2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | Significant Urban Areas

Ballarat

Code 2003 (SUA)
People 91,801
Male 44,018
Female 47,783
Median age 37
Families 23,459
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 39,623
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $988
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,317
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Total 91,801 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 44,018 47.9 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 47,783 52.1 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,120 1.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 91,801 people in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas) 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 Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 6,246 6.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 5,708 6.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 5,875 6.4 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 6,846 7.5 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 7,307 8.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 6,018 6.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 5,495 6.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 5,884 6.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 5,990 6.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 6,045 6.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 5,934 6.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 5,483 6.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 5,102 5.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,897 4.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,185 3.5 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,647 2.9 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,145 2.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,993 2.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 33,100 44.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,368 3.2 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 6,590 8.9 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 4,864 6.6 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 27,051 36.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 44.7% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 30,049 45.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,437 9.8 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 29,219 44.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 1,655 5.8 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,482 15.6 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,103 7.3 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 781 2.7 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,098 10.8 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,941 6.8 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,360 4.7 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,731 6.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,863 16.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 747 2.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 5,971 20.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 28,732 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas) 31.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.6% were in primary school, 22.3% in secondary school and 22.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 79,296 86.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 10,155 11.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,654 5.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,261 3.8 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 67,965 79.0 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), 79.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 24,603 55.8 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 14,255 32.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,621 5.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,587 5.9 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 44,066 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 44,066 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 55.8% were employed full time, 32.3% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 5,546 13.4 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 4,197 10.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,512 10.9 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 7,496 18.1 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 17,105 41.2 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), 13.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 513 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,272 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 988 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas) was $513.

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

Unpaid work Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 52,725 71.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 21,734 29.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,849 12.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 15,047 20.3 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.4% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 16,743 22.6 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 18,929 25.6 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 9,104 12.3 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 7,949 10.7 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,026 38.5 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 9,601 40.9 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,474 19.1 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 359 1.5 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), 40.9% were couple families with children, 38.5% were couple families without children and 19.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.6 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.4 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas) 15.6% of single parents were male and 84.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,815 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,020 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,020 and those without children was $1,815.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 3,571 19.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 657 3.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,658 25.0 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,757 14.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,016 5.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,794 20.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 1,160 6.2 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,015 5.4 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 19.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 25.0% 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 Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 35,097 91.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,227 8.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), 91.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 30,120 85.8 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,146 6.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,721 7.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 101 0.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), 85.8% were separate houses, 6.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 51 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,352 3.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 6,212 17.7 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 18,425 52.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 8,391 23.9 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 668 1.9 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.9% had 1 bedroom, 17.7% had 2 bedrooms and 52.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11,552 32.9 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 11,970 34.1 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 10,400 29.6 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 241 0.7 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 936 2.7 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), 32.9% were owned outright, 34.1% were owned with a mortgage and 29.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 23,218 66.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 10,086 28.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,794 5.1 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 66.2% were family households, 28.7% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

Household income Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.6 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.6 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), 28.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.6% 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 % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 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 Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,317 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 % Victoria % Australia %
None 2,783 7.9 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 12,757 36.3 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 12,779 36.4 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 5,579 15.9 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,201 3.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), 36.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.9% 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 % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,119 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 530 47.4 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 589 52.6 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), there were 1,119 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 530 (or 47.4%) were male and 589 (or 52.6%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 832 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $832.

Mortgage and rent Ballarat % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 188 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Ballarat (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $188 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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