Ballina LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Ballina was 23,509 and is comprised of approximately 52.4% females and 47.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Ballina is 46 years of age.

83.7% of people living in the region of Ballina were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.2% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 1.7% New Zealand, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Italy.

92.5% of people living in Ballina speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.6% Other, 0.3% German, 0.3% Italian, 0.2% Japanese, 0.2% Thai, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.1% Dutch.

The religious makeup of Ballina is 26.6% Catholic, 24.8% Anglican, 20.8% No religion, 7.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 4.9% Uniting Church, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Buddhism, 1.3% Other religious affiliation , 1.1% Pentecostal.

46.2% of people are married, 29.2% have never married and 11.8% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 1808 widowed people living in Ballina.

50.7% of the people living in Ballina over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.5% are working on a part time basis. Ballina has an unemployment rate of 6.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Ballina are 20.4% Professionals, 14.0% Technicians & trades workers, 12.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Community & personal service workers, 12.1% Managers, 12.0% Sales workers, 10.8% Labourers, 4.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Ballina work in are 14.9% Health care and social assistance, 14.2% Retail trade, 10.5% Accommodation and food services, 10.4% Education and training, 9.5% Construction, 5.8% Public administration and safety, 5.5% Manufacturing, 5.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 3.7% Other services.

38.5% of homes are fully owned, and 23.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $493 per week and the median household income is $884 per week.

The median rent in Ballina is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.