2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Ararat

Code SSC20024 (SSC)
People 8,076
Male 4,133
Female 3,943
Median age 43
Families 2,032
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 3,546
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $851
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,000
Median weekly rent $165
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Total 8,076 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,133 51.2 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,943 48.8 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 82 1.0 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,076 people in Ararat (State Suburbs) of these 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 484 6.0 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 456 5.6 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 508 6.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 490 6.1 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 419 5.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 396 4.9 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 407 5.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 477 5.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 561 6.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 603 7.5 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 538 6.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 557 6.9 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 540 6.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 453 5.6 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 364 4.5 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 332 4.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 279 3.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 213 2.6 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ararat (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,072 46.3 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 262 4.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 561 8.5 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 550 8.3 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,186 33.0 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ararat (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 46.3% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ararat (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,669 48.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 552 9.9 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,335 42.0 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Ararat (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ararat (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 129 5.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 466 19.4 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 129 5.4 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 8 0.3 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 256 10.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 233 9.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 5 0.2 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 113 4.7 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 108 4.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 44 1.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 909 37.9 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,400 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ararat (State Suburbs) 29.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.2% were in primary school, 20.6% in secondary school and 9.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Ararat % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 7,020 86.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 759 10.6 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 308 4.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 206 2.9 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,893 82.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Ararat (State Suburbs), 82.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ararat % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,961 57.4 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,092 32.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 225 6.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 138 4.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,416 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,416 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ararat (State Suburbs). Of these 57.4% were employed full time, 32.0% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 387 11.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 354 10.8 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 352 10.7 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 651 19.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,308 39.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ararat (State Suburbs), 11.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

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

Occupation Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 487 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,080 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 851 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ararat (State Suburbs) was $487.

Travel to work, top responses Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,241 64.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,677 25.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 767 11.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,486 22.4 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Ararat (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.3% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,174 17.7 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,502 22.7 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 805 12.1 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 763 11.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ararat (State Suburbs), 22.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 886 43.6 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 760 37.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 358 17.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 27 1.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ararat (State Suburbs), 37.4% were couple families with children, 43.6% were couple families without children and 17.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 12.5 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 87.5 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Ararat (State Suburbs) 12.5% of single parents were male and 87.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,558 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,874 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ararat (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,874 and those without children was $1,558.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 301 18.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 67 4.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 351 21.3 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 222 13.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 95 5.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 401 24.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 105 6.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 109 6.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Ararat (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 21.3% 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 Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,063 89.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 377 11.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Ararat (State Suburbs), 89.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,789 91.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 65 2.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 176 5.7 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 34 1.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ararat (State Suburbs), 91.0% were separate houses, 2.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 92 3.0 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 606 19.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,621 52.9 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 665 21.7 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 72 2.4 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 Ararat (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.0% had 1 bedroom, 19.8% had 2 bedrooms and 52.9% 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 Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,230 40.1 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 941 30.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 770 25.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 0.7 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 102 3.3 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ararat (State Suburbs), 40.1% were owned outright, 30.7% were owned with a mortgage and 25.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,007 65.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 967 31.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 89 2.9 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Ararat (State Suburbs), of all households, 65.5% were family households, 31.6% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

Household income Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.9 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.5 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ararat (State Suburbs), 32.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.5% 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 Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 165 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,000 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.3 -- 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 Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
None 305 10.0 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,134 37.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,083 35.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 435 14.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 108 3.5 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Ararat (State Suburbs), 37.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.2% 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 Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 83 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 48 57.8 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 35 42.2 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ararat (State Suburbs), there were 83 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 48 (or 57.8%) were male and 35 (or 42.2%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Ararat % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 666 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ararat (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $666.

Mortgage and rent Ararat % 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 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Ararat (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $155 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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