Balmain - Suburb Demographics : Census 2011

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RESEARCH - BALMAIN

To better understand the PROPERTY MANAGEMENT potential of your INVESTMENT PROPERTY it is crucial to research the suburb of BALMAIN. A good starting point is to assess the population demographics of BALMAIN to understand who are your potential tenants and/or purchasers.

As experienced property managers our property management team uses this information to identify the target market when developing a marketing strategy for your rental property.

This ensures that we provide our landlords with the most accurate advice, achieve the highest rent and attract the best tenants who will look after your valuable investment property.

Unfortunately in most cases the local REAL ESTATE AGENT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT places little importance in keeping up to date with this vital information. Usually because they are either overworked, under staffed or don’t understand the importance.

 

People — demographics & education

People

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Total

9,783

--

4,028,524

--

21,507,717

--

Male

4,688

47.9

1,985,922

49.3

10,634,013

49.4

Female

5,095

52.1

2,042,602

50.7

10,873,704

50.6

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

96

1

44,599

1.1

548,369

2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,783 people in Balmain (State Suburbs) of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People

0-4 years

721

7.4

275,673

6.8

1,421,050

6.6

5-9 years

511

5.2

251,039

6.2

1,351,921

6.3

10-14 years

340

3.5

244,792

6.1

1,371,054

6.4

15-19 years

278

2.8

251,077

6.2

1,405,798

6.5

20-24 years

390

4

287,150

7.1

1,460,673

6.8

25-29 years

764

7.8

322,398

8

1,513,236

7

30-34 years

1,084

11.1

317,043

7.9

1,453,775

6.8

35-39 years

1,115

11.4

311,496

7.7

1,520,138

7.1

40-44 years

891

9.1

294,284

7.3

1,542,879

7.2

45-49 years

766

7.8

282,288

7

1,504,142

7

50-54 years

619

6.3

262,288

6.5

1,447,404

6.7

55-59 years

640

6.5

227,314

5.6

1,297,244

6

60-64 years

581

5.9

203,207

5

1,206,116

5.6

65-69 years

453

4.6

150,040

3.7

919,319

4.3

70-74 years

242

2.5

114,133

2.8

708,090

3.3

75-79 years

174

1.8

89,244

2.2

545,263

2.5

80-84 years

119

1.2

73,577

1.8

436,936

2

85 years and over

92

0.9

71,482

1.8

402,681

1.9

Median age

38

--

36

--

37

--

The median age of people in Balmain (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.1% of the population.

Registered marital status

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Married

3,352

40.8

1,623,247

49.8

8,461,114

48.7

Separated

209

2.5

89,513

2.7

529,280

3

Divorced

928

11.3

239,634

7.4

1,460,899

8.4

Widowed

272

3.3

161,989

5

949,634

5.5

Never married

3,454

42

1,142,639

35.1

5,962,769

34.3

Of people in Balmain (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 40.8% were married and 13.8% were either divorced or separated.

Median age by registered marital status

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Married

45

--

48

--

50

--

Separated

49

--

48

--

49

--

Divorced

58

--

53

--

54

--

Widowed

72

--

78

--

78

--

Never married

33

--

26

--

25

--

The median age of married people in Balmain (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 33 years.

Social marital status

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Registered marriage

3,017

41.4

1,486,475

50.2

7,647,042

49.2

De facto marriage

1,177

16.2

218,492

7.4

1,476,369

9.5

Not married

3,089

42.4

1,258,648

42.5

6,413,399

41.3

In Balmain (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Registered marriage

44

--

48

--

50

--

De facto marriage

37

--

35

--

35

--

Not married

40

--

31

--

33

--

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Balmain (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Pre-school

