Greater Bendigo (C)

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA22620
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,851
Male 49.2%
Female 50.8%
Median age 21
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 920
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,060
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,365
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 Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 1,752 94.7 44,590 93.3 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 60 3.2 2,022 4.2 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 39 2.1 1,175 2.5 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Greater Bendigo (C), there were 1,851 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female.

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Age Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 21 -- 23 -- 23 --
0-4 years 272 14.8 5,476 11.5 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 403 21.9 10,414 21.8 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 382 20.8 9,073 19.0 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 250 13.6 6,539 13.7 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 165 9.0 5,239 11.0 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 165 9.0 5,067 10.6 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 123 6.7 3,472 7.3 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 80 4.3 2,518 5.3 30,952 4.8

In Greater Bendigo (C), the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 21 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 36.5% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 4.3% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 238 20.3 7,613 23.9 105,086 24.5
Separated 63 5.4 1,556 4.9 19,112 4.5
Divorced 102 8.7 2,642 8.3 28,796 6.7
Widowed 24 2.0 943 3.0 13,794 3.2
Never married 744 63.5 19,145 60.0 261,980 61.1

In Greater Bendigo (C), 20.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 14.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 220 20.4 6,729 23.6 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 173 16.1 4,079 14.3 60,051 16.0
Not married 683 63.5 17,744 62.1 228,281 60.9

In Greater Bendigo (C), 20.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 16.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Pre-school 54 7.5 1,388 7.1 16,698 6.4
Primary 284 39.6 6,935 35.5 97,859 37.5
Secondary 180 25.1 4,828 24.7 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 41 5.7 1,215 6.2 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 51 7.1 1,679 8.6 15,489 5.9
Other 27 3.8 567 2.9 5,047 1.9
Not stated 81 11.3 2,940 15.0 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Greater Bendigo (C), 38.7% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 39.6% were attending a primary school, 25.1% were attending a secondary school and 12.8% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 90 7.7 2,929 9.2 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 84 7.2 2,433 7.6 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 61 5.2 1,471 4.6 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 163 13.9 4,581 14.4 56,625 13.2
Year 12 134 11.4 4,285 13.4 59,949 14.0
Year 11 99 8.4 2,661 8.3 34,674 8.1
Year 10 175 14.9 4,289 13.4 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 3 0.3 97 0.3 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 0 0.0 13 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 221 18.8 4,628 14.5 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 8 0.7 267 0.8 4,256 1.0
Not stated 106 9.0 3,461 10.8 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Greater Bendigo (C), 11.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Yorta Yorta 6 0.3 52 0.1 52 0.0
Kriol 3 0.2 18 0.0 7,108 1.1
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English only spoken at home 1,773 96.0 44,375 92.9 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 96.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Greater Bendigo (C). The only other responses for language at home were Yorta Yorta 0.3% and Kriol 0.2%.

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Ancestry, top responses Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australian 1,274 48.2 32,409 46.6 399,843 45.0
English 532 20.1 13,647 19.6 152,758 17.2
Australian Aboriginal 210 7.9 6,416 9.2 140,480 15.8
Irish 199 7.5 5,041 7.2 45,887 5.2
Scottish 151 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 Greater Bendigo (C) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Greater Bendigo (C), the most common ancestries were Australian 48.2%, English 20.1%, Australian Aboriginal 7.9%, Irish 7.5% and Scottish 5.7%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 292 45.5 8,941 50.0 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 198 30.8 5,297 29.6 61,049 27.4
Away from work 51 7.9 1,134 6.3 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 101 15.7 2,502 14.0 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 494 42.4 13,086 41.0 190,132 44.3

There were 642 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Bendigo (C). Of these 45.5% were employed full time, 30.8% were employed part-time and 15.7% 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
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Labourers 97 17.8 1,970 12.8 27,814 15.3
Community and Personal Service Workers 87 16.0 2,459 16.0 30,991 17.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 83 15.3 2,166 14.1 24,399 13.4
Professionals 75 13.8 2,391 15.6 24,339 13.4
Sales Workers 61 11.2 1,447 9.4 15,791 8.7
Clerical and Administrative Workers 55 10.1 1,931 12.6 23,174 12.7
Managers 41 7.5 1,357 8.8 12,844 7.1
Machinery Operators and Drivers 30 5.5 1,117 7.3 16,774 9.2

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Greater Bendigo (C), the most common occupations were Labourers 17.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 16.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.3%, Professionals 13.8%, Sales Workers 11.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.1%, Managers 7.5% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.5%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 25 5.4 481 3.2 5,555 3.1
Other Social Assistance Services 22 4.7 388 2.5 5,302 2.9
Takeaway Food Services 17 3.6 415 2.7 4,469 2.5
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 17 3.6 461 3.0 5,542 3.0
State Government Administration 16 3.4 327 2.1 4,176 2.3

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Greater Bendigo (C), the most common industries of employment were Supermarket and Grocery Stores 5.4%, Other Social Assistance Services 4.7%, Takeaway Food Services 3.6%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.6% and State Government Administration 3.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 463 -- 479 -- 441 --
Household 1,060 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Greater Bendigo (C) was $463 and the median weekly household income was $1,060.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 762 64.7 20,093 63.0 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 402 34.2 9,408 29.5 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 209 17.8 4,560 14.3 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 210 17.9 5,878 18.4 63,303 14.8

In Greater Bendigo (C), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 64.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.2% provided care for children and 17.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.9% 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
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) 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 Greater Bendigo (C), 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
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 250 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,365 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Greater Bendigo (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,365.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 146 16.2 4,037 17.0 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 241 26.7 6,960 29.3 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 254 28.1 6,066 25.5 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 19 2.1 448 1.9 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 4 0.4 146 0.6 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 8 0.9 245 1.0 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 13 1.4 353 1.5 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 0 0.0 17 0.1 471 0.2
Other household 219 24.2 5,500 23.1 53,195 20.2

In Greater Bendigo (C), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 16.6% were a couple family with no children, 27.5% were a couple family with children and 29.5% 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
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 812 89.0 18,993 80.2 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 73 8.0 2,661 11.2 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 24 2.6 1,847 7.8 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 3 0.3 176 0.7 2,897 1.1

In Greater Bendigo (C) there were 920 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 89.0% were separate houses, 8.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.6% were flats or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 100 10.8 3,379 14.2 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 246 26.7 6,916 29.1 68,085 25.9
Rented 534 57.9 12,300 51.7 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 3 0.3 188 0.8 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 40 4.3 986 4.1 10,182 3.9

In Greater Bendigo (C), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 10.8% were owned outright, 26.7% were owned with a mortgage and 57.9% were rented.

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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.