Ballina

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC10162
People 8,655
Male 45.7%
Female 54.3%
Median age 55
Families 2,033
Average children per family
for families with children 1.6
for all families 0.4
All private dwellings 4,591
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $819
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $295
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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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
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 3,956 45.7 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 4,698 54.3 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 374 4.3 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 8,655 people in Ballina. Of these 45.7% were male and 54.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.3% of the population.

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Age Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 55 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 352 4.1 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 334 3.9 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 329 3.8 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 356 4.1 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 375 4.3 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 377 4.4 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 408 4.7 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 358 4.1 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 417 4.8 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 461 5.3 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 551 6.4 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 588 6.8 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 601 6.9 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 653 7.5 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 573 6.6 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 547 6.3 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 519 6.0 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 852 9.8 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Ballina was 55 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 11.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 36.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 2,866 37.6 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 364 4.8 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,045 13.7 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,115 14.6 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,236 29.3 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Ballina aged 15 years and over, 37.6% were married and 18.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,360 37.4 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 618 9.8 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,335 52.8 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Ballina, of people aged 15 years and over, 37.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 85 3.8 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 223 9.9 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 134 6.0 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 51 2.3 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 242 10.8 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 69 3.1 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 40 1.8 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 154 6.8 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 138 6.1 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 33 1.5 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,080 48.0 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Ballina 26.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 18.7% were in primary school, 15.3% in secondary school and 13.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 809 10.6 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 593 7.8 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 243 3.2 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,051 13.8 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 779 10.2 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 252 3.3 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,223 16.0 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 4 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,001 13.1 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 24 0.3 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,413 18.5 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Ballina, 10.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.8% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
English 3,575 30.9 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 3,370 29.1 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 1,097 9.5 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 927 8.0 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 326 2.8 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Ballina were English 30.9%, Australian 29.1%, Irish 9.5%, Scottish 8.0% and German 2.8%.

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

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Country of birth Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 6,807 78.8 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 272 3.1 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 138 1.6 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
India 47 0.5 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
Philippines 42 0.5 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0
Scotland 37 0.4 28,579 0.4 119,417 0.5

In Ballina, 78.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.1%, New Zealand 1.6%, India 0.5%, Philippines 0.5% and Scotland 0.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,093 12.6 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 472 5.5 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 356 4.1 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 5,601 64.7 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Ballina, 64.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 6,026 69.8 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 461 5.3 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 168 1.9 143,450 1.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 111 1.3 72,321 1.0 276,038 1.2
Italy 70 0.8 128,148 1.7 470,138 2.0

In Ballina, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 69.8%, England 5.3%, New Zealand 1.9%, Scotland 1.3% and Italy 0.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 6,134 71.1 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 425 4.9 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 171 2.0 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6
Scotland 90 1.0 63,302 0.8 245,915 1.1
Philippines 63 0.7 124,029 1.7 325,049 1.4

In Ballina, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 71.1%, England 4.9%, New Zealand 2.0%, Scotland 1.0% and Philippines 0.7%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 2,249 26.0 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 1,842 21.3 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 1,804 20.9 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 1,199 13.9 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Presbyterian and Reformed 416 4.8 188,330 2.5 526,689 2.3

The most common responses for religion in Ballina were No Religion, so described 26.0%, Catholic 21.3%, Anglican 20.9%, Not stated 13.9% and Presbyterian and Reformed 4.8%. In Ballina, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (66.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Mandarin 27 0.3 239,945 3.2 596,711 2.5
Punjabi 24 0.3 33,435 0.4 132,496 0.6
Italian 23 0.3 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
Hindi 19 0.2 67,034 0.9 159,652 0.7
German 13 0.2 23,033 0.3 79,353 0.3
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English only spoken at home 7,352 85.2 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 197 4.7 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Ballina 85.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.3%, Punjabi 0.3%, Italian 0.3%, Hindi 0.2% and German 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,515 49.2 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,181 38.3 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 160 5.2 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 225 7.3 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 3,081 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballina. Of these 49.2% were employed full time, 38.3% were employed part-time and 7.3% 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
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 344 12.1 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 360 12.6 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 474 16.6 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 661 23.2 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 857 30.0 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Ballina, 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 30.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 448 15.7 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Professionals 439 15.4 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Labourers 423 14.8 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 402 14.1 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 352 12.3 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 312 10.9 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 279 9.8 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 153 5.4 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Ballina included Technicians and Trades Workers 15.7%, Professionals 15.4%, Labourers 14.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 14.1%, Sales Workers 12.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.9%, Managers 9.8% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.4%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Aged Care Residential Services 169 6.1 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 112 4.1 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Other Social Assistance Services 89 3.2 54,259 1.6 158,230 1.5
Accommodation 88 3.2 34,450 1.0 113,377 1.1
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 88 3.2 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9

Of the employed people in Ballina, the most common responses for industry of employment included Aged Care Residential Services 6.1%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 4.1%, Other Social Assistance Services 3.2%, Accommodation 3.2% and Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.2%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 515 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,166 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 819 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballina was $515.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,835 64.6 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 169 5.9 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 157 5.5 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 124 4.4 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Bicycle 92 3.2 23,332 0.7 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 36 1.3 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 2,018 70.7 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Ballina, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 64.6%, Walked only 5.9%, Car, as passenger 5.5%, Worked at home 4.4% and Bicycle 3.2%. On the day, 1.3% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 70.7% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,585 60.0 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,353 17.7 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 895 11.7 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,367 17.9 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Ballina, of people aged 15 years and over, 60.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 17.7% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.9% 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
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,331 17.4 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,806 23.7 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 819 10.7 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 629 8.2 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballina, 23.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 982 48.4 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 525 25.8 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 479 23.6 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 45 2.2 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Ballina, 25.8% were couple families with children, 48.4% were couple families without children and 23.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.8 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.2 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Ballina, 19.8% of single parents were male and 80.2% 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
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 204 13.5 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 96 6.4 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 254 16.8 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 142 9.4 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 107 7.1 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 570 37.8 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 64 4.2 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 72 4.8 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Ballina, of couple families with children, 13.5% had both partners employed full-time, 6.4% had both employed part-time and 16.8% 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 Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 3,842 90.8 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 391 9.2 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Ballina, 90.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,764 45.9 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,540 40.1 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 315 8.2 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 205 5.3 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballina, 45.9% were separate houses, 40.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.2% were flats or apartments and 5.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.3 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 274 7.1 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,360 35.5 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,512 39.4 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 522 13.6 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 155 4.0 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballina, of occupied private dwellings 7.1% had 1 bedroom, 35.5% had 2 bedrooms and 39.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 1.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,334 34.7 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 634 16.5 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,544 40.2 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 146 3.8 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 181 4.7 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballina, 34.7% were owned outright, 16.5% were owned with a mortgage and 40.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 2,007 52.3 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,687 43.9 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 146 3.8 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Ballina, of all households, 52.3% were family households, 43.9% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

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Household income Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 36.0 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.8 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Ballina, 36.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 3.8% 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 Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 295 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 79.7 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 20.3 -- 12.9 -- 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 Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.6 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.4 -- 7.4 -- 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 Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 510 13.3 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,852 48.3 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 964 25.1 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 286 7.5 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 222 5.8 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Ballina, 48.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 25.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,064 27.8 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,599 67.8 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 168 4.4 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Ballina, 67.8% 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.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

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.
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 176 47.1 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 198 52.9 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 29 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Ballina, 47.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.9% were female. The median age was 29 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

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
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 926 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Ballina, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $926.

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
Ballina % Ballina New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 280 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,625 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Ballina, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,625.

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.