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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Balga

Code SSC50031 (SSC)
People 10,701
Male 5,424
Female 5,277
Median age 31
Families 2,559
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 4,556
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $934
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $299
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 10,701 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,424 50.7 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,277 49.3 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 397 3.7 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,701 people in Balga (State Suburbs) of these 50.7% were male and 49.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.7% of the population.

Age Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 949 8.9 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 692 6.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 715 6.7 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 671 6.3 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 962 9.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,075 10.0 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 893 8.3 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 731 6.8 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 685 6.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 577 5.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 551 5.1 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 496 4.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 465 4.3 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 457 4.3 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 325 3.0 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 241 2.3 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 129 1.2 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 87 0.8 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Balga (State Suburbs) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,167 37.9 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 383 4.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 865 10.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 421 5.0 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,511 42.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Balga (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 37.9% were married and 15.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Balga (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,739 37.1 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 821 11.1 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,817 51.7 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Balga (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 37.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Balga (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 140 3.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 584 15.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 138 3.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 80 2.1 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 382 10.2 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 100 2.7 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 44 1.2 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 409 10.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 303 8.1 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 150 4.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,431 38.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,761 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Balga (State Suburbs) 35.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.3% were in primary school, 14.0% in secondary school and 19.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 5,259 49.1 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,227 55.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 690 7.4 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 476 5.1 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,954 31.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Balga (State Suburbs), 31.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 55.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,632 58.7 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,189 26.5 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 284 6.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 379 8.5 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,484 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,484 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Balga (State Suburbs). Of these 58.7% were employed full time, 26.5% were employed part-time and 8.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 423 10.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 363 8.8 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 405 9.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 893 21.7 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,742 42.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Balga (State Suburbs), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 34 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Balga (State Suburbs) was 34 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 490 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,076 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 934 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Balga (State Suburbs) was $490.

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

Unpaid work Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,929 59.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,055 24.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 753 9.0 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 807 9.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Balga (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.6% provided care for children and 9.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 9.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,701 20.4 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,848 22.1 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 703 8.4 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 679 8.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Balga (State Suburbs), 22.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 877 34.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 943 36.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 676 26.4 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 63 2.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Balga (State Suburbs), 36.9% were couple families with children, 34.3% were couple families without children and 26.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.6 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.4 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Balga (State Suburbs) 15.6% of single parents were male and 84.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,864 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,828 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balga (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,828 and those without children was $1,864.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 313 17.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 66 3.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 284 15.6 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 357 19.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 118 6.5 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 426 23.5 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 112 6.2 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 139 7.7 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Balga (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 15.6% 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 Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,875 92.1 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 331 7.9 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Balga (State Suburbs), 92.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,758 71.2 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 828 21.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 288 7.4 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 Balga (State Suburbs), 71.2% were separate houses, 21.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 189 4.9 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 499 12.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,535 65.4 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 526 13.6 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 122 3.1 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Balga (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.9% had 1 bedroom, 12.9% had 2 bedrooms and 65.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 745 19.2 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,177 30.4 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,788 46.2 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 26 0.7 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 138 3.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Balga (State Suburbs), 19.2% were owned outright, 30.4% were owned with a mortgage and 46.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,489 64.3 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,176 30.4 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 207 5.3 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Balga (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.3% were family households, 30.4% were single person households and 5.3% were group households.

Household income Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balga (State Suburbs), 31.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.4% 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 Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 299 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.1 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.9 -- 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 Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.5 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.5 -- 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 Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
None 426 11.0 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,603 41.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,157 29.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 494 12.8 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 193 5.0 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Balga (State Suburbs), 41.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.8% 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 Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 401 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 182 45.4 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 219 54.6 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Balga (State Suburbs), there were 401 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 182 (or 45.4%) were male and 219 (or 54.6%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,024 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Balga (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,024.

Mortgage and rent Balga % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,900 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Balga (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,900.

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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