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Ballina (A)

Code 120100250 (SLA)
People 39,273
Male 18,842
Female 20,431
Median age 45
Families 10,953
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 18,025
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $931
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $290
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 39,273 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 18,842 48.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 20,431 52.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,224 3.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 39,273 people in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas) of these 48.0% were male and 52.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.1% of the population.

Age Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,136 5.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,285 5.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,622 6.7 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,396 6.1 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,596 4.1 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,555 4.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,728 4.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,264 5.8 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,620 6.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,752 7.0 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,027 7.7 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,988 7.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,854 7.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,279 5.8 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,842 4.7 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,510 3.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,419 3.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,400 3.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 16,053 49.8 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,043 3.2 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,508 10.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,620 8.1 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 9,008 27.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.8% were married and 14.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 14,574 50.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,788 9.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 11,714 40.3 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 676 6.2 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,767 16.3 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 992 9.1 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 358 3.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,555 14.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 914 8.4 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 221 2.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 903 8.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,005 9.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 191 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,267 20.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 10,849 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas) 27.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.7% were in primary school, 24.8% in secondary school and 17.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 33,168 84.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,072 13.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,548 6.9 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,842 5.0 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 27,578 74.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), 74.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,078 51.3 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 6,449 36.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,069 6.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,113 6.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 17,709 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 17,709 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas). Of these 51.3% were employed full time, 36.4% were employed part-time and 6.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,270 13.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,873 11.3 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,307 13.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,934 17.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,138 37.0 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), 13.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 496 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,153 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 931 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas) was $496.

Travel to work, top responses Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 23,764 73.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 8,655 26.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,246 13.2 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,292 22.6 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.9% provided care for children and 13.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,352 19.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 8,793 27.3 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,867 15.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,748 11.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), 27.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,915 44.9 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,978 36.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,935 17.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 125 1.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), 36.3% were couple families with children, 44.9% were couple families without children and 17.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas) 20.1% of single parents were male and 79.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,713 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,892 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,892 and those without children was $1,713.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,427 16.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 484 5.4 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,869 21.0 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 992 11.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 564 6.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,478 27.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 532 6.0 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 552 6.2 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), of couple families, 16.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.4% had both employed part-time and 21.0% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 15,596 90.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,654 9.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), 90.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 11,096 71.1 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,997 12.8 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,998 12.8 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 501 3.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), 71.1% were separate houses, 12.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.8% were flats, units or apartments and 3.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 42 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 601 3.9 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,156 20.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 6,986 44.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,533 29.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 280 1.8 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.9% had 1 bedroom, 20.2% had 2 bedrooms and 44.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,274 40.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,169 26.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,551 29.2 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 199 1.3 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 404 2.6 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), 40.2% were owned outright, 26.7% were owned with a mortgage and 29.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 10,778 69.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 4,261 27.3 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 557 3.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), of all households, 69.1% were family households, 27.3% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

Household income Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.6 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), 29.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — 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 (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 290 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.2 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (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. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.5 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.5 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (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. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,171 7.5 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 6,118 39.2 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 5,730 36.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,128 13.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 450 2.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), 39.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,223 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 555 45.4 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 668 54.6 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), there were 1,223 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 555 (or 45.4%) were male and 668 (or 54.6%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 853 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $853.

Mortgage and rent Ballina (A) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,676 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Ballina (A) (Statistical Local Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,676.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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