Greater Bendigo (C)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA22620
People 110,477
Male 48.5%
Female 51.5%
Median age 39
Families 28,521
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 48,989
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,184
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,387
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

(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

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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
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 53,587 48.5 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 56,891 51.5 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,846 1.7 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 110,477 people in Greater Bendigo (C). Of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

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Age Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 39 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 7,075 6.4 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 7,310 6.6 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 6,810 6.2 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 7,066 6.4 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 7,580 6.9 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 6,950 6.3 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 6,790 6.1 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 6,384 5.8 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 6,718 6.1 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 6,913 6.3 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 7,179 6.5 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 7,291 6.6 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 6,745 6.1 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 6,286 5.7 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 4,575 4.1 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 3,560 3.2 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 2,498 2.3 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 2,743 2.5 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Greater Bendigo (C) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 41,263 46.2 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 3,211 3.6 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 8,388 9.4 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 5,309 5.9 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 31,105 34.8 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Greater Bendigo (C) aged 15 years and over, 46.2% were married and 13.0% 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 36,194 46.2 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 8,564 10.9 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 33,509 42.8 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Greater Bendigo (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,765 5.3 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 5,954 17.9 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,456 7.4 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 740 2.2 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 4,296 13.0 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 1,775 5.4 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 959 2.9 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,954 5.9 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 3,917 11.8 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 698 2.1 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 8,656 26.1 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Greater Bendigo (C) 30.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.6% were in primary school, 21.2% 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
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 14,578 16.3 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 7,320 8.2 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 3,477 3.9 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 13,804 15.5 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 11,342 12.7 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 6,560 7.3 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 9,593 10.7 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 119 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 9,698 10.9 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 413 0.5 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 10,273 11.5 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Greater Bendigo (C), 12.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
English 46,597 30.9 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 46,310 30.7 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 15,704 10.4 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 12,340 8.2 492,281 6.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 4,934 3.3 201,850 2.6 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Greater Bendigo (C) were English 30.9%, Australian 30.7%, Irish 10.4%, 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 Greater Bendigo (C) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 93,321 84.5 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 1,944 1.8 171,443 2.9 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 735 0.7 93,253 1.6 518,466 2.2
India 697 0.6 169,802 2.9 455,389 1.9
Myanmar 448 0.4 10,973 0.2 32,655 0.1
Thailand 408 0.4 15,979 0.3 66,229 0.3

In Greater Bendigo (C), 84.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 1.8%, New Zealand 0.7%, India 0.6%, Myanmar 0.4% and Thailand 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 11,115 10.1 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 5,013 4.5 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 3,248 2.9 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 82,409 74.6 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Greater Bendigo (C), 74.6% 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 Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 86,182 78.0 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
England 3,887 3.5 276,101 4.7 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 1,117 1.0 103,922 1.8 617,331 2.6
India 929 0.8 225,885 3.8 616,939 2.6
Myanmar 879 0.8 17,442 0.3 50,540 0.2

In Greater Bendigo (C), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 78.0%, England 3.5%, New Zealand 1.0%, India 0.8% and Myanmar 0.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 88,062 79.8 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 3,430 3.1 254,812 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 1,036 0.9 102,791 1.7 608,329 2.6
India 922 0.8 222,339 3.8 605,777 2.6
Myanmar 870 0.8 17,585 0.3 51,099 0.2

In Greater Bendigo (C), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 79.8%, England 3.1%, New Zealand 0.9%, India 0.8% and Myanmar 0.8%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 39,714 35.9 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 24,394 22.1 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 14,425 13.1 530,710 9.0 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 10,763 9.7 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 7,559 6.8 197,572 3.3 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Greater Bendigo (C) were No Religion, so described 35.9%, Catholic 22.1%, Anglican 13.1%, Not stated 9.7% and Uniting Church 6.8%. In Greater Bendigo (C), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (57.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Karen 870 0.8 5,175 0.1 10,270 0.0
Mandarin 486 0.4 191,793 3.2 596,711 2.5
Italian 205 0.2 112,272 1.9 271,597 1.2
Malayalam 201 0.2 16,950 0.3 53,206 0.2
Punjabi 200 0.2 56,171 0.9 132,496 0.6
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English only spoken at home 97,865 88.6 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 2,467 5.6 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Greater Bendigo (C) 88.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Karen 0.8%, Mandarin 0.4%, Italian 0.2%, Malayalam 0.2% and Punjabi 0.2%.

