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Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Statistical Area Level 3

Belconnen

Code 80101 (SA3)
People 92,444
Male 45,670
Female 46,774
Median age 34
Families 24,483
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 36,929
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,802
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,050
Median weekly rent $375
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 92,444 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 45,670 49.4 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 46,774 50.6 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,159 1.3 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 92,444 people in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 6,542 7.1 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 5,521 6.0 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,986 5.4 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 6,053 6.5 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 8,304 9.0 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 7,944 8.6 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 7,607 8.2 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 7,107 7.7 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 6,264 6.8 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 5,541 6.0 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 5,559 6.0 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 5,376 5.8 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 5,377 5.8 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,721 4.0 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,460 2.7 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,696 1.8 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,249 1.4 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,139 1.2 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 36,032 47.8 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,939 2.6 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 5,890 7.8 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,945 3.9 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 28,588 37.9 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3) aged 15 years and over, 47.8% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 32,855 48.8 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 7,114 10.6 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 27,383 40.7 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 1,425 4.9 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,621 15.8 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,597 5.5 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 691 2.4 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,337 11.4 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,403 4.8 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 738 2.5 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,466 8.4 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 7,084 24.2 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 663 2.3 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 5,273 18.0 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 29,298 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3) 31.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.6% were in primary school, 18.7% in secondary school and 32.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 65,801 71.2 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 27,797 32.0 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 6,784 7.8 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 5,167 5.9 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 47,164 54.3 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), 54.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 32,629 63.4 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 13,479 26.2 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3,378 6.6 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,940 3.8 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 51,426 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 51,426 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 63.4% were employed full time, 26.2% were employed part-time and 3.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,742 9.6 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 4,012 8.1 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,730 9.6 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 11,530 23.3 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 21,098 42.6 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), 9.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 36 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

Occupation Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 858 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 2,120 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,802 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3) was $858.

Travel to work, top responses Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 58,243 77.3 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 21,822 28.9 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,354 11.1 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 15,855 21.0 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.9% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 19,021 25.2 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 23,090 30.6 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 9,938 13.2 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,199 8.2 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), 30.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,445 38.6 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 11,027 45.0 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,601 14.7 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 409 1.7 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), 45.0% were couple families with children, 38.6% were couple families without children and 14.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.8 -- 19.8 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.2 -- 80.2 -- 82.4

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3) 19.8% of single parents were male and 80.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,485 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,894 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,894 and those without children was $2,485.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 5,917 28.9 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 708 3.5 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,159 20.3 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,936 14.3 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 934 4.6 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,020 14.8 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 1,645 8.0 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,155 5.6 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), of couple families, 28.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 20.3% 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 Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 33,357 93.7 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,251 6.3 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), 93.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 25,694 77.0 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,929 14.8 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,717 8.1 16,071 12.4 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 228 0.2 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), 77.0% were separate houses, 14.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 57 0.2 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,302 3.9 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,918 11.7 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 15,452 46.3 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 12,267 36.8 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 361 1.1 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), of occupied private dwellings 3.9% had 1 bedroom, 11.7% had 2 bedrooms and 46.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 10,056 30.1 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 13,339 40.0 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 9,206 27.6 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 261 0.8 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 494 1.5 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), 30.1% were owned outright, 40.0% were owned with a mortgage and 27.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 24,079 72.2 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 7,405 22.2 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,872 5.6 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), of all households, 72.2% were family households, 22.2% were single person households and 5.6% were group households.

Household income Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.1 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 20.8 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), 13.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 20.8% 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 Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 375 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 8.0 -- 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 Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,050 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 7.8 -- 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 Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 1,751 5.2 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 12,214 36.6 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 13,101 39.3 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 5,660 17.0 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 632 1.9 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), 36.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.0% 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 Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,155 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 589 51.0 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 566 49.0 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), there were 1,155 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 589 (or 51.0%) were male and 566 (or 49.0%) 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 Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % 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 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,535 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,535.

Mortgage and rent Belconnen % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 325 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,150 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In Belconnen (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $325 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,150.

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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