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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Ballarat Central

Code SSC20057 (SSC)
People 5,465
Male 2,602
Female 2,863
Median age 36
Families 1,256
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 2,647
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $982
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Total 5,465 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,602 47.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,863 52.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 38 0.7 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,465 people in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 323 5.9 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 289 5.3 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 286 5.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 379 6.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 538 9.8 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 428 7.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 358 6.6 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 382 7.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 368 6.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 358 6.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 397 7.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 317 5.8 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 292 5.3 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 206 3.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 174 3.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 141 2.6 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 107 2.0 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 120 2.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,707 37.4 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 150 3.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 470 10.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 293 6.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,948 42.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 37.4% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,505 38.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 402 10.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,054 51.9 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 38.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 81 4.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 214 12.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 100 5.7 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 66 3.8 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 136 7.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 101 5.8 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 70 4.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 134 7.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 452 25.8 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 44 2.5 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 356 20.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,754 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) 32.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.7% were in primary school, 17.5% in secondary school and 33.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 4,619 84.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 713 14.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 327 6.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 222 4.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,808 75.1 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 75.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,606 55.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 935 32.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 154 5.4 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 178 6.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,873 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,873 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs). Of these 55.9% were employed full time, 32.5% were employed part-time and 6.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 378 14.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 279 10.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 276 10.3 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 455 16.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,148 42.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 14.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 547 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,438 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 982 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) was $547.

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

Unpaid work Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,376 74.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,233 27.0 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 476 10.4 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,040 22.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.0% provided care for children and 10.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,154 25.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,299 28.5 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 541 11.9 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 383 8.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 28.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 480 38.2 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 499 39.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 253 20.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 24 1.9 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 39.7% were couple families with children, 38.2% were couple families without children and 20.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs) 17.7% of single parents were male and 82.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,994 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,229 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,229 and those without children was $1,994.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 229 23.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 45 4.6 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 246 25.3 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 148 15.2 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 44 4.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 146 15.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 61 6.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 55 5.6 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 25.3% 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 Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,256 88.7 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 286 11.3 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 88.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,823 80.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 178 7.9 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 243 10.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 80.8% were separate houses, 7.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.4 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 106 4.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 659 29.2 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,093 48.4 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 353 15.6 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 35 1.6 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 29.2% had 2 bedrooms and 48.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 653 29.0 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 625 27.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 919 40.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 0.3 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 51 2.3 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 29.0% were owned outright, 27.7% were owned with a mortgage and 40.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,248 55.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 803 35.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 205 9.1 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), of all households, 55.3% were family households, 35.6% were single person households and 9.1% were group households.

Household income Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.5 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 28.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.2% 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 Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.7 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.3 -- 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 Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
None 247 10.9 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,018 45.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 694 30.8 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 235 10.4 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 62 2.7 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), 45.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.4% 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 Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 38 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 26 68.4 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 12 31.6 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 33 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), there were 38 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 26 (or 68.4%) were male and 12 (or 31.6%) were female. The median age was 33 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Ballarat Central % 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 833 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ballarat Central (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 $833.

Mortgage and rent Ballarat Central % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Ballarat Central (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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