Bendigo

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 2004
People 94,378
Male 48.2%
Female 51.8%
Median age 38
Families 24,078
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 41,799
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,176
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,387
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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People

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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
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 45,463 48.2 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 48,916 51.8 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,669 1.8 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 94,378 people in Bendigo. Of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

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Age Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 6,170 6.5 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 6,208 6.6 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 5,757 6.1 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 6,023 6.4 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 6,970 7.4 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 6,345 6.7 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 6,074 6.4 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 5,527 5.9 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 5,718 6.1 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 5,773 6.1 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 5,777 6.1 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 5,915 6.3 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 5,491 5.8 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 5,129 5.4 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 3,747 4.0 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 3,029 3.2 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 2,212 2.3 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 2,515 2.7 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Bendigo was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 34,123 44.8 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 2,791 3.7 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 7,119 9.3 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 4,663 6.1 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 27,542 36.1 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Bendigo aged 15 years and over, 44.8% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 29,875 44.8 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 7,282 10.9 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 29,537 44.3 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Bendigo, of people aged 15 years and over, 44.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,521 5.3 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 5,073 17.8 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,082 7.3 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 606 2.1 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 3,657 12.8 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 1,505 5.3 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 767 2.7 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,712 6.0 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 3,647 12.8 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 611 2.1 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 7,305 25.6 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Bendigo 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.2% were in primary school, 20.8% in secondary school and 18.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 12,738 16.7 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 6,189 8.1 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 3,003 3.9 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 11,464 15.0 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 9,952 13.1 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 5,540 7.3 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 8,146 10.7 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 92 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 13 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 8,240 10.8 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 383 0.5 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 8,693 11.4 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Bendigo, 13.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.1% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
English 39,932 31.0 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 39,044 30.3 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 13,532 10.5 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 10,547 8.2 492,281 6.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 4,252 3.3 201,850 2.6 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Bendigo were English 31.0%, Australian 30.3%, Irish 10.5%, Scottish 8.2% and German 3.3%.

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

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Country of birth Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 79,897 84.7 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 1,487 1.6 171,443 2.9 907,570 3.9
India 675 0.7 169,802 2.9 455,389 1.9
New Zealand 610 0.6 93,253 1.6 518,466 2.2
Myanmar 448 0.5 10,973 0.2 32,655 0.1
Thailand 403 0.4 15,979 0.3 66,229 0.3

In Bendigo, 84.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 1.6%, India 0.7%, New Zealand 0.6%, Myanmar 0.5% and Thailand 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 9,495 10.1 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 4,276 4.5 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 2,697 2.9 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 70,531 74.7 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Bendigo, 74.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 73,658 78.1 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
England 3,116 3.3 276,101 4.7 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 946 1.0 103,922 1.8 617,331 2.6
India 902 1.0 225,885 3.8 616,939 2.6
Myanmar 879 0.9 17,442 0.3 50,540 0.2

In Bendigo, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 78.1%, England 3.3%, New Zealand 1.0%, India 1.0% and Myanmar 0.9%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 75,357 79.9 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 2,715 2.9 254,812 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
India 884 0.9 222,339 3.8 605,777 2.6
Myanmar 870 0.9 17,585 0.3 51,099 0.2
New Zealand 852 0.9 102,791 1.7 608,329 2.6

