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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Ballarat East

Code SSC23021 (SSC)
People 4,995
Male 2,371
Female 2,624
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 4,526
People born overseas 402
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 25
Families 1,191
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,277
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $677
Median monthly mortgage repayment $921
Median weekly rent $160
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Ballarat East % Australia %
Total 4,995 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,371 47.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 2,624 52.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 53 1.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 4,995 people were usually resident in Ballarat East (State Suburbs): of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Of the total population 1.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Ballarat East % Australia %
People
0-4 years 301 6.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 557 11.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 822 16.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,910 38.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 496 9.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 909 18.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.2% of people usually resident in Ballarat East (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 28.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Ballarat East % Australia %
Australian citizenship 4,526 90.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 402 8.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 25 0.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.6% of people usually resident in Ballarat East (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 8.0% were born overseas and 0.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Ballarat East % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,543 37.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 555 13.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 383 9.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,652 39.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 37.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Ballarat East (State Suburbs) were married, 13.4% were either separated or divorced, 9.3% were widowed and 39.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Ballarat East % Australia %
Australia 4,233 84.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Ballarat East % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Ballarat East % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ballarat East % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,200 53.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 690 31.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 86 3.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 51 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 198 8.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,662 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,225 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,225 people aged 15 years and over in Ballarat East (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 53.9% worked full-time, 31.0% worked part-time, 3.9% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.9% were unemployed. 1,662 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Ballarat East % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Ballarat East % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Ballarat East % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 372 -- 466 --
Family 923 -- 1,171 --
Household 677 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Ballarat East (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $372, the median family income was $923 and the median household income was $677.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Ballarat East % Australia %
Couple family without children 440 36.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 425 35.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 282 23.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 44 3.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,191 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,191 families in Ballarat East (State Suburbs): of these 36.9% were couple families without children, 35.7% were couple families with children, 23.7% were one parent families and 3.7% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Ballarat East % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,054 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,277 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,054 occupied private dwellings were counted in Ballarat East (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Ballarat East % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,808 88.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 64 3.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 163 7.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 19 0.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 88.0% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Ballarat East % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 699 34.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 564 27.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 618 30.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 17 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 157 7.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 34.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.5% were owned with a mortgage and 30.1% were rented.

Landlord type Ballarat East % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 326 52.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 115 18.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 155 25.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 23 3.7 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Ballarat East (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 52.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 18.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 25.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Ballarat East % Australia %
Median weekly rent 160 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 921 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Ballarat East (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $160. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $921. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ballarat East % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,189 57.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 641 31.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 138 6.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Ballarat East (State Suburbs), 57.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 31.2% were single (or lone) person households and 6.7% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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