2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Victoria State Suburbs

Ballarat East

Code SSC20111 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 5,623
Male 46.4%
Female 53.6%
Median age 40
Families 1,323
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 2,825
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $959
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,213
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education cultural & language diversity employment

People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Male 2,608 46.4 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,009 53.6 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 89 1.6 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,623 people in Ballarat East (State Suburbs). Of these 46.4% were male and 53.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population.

View the data quality statement for Place of Usual Residence (PURP)
Age Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 338 6.0 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 304 5.4 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 250 4.4 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 307 5.5 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 463 8.2 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 380 6.8 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 402 7.1 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 357 6.3 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 296 5.3 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 296 5.3 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 337 6.0 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 322 5.7 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 338 6.0 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 344 6.1 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 260 4.6 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 239 4.2 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 169 3.0 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 224 4.0 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Ballarat East (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.0% of the population.

View the data quality statement for Age (AGEP)
Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Married 1,715 36.2 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 167 3.5 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 506 10.7 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 384 8.1 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,960 41.4 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Ballarat East (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 36.2% were married and 14.3% were either divorced or separated.

View the data quality statement for Registered marital status (MSTP)
Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,417 35.4 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 522 13.1 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,059 51.5 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 35.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.1% were in a de facto marriage.

View the data quality statement for Social marital status (MDCP)
Education Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Preschool 80 5.1 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 227 14.5 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 103 6.6 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 28 1.8 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 149 9.5 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 84 5.4 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 31 2.0 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 90 5.8 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 292 18.7 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 44 2.8 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 437 27.9 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 27.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.9% were in primary school, 16.7% in secondary school and 24.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

View the data quality statement for Educational Institution Attendee Status (TYSTAP)
Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 915 19.4 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 394 8.3 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 180 3.8 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 618 13.1 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 577 12.2 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 335 7.1 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 452 9.6 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 10 0.2 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 486 10.3 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 19 0.4 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 616 13.0 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 12.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

View the data quality statement for Level of highest educational attainment (HEAP)
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Ballarat East (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

View the data quality statement for Ancestry (ANCP)
Country of birth Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 4,658 83.2 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

View the data quality statement for Country of birth (BPLP)
Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 637 11.3 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 274 4.9 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 183 3.3 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,962 70.5 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 70.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of father and/or mother (BPPP)
Country of birth of father, stated responses Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of father (BPMP)
Country of birth of mother, stated responses Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Country of birth of mother (BPFP)
Religious affiliation, top responses Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Religious affiliation (RELP)
Language, top responses (other than English) Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Language spoken at home (LANP)
People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,263 51.7 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 853 34.9 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 120 4.9 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 209 8.5 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,445 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballarat East (State Suburbs). Of these 51.7% were employed full time, 34.9% were employed part-time and 8.5% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

View the data quality statement for Labour force status (LFSP)
Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 290 12.9 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 267 11.9 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 301 13.4 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 446 19.9 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 820 36.5 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 12.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.5% worked 40 hours or more.

View the data quality statement for Hours worked (HRSP)
Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Occupation (OCCP)
Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %

View the data quality statement for Industry of employment (INDP)
Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Personal 536 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,304 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 959 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat East (State Suburbs) was $536.

View the data quality statements for: Total personal income (INCP) Total family income (FINF) Total household income (HIND)

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

View the data quality statement for Method of travel to work (MTWP)
Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,200 67.7 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,162 24.6 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 600 12.7 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 935 19.8 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.6% provided care for children and 12.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

View the data quality statements for: Unpaid domestic work (DOMP) Unpaid child care (CHCAREP) Unpaid assistance (UNCAREP) Voluntary work (VOLWP)

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 956 20.2 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,272 26.9 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 583 12.3 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 390 8.3 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.3% worked 30 hours or more.

View the data quality statement for Unpaid domestic work, number of hours (DOMP)

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 561 42.2 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 433 32.6 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 302 22.7 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 32 2.4 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 32.6% were couple families with children, 42.2% were couple families without children and 22.7% were one parent families.

View the data quality statement for Family composition (FMCF)
Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Male -- 14.1 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 85.9 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 14.1% of single parents were male and 85.9% were female.

View the data quality statement for Family composition (FMCF)
Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 165 16.8 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 55 5.6 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 191 19.4 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 124 12.6 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 89 9.0 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 269 27.3 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 49 5.0 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 43 4.4 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 16.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.6% had both employed part-time and 19.4% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

View the data quality statement for Labour force status of parents / partners in families (LFSF)

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure household composition mortgage & rent number of motor vehicles internet connection

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,315 86.4 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 364 13.6 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 86.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.6% were unoccupied.

View the data quality statements for: Dwelling type (DWTD) Dwelling Structure (STRD)

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Separate house 1,875 81.0 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 386 16.7 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 27 1.2 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 9 0.4 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 81.0% were separate houses, 16.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.2% were flat or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling structure (STRD)
Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 59 2.5 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 620 26.8 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,233 53.2 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 338 14.6 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 66 2.8 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 26.8% had 2 bedrooms and 53.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.1 people.

View the data quality statements for: Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD) Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Owned outright 716 30.9 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 597 25.8 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 880 38.0 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 58 2.5 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 66 2.8 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 30.9% were owned outright, 25.8% were owned with a mortgage and 38.0% were rented.

View the data quality statement for Tenure type (TEND)
Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,309 56.5 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 852 36.8 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 154 6.7 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), of all households, 56.5% were family households, 36.8% were single person households and 6.7% were group households.

View the data quality statement for Household composition (HHCD)
Household income Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 31.4 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 4.8 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 31.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 4.8% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

View the data quality statement for Household income, total weekly (HIND)
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 East % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.1 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.9 -- 10.4 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

View the data quality statement for Rent weekly payments (RNTD)
Mortgage monthly repayments Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,213 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.9 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.1 -- 7.5 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

View the data quality statement for Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED)
Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
None 195 8.4 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,024 44.3 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 712 30.8 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 275 11.9 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 107 4.6 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 44.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

View the data quality statement for Number of registered motor vehicles (VEHD)
Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 416 18.0 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,818 78.6 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 79 3.4 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 78.6% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Male 33 41.2 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 47 58.7 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 41.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 58.7% were female. The median age was 22 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 939 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $939.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Ballarat East % Victoria % Australia %
Median weekly rent 220 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,410 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Ballarat East (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,410.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 23/10/2017

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat was 23 October 2017 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 2016 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census