Ballina

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 1003
People 24,852
Male 47.6%
Female 52.4%
Median age 49
Families 6,604
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.5
All private dwellings 12,123
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,093
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $345
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

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
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 11,825 47.6 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 13,026 52.4 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 830 3.3 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 24,852 people in Ballina. Of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

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Age Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 49 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,176 4.7 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,312 5.3 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,317 5.3 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,275 5.1 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 973 3.9 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,006 4.0 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,215 4.9 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,223 4.9 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,517 6.1 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,576 6.3 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,747 7.0 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,888 7.6 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,916 7.7 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,949 7.8 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,432 5.8 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,162 4.7 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 922 3.7 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,241 5.0 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Ballina was 49 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 27.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 9,722 46.2 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 808 3.8 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 2,527 12.0 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,874 8.9 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 6,117 29.1 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Ballina aged 15 years and over, 46.2% were married and 15.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 8,372 45.9 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 2,048 11.2 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 7,837 42.9 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Ballina, of people aged 15 years and over, 45.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 383 5.6 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 812 12.0 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 652 9.6 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 230 3.4 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 717 10.6 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 617 9.1 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 129 1.9 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 437 6.4 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 621 9.1 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 110 1.6 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 2,082 30.7 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Ballina 27.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.9% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 15.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 3,863 18.4 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,942 9.2 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 676 3.2 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 3,048 14.5 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 2,305 11.0 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 747 3.6 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 3,006 14.3 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 25 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,010 9.6 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 46 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,627 12.5 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Ballina, 11.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 10,741 31.2 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 9,751 28.3 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 3,756 10.9 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 3,009 8.7 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 1,095 3.2 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Ballina were English 31.2%, Australian 28.3%, Irish 10.9%, Scottish 8.7% and German 3.2%.

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 Ballina (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 20,104 81.0 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 832 3.4 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 424 1.7 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
Scotland 120 0.5 28,579 0.4 119,417 0.5
South Africa 100 0.4 43,058 0.6 162,449 0.7
United States of America 89 0.4 30,081 0.4 86,125 0.4

In Ballina, 81.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.4%, New Zealand 1.7%, Scotland 0.5%, South Africa 0.4% and United States of America 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 3,302 13.3 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,583 6.4 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,155 4.6 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 16,648 67.0 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Ballina, 67.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 17,940 72.3 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 1,410 5.7 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 560 2.3 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 301 1.2 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Italy 215 0.9 128,148 1.7 470,138 2.0

In Ballina, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 72.3%, England 5.7%, New Zealand 2.3%, Scotland 1.2% and Italy 0.9%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 18,364 74.1 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 1,278 5.2 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 546 2.2 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Scotland 247 1.0 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1
Netherlands 156 0.6 34,775 0.5 152,088 0.6

In Ballina, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 74.1%, England 5.2%, New Zealand 2.2%, Scotland 1.0% and Netherlands 0.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 7,490 30.2 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 5,704 23.0 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 4,863 19.6 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 2,678 10.8 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Presbyterian and Reformed 1,089 4.4 188,330 2.5 526,689 2.3

The most common responses for religion in Ballina were No Religion, so described 30.2%, Catholic 23.0%, Anglican 19.6%, Not stated 10.8% and Presbyterian and Reformed 4.4%. In Ballina, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (62.9%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
German 94 0.4 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
Italian 78 0.3 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
French 59 0.2 23,743 0.3 70,873 0.3
Japanese 54 0.2 17,319 0.2 55,966 0.2
Mandarin 49 0.2 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
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English only spoken at home 22,021 88.7 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 568 5.2 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Ballina 88.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 0.4%, Italian 0.3%, French 0.2%, Japanese 0.2% and Mandarin 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 5,357 49.7 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 4,228 39.2 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 549 5.1 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 650 6.0 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 10,784 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballina. Of these 49.7% were employed full time, 39.2% were employed part-time and 6.0% 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.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 1,384 13.7 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,263 12.5 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,577 15.6 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,902 18.8 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 3,461 34.1 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Ballina, 13.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 34.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 2,297 22.7 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,384 13.7 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,313 13.0 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 1,175 11.6 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,154 11.4 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 1,150 11.3 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 1,075 10.6 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 426 4.2 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Ballina included Professionals 22.7%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.0%, Managers 11.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.4%, Sales Workers 11.3%, Labourers 10.6% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aged Care Residential Services 393 3.9 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 358 3.6 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Secondary Education 325 3.2 58,072 1.7 177,487 1.7
Cafes and Restaurants 323 3.2 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 308 3.1 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4

Of the employed people in Ballina, the most common responses for industry of employment included Aged Care Residential Services 3.9%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.6%, Secondary Education 3.2%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.2% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 595 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,387 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,093 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballina was $595.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 6,954 68.8 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 604 6.0 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 478 4.7 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 350 3.5 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Bicycle 180 1.8 23,332 0.7 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 98 1.0 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 7,534 74.3 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Ballina, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.8%, Worked at home 6.0%, Car, as passenger 4.7%, Walked only 3.5% and Bicycle 1.8%. On the day, 1.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 74.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 14,684 69.8 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,143 24.4 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,599 12.4 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,509 21.4 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Ballina, of people aged 15 years and over, 69.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.4% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 4,202 20.0 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 5,837 27.7 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 2,766 13.1 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,873 8.9 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballina, 27.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 3,129 47.4 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,205 33.4 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,190 18.0 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 76 1.2 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Ballina, 33.4% were couple families with children, 47.4% were couple families without children and 18.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.7 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.3 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Ballina, 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 828 15.5 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 329 6.2 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,113 20.9 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 493 9.2 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 406 7.6 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,612 30.2 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 248 4.7 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 302 5.7 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Ballina, of couple families with children, 15.5% had both partners employed full-time, 6.2% had both employed part-time and 20.9% 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.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 10,111 89.9 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,141 10.1 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Ballina, 89.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 5,917 58.5 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,071 30.4 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 645 6.4 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 421 4.2 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballina, 58.5% were separate houses, 30.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.4% were flats or apartments and 4.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 21 0.2 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 423 4.2 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 2,488 24.6 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 4,328 42.9 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,536 25.1 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 298 3.0 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballina, of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 24.6% had 2 bedrooms and 42.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 4,002 39.6 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,329 23.0 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 3,252 32.2 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 170 1.7 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 355 3.5 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballina, 39.6% were owned outright, 23.0% were owned with a mortgage and 32.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 6,495 64.3 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 3,203 31.7 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 402 4.0 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Ballina, of all households, 64.3% were family households, 31.7% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

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Household income Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.8 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.1 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Ballina, 25.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 9.1% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 345 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.7 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 15.3 -- 12.9 -- 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.3 -- 7.4 -- 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 713 7.1 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 4,162 41.2 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 3,562 35.3 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,228 12.2 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 428 4.2 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Ballina, 41.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,872 18.5 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 7,891 78.1 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 337 3.3 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Ballina, 78.1% 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.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 391 47.3 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 435 52.7 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Ballina, 47.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.7% were female. The median age was 26 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,086 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Ballina, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,086.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 300 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,687 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Ballina, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,687.

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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.