2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Ballajura

Code SSC50033 (SSC)
People 18,952
Male 9,380
Female 9,572
Median age 34
Families 5,162
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 6,538
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $1,496
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 18,952 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,380 49.5 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,572 50.5 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 348 1.8 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 18,952 people in Ballajura (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

Age Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,146 6.0 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,398 7.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,608 8.5 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,810 9.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,508 8.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,151 6.1 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 995 5.2 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,271 6.7 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,599 8.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,756 9.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,502 7.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,067 5.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 734 3.9 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 486 2.6 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 367 1.9 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 279 1.5 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 192 1.0 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 85 0.4 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ballajura (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,474 50.5 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 452 3.1 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,110 7.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 456 3.1 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,308 35.9 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ballajura (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.5% were married and 10.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ballajura (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,022 50.5 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,161 8.3 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,731 41.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Ballajura (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 24 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ballajura (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 268 4.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,053 16.9 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 471 7.6 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 206 3.3 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,016 16.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 426 6.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 253 4.1 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 486 7.8 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 762 12.3 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 109 1.8 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,169 18.8 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,219 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ballajura (State Suburbs) 32.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.8% were in primary school, 27.2% in secondary school and 20.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 11,803 62.3 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 8,840 49.4 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,459 8.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,169 6.5 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,419 35.9 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Ballajura (State Suburbs), 35.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 49.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,139 59.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,940 28.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 652 6.4 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 511 5.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,242 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 10,242 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballajura (State Suburbs). Of these 59.9% were employed full time, 28.7% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,039 10.7 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 901 9.3 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,002 10.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,925 19.8 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,217 43.3 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ballajura (State Suburbs), 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ballajura (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 616 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,640 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,496 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballajura (State Suburbs) was $616.

Travel to work, top responses Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,245 69.2 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,453 30.1 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,417 9.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,829 12.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Ballajura (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.1% provided care for children and 9.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,481 23.5 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,709 25.1 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,678 11.3 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,379 9.3 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballajura (State Suburbs), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.3% 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 Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,415 27.4 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,796 54.2 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 876 17.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 74 1.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ballajura (State Suburbs), 54.2% were couple families with children, 27.4% were couple families without children and 17.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Ballajura (State Suburbs) 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,078 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,267 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ballajura (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,267 and those without children was $2,078.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 970 23.0 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 159 3.8 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 988 23.5 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 727 17.3 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 209 5.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 556 13.2 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 296 7.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 307 7.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Ballajura (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 23.5% 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 Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,025 94.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 345 5.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Ballajura (State Suburbs), 94.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,752 95.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 163 2.7 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 105 1.7 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballajura (State Suburbs), 95.5% were separate houses, 2.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 65 1.1 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 158 2.6 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,921 31.9 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,801 63.1 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 69 1.1 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballajura (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.1% had 1 bedroom, 2.6% had 2 bedrooms and 31.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 3.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,574 26.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,174 52.7 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,148 19.1 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 28 0.5 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 97 1.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballajura (State Suburbs), 26.1% were owned outright, 52.7% were owned with a mortgage and 19.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 4,995 82.9 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 902 15.0 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 126 2.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Ballajura (State Suburbs), of all households, 82.9% were family households, 15.0% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.4 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.2 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ballajura (State Suburbs), 16.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.2% 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 Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 8.9 -- 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 Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.3 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.7 -- 10.2 -- 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 Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
None 195 3.2 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,508 25.0 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,499 41.5 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,689 28.1 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 130 2.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Ballajura (State Suburbs), 25.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 28.1% 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 Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 346 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 162 46.8 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 184 53.2 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ballajura (State Suburbs), there were 346 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 162 (or 46.8%) were male and 184 (or 53.2%) 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 Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.9 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,328 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ballajura (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,328.

Mortgage and rent Ballajura % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 330 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,743 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Ballajura (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $330 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,743.

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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