Ararat

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC20052
People 8,297
Male 53.8%
Female 46.2%
Median age 45
Families 1,966
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.6
All private dwellings 3,692
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $998
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,066
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

(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
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 4,464 53.8 2,908,077 49.1 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,830 46.2 3,018,549 50.9 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 137 1.7 47,788 0.8 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 8,297 people in Ararat. Of these 53.8% were male and 46.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

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Age Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median age 45 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 364 4.4 371,220 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 416 5.0 368,631 6.2 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 434 5.2 341,063 5.8 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 461 5.6 356,340 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 451 5.4 413,792 7.0 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 515 6.2 441,266 7.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 454 5.5 447,927 7.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 471 5.7 404,026 6.8 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 509 6.1 401,887 6.8 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 590 7.1 402,043 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 591 7.1 378,371 6.4 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 571 6.9 357,616 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 580 7.0 319,840 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 545 6.6 291,397 4.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 460 5.5 218,203 3.7 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 346 4.2 165,115 2.8 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 262 3.2 119,895 2.0 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 285 3.4 127,993 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Ararat was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Married 3,079 43.4 2,344,107 48.4 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 297 4.2 146,493 3.0 608,059 3.2
Divorced 614 8.7 382,544 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 568 8.0 251,674 5.2 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,533 35.7 1,720,887 35.5 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Ararat aged 15 years and over, 43.4% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,463 44.3 2,060,766 47.8 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 631 11.3 422,258 9.8 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,471 44.4 1,830,228 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Ararat, of people aged 15 years and over, 44.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Preschool 101 4.0 94,970 5.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 421 16.6 313,881 17.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 133 5.2 102,778 5.6 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 6 0.2 52,041 2.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 203 8.0 201,166 11.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 240 9.4 88,999 4.9 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 6 0.2 73,973 4.0 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 70 2.8 103,685 5.7 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 123 4.8 325,051 17.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 29 1.1 59,498 3.3 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,210 47.6 413,199 22.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Ararat 30.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.9% were in primary school, 17.6% in secondary school and 7.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 627 8.9 1,177,540 24.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 506 7.1 447,023 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 257 3.6 138,313 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 915 12.9 555,583 11.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 754 10.6 772,461 15.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 594 8.4 298,342 6.2 941,531 4.9
Year 10 764 10.8 376,237 7.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 11 0.2 3,233 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 542 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 985 13.9 430,152 8.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 68 1.0 48,920 1.0 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,445 20.4 482,823 10.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Ararat, 10.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.1% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australian 3,287 30.7 1,653,291 21.1 7,298,243 23.3
English 3,093 28.9 1,769,214 22.6 7,852,224 25.0
Scottish 872 8.1 492,281 6.3 2,023,470 6.4
Irish 857 8.0 597,249 7.6 2,388,058 7.6
German 381 3.6 201,850 2.6 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Ararat were Australian 30.7%, English 28.9%, Scottish 8.1%, Irish 8.0% and German 3.6%.

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

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Country of birth Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 6,931 84.0 3,845,493 64.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 147 1.8 171,443 2.9 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 136 1.6 93,253 1.6 518,466 2.2
Philippines 59 0.7 51,290 0.9 232,386 1.0
India 57 0.7 169,802 2.9 455,389 1.9
Taiwan 42 0.5 9,900 0.2 46,822 0.2

In Ararat, 84.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 1.8%, New Zealand 1.6%, Philippines 0.7%, India 0.7% and Taiwan 0.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 857 10.3 2,283,741 38.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 320 3.9 365,528 6.2 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 224 2.7 259,832 4.4 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 5,725 68.9 2,611,265 44.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Ararat, 68.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 5,995 72.5 2,886,502 48.7 12,231,150 52.3
England 238 2.9 276,101 4.7 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 151 1.8 103,922 1.8 617,331 2.6
Scotland 69 0.8 62,046 1.0 276,038 1.2
India 68 0.8 225,885 3.8 616,939 2.6

In Ararat, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 72.5%, England 2.9%, New Zealand 1.8%, Scotland 0.8% and India 0.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Australia 6,082 73.4 2,996,642 50.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 225 2.7 254,812 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 123 1.5 102,791 1.7 608,329 2.6
Philippines 80 1.0 72,348 1.2 325,049 1.4
India 71 0.9 222,339 3.8 605,777 2.6

In Ararat, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 73.4%, England 2.7%, New Zealand 1.5%, Philippines 1.0% and India 0.9%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 2,723 32.9 1,876,738 31.7 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 1,752 21.1 1,377,134 23.2 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 1,326 16.0 555,956 9.4 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 910 11.0 530,710 9.0 3,101,185 13.3
Uniting Church 608 7.3 197,572 3.3 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Ararat were No Religion, so described 32.9%, Catholic 21.1%, Not stated 16.0%, Anglican 11.0% and Uniting Church 7.3%. In Ararat, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (58.6%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Mandarin 61 0.7 191,793 3.2 596,711 2.5
Filipino 30 0.4 17,777 0.3 71,220 0.3
Punjabi 26 0.3 56,171 0.9 132,496 0.6
Urdu 21 0.3 23,205 0.4 69,293 0.3
Italian 20 0.2 112,272 1.9 271,597 1.2
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English only spoken at home 6,847 82.6 4,026,811 67.9 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 187 5.7 624,141 27.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Ararat 82.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.7%, Filipino 0.4%, Punjabi 0.3%, Urdu 0.3% and Italian 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,879 54.5 1,670,556 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,167 33.8 920,875 31.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 203 5.9 144,696 4.9 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 201 5.8 193,465 6.6 787,452 6.9

