Ballarat

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 2003
People 99,885
Male 48%
Female 52%
Median age 38
Families 25,022
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 44,370
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,158
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,350
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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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
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 47,944 48.0 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 51,943 52.0 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,443 1.4 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 99,885 people in Ballarat. Of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

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Age Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 6,519 6.5 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 6,539 6.5 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 6,033 6.0 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 6,504 6.5 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 7,489 7.5 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 6,708 6.7 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 6,280 6.3 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 5,981 6.0 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 6,179 6.2 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 6,278 6.3 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 6,351 6.4 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 6,063 6.1 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 5,726 5.7 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 5,413 5.4 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 4,065 4.1 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 3,080 3.1 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 2,288 2.3 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 2,375 2.4 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Ballarat was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 35,453 43.9 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,948 3.6 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 7,464 9.2 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 4,982 6.2 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 29,952 37.1 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Ballarat aged 15 years and over, 43.9% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 31,027 44.1 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 7,864 11.2 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 31,483 44.7 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Ballarat, of people aged 15 years and over, 44.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,702 5.6 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 5,075 16.6 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,360 7.7 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 944 3.1 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 2,806 9.2 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 2,242 7.3 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,420 4.6 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,419 4.6 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 5,048 16.5 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 724 2.4 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 6,861 22.4 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Ballarat 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.4% were in primary school, 21.1% in secondary school and 21.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 15,378 19.0 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 6,871 8.5 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 3,013 3.7 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 11,327 14.0 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 11,185 13.8 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 6,117 7.6 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 8,128 10.1 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 77 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 7 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 8,308 10.3 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 217 0.3 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 8,482 10.5 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Ballarat, 13.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
English 41,691 30.2 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 39,561 28.6 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 15,809 11.4 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 12,178 8.8 492,281 6.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 4,313 3.1 201,850 2.6 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Ballarat were English 30.2%, Australian 28.6%, Irish 11.4%, Scottish 8.8% and German 3.1%.

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 (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 83,542 83.6 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 2,028 2.0 171,443 2.9 907,570 3.9
India 860 0.9 169,802 2.9 455,389 1.9
New Zealand 749 0.7 93,253 1.6 518,466 2.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 717 0.7 160,652 2.7 509,555 2.2
Netherlands 525 0.5 19,813 0.3 70,172 0.3

In Ballarat, 83.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.0%, India 0.9%, New Zealand 0.7%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.7% and Netherlands 0.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 12,147 12.2 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 5,080 5.1 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 3,558 3.6 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 72,069 72.2 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Ballarat, 72.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 76,080 76.2 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
England 3,737 3.7 276,101 4.7 1,403,096 6.0
Netherlands 1,335 1.3 51,198 0.9 175,354 0.7
India 1,177 1.2 225,885 3.8 616,939 2.6
New Zealand 1,085 1.1 103,922 1.8 617,331 2.6

In Ballarat, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 76.2%, England 3.7%, Netherlands 1.3%, India 1.2% and New Zealand 1.1%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 77,728 77.8 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 3,504 3.5 254,812 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
Netherlands 1,166 1.2 44,458 0.8 152,088 0.6
India 1,123 1.1 222,339 3.8 605,777 2.6
New Zealand 1,029 1.0 102,791 1.7 608,329 2.6

