2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Bena

Code SSC20114 (SSC)
People 238
Male 122
Female 116
Median age 46
Families 70
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 118
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $812
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $125
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Total 238 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 122 51.3 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 116 48.7 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4 1.7 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 238 people in Bena (State Suburbs) of these 51.3% were male and 48.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

Age Bena % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 6 2.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 13 5.4 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 18 7.5 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 15 6.3 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 17 7.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 11 4.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 5 2.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 13 5.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 22 9.2 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 18 7.5 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 25 10.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 20 8.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 17 7.1 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 13 5.4 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 13 5.4 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 10 4.2 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 0 0.0 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3 1.3 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 46 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bena (State Suburbs) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Bena % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 115 59.0 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 0 0.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 19 9.7 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 6 3.1 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 55 28.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bena (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 59.0% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bena % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 0 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 62 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bena (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Bena % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 107 59.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 18 10.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 55 30.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bena (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bena % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 43 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bena (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 43 years.

Education Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 3 5.0 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 15 25.0 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 5.0 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 8 13.3 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 4 6.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 5.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 0 0.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 10 16.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 3 5.0 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 11 18.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 60 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bena (State Suburbs) 25.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.0% were in primary school, 25.0% in secondary school and 16.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 214 89.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 29 12.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 19 8.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 5 2.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 174 76.7 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bena (State Suburbs), 76.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bena % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bena % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 71 50.4 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 51 36.2 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 15 10.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 4 2.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 141 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 141 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bena (State Suburbs). Of these 50.4% were employed full time, 36.2% were employed part-time and 2.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 12 8.7 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 14 10.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 25 18.1 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 12 8.7 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 64 46.4 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bena (State Suburbs), 8.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bena (State Suburbs) was 48 years and for people who were employed part-time was 48 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bena % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 548 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,261 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 812 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bena (State Suburbs) was $548.

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

Unpaid work Bena % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 160 82.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 47 24.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 15 7.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 68 35.2 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bena (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 82.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.4% provided care for children and 7.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 35.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bena % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 43 22.2 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 64 33.0 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 38 19.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 18 9.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bena (State Suburbs), 33.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 19.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 34 48.6 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 28 40.0 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 5 7.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 4.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bena (State Suburbs), 40.0% were couple families with children, 48.6% were couple families without children and 7.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 0.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 100.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Bena (State Suburbs) 0.0% of single parents were male and 100.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,270 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,928 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bena (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,928 and those without children was $1,270.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 10 15.9 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 8 12.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 17 27.0 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 10 15.9 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 7 11.1 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 7 11.1 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 4 6.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 0 0.0 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Bena (State Suburbs), of couple families, 15.9% had both partners employed full-time, 12.7% had both employed part-time and 27.0% 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 Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 90 78.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 24 21.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Bena (State Suburbs), 78.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 91 100.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bena (State Suburbs), 100.0% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4 4.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 11 12.2 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 43 47.8 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 28 31.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 4 4.4 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bena (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 12.2% had 2 bedrooms and 47.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 47 50.5 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 37 39.8 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3 3.2 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 3.2 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3 3.2 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bena (State Suburbs), 50.5% were owned outright, 39.8% were owned with a mortgage and 3.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 67 75.3 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 22 24.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 0 0.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Bena (State Suburbs), of all households, 75.3% were family households, 24.7% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

Household income Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 0.0 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bena (State Suburbs), 25.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 0.0% 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 Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 125 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 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 Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.7 -- 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 Bena % Victoria % Australia %
None 0 0.0 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 19 20.7 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 36 39.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 37 40.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 0 0.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bena (State Suburbs), 20.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 40.2% 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 Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 6 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3 50.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 3 50.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 10 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bena (State Suburbs), there were 6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3 (or 50.0%) were male and 3 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 10 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 0 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bena (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

Mortgage and rent Bena % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Bena (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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