Ballarat Electorate Demographics (VIC)

In the 2011 census the population of Ballarat was 141,318 and is comprised of approximately 51.5% females and 48.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Ballarat is 38 years of age.

85.3% of people living in the electorate of Ballarat were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.8% England, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% India, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% China , 0.2% Italy, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Philippines, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Malta, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Croatia.

91.7% of people living in Ballarat speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.2% German, 0.2% Greek, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% Croatian.

The religious makeup of Ballarat is 27.4% Catholic, 27.4% No religion, 14.6% Anglican, 8.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.4% Uniting Church, 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.0% Baptist, 1.0% Other religious affiliation , 0.9% Churches of Christ.

46.9% of people are married, 34.6% have never married and 9.1% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 6975 widowed people living in Ballarat.

56.2% of the people living in Ballarat over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.3% are working on a part time basis. Ballarat has an unemployment rate of 5.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Ballarat are 19.5% Professionals, 15.8% Technicians & trades workers, 13.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.7% Managers, 10.5% Labourers, 10.5% Community & personal service workers, 10.1% Sales workers, 6.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Ballarat work in are 14.0% Health care and social assistance, 11.8% Retail trade, 10.3% Manufacturing, 9.5% Construction, 9.3% Education and training, 7.1% Accommodation and food services, 6.2% Public administration and safety, 5.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.5% Transport, postal and warehousing.

34.7% of homes are fully owned, and 36.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $511 per week and the median household income is $1013 per week.

The median rent in Ballarat is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1387 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Ballarat contains postcodes 3333, 3334, 3340, 3341, 3342, 3345, 3350, 3351, 3352, 3355, 3356, 3357, 3363, 3364, 3370, 3371, 3444, 3446, 3447, 3451, 3458, 3460, 3461 and includes the suburbs of Addington, Alfredton, Allendale, Ascot, Bacchus Marsh, Bakery Hill, Bald Hills, Ballan, Ballarat Central, Ballarat East, Ballarat North, Balliang, Balliang East, Barkstead, Barrys Reef, Basalt, Beremboke, Black Hill, Blackwood, Blakeville, Blampied, Blowhard, Bolwarrah, Bonshaw, Bo Peep, Broomfield, Brown Hill, Bullarook, Bullarto, Bullarto South, Bunding, Bungal, Bungaree, Buninyong, Bunkers Hill, Burrumbeet, Cabbage Tree, Cambrian Hill, Campbelltown, Canadian, Cardigan, Cardigan Village, Cargerie, Clarendon, Claretown, Clarkes Hill, Clunes, Clydesdale, Coghills Creek, Coimadai, Colbrook, Coomoora, Creswick, Creswick North, Dales Creek, Darley, Daylesford, Dean, Delacombe, Denver, Dereel, Drummond, Drummond North, Dry Diggings, Dunach, Dunnstown, Durham Lead, Eganstown, Elaine, Elevated Plains, Enfield, Ercildoune, Eureka, Evansford, Fern Hill, Fiskville, Franklinford, Garibaldi, Glendaruel, Glendonald, Glengower, Glenlyon, Glenmore, Glen Park, Golden Point, Gong Gong, Gordon, Greendale, Grenville, Guildford, Haddon, Hepburn, Hepburn Springs, Hopetoun Park, Ingliston, Invermay, Invermay Park, Kingston, Kooroocheang, Korobeit, Korweinguboora, Lake Gardens, Lake Wendouree, Lal Lal, Langdons Hill, Lawrence, Learmonth, Leigh Creek, Leonards Hill, Lerderderg, Little Hampton, Long Forest, Lyonville, Maddingley, Magpie, Malmsbury, Meredith, Merrimu, Millbrook, Miners Rest, Mitchell Park, Mollongghip, Morrisons, Mount Beckworth, Mount Bolton, Mount Clear, Mount Doran, Mount Egerton, Mount Franklin, Mount Helen, Mount Mercer, Mount Pleasant, Mount Prospect, Mount Rowan, Mount Wallace, Musk, Musk Vale, Myrniong, Napoleons, Navigators, Nerrina, Newbury, Newington, Newlyn, Newlyn North, Nintingbool, North Blackwood, Parwan, Pentland Hills, Pootilla, Porcupine Ridge, Redan, Rocklyn, Ross Creek, Rowsley, Sailors Falls, Sailors Hill, Scotchmans Lead, Scotsburn, Sebastopol, Shepherds Flat, Smeaton, Smokeytown, Smythes Creek, Smythesdale, Soldiers Hill, Spargo Creek, Springbank, Spring Hill, Springmount, Strangways, Sulky, Taradale, Tarilta, Tourello, Trentham, Trentham East, Tylden, Tylden South, Ullina, Wallace, Warrenheip, Wattle Flat, Waubra, Weatherboard, Wendouree, Werona, Wheatsheaf, Windermere, Yandoit and Yendon.