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Australia | Victoria | Local Government Areas

Greater Bendigo (C)

Code LGA22620 (LGA)
People 100,617
Male 48,776
Female 51,841
Median age 38
Families 26,646
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 43,538
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $991
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 100,617 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 48,776 48.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 51,841 51.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,441 1.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 100,617 people in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 6,742 6.7 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 6,299 6.3 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 6,668 6.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 7,233 7.2 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 7,005 7.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 6,061 6.0 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 5,744 5.7 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 6,235 6.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 6,472 6.4 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 6,806 6.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 6,890 6.8 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 6,490 6.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 6,041 6.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 4,552 4.5 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,748 3.7 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,922 2.9 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,442 2.4 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,267 2.3 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 38,222 47.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,689 3.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 7,369 9.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 5,042 6.2 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 27,587 34.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.2% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 34,659 47.8 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 7,066 9.8 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 30,732 42.4 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 1,635 5.5 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 5,401 18.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,102 7.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 629 2.1 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 4,274 14.4 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,600 5.4 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 889 3.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,320 7.8 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,824 12.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 769 2.6 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 6,269 21.1 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 29,712 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas) 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.4% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 20.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 88,829 88.3 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 8,878 9.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,743 5.0 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,106 3.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 77,822 82.3 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 82.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 26,975 55.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 15,790 32.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,981 6.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,500 5.2 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 48,246 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 48,246 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.9% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 5,932 13.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 4,583 10.0 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 5,275 11.5 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 8,459 18.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 18,521 40.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 513 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,245 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 991 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas) was $513.

Travel to work, top responses Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 58,317 72.1 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 23,707 29.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 10,243 12.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 17,395 21.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.3% provided care for children and 12.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 17,185 21.2 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 21,282 26.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 10,481 13.0 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 9,369 11.6 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% 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 Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 10,440 39.2 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 10,924 41.0 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,874 18.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 407 1.5 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 41.0% were couple families with children, 39.2% were couple families without children and 18.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,767 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,960 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,960 and those without children was $1,767.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 3,945 18.5 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 902 4.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,166 24.2 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,998 14.0 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,194 5.6 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4,477 21.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 1,366 6.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,319 6.2 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 24.2% 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 Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 38,222 90.7 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,897 9.3 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 34,252 89.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,453 3.8 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,203 5.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 301 0.8 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 89.6% were separate houses, 3.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 125 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,129 3.0 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 6,465 16.9 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 20,046 52.4 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 9,737 25.5 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 719 1.9 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.0% had 1 bedroom, 16.9% had 2 bedrooms and 52.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 13,254 34.7 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 13,574 35.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 10,143 26.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 210 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,037 2.7 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.7% were owned outright, 35.5% were owned with a mortgage and 26.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 26,279 68.8 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 10,306 27.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,634 4.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.8% were family households, 27.0% were single person households and 4.3% were group households.

Household income Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.1 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 28.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.1% 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 Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.5 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.5 -- 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 Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
None 2,659 7.0 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 12,890 33.7 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 14,388 37.6 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 7,120 18.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,162 3.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.6% 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 Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,441 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 722 50.1 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 719 49.9 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,441 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 722 (or 50.1%) were male and 719 (or 49.9%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % 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 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 824 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government 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 $824.

Mortgage and rent Greater Bendigo (C) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Greater Bendigo (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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