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Market characteristics

The City of Ballarat has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Victoria.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the City of Ballarat's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Ballarat's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
City of Ballarat20162011Change
NameNumber%Victoria %Number%Victoria %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents101,686100.0100.093,502100.0100.0+8,184
Males48,86448.149.144,88248.049.2+3,982
Females52,82151.950.948,62052.050.8+4,201
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years19,46519.118.218,16919.418.7+1,296
15 - 24 years14,14713.913.014,29715.313.5-150
25 - 54 years38,42437.841.836,05538.642.3+2,369
55 - 64 Years12,07411.911.410,86011.611.4+1,214
65 years and over17,58217.315.614,12115.114.2+3,461
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school8,5868.47.97,5178.07.7+1,069
Secondary school6,5776.56.16,5057.06.5+72
TAFE1,4351.41.71,7411.92.2-306
University5,0875.05.54,8865.24.6+201
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born9,6289.528.38,0528.626.2+1,576
Speaks language other than English at home5,4365.325.93,8104.123.0+1,626
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all7080.74.55200.64.0+188
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree15,57818.924.312,24816.320.8+3,330
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6,9668.59.25,5457.48.4+1,421
Certificate level16,96720.616.914,37819.116.4+2,589
No qualification34,35341.839.635,06146.543.9-708
Household income--------------
Nill to $6498,69522.418.3--------
$650 to $1,49913,14033.929.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4498,05220.822.2--------
$2,500 or more 5,18913.420.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned12,42330.630.711,94232.233.0+481
Purchasing12,74231.433.512,22533.034.5+517
Renting12,19530.027.510,67428.825.9+1,521
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house36,54881.072.134,34585.175.8+2,203
Medium house8,01017.819.45,68214.118.1+2,328
High density950.27.4790.25.3+16

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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