In Ballarat, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 77.8%, England 3.5%, Netherlands 1.2%, India 1.1% and New Zealand 1.0%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 36,883 36.9 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 24,352 24.4 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 10,600 10.6 530,710 9.0 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 9,062 9.1 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 6,769 6.8 197,572 3.3 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Ballarat were No Religion, so described 36.9%, Catholic 24.4%, Anglican 10.6%, Not stated 9.1% and Uniting Church 6.8%. In Ballarat, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (56.3%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Mandarin 854 0.9 191,793 3.2 596,711 2.5
Punjabi 246 0.2 56,171 0.9 132,496 0.6
Malayalam 234 0.2 16,950 0.3 53,206 0.2
Hindi 222 0.2 51,241 0.9 159,652 0.7
Italian 212 0.2 112,272 1.9 271,597 1.2
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 88,346 88.5 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 2,783 7.0 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Ballarat 88.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.9%, Punjabi 0.2%, Malayalam 0.2%, Hindi 0.2% and Italian 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 24,971 52.9 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 16,358 34.6 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 2,513 5.3 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,371 7.1 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 47,213 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballarat. Of these 52.9% were employed full time, 34.6% were employed part-time and 7.1% 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
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 6,126 14.0 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 4,752 10.8 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 5,482 12.5 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 8,033 18.3 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 16,937 38.6 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Ballarat, 14.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Professionals 9,591 21.9 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 6,324 14.4 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 5,536 12.6 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 5,520 12.6 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 4,721 10.8 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 4,643 10.6 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 4,533 10.3 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 2,290 5.2 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Ballarat included Professionals 21.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.6%, Sales Workers 10.8%, Managers 10.6%, Labourers 10.3% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3,126 7.2 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 1,236 2.8 52,964 1.9 231,198 2.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 1,209 2.8 65,341 2.4 254,275 2.4
Takeaway Food Services 1,150 2.6 48,051 1.8 189,447 1.8
Cafes and Restaurants 1,064 2.4 69,149 2.5 253,385 2.4

Of the employed people in Ballarat, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 7.2%, Primary Education 2.8%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.8%, Takeaway Food Services 2.6% and Cafes and Restaurants 2.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 590 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,490 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,158 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat was $590.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 30,731 70.1 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 2,238 5.1 110,502 4.0 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 1,592 3.6 126,918 4.6 503,582 4.7
Walked only 1,285 2.9 87,794 3.2 370,427 3.5
Train 527 1.2 157,750 5.8 488,012 4.6
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 1,402 3.2 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 33,546 76.5 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Ballarat, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 70.1%, Car, as passenger 5.1%, Worked at home 3.6%, Walked only 2.9% and Train 1.2%. On the day, 3.2% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 76.5% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 57,177 70.8 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 23,789 29.4 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 10,112 12.5 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 17,724 21.9 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Ballarat, of people aged 15 years and over, 70.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.4% provided care for children and 12.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.9% 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
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 17,702 21.9 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 21,779 27.0 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 9,836 12.2 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 7,852 9.7 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballarat, 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 9,599 38.4 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 10,255 41.0 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 4,775 19.1 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 395 1.6 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Ballarat, 41.0% were couple families with children, 38.4% were couple families without children and 19.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male -- 15.6 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 84.4 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Ballarat, 15.6% of single parents were male and 84.4% 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
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 3,681 18.5 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 862 4.3 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,172 26.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 2,644 13.3 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,223 6.2 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 4,210 21.2 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,068 5.4 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 986 5.0 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Ballarat, of couple families with children, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 26.1% 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 Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 37,810 89.5 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,434 10.5 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Ballarat, 89.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 30,992 82.0 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,361 14.2 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,187 3.1 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 102 0.3 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat, 82.0% were separate houses, 14.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.1% were flats or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 59 0.2 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,341 3.5 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 6,493 17.2 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 18,834 49.8 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 10,185 26.9 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 902 2.4 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballarat, of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 17.2% had 2 bedrooms and 49.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 12,049 31.9 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 12,456 32.9 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 12,001 31.7 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 281 0.7 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,021 2.7 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat, 31.9% were owned outright, 32.9% were owned with a mortgage and 31.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 24,788 65.6 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 11,213 29.7 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,813 4.8 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Ballarat, of all households, 65.6% were family households, 29.7% were single person households and 4.8% were group households.

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Household income Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 24.8 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.2 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Ballarat, 24.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 9.2% 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 Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 250 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.9 -- 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,350 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.2 -- 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 2,556 6.8 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 13,669 36.1 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 13,939 36.9 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 6,196 16.4 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,453 3.8 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Ballarat, 36.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 6,317 16.7 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 30,477 80.6 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,018 2.7 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Ballarat, 80.6% 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.

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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.
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 668 46.4 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 772 53.6 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Ballarat, 46.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 53.6% were female. The median age was 20 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
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 997 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

In Ballarat, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $997.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 235 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Ballarat, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $235 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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.