2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Ballarat North

Code SSC20059 (SSC)
People 3,923
Male 1,811
Female 2,112
Median age 40
Families 1,015
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,815
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $878
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $189
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 Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Total 3,923 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,811 46.2 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,112 53.8 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31 0.8 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,923 people in Ballarat North (State Suburbs) of these 46.2% were male and 53.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 252 6.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 222 5.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 247 6.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 231 5.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 261 6.7 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 253 6.4 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 220 5.6 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 239 6.1 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 247 6.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 261 6.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 246 6.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 212 5.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 211 5.4 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 184 4.7 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 167 4.3 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 157 4.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 149 3.8 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 164 4.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ballarat North (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,464 45.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 93 2.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 274 8.6 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 326 10.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,046 32.7 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ballarat North (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.7% were married and 11.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ballarat North (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,355 46.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 249 8.5 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,311 45.0 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ballarat North (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 67 6.1 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 179 16.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 89 8.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 40 3.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 83 7.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 107 9.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 66 6.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 69 6.3 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 167 15.2 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 26 2.4 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 205 18.7 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,098 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs) 28.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.1% were in primary school, 23.3% in secondary school and 21.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,505 89.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 333 8.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 199 5.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 147 3.9 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,063 81.9 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 81.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,040 56.5 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 610 33.1 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 103 5.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 89 4.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,842 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,842 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballarat North (State Suburbs). Of these 56.5% were employed full time, 33.1% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 245 14.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 179 10.2 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 192 11.0 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 288 16.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 747 42.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 14.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ballarat North (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 509 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,296 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 878 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat North (State Suburbs) was $509.

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

Unpaid work Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,289 71.5 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 923 28.8 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 362 11.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 693 21.6 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.8% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 735 23.0 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 821 25.6 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 391 12.2 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 339 10.6 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 410 40.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 411 40.5 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 180 17.7 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 14 1.4 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 40.5% were couple families with children, 40.4% were couple families without children and 17.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 11.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 88.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs) 11.7% of single parents were male and 88.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,923 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,232 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,232 and those without children was $1,923.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 152 18.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 28 3.4 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 230 27.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 97 11.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 41 5.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 182 22.1 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 41 5.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 52 6.3 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 27.9% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,637 91.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 162 9.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,256 76.7 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 310 18.9 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 68 4.2 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.2 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 76.7% were separate houses, 18.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 113 6.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 362 22.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 754 46.1 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 377 23.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 29 1.8 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.9% had 1 bedroom, 22.1% had 2 bedrooms and 46.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 609 37.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 513 31.3 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 443 27.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 29 1.8 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 44 2.7 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 37.2% were owned outright, 31.3% were owned with a mortgage and 27.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,007 61.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 590 36.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 40 2.4 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), of all households, 61.5% were family households, 36.0% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.0 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 35.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.0% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 189 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.4 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.6 -- 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
None 158 9.6 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 637 38.9 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 551 33.6 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 225 13.7 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 68 4.1 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), 38.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.7% 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 North % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 29 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 13 44.8 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 16 55.2 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ballarat North (State Suburbs), there were 29 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 13 (or 44.8%) were male and 16 (or 55.2%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Ballarat North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 932 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Ballarat North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $932.

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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