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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Balaclava (Vic.)

Code SSC20055 (SSC)
People 5,383
Male 2,733
Female 2,650
Median age 32
Families 1,207
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 2,897
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,428
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,100
Median weekly rent $330
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 5,383 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,733 50.8 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,650 49.2 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 15 0.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,383 people in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 324 6.0 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 193 3.6 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 141 2.6 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 140 2.6 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 498 9.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 914 17.0 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 778 14.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 558 10.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 393 7.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 325 6.0 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 253 4.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 217 4.0 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 225 4.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 142 2.6 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 84 1.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 83 1.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 58 1.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 58 1.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,401 29.6 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 85 1.8 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 380 8.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 114 2.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,746 58.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 29.6% were married and 9.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 39 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,244 29.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 719 17.1 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,254 53.5 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 29.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 39 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 80 5.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 115 8.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 16 1.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 93 6.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 24 1.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 37 2.6 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 71 5.1 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 135 9.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 405 28.8 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 83 5.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 345 24.6 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,404 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 26.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 16.0% were in primary school, 9.4% in secondary school and 38.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 3,165 58.8 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,316 46.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 494 9.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 319 6.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,904 37.8 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 37.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 46.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,300 65.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 873 24.9 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 159 4.5 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 172 4.9 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,504 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,504 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 65.6% were employed full time, 24.9% were employed part-time and 4.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 278 8.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 283 8.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 307 9.2 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 550 16.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,754 52.7 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 8.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 33 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 32 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 33 years and for people who were employed part-time was 32 years.

Occupation Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 827 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,995 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,428 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $827.

Travel to work, top responses Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,554 75.2 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 872 18.5 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 396 8.4 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 884 18.7 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.5% provided care for children and 8.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,628 34.5 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,353 28.6 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 365 7.7 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 210 4.4 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 28.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 627 51.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 383 31.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 136 11.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 62 5.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 31.7% were couple families with children, 51.9% were couple families without children and 11.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.1 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.9 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 13.1% of single parents were male and 86.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,404 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,659 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,659 and those without children was $2,404.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 335 33.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 47 4.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 210 21.0 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 139 13.9 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 54 5.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 95 9.5 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 63 6.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 59 5.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 33.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% 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 Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,438 88.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 314 11.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 88.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 577 23.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 383 15.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,467 60.1 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 13 0.5 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 23.6% were separate houses, 15.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 60.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.5 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 480 19.7 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,219 50.0 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 550 22.5 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 123 5.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 55 2.3 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 19.7% had 1 bedroom, 50.0% had 2 bedrooms and 22.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.2. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 420 17.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 622 25.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,318 54.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 66 2.7 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 17.2% were owned outright, 25.5% were owned with a mortgage and 54.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,197 49.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 886 36.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 357 14.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 49.1% were family households, 36.3% were single person households and 14.6% were group households.

Household income Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 18.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.3% 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 Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.6 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.4 -- 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 Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,100 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 548 22.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,207 49.5 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 525 21.5 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 88 3.6 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 71 2.9 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 49.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 21.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 3.6% 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 Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 12 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 9 75.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 3 25.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 35 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 9 (or 75.0%) were male and 3 (or 25.0%) were female. The median age was 35 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.6 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 374 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.6, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $374.

Mortgage and rent Balaclava (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 356 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Balaclava (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $356 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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