Ballina Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Ballina (2478) is a suburb of North Coast, Northern Rivers, New South Wales. It is about 599 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Ballina is in the federal electorate of Page.

In the 2011 census the population of Ballina was 7,875 and is comprised of approximately 54.5% females and 45.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Ballina is 51 years of age.

82.7% of people living in the suburb of Ballina were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.1% England, 1.6% New Zealand, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.3% China , 0.3% Germany, 0.3% United States of America, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Italy, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Malta, 0.1% South Africa.

91.6% of people living in Ballina speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.6% Other, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.2% German, 0.2% Filipino , 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Ballina is 26.4% Anglican, 24.3% Catholic, 18.7% No religion, 9.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.0% Uniting Church, 5.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Pentecostal, 1.1% Buddhism, 1.0% Other religious affiliation .

36.7% of people are married, 29.5% have never married and 14.2% are divorced and 4.0% are separated. There are 1064 widowed people living in Ballina.

48.5% of the people living in Ballina over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.8% are working on a part time basis. Ballina has an unemployment rate of 9.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Ballina are 15.3% Labourers, 15.1% Technicians & trades workers, 14.8% Professionals, 12.9% Community & personal service workers, 12.2% Sales workers, 11.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.1% Managers, 6.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Ballina work in are 17.8% Retail trade, 16.1% Health care and social assistance, 12.1% Accommodation and food services, 8.7% Construction, 6.5% Manufacturing, 6.3% Education and training, 4.9% Public administration and safety, 4.5% Other services, 3.5% Administrative and support services.

34.7% of homes are fully owned, and 14.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 43.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $414 per week and the median household income is $683 per week.

The median rent in Ballina is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1560 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Ballina postcode 2478

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