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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | Urban Centres and Localities

Benalla

Code UCL214002 (UCL)
People 9,328
Male 4,436
Female 4,892
Median age 45
Families 2,488
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 4,554
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $770
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,192
Median weekly rent $175
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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Total 9,328 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,436 47.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,892 52.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 120 1.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,328 people in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 550 5.9 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 559 6.0 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 540 5.8 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 647 6.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 428 4.6 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 477 5.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 406 4.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 452 4.8 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 540 5.8 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 626 6.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 666 7.1 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 622 6.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 633 6.8 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 490 5.3 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 492 5.3 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 433 4.6 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 403 4.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 364 3.9 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,643 47.4 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 298 3.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 786 10.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 750 9.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,208 28.7 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 47.4% were married and 14.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,257 47.8 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 603 8.8 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,959 43.4 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 150 6.4 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 495 21.1 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 177 7.5 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 31 1.3 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 329 14.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 218 9.3 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 61 2.6 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 223 9.5 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 99 4.2 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 41 1.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 524 22.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,348 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) 25.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.0% were in primary school, 25.9% in secondary school and 13.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 8,166 87.6 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,007 11.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 517 5.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 300 3.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,047 79.4 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Benalla % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,213 55.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,315 32.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 276 6.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 213 5.3 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,017 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,017 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 55.1% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 491 12.9 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 373 9.8 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 448 11.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 659 17.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,558 41.0 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 452 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,024 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 770 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) was $452.

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

Unpaid work Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,329 69.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,877 24.4 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,006 13.1 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,834 23.9 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.4% provided care for children and 13.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,449 18.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,854 24.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,040 13.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 987 12.8 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,137 45.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 831 33.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 494 19.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 27 1.1 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.4% were couple families with children, 45.7% were couple families without children and 19.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.0% of single parents were male and 83.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,708 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,846 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,846 and those without children was $1,708.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 341 17.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 61 3.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 412 20.9 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 259 13.2 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 115 5.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 557 28.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 108 5.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 115 5.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 17.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 20.9% 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,891 87.4 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 559 12.6 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 87.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,286 84.5 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 303 7.8 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 270 6.9 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 31 0.8 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.5% were separate houses, 7.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 114 2.9 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 868 22.3 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,049 52.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 762 19.6 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 91 2.3 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 22.3% had 2 bedrooms and 52.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,487 38.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,084 27.9 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,152 29.6 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 51 1.3 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 117 3.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.2% were owned outright, 27.9% were owned with a mortgage and 29.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,460 63.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,328 34.1 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 102 2.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 63.2% were family households, 34.1% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 37.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.8% 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 175 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.0 -- 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,192 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
None 398 10.2 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,594 41.0 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,296 33.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 472 12.1 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 130 3.3 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.1% 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 Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 121 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 52 43.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 69 57.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 121 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 52 (or 43.0%) were male and 69 (or 57.0%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Benalla % Victoria % 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 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 528 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $528.

Mortgage and rent Benalla % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 155 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 650 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Benalla (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $155 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $650.

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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