2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Benalla

Code SSC20115 (SSC)
People 10,331
Male 4,951
Female 5,380
Median age 46
Families 2,779
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 4,997
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $793
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $175
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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Total 10,331 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,951 47.9 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,380 52.1 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 129 1.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,331 people in Benalla (State Suburbs) of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 574 5.6 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 612 5.9 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 624 6.0 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 744 7.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 454 4.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 493 4.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 428 4.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 500 4.8 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 611 5.9 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 704 6.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 756 7.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 719 7.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 739 7.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 572 5.5 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 540 5.2 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 458 4.4 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 420 4.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 385 3.7 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 46 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Benalla (State Suburbs) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,145 48.6 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 325 3.8 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 860 10.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 788 9.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,408 28.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Benalla (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.6% were married and 13.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Benalla (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,705 49.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 654 8.6 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,208 42.4 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Benalla (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Benalla (State Suburbs) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 163 6.2 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 552 21.0 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 194 7.4 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 32 1.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 377 14.3 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 264 10.0 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 77 2.9 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 238 9.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 112 4.3 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 45 1.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 578 22.0 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,632 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Benalla (State Suburbs) 25.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.6% were in primary school, 27.3% in secondary school and 13.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 9,057 87.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,102 11.2 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 563 5.7 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 329 3.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,837 79.7 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Benalla (State Suburbs), 79.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Benalla % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,511 55.2 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,483 32.6 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 324 7.1 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 233 5.1 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,551 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,551 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Benalla (State Suburbs). Of these 55.2% were employed full time, 32.6% were employed part-time and 5.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 556 12.9 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 427 9.9 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 505 11.7 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 728 16.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,780 41.2 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Benalla (State Suburbs), 12.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Benalla (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 459 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,057 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 793 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Benalla (State Suburbs) was $459.

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

Unpaid work Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,959 69.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,076 24.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,133 13.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,120 24.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Benalla (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.4% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,619 19.0 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,079 24.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,156 13.6 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,103 12.9 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Benalla (State Suburbs), 24.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,279 46.0 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 942 33.9 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 527 19.0 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 31 1.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Benalla (State Suburbs), 33.9% were couple families with children, 46.0% were couple families without children and 19.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Benalla (State Suburbs) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,666 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,837 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Benalla (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,837 and those without children was $1,666.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 402 18.1 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 78 3.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 459 20.6 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 284 12.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 131 5.9 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 606 27.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 135 6.1 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 128 5.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Benalla (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 20.6% 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,259 87.3 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 618 12.7 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Benalla (State Suburbs), 87.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,645 85.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 303 7.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 277 6.5 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 36 0.8 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Benalla (State Suburbs), 85.5% were separate houses, 7.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 11 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 121 2.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 895 21.0 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,211 51.9 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 930 21.8 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 92 2.2 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Benalla (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 21.0% had 2 bedrooms and 51.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,668 39.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,215 28.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,198 28.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 58 1.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 121 2.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Benalla (State Suburbs), 39.2% were owned outright, 28.5% were owned with a mortgage and 28.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,751 64.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,398 32.8 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 110 2.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Benalla (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.6% were family households, 32.8% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.9 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Benalla (State Suburbs), 36.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.9% 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 175 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.7 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.3 -- 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
None 410 9.6 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,666 39.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,436 33.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 608 14.3 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 139 3.3 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Benalla (State Suburbs), 39.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.3% 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 130 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 55 42.3 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 75 57.7 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Benalla (State Suburbs), there were 130 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 55 (or 42.3%) were male and 75 (or 57.7%) were female. The median age was 16 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 549 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Benalla (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $549.

Mortgage and rent Benalla % 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 650 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Benalla (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 $650.

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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