There were 3,450 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ararat. Of these 54.5% were employed full time, 33.8% were employed part-time and 5.8% 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
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 419 12.9 329,396 12.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 309 9.5 286,191 10.5 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 439 13.5 305,282 11.2 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 609 18.8 511,004 18.7 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,267 39.0 1,159,551 42.4 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Ararat, 12.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Labourers 612 18.9 247,428 9.0 1,011,520 9.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 604 18.6 289,348 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Professionals 429 13.2 636,220 23.3 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 421 13.0 358,749 13.1 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 328 10.1 369,921 13.5 1,390,047 13.0
Sales Workers 307 9.5 265,142 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 278 8.6 363,216 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Machinery Operators and Drivers 201 6.2 159,193 5.8 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Ararat included Labourers 18.9%, Community and Personal Service Workers 18.6%, Professionals 13.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.0%, Managers 10.1%, Sales Workers 9.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 8.6% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Correctional and Detention Services 225 7.2 5,673 0.2 27,656 0.3
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 189 6.0 110,827 4.1 411,808 3.9
Meat Processing 179 5.7 6,399 0.2 28,852 0.3
Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing 142 4.5 768 0.0 1,561 0.0
Takeaway Food Services 107 3.4 48,051 1.8 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Ararat, the most common responses for industry of employment included Correctional and Detention Services 7.2%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 6.0%, Meat Processing 5.7%, Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing 4.5% and Takeaway Food Services 3.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Personal 561 -- 644 -- 662 --
Family 1,284 -- 1,715 -- 1,734 --
Household 998 -- 1,419 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ararat was $561.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 2,249 69.5 1,691,496 61.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 232 7.2 110,502 4.0 489,922 4.6
Walked only 174 5.4 87,794 3.2 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 79 2.4 126,918 4.6 503,582 4.7
Bicycle 26 0.8 33,963 1.2 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 16 0.5 345,108 12.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 2,500 77.0 1,868,937 68.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Ararat, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 69.5%, Car, as passenger 7.2%, Walked only 5.4%, Worked at home 2.4% and Bicycle 0.8%. On the day, 0.5% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 77.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,317 60.8 3,315,451 68.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,617 22.8 1,329,164 27.4 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 852 12.0 560,866 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,570 22.2 931,546 19.2 3,620,726 19.0

In Ararat, of people aged 15 years and over, 60.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.8% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.2% 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
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,217 17.2 1,130,813 23.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,643 23.2 1,232,398 25.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 805 11.3 535,249 11.0 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 652 9.2 416,986 8.6 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ararat, 23.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 906 46.0 559,717 36.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 678 34.4 709,965 46.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 350 17.8 234,596 15.3 959,543 15.8
Other family 36 1.8 27,800 1.8 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Ararat, 34.4% were couple families with children, 46.0% were couple families without children and 17.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.0 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.0 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Ararat, 19.0% of single parents were male and 81.0% 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
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 291 18.4 265,107 20.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 64 4.0 52,749 4.2 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 332 21.0 291,419 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 169 10.7 198,294 15.6 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 120 7.6 77,946 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 420 26.5 247,456 19.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 99 6.2 67,309 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 89 5.6 69,393 5.5 311,381 6.2

In Ararat, of couple families with children, 18.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 21.0% 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 Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 3,076 87.5 2,112,699 88.3 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 440 12.5 278,629 11.7 1,039,874 11.2

In Ararat, 87.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Separate house 2,802 91.1 1,546,945 73.2 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 118 3.8 300,918 14.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 108 3.5 246,040 11.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 33 1.1 11,093 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Ararat, 91.1% were separate houses, 3.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.5% were flats or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 19 0.6 8,279 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 85 2.8 107,356 5.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 589 19.2 407,620 19.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,597 52.1 930,257 44.0 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 680 22.2 608,502 28.8 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 98 3.2 50,691 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ararat, of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 19.2% had 2 bedrooms and 52.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Owned outright 1,188 38.7 682,685 32.3 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 908 29.5 746,502 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 832 27.1 607,354 28.7 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 30 1.0 17,178 0.8 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 115 3.7 58,983 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Ararat, 38.7% were owned outright, 29.5% were owned with a mortgage and 27.1% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Family households 1,945 63.4 1,495,290 70.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,017 33.1 521,828 24.7 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 106 3.5 95,588 4.5 354,917 4.3

In Ararat, of all households, 63.4% were family households, 33.1% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

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Household income Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 27.8 -- 20.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.4 -- 15.5 -- 16.4

In Ararat, 27.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 6.4% 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 Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median rent 200 -- 325 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 89.6 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,066 -- 1,728 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.9 -- 92.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.1 -- 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 Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
None 259 8.4 166,061 7.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,126 36.7 722,675 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,028 33.5 776,286 36.7 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 501 16.3 374,426 17.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 156 5.1 73,257 3.5 285,197 3.4

In Ararat, 36.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 781 25.4 287,506 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,187 71.0 1,768,050 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 112 3.6 57,157 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Ararat, 71.0% 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.
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Male 92 67.6 23,622 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 44 32.4 24,159 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 33 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Ararat, 67.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 32.4% were female. The median age was 33 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
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 949 -- 1,200 -- 1,203 --

In Ararat, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $949.

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
Ararat % Ararat Victoria % Victoria Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 185 -- 261 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 910 -- 1,517 -- 1,660 --

In Ararat, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $185 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $910.

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.