2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | Statistical Area Level 4

Bendigo

Code 202 (SA4)
People 140,696
Male 68,587
Female 72,109
Median age 40
Families 37,368
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 63,036
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $963
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Total 140,696 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 68,587 48.7 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 72,109 51.3 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,792 1.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 140,696 people in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 8,873 6.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 8,739 6.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 9,214 6.5 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 9,714 6.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 8,555 6.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 7,350 5.2 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 7,471 5.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 8,580 6.1 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 9,428 6.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 9,816 7.0 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 10,151 7.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 9,753 6.9 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 9,265 6.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 7,061 5.0 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 5,599 4.0 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 4,274 3.0 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3,558 2.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3,295 2.3 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54,485 47.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3,860 3.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 10,882 9.6 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 7,379 6.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 37,265 32.7 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4) aged 15 years and over, 47.8% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49,171 48.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 10,100 10.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 42,136 41.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 2,260 5.5 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 7,645 18.6 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,722 6.6 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 952 2.3 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 5,881 14.3 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,135 5.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,448 3.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,048 7.4 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,670 11.3 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,085 2.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 9,342 22.7 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 41,188 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.5% were in primary school, 23.0% in secondary school and 18.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 122,356 87.0 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 14,372 10.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 7,303 5.5 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 4,748 3.6 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 105,193 79.9 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), 79.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 36,796 55.3 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 22,269 33.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,158 6.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 3,358 5.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 66,581 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 66,581 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4). Of these 55.3% were employed full time, 33.4% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 8,328 13.2 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 6,518 10.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 7,421 11.7 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 10,694 16.9 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 26,101 41.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), 13.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 500 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,220 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 963 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4) was $500.

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

Unpaid work Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 82,229 72.2 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 32,589 28.6 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 14,584 12.8 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 26,945 23.7 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.6% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 23,123 20.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 29,952 26.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 15,242 13.4 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 13,910 12.2 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 15,224 40.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 15,143 40.5 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 6,465 17.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 536 1.4 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), 40.5% were couple families with children, 40.7% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bendigo % 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 Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,724 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,944 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,944 and those without children was $1,724.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 5,402 17.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,437 4.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 7,203 23.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 4,190 13.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,797 5.9 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 6,506 21.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 1,929 6.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,907 6.3 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), of couple families, 17.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 23.7% 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 Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 53,845 88.4 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 7,043 11.6 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), 88.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 48,980 91.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,646 3.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,712 5.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 490 0.9 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), 91.0% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 198 0.4 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,687 3.1 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 9,447 17.5 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 27,984 52.0 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 13,507 25.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,020 1.9 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 17.5% had 2 bedrooms and 52.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 20,214 37.5 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 18,879 35.1 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 12,959 24.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 326 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,465 2.7 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), 37.5% were owned outright, 35.1% were owned with a mortgage and 24.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 36,876 68.5 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 14,911 27.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 2,057 3.8 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), of all households, 68.5% were family households, 27.7% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.5 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), 29.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.1% 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 Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
None 3,527 6.6 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 18,024 33.5 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 20,091 37.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 10,558 19.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,644 3.1 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), 33.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.6% 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 Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,790 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 894 49.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 896 50.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), there were 1,790 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 894 (or 49.9%) were male and 896 (or 50.1%) 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 Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 786 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $786.

Mortgage and rent Bendigo % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 175 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,253 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Bendigo (Statistical Area Level 4), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $175 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,253.

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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