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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Balwyn North

Code SSC20067 (SSC)
People 20,317
Male 9,938
Female 10,379
Median age 41
Families 5,543
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 7,596
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,787
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,243
Median weekly rent $413
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Total 20,317 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,938 48.9 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,379 51.1 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 27 0.1 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 20,317 people in Balwyn North (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 900 4.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,251 6.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,627 8.0 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,836 9.0 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,438 7.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 827 4.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 687 3.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,010 5.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,528 7.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,783 8.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,658 8.2 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,237 6.1 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,099 5.4 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 782 3.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 730 3.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 629 3.1 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 659 3.2 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 635 3.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Balwyn North (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,489 57.4 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 265 1.6 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 755 4.6 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,005 6.1 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,023 30.4 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Balwyn North (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 57.4% were married and 6.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Balwyn North (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,763 56.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 512 3.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,250 40.3 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Balwyn North (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 332 4.8 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,164 16.7 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 418 6.0 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 222 3.2 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,235 17.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 322 4.6 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 517 7.4 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 308 4.4 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,498 21.5 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 155 2.2 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 801 11.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,972 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs) 34.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.9% were in primary school, 29.7% in secondary school and 25.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 12,736 62.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 10,010 51.3 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,223 6.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 932 4.8 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,350 37.7 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs), 37.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 51.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,619 56.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,356 33.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 541 5.4 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 500 5.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,016 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 10,016 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Balwyn North (State Suburbs). Of these 56.1% were employed full time, 33.5% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,405 14.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 983 10.3 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 974 10.2 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,180 12.4 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,441 46.7 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Balwyn North (State Suburbs), 14.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Balwyn North (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 629 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,140 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,787 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Balwyn North (State Suburbs) was $629.

Travel to work, top responses Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,361 74.7 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,808 29.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,144 13.0 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,604 21.8 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.1% provided care for children and 13.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,221 25.5 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,156 25.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,223 13.4 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,761 10.6 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Balwyn North (State Suburbs), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,625 29.3 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,142 56.7 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 697 12.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 78 1.4 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Balwyn North (State Suburbs), 56.7% were couple families with children, 29.3% were couple families without children and 12.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs) 19.0% of single parents were male and 81.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,478 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,052 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,052 and those without children was $2,478.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 961 20.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 180 3.8 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,094 22.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 789 16.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 264 5.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 920 19.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 249 5.2 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 311 6.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 22.9% 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 Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,856 92.2 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 577 7.8 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs), 92.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,935 86.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 614 9.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 294 4.3 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 13 0.2 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Balwyn North (State Suburbs), 86.6% were separate houses, 9.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.1 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 36 0.5 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 812 11.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,000 43.8 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,919 42.6 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 83 1.2 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.5% had 1 bedroom, 11.8% had 2 bedrooms and 43.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,398 49.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,135 31.1 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,146 16.7 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 33 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 143 2.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Balwyn North (State Suburbs), 49.6% were owned outright, 31.1% were owned with a mortgage and 16.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 5,445 79.4 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,252 18.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 158 2.3 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs), of all households, 79.4% were family households, 18.3% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 23.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs), 17.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 23.3% 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 Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 413 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.1 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.9 -- 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 Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,243 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
None 309 4.5 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,047 29.9 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,097 45.2 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,269 18.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 135 2.0 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs), 29.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.5% 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 Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 28 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 14 50.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 14 50.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Balwyn North (State Suburbs), there were 28 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 14 (or 50.0%) were male and 14 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,812 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,812.

Mortgage and rent Balwyn North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 440 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Balwyn North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $440 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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