Bendigo

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Area code 202
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,275
Male 50.0%
Female 50.0%
Median age 22
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 1,133
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,045
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,322
Median weekly rent $250

(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 Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 2,145 94.3 44,590 93.3 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 77 3.4 2,022 4.2 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 53 2.3 1,175 2.5 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Bendigo, there were 2,275 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female.

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Age Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 23 --
0-4 years 306 13.5 5,476 11.5 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 487 21.5 10,414 21.8 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 441 19.5 9,073 19.0 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 299 13.2 6,539 13.7 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 220 9.7 5,239 11.0 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 228 10.1 5,067 10.6 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 171 7.6 3,472 7.3 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 111 4.9 2,518 5.3 30,952 4.8

In Bendigo, the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 22 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 34.9% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 4.9% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 331 22.4 7,613 23.9 105,086 24.5
Separated 88 6.0 1,556 4.9 19,112 4.5
Divorced 124 8.4 2,642 8.3 28,796 6.7
Widowed 39 2.6 943 3.0 13,794 3.2
Never married 895 60.6 19,145 60.0 261,980 61.1

In Bendigo, 22.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 14.4% 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 292 22.2 6,729 23.6 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 210 15.9 4,079 14.3 60,051 16.0
Not married 816 61.9 17,744 62.1 228,281 60.9

In Bendigo, 22.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 15.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Pre-school 65 7.3 1,388 7.1 16,698 6.4
Primary 339 38.1 6,935 35.5 97,859 37.5
Secondary 215 24.2 4,828 24.7 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 42 4.7 1,215 6.2 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 56 6.3 1,679 8.6 15,489 5.9
Other 23 2.6 567 2.9 5,047 1.9
Not stated 149 16.8 2,940 15.0 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Bendigo, 39.3% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 38.1% were attending a primary school, 24.2% were attending a secondary school and 11.0% were attending 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 117 8.0 2,929 9.2 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 102 6.9 2,433 7.6 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 68 4.6 1,471 4.6 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 202 13.7 4,581 14.4 56,625 13.2
Year 12 152 10.3 4,285 13.4 59,949 14.0
Year 11 118 8.0 2,661 8.3 34,674 8.1
Year 10 209 14.2 4,289 13.4 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 3 0.2 97 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 13 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 267 18.2 4,628 14.5 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 8 0.5 267 0.8 4,256 1.0
Not stated 185 12.6 3,461 10.8 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Bendigo, 10.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.9% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Yorta Yorta 6 0.3 52 0.1 52 0.0
Kriol 3 0.1 18 0.0 7,108 1.1
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English only spoken at home 2,129 93.9 44,375 92.9 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 93.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Bendigo. The only other responses for language at home were Yorta Yorta 0.3% and Kriol 0.1%.

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Ancestry, top responses Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australian 1,523 46.8 32,409 46.6 399,843 45.0
English 660 20.3 13,647 19.6 152,758 17.2
Irish 255 7.8 5,041 7.2 45,887 5.2
Australian Aboriginal 251 7.7 6,416 9.2 140,480 15.8
Scottish 187 5.7 3,222 4.6 30,843 3.5

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).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Bendigo, the most common ancestries were Australian 46.8%, English 20.3%, Irish 7.8%, Australian Aboriginal 7.7% and Scottish 5.7%.

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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 346 44.8 8,941 50.0 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 244 31.6 5,297 29.6 61,049 27.4
Away from work 62 8.0 1,134 6.3 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 120 15.5 2,502 14.0 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 663 45.0 13,086 41.0 190,132 44.3

There were 772 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bendigo. Of these 44.8% were employed full time, 31.6% were employed part-time and 15.5% 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.

For information on the Community Development Programme (CDP) please refer to the Census Data Dictionary. CDP data is available in TableBuilder.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Labourers 118 18.0 1,970 12.8 27,814 15.3
Technicians and Trades Workers 102 15.6 2,166 14.1 24,399 13.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 102 15.6 2,459 16.0 30,991 17.0
Professionals 95 14.5 2,391 15.6 24,339 13.4
Sales Workers 70 10.7 1,447 9.4 15,791 8.7
Clerical and Administrative Workers 69 10.6 1,931 12.6 23,174 12.7
Managers 46 7.0 1,357 8.8 12,844 7.1
Machinery Operators and Drivers 36 5.5 1,117 7.3 16,774 9.2

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Bendigo, the most common occupations were Labourers 18.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 15.6%, Professionals 14.5%, Sales Workers 10.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.6%, Managers 7.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.5%.

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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) 25 4.5 461 3.0 5,542 3.0
Other Social Assistance Services 25 4.5 388 2.5 5,302 2.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 24 4.3 481 3.2 5,555 3.1
State Government Administration 20 3.6 327 2.1 4,176 2.3
Aged Care Residential Services 17 3.1 339 2.2 3,760 2.1

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Bendigo, the most common industries of employment were Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.5%, Other Social Assistance Services 4.5%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 4.3%, State Government Administration 3.6% and Aged Care Residential Services 3.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 456 -- 479 -- 441 --
Household 1,045 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Bendigo was $456 and the median weekly household income was $1,045.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 941 64.0 20,093 63.0 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 471 31.8 9,408 29.5 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 249 16.8 4,560 14.3 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 271 18.3 5,878 18.4 63,303 14.8

In Bendigo, of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 64.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.8% provided care for children and 16.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Dwellings

dwelling characteristics | dwelling structure

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

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 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7 -- 1.8 -- 1.7 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

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 and 1.7 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

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Housing costs
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 1,322 -- 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 $1,322.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 193 17.0 4,037 17.0 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 304 26.8 6,960 29.3 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 300 26.4 6,066 25.5 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 23 2.0 448 1.9 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 10 0.9 146 0.6 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 20 1.8 245 1.0 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 13 1.1 353 1.5 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 17 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 273 24.0 5,500 23.1 53,195 20.2

In Bendigo, of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 17.9% were a couple family with no children, 28.5% were a couple family with children and 27.6% were a one parent family.

In multiple family households, only the family composition of the primary family is recorded. Other household includes lone person households and group households.

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,008 89.5 18,993 80.2 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 85 7.5 2,661 11.2 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 23 2.0 1,847 7.8 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 10 0.9 176 0.7 2,897 1.1

In Bendigo there were 1,133 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 89.5% were separate houses, 7.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.0% were flats or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Bendigo % Bendigo Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 155 13.8 3,379 14.2 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 320 28.4 6,916 29.1 68,085 25.9
Rented 594 52.8 12,300 51.7 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 4 0.4 188 0.8 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 53 4.7 986 4.1 10,182 3.9

In Bendigo, of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 13.8% were owned outright, 28.4% were owned with a mortgage and 52.8% were rented.

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