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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 27,652 53.2 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 18,021 34.7 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 3,000 5.8 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 3,328 6.4 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 52,001 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Bendigo (C). Of these 53.2% were employed full time, 34.7% were employed part-time and 6.4% 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
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 6,625 13.6 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 5,193 10.7 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 6,210 12.8 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 9,272 19.0 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 18,383 37.8 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Greater Bendigo (C), 13.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Professionals 9,794 20.1 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 7,064 14.5 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 6,033 12.4 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 5,904 12.1 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 5,758 11.8 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Managers 5,349 11.0 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Sales Workers 5,100 10.5 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 2,947 6.1 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Greater Bendigo (C) included Professionals 20.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.1%, Labourers 11.8%, Managers 11.0%, Sales Workers 10.5% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.1%.

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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
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3,251 6.7 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 1,497 3.1 65,341 2.4 254,275 2.4
Banking 1,349 2.8 43,852 1.6 144,232 1.3
Primary Education 1,267 2.6 52,964 1.9 231,198 2.2
Takeaway Food Services 1,156 2.4 48,051 1.8 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Greater Bendigo (C), the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 6.7%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.1%, Banking 2.8%, Primary Education 2.6% and Takeaway Food Services 2.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 604 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,452 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,184 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Greater Bendigo (C) was $604.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 34,327 70.6 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 2,456 5.1 110,502 4.0 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 1,860 3.8 126,918 4.6 503,582 4.7
Walked only 1,488 3.1 87,794 3.2 370,427 3.5
Bus 413 0.8 28,761 1.1 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 907 1.9 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 37,246 76.5 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Greater Bendigo (C), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 70.6%, Car, as passenger 5.1%, Worked at home 3.8%, Walked only 3.1% and Bus 0.8%. On the day, 1.9% 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
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 63,400 71.0 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 26,073 29.2 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 11,525 12.9 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 20,610 23.1 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Greater Bendigo (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.2% provided care for children and 12.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.1% 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
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 19,056 21.3 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 24,042 26.9 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 11,128 12.5 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 9,174 10.3 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Greater Bendigo (C), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 11,327 39.7 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 11,516 40.4 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 5,211 18.3 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 464 1.6 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Greater Bendigo (C), 40.4% were couple families with children, 39.7% were couple families without children and 18.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.2 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.8 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Greater Bendigo (C), 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% 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
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 4,094 17.9 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,059 4.6 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,730 25.1 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 2,970 13.0 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,457 6.4 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 5,024 22.0 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,364 6.0 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,149 5.0 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Greater Bendigo (C), of couple families with children, 17.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 25.1% 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

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 41,359 89.2 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 5,013 10.8 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Greater Bendigo (C), 89.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 37,175 89.9 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,209 7.8 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 563 1.4 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 233 0.6 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Bendigo (C), 89.9% were separate houses, 7.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flats or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 101 0.2 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,124 2.7 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 6,617 16.0 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 20,412 49.3 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 12,033 29.1 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,080 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 Greater Bendigo (C), of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 16.0% had 2 bedrooms and 49.3% 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
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 13,671 33.1 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 14,679 35.5 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 11,563 28.0 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 228 0.6 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,220 2.9 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Bendigo (C), 33.1% were owned outright, 35.5% were owned with a mortgage and 28.0% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 28,125 68.0 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 11,569 28.0 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,669 4.0 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Greater Bendigo (C), of all households, 68.0% were family households, 28.0% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

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Household income Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.1 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.6 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Greater Bendigo (C), 23.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.6% 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 Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 250 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.7 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.3 -- 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 Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.1 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.9 -- 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 Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 2,281 5.5 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 13,566 32.8 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 15,673 37.9 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 8,181 19.8 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,666 4.0 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Greater Bendigo (C), 32.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 7,022 17.0 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 33,165 80.2 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,178 2.8 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Greater Bendigo (C), 80.2% 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.
Greater Bendigo (C) % Greater Bendigo (C) Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 907 49.2 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 938 50.8 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Greater Bendigo (C), 49.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.8% 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
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 --
Median weekly household income 1,060 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

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. The median household income was $1,060.

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Mortgage and rent
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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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.