In Bendigo, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 79.9%, England 2.9%, India 0.9%, Myanmar 0.9% and New Zealand 0.9%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 34,087 36.1 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 20,808 22.0 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 12,133 12.9 530,710 9.0 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 9,101 9.6 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 6,424 6.8 197,572 3.3 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Bendigo were No Religion, so described 36.1%, Catholic 22.0%, Anglican 12.9%, Not stated 9.6% and Uniting Church 6.8%. In Bendigo, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (56.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Karen 870 0.9 5,175 0.1 10,270 0.0
Mandarin 452 0.5 191,793 3.2 596,711 2.5
Malayalam 201 0.2 16,950 0.3 53,206 0.2
Punjabi 192 0.2 56,171 0.9 132,496 0.6
Hindi 179 0.2 51,241 0.9 159,652 0.7
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English only spoken at home 83,258 88.2 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 2,225 5.9 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Bendigo 88.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Karen 0.9%, Mandarin 0.5%, Malayalam 0.2%, Punjabi 0.2% and Hindi 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 23,611 53.0 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 15,457 34.7 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 2,523 5.7 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 2,947 6.6 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 44,538 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bendigo. Of these 53.0% were employed full time, 34.7% were employed part-time and 6.6% 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
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 5,725 13.8 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 4,404 10.6 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 5,330 12.8 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 8,101 19.5 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 15,504 37.3 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Bendigo, 13.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Professionals 8,571 20.6 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 5,916 14.2 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 5,219 12.5 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 5,169 12.4 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Labourers 5,005 12.0 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 4,467 10.7 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 4,247 10.2 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 2,379 5.7 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Bendigo included Professionals 20.6%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.4%, Labourers 12.0%, Sales Workers 10.7%, Managers 10.2% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 2,852 6.9 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 1,312 3.2 65,341 2.4 254,275 2.4
Banking 1,200 2.9 43,852 1.6 144,232 1.3
Primary Education 1,098 2.6 52,964 1.9 231,198 2.2
Takeaway Food Services 1,041 2.5 48,051 1.8 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Bendigo, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 6.9%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.2%, Banking 2.9%, Primary Education 2.6% and Takeaway Food Services 2.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 609 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,451 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,176 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bendigo was $609.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 29,456 70.8 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 2,179 5.2 110,502 4.0 489,922 4.6
Walked only 1,310 3.2 87,794 3.2 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 1,295 3.1 126,918 4.6 503,582 4.7
Bus 393 0.9 28,761 1.1 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 833 2.0 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 32,041 77.0 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Bendigo, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 70.8%, Car, as passenger 5.2%, Walked only 3.2%, Worked at home 3.1% and Bus 0.9%. On the day, 2.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 77.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 53,893 70.7 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 22,350 29.3 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 9,710 12.7 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 17,248 22.6 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Bendigo, of people aged 15 years and over, 70.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.3% provided care for children and 12.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.6% 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
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 16,582 21.8 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 20,537 26.9 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 9,288 12.2 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 7,483 9.8 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bendigo, 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 9,344 38.8 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 9,617 39.9 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 4,696 19.5 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 423 1.8 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Bendigo, 39.9% were couple families with children, 38.8% were couple families without children and 19.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male -- 16.6 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.4 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Bendigo, 16.6% of single parents were male and 83.4% 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
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 3,405 18.0 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 854 4.5 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,784 25.2 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 2,474 13.1 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,228 6.5 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 4,170 22.0 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,111 5.9 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 929 4.9 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Bendigo, of couple families with children, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 25.2% 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

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 35,562 89.8 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,044 10.2 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Bendigo, 89.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 31,549 88.7 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,193 9.0 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 537 1.5 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 158 0.4 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Bendigo, 88.7% were separate houses, 9.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.5% were flats or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 71 0.2 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 964 2.7 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 5,892 16.6 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 17,831 50.1 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 9,894 27.8 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 904 2.5 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 Bendigo, of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 16.6% had 2 bedrooms and 50.1% 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
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 11,293 31.8 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 12,117 34.1 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 10,924 30.7 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 202 0.6 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,025 2.9 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Bendigo, 31.8% were owned outright, 34.1% were owned with a mortgage and 30.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 23,759 66.8 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 10,265 28.9 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,537 4.3 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Bendigo, of all households, 66.8% were family households, 28.9% were single person households and 4.3% were group households.

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Household income Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.3 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.4 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Bendigo, 23.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.4% 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 Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 250 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.5 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.5 -- 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 Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.4 -- 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 Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 2,168 6.1 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 12,370 34.8 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 13,341 37.5 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 6,283 17.7 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,406 4.0 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Bendigo, 34.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 6,097 17.1 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 28,476 80.1 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 992 2.8 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Bendigo, 80.1% 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.
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 825 49.3 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 847 50.7 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Bendigo, 49.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.7% 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
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,035 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

In Bendigo, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,035.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 250 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Bendigo, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,387.

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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.