176

7.1

71,312

5.6

332,844

5.1

Primary - Government

347

13.9

205,234

16

1,181,787

18.2

Primary - Catholic

142

5.7

67,932

5.3

359,062

5.5

Primary - Other Non Government

110

4.4

39,186

3.1

214,359

3.3

Secondary - Government

92

3.7

141,343

11

774,074

11.9

Secondary - Catholic

89

3.6

69,366

5.4

307,142

4.7

Secondary - Other Non Government

126

5.1

47,668

3.7

254,828

3.9

Technical or further education institution

157

6.3

97,149

7.6

473,606

7.3

University or tertiary institution

511

20.5

219,088

17.1

932,524

14.3

Other

57

2.3

36,045

2.8

161,660

2.5

Not Stated

682

27.4

287,745

22.4

1,511,694

23.2

Total

2,489

--

1,282,068

--

6,503,580

--

In Balmain (State Suburbs) 25.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.1% were in primary school, 12.3% in secondary school and 26.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

People — cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

English

3,865

28.6

981,541

19.4

7,238,533

25.9

Australian

2,778

20.6

976,130

19.3

7,098,486

25.4

Irish

1,635

12.1

354,674

7

2,087,758

7.5

Scottish

1,127

8.4

323,395

6.4

1,792,622

6.4

Italian

365

2.7

242,576

4.8

916,121

3.3

The most common ancestries in Balmain (State Suburbs) were English 28.6%, Australian 20.6%, Irish 12.1%, Scottish 8.4% and Italian 2.7%.

Country of birth

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Australia

6,214

63.5

2,340,472

58.1

15,017,847

69.8

Other top responses

England

936

9.6

147,429

3.7

911,593

4.2

New Zealand

350

3.6

134,637

3.3

483,398

2.2

Ireland

155

1.6

87,045

2.2

67,318

0.3

United States of America

119

1.2

78,977

2

77,009

0.4

Scotland

106

1.1

69,569

1.7

133,432

0.6

In Balmain (State Suburbs), 63.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 9.6%, New Zealand 3.6%, Ireland 1.6%, United States of America 1.2% and Scotland 1.1%.

Birthplace of parents, stated responses

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Both parents born overseas

3,610

40

1,948,550

52.1

6,876,586

34.3

Father only born overseas

896

9.9

262,650

7

1,407,270

7

Mother only born overseas

544

6

176,079

4.7

989,220

4.9

Both parents born in Australia

3,985

44.1

1,353,546

36.2

10,757,087

53.7

In Balmain (State Suburbs), 44.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

No Religion

3,386

34.6

1,143,736

28.4

4,796,787

22.3

Catholic

2,351

24

707,482

17.6

5,439,268

25.3

Anglican

1,618

16.5

604,324

15

3,679,907

17.1

Uniting Church

228

2.3

206,880

5.1

1,065,795

5

Presbyterian and Reformed

213

2.2

181,111

4.5

599,515

2.8

The most common responses for religion in Balmain (State Suburbs) were No Religion 34.6%, Catholic 24.0%, Anglican 16.5%, Uniting Church 2.3% and Presbyterian and Reformed 2.2%.

Language, top responses (other than English)

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Italian

119

1.2

177,820

4.4

299,834

1.4

Greek

97

1

133,167

3.3

252,217

1.2

German

75

0.8

131,110

3.3

80,371

0.4

French

70

0.7

84,794

2.1

57,740

0.3

Arabic

55

0.6

79,817

2

287,174

1.3

English only spoken at home

8,105

82.9

2,404,602

59.7

16,509,291

76.8

Households where two or more languages are spoken

613

14.6

530,823

38.3

1,579,949

20.4

In Balmain (State Suburbs) 82.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 1.2%, Greek 1.0%, German 0.8%, French 0.7% and Arabic 0.6%.

