Bendigo LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Bendigo was 86,079 and is comprised of approximately 51.9% females and 48.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Bendigo is 37 years of age.

88.7% of people living in the region of Bendigo were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.1% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.4% India, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% China , 0.2% Germany, 0.2% Thailand, 0.2% South Africa.

92.7% of people living in Bendigo speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% Other, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.2% Italian, 0.1% Cantonese, 0.1% Greek, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Bendigo is 26.6% No religion, 25.3% Catholic, 17.3% Anglican, 9.2% Uniting Church, 8.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Baptist, 1.0% Pentecostal, 0.9% Other religious affiliation .

45.9% of people are married, 35.3% have never married and 9.0% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 4460 widowed people living in Bendigo.

56.1% of the people living in Bendigo over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.6% are working on a part time basis. Bendigo has an unemployment rate of 5.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Bendigo are 20.0% Professionals, 14.8% Technicians & trades workers, 13.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.7% Labourers, 11.3% Sales workers, 10.8% Community & personal service workers, 10.4% Managers, 6.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bendigo work in are 15.6% Health care and social assistance, 13.2% Retail trade, 10.0% Manufacturing, 9.0% Education and training, 8.9% Construction, 6.7% Accommodation and food services, 6.3% Public administration and safety, 4.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.0% Financial and insurance services.

33.2% of homes are fully owned, and 34.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $519 per week and the median household income is $993 per week.

The median rent in Bendigo is $205 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.