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Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Balcatta

Code SSC50029 (SSC)
People 9,991
Male 4,883
Female 5,108
Median age 38
Families 2,627
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,673
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,115
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $310
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 9,991 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,883 48.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,108 51.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 105 1.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,991 people in Balcatta (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 592 5.9 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 484 4.8 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 417 4.2 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 485 4.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 725 7.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 978 9.8 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 796 8.0 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 746 7.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 647 6.5 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 607 6.1 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 495 5.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 479 4.8 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 552 5.5 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 488 4.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 490 4.9 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 408 4.1 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 326 3.3 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 276 2.8 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Balcatta (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,791 44.6 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 236 2.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 830 9.8 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 611 7.2 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,027 35.6 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Balcatta (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.6% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Balcatta (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,413 44.5 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 636 8.3 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,628 47.3 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Balcatta (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Balcatta (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 119 4.6 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 335 13.0 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 226 8.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 39 1.5 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 215 8.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 143 5.5 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 24 0.9 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 267 10.3 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 380 14.7 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 59 2.3 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 777 30.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,584 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Balcatta (State Suburbs) 25.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.2% were in primary school, 14.8% in secondary school and 24.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 5,599 56.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,036 54.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 795 8.7 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 481 5.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,866 31.2 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Balcatta (State Suburbs), 31.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 54.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,082 60.8 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,474 29.1 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 301 5.9 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 213 4.2 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,070 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,070 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Balcatta (State Suburbs). Of these 60.8% were employed full time, 29.1% were employed part-time and 4.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 515 10.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 477 9.8 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 482 9.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 939 19.3 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,145 44.2 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Balcatta (State Suburbs), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Balcatta (State Suburbs) was 36 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 570 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,453 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,115 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Balcatta (State Suburbs) was $570.

Travel to work, top responses Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,742 67.6 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,981 23.3 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 819 9.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 952 11.2 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Balcatta (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.3% provided care for children and 9.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,966 23.1 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,080 24.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 906 10.7 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 790 9.3 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Balcatta (State Suburbs), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,126 42.9 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 962 36.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 456 17.4 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 83 3.2 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Balcatta (State Suburbs), 36.6% were couple families with children, 42.9% were couple families without children and 17.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.2 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.8 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Balcatta (State Suburbs) 16.2% of single parents were male and 83.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,258 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,283 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balcatta (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,283 and those without children was $2,258.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 410 19.7 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 75 3.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 398 19.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 279 13.4 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 116 5.6 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 518 24.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 124 5.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 166 8.0 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Balcatta (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 19.1% 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 Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,151 92.3 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 346 7.7 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Balcatta (State Suburbs), 92.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,413 58.1 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,681 40.5 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 52 1.3 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Balcatta (State Suburbs), 58.1% were separate houses, 40.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 131 3.2 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 592 14.3 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,397 57.8 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 944 22.8 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 77 1.9 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Balcatta (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 14.3% had 2 bedrooms and 57.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,437 34.6 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,187 28.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,363 32.8 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 52 1.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 111 2.7 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Balcatta (State Suburbs), 34.6% were owned outright, 28.6% were owned with a mortgage and 32.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,584 62.3 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,362 32.8 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 202 4.9 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Balcatta (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.3% were family households, 32.8% were single person households and 4.9% were group households.

Household income Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.9 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.9 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balcatta (State Suburbs), 28.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.9% 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 Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 310 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.9 -- 8.9 -- 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 Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.4 -- 10.2 -- 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 Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
None 350 8.4 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,678 40.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,438 34.7 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 557 13.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 126 3.0 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Balcatta (State Suburbs), 40.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.4% 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 Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 106 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 51 48.1 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 55 51.9 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Balcatta (State Suburbs), there were 106 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 51 (or 48.1%) were male and 55 (or 51.9%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 581 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Balcatta (State Suburbs), 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 $581.

Mortgage and rent Balcatta % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 219 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Balcatta (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $219 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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