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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 201
People 157,485
Male 48.8%
Female 51.2%
Median age 42
Families 40,141
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 72,663
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,098
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $240
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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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
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 76,798 48.8 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 80,690 51.2 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,162 1.4 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 157,485 people in Ballarat. Of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% 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 42 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 9,318 5.9 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 10,083 6.4 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 9,564 6.1 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 9,654 6.1 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 9,873 6.3 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 8,816 5.6 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 8,697 5.5 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 8,847 5.6 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 9,895 6.3 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 10,445 6.6 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 10,845 6.9 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 10,806 6.9 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 10,530 6.7 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 10,008 6.4 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 7,463 4.7 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 5,244 3.3 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 3,639 2.3 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 3,745 2.4 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Ballarat was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 58,781 45.7 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 4,637 3.6 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 12,571 9.8 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 8,159 6.3 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 44,375 34.5 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Ballarat aged 15 years and over, 45.7% were married and 13.4% 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 51,188 45.9 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 12,746 11.4 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 47,602 42.7 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Ballarat, of people aged 15 years and over, 45.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 2,496 5.3 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 8,358 17.8 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,326 7.1 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 1,280 2.7 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 4,771 10.2 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3,071 6.5 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,984 4.2 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,069 4.4 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 6,236 13.3 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,090 2.3 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 12,268 26.1 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Ballarat 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.6% were in primary school, 20.9% in secondary school and 17.7% 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 21,856 17.0 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 10,860 8.5 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 4,554 3.5 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 18,943 14.7 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 16,666 13.0 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 9,814 7.6 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 13,492 10.5 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 127 0.1 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 11 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 13,953 10.9 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 319 0.2 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 15,124 11.8 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Ballarat, 13.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.3% 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 65,386 30.2 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 62,890 29.0 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 23,769 11.0 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 19,100 8.8 492,281 6.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 6,748 3.1 201,850 2.6 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Ballarat were English 30.2%, Australian 29.0%, Irish 11.0%, 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 129,739 82.4 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 4,206 2.7 171,443 2.9 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 1,348 0.9 93,253 1.6 518,466 2.2
India 972 0.6 169,802 2.9 455,389 1.9
Netherlands 868 0.6 19,813 0.3 70,172 0.3
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 780 0.5 160,652 2.7 509,555 2.2

In Ballarat, 82.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.7%, New Zealand 0.9%, India 0.6%, Netherlands 0.6% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 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 20,116 12.8 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 8,143 5.2 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 5,747 3.6 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 111,244 70.6 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Ballarat, 70.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.8% 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 117,763 74.8 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
England 7,081 4.5 276,101 4.7 1,403,096 6.0
Netherlands 2,090 1.3 51,198 0.9 175,354 0.7
New Zealand 1,848 1.2 103,922 1.8 617,331 2.6
Scotland 1,594 1.0 62,046 1.0 276,038 1.2

In Ballarat, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 74.8%, England 4.5%, Netherlands 1.3%, New Zealand 1.2% and Scotland 1.0%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 120,291 76.4 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 6,738 4.3 254,812 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
Netherlands 1,885 1.2 44,458 0.8 152,088 0.6
New Zealand 1,791 1.1 102,791 1.7 608,329 2.6
Scotland 1,342 0.9 55,616 0.9 245,915 1.1

