 4,912
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $2,456
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,033
Median weekly rent $485
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 9,783 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,688 47.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,095 52.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 96 1.0 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,783 people in Balmain (State Suburbs) of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 721 7.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 511 5.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 340 3.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 278 2.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 390 4.0 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 764 7.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,084 11.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,115 11.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 891 9.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 766 7.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 619 6.3 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 640 6.5 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 581 5.9 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 453 4.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 242 2.5 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 174 1.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 119 1.2 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 92 0.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Balmain (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,352 40.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 209 2.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 928 11.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 272 3.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,454 42.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Balmain (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 40.8% were married and 13.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 33 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Balmain (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 33 years.

Social marital status Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,017 41.4 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,177 16.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,089 42.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Balmain (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Balmain (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 176 7.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 347 13.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 142 5.7 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 110 4.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 92 3.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 89 3.6 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 126 5.1 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 157 6.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 511 20.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 57 2.3 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 682 27.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,489 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Balmain (State Suburbs) 25.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.1% were in primary school, 12.3% in secondary school and 26.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 6,214 63.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,610 40.0 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 896 9.9 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 544 6.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,985 44.1 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Balmain (State Suburbs), 44.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,069 69.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,262 21.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 300 5.1 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 244 4.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,875 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,875 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Balmain (State Suburbs). Of these 69.3% were employed full time, 21.5% were employed part-time and 4.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 416 7.4 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 416 7.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 430 7.6 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 649 11.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,424 60.8 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Balmain (State Suburbs), 7.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 60.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Balmain (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,208 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,868 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,456 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Balmain (State Suburbs) was $1,208.

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

Unpaid work Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,421 78.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,067 25.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 731 8.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,620 19.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Balmain (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.2% provided care for children and 8.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,571 31.3 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,587 31.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 821 10.0 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 444 5.4 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Balmain (State Suburbs), 31.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,183 46.9 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 979 38.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 308 12.2 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 53 2.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Balmain (State Suburbs), 38.8% were couple families with children, 46.9% were couple families without children and 12.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Balmain (State Suburbs) 16.2% of single parents were male and 83.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 3,440 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,603 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balmain (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,603 and those without children was $3,440.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 795 36.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 66 3.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 416 19.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 326 15.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 87 4.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 167 7.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 157 7.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 151 7.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Balmain (State Suburbs), of couple families, 36.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 19.2% 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 Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,194 91.0 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 416 9.0 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Balmain (State Suburbs), 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,215 29.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,538 36.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,369 32.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 70 1.7 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Balmain (State Suburbs), 29.0% were separate houses, 36.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 32.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 114 2.7 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 567 13.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,682 40.1 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,263 30.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 511 12.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 56 1.3 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Balmain (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 13.5% had 1 bedroom, 40.1% had 2 bedrooms and 30.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.4. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,020 24.3 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,253 29.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,828 43.6 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 23 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 70 1.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Balmain (State Suburbs), 24.3% were owned outright, 29.9% were owned with a mortgage and 43.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,506 59.8 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,395 33.3 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 292 7.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Balmain (State Suburbs), of all households, 59.8% were family households, 33.3% were single person households and 7.0% were group households.

Household income Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 30.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balmain (State Suburbs), 15.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 30.1% 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 Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 485 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.5 -- 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 Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,033 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.4 -- 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 Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
None 665 15.9 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,246 53.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 996 23.8 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 188 4.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 98 2.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Balmain (State Suburbs), 53.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 23.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.5% 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 Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 97 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 39 40.2 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 58 59.8 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 37 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Balmain (State Suburbs), there were 97 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 39 (or 40.2%) were male and 58 (or 59.8%) were female. The median age was 37 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Balmain % 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 2.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 650 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Balmain (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $650.

Mortgage and rent Balmain % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 140 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Balmain (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $140 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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