2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Ararat (RC)

Code LGA20260 (LGA)
People 11,183
Male 5,700
Female 5,483
Median age 45
Families 2,944
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,192
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $844
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,018
Median weekly rent $150
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 Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 11,183 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,700 51.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,483 49.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 109 1.0 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,183 people in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.0% were male and 49.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 661 5.9 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 617 5.5 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 698 6.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 645 5.8 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 480 4.3 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 524 4.7 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 566 5.1 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 652 5.8 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 731 6.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 800 7.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 825 7.4 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 859 7.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 834 7.5 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 688 6.2 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 544 4.9 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 437 3.9 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 355 3.2 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 269 2.4 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,631 50.3 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 344 3.7 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 764 8.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 717 7.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,752 29.9 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.3% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,087 51.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 745 9.4 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,073 38.9 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 175 5.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 648 20.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 152 4.9 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 12 0.4 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 365 11.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 317 10.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 10 0.3 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 139 4.5 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 139 4.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 59 1.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,095 35.2 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,111 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas) 27.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.1% were in primary school, 22.2% in secondary school and 9.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 9,695 86.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,091 10.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 442 4.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 333 3.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,234 81.5 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 81.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,870 57.8 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,578 31.8 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 335 6.7 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 183 3.7 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,966 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,966 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.8% were employed full time, 31.8% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 571 11.9 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 485 10.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 517 10.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 792 16.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,082 43.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 11.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

Occupation Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 479 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,055 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 844 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas) was $479.

Travel to work, top responses Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,133 66.6 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,348 25.5 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,114 12.1 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,477 26.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.5% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,652 17.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,155 23.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,177 12.8 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,150 12.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 23.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,385 47.0 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,086 36.9 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 441 15.0 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 33 1.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 36.9% were couple families with children, 47.0% were couple families without children and 15.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.2 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.8 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas) 14.2% of single parents were male and 85.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,504 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,789 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,789 and those without children was $1,504.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 472 19.1 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 111 4.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 537 21.7 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 313 12.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 143 5.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 588 23.8 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 152 6.1 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 158 6.4 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 21.7% 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 Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,332 85.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 709 14.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 85.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,045 93.4 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 72 1.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 179 4.1 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 37 0.9 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 93.4% were separate houses, 1.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 121 2.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 766 17.7 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,258 52.1 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,091 25.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 88 2.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 17.7% had 2 bedrooms and 52.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,973 45.5 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,251 28.9 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 944 21.8 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 36 0.8 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 128 3.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 45.5% were owned outright, 28.9% were owned with a mortgage and 21.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,913 67.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,302 30.1 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 117 2.7 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.2% were family households, 30.1% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 33.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.8% 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 Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.5 -- 9.1 -- 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 Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,018 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.3 -- 10.1 -- 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 Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
None 332 7.7 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,440 33.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,573 36.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 839 19.4 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 148 3.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), 33.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.4% 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 Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 108 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 60 55.6 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 48 44.4 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), there were 108 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 60 (or 55.6%) were male and 48 (or 44.4%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 675 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $675.

Mortgage and rent Ararat (RC) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Ararat (RC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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