In Ballarat, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 76.4%, England 4.3%, Netherlands 1.2%, New Zealand 1.1% and Scotland 0.9%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 57,794 36.7 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 36,433 23.1 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 18,707 11.9 530,710 9.0 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 15,623 9.9 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 10,429 6.6 197,572 3.3 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Ballarat were No Religion, so described 36.7%, Catholic 23.1%, Anglican 11.9%, Not stated 9.9% and Uniting Church 6.6%. In Ballarat, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (56.4%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Mandarin 950 0.6 191,793 3.2 596,711 2.5
Italian 358 0.2 112,272 1.9 271,597 1.2
German 317 0.2 19,714 0.3 79,353 0.3
Punjabi 281 0.2 56,171 0.9 132,496 0.6
Dutch 255 0.2 8,600 0.1 33,835 0.1
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 139,419 88.5 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 3,966 6.2 624,141 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 0.6%, Italian 0.2%, German 0.2%, Punjabi 0.2% and Dutch 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 37,943 52.5 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 25,289 35.0 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 4,163 5.8 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 4,899 6.8 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 72,294 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballarat. Of these 52.5% were employed full time, 35.0% were employed part-time and 6.8% 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 9,252 13.7 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 7,485 11.1 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 8,545 12.7 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 11,825 17.5 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 26,123 38.8 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Ballarat, 13.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Professionals 13,213 19.6 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 10,130 15.0 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 8,415 12.5 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 8,197 12.2 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 8,162 12.1 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Labourers 7,550 11.2 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 6,666 9.9 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 3,955 5.9 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Ballarat included Professionals 19.6%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.0%, Managers 12.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.1%, Labourers 11.2%, Sales Workers 9.9% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.9%.

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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) 4,279 6.4 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 1,802 2.7 65,341 2.4 254,275 2.4
Primary Education 1,738 2.6 52,964 1.9 231,198 2.2
Takeaway Food Services 1,524 2.3 48,051 1.8 189,447 1.8
Cafes and Restaurants 1,452 2.2 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) 6.4%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.7%, Primary Education 2.6%, Takeaway Food Services 2.3% and Cafes and Restaurants 2.2%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 559 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,409 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,098 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat was $559.

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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 46,050 68.4 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 3,608 5.4 126,918 4.6 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 3,168 4.7 110,502 4.0 489,922 4.6
Walked only 2,095 3.1 87,794 3.2 370,427 3.5
Train 733 1.1 157,750 5.8 488,012 4.6
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 1,990 3.0 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 50,155 74.4 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 68.4%, Worked at home 5.4%, Car, as passenger 4.7%, Walked only 3.1% and Train 1.1%. On the day, 3.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 74.4% 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) 90,195 70.2 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 35,927 28.0 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 16,509 12.8 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 29,810 23.2 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Ballarat, of people aged 15 years and over, 70.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.0% 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, 23.2% 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 26,068 20.3 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 33,833 26.3 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 16,499 12.8 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 13,786 10.7 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballarat, 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% 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 16,578 41.3 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 16,082 40.1 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 6,945 17.3 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 532 1.3 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Ballarat, 40.1% were couple families with children, 41.3% were couple families without children and 17.3% 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 -- 17.3 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.7 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Ballarat, 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% 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 5,641 17.3 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,553 4.8 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 8,012 24.5 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 4,359 13.3 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 2,105 6.4 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 7,428 22.7 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,855 5.7 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,721 5.3 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Ballarat, of couple families with children, 17.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 24.5% 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 59,745 86.8 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 9,112 13.2 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Ballarat, 86.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 51,496 86.2 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,821 9.7 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,401 2.3 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 681 1.1 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat, 86.2% were separate houses, 9.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flats or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 152 0.3 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 2,180 3.6 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 10,287 17.2 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 29,606 49.6 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 15,997 26.8 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,525 2.6 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 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 17.2% had 2 bedrooms and 49.6% 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 21,596 36.1 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 20,562 34.4 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 15,369 25.7 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 475 0.8 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,747 2.9 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballarat, 36.1% were owned outright, 34.4% were owned with a mortgage and 25.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 39,682 66.4 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 17,677 29.6 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 2,383 4.0 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Ballarat, of all households, 66.4% were family households, 29.6% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

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Household income Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.3 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.3 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Ballarat, 26.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.3% 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 240 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.5 -- 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 Ballarat % Ballarat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 3,367 5.6 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 19,839 33.2 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 21,933 36.7 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 12,090 20.2 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,515 4.2 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Ballarat, 33.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.2% 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 10,936 18.3 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 47,099 78.8 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,708 2.9 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Ballarat, 78.8% 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 1,022 47.1 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 1,146 52.9 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Ballarat, 47.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.9% were female. The median age was 21 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 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,019 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

In Ballarat, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,019.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

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 230 -- 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 $230 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

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.