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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Balranald

Code UCL115006 (UCL)
People 1,159
Male 589
Female 570
Median age 44
Families 296
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 567
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $838
Median monthly mortgage repayments $867
Median weekly rent $135
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 Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 1,159 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 589 50.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 570 49.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 100 8.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,159 people in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.6% of the population.

Age Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 74 6.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 60 5.2 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 75 6.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 76 6.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 57 4.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 44 3.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 40 3.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 71 6.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 84 7.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 89 7.7 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 113 9.7 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 71 6.1 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 70 6.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 55 4.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 62 5.3 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 53 4.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 36 3.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 30 2.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 436 45.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 37 3.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 90 9.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 77 8.1 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 314 32.9 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.7% were married and 13.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 378 48.0 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 102 13.0 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 307 39.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 21 5.9 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 45 12.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 34 9.6 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 55 15.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 16 4.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 25 7.1 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 12 3.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 3 0.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 143 40.4 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 354 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities) 30.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.6% were in primary school, 20.1% in secondary school and 10.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 989 85.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 72 7.0 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 38 3.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 27 2.6 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 888 86.6 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 299 57.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 153 29.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 40 7.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 26 5.0 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 518 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 518 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 57.7% were employed full time, 29.5% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 49 10.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 48 9.8 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 51 10.4 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 100 20.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 208 42.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

Occupation Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 447 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,054 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 838 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities) was $447.

Travel to work, top responses Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 575 60.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 221 23.1 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 111 11.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 295 30.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.1% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 30.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 139 14.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 216 22.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 107 11.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 110 11.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 131 44.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 115 38.9 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 47 15.9 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 1.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.9% were couple families with children, 44.3% were couple families without children and 15.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,216 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,676 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,676 and those without children was $1,216.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 44 18.0 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 11 4.5 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 70 28.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 36 14.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 15 6.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 36 14.8 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 19 7.8 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 13 5.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 28.7% 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 Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 444 85.9 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 73 14.1 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 405 91.4 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 12 2.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 22 5.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4 0.9 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.4% were separate houses, 2.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 20 4.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 84 19.0 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 220 49.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 106 24.0 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 12 2.7 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.5% had 1 bedroom, 19.0% had 2 bedrooms and 49.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 160 36.2 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 120 27.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 140 31.7 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 0.9 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 18 4.1 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.2% were owned outright, 27.1% were owned with a mortgage and 31.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 294 66.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 141 31.8 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 9 2.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 66.2% were family households, 31.8% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.1 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 135 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 11.6 -- 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 Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.2 -- 10.5 -- 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 Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
None 53 12.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 147 33.3 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 166 37.6 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 54 12.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 22 5.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.2% 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 Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 100 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 45 45.0 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 55 55.0 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 45 (or 45.0%) were male and 55 (or 55.0%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 633 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $633.

Mortgage and rent Balranald % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 110 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Balranald (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $110 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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