People — employment

Employment

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over

Worked full-time

4,069

69.3

1,264,756

62.5

6,367,554

59.7

Worked part-time

1,262

21.5

533,450

26.4

3,062,976

28.7

Away from work

300

5.1

110,189

5.4

627,797

5.9

Unemployed

244

4.2

114,768

5.7

600,133

5.6

Total in labour force

5,875

--

2,023,163

--

10,658,460

--

There were 5,875 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Balmain (State Suburbs). Of these 69.3% were employed full time, 21.5% were employed part-time and 4.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Labour force, people aged 15 years and over

1-15 hours per week

416

7.4

181,757

9.5

1,087,799

10.8

16-24 hours per week

416

7.4

181,355

9.5

947,792

9.4

25-34 hours per week

430

7.6

170,337

8.9

1,027,380

10.2

35-39 hours per week

649

11.5

352,761

18.5

1,808,879

18

40 hours or more per week

3,424

60.8

911,997

47.8

4,558,678

45.3

Of employed people in Balmain (State Suburbs), 7.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 60.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Labour force, people aged 15 years and over

Employed full-time

39

--

40

--

40

--

Employed part-time

41

--

39

--

40

--

The median age of people employed full-time in Balmain (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Employed people aged 15 years and over

Professionals

2,420

43

499,298

26.2

2,145,442

21.3

Managers

1,291

22.9

310,815

16.3

1,293,970

12.9

Clerical and Administrative Workers

675

12

256,599

13.4

1,483,558

14.7

Sales Workers

338

6

226,572

11.9

942,140

9.4

Community and Personal Service Workers

336

6

169,254

8.9

971,897

9.7

Technicians and Trades Workers

321

5.7

164,746

8.6

1,425,146

14.2

Labourers

117

2.1

135,525

7.1

947,608

9.4

Machinery Operators And Drivers

68

1.2

107,812

5.6

659,551

6.6

The most common occupations in Balmain (State Suburbs) included Professionals 43.0%, Managers 22.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.0%, Sales Workers 6.0%, and Community and Personal Service Workers 6.0%.

Industry of employment, top responses

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Employed people aged 15 years and over

Legal and Accounting Services

298

5.3

76,173

4

209,182

2.1

Auxiliary Finance and Investment Services

245

4.4

75,547

4

89,668

0.9

Depository Financial Intermediation

243

4.3

60,429

3.2

148,232

1.5

Computer System Design and Related Services

208

3.7

55,569

2.9

139,409

1.4

Tertiary Education

190

3.4

48,589

2.5

198,933

2

Of the employed people in Balmain (State Suburbs), 5.3% worked in Legal and Accounting Services. Other major industries of employment included Auxiliary Finance and Investment Services 4.4%, Depository Financial Intermediation 4.3%, Computer System Design and Related Services 3.7% and Tertiary Education 3.4%.

Median weekly incomes

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Personal

1,208

--

632

--

577

--

Family

2,868

--

1,725

--

1,481

--

Household

2,456

--

1,490

--

1,234

--

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Balmain (State Suburbs) was $1,208.

Travel to work, top responses

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Employed people aged 15 years and over

Car, as driver

2,178

38.7

1,009,349

52.9

6,059,972

60.2

Bus

1,090

19.4

182,383

9.6

301,187

3

Walked only

365

6.5

106,367

5.6

377,043

3.7

Ferry

278

4.9

85,518

4.5

10,889

0.1

Car, as passenger

170

3

81,579

4.3

537,638

5.3

People who travelled to work by public transport

1,752

31.1

400,053

21

1,046,721

10.4

People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger

2,363

42

1,098,225

57.5

6,620,840

65.8

In Balmain (State Suburbs), on the day of the Census, the methods of travel to work for employed people were Car, as driver 38.7%, Bus 19.4% and Walked only 6.5%. Other common responses were Ferry 4.9% and Car, as passenger 3.0%. On the day, 31.1% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 42.0% by car (either as driver or as passenger).

Unpaid work

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Did unpaid domestic work (last week)

6,421

78.1

2,192,932

67.3

12,149,347

70

Cared for child/children (last two weeks)

2,067

25.2

884,489

27.2

4,827,808

27.8

Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks)

731

8.9

349,565

10.7

1,896,957

10.9

Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months)

1,620

19.7

488,519

15

3,090,874

17.8

In Balmain (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.2% provided care for children and 8.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Less than 5 hours per week

2,571

31.3

770,436

23.7

3,883,357

22.4

5 to 14 hours per week

2,587

31.5

794,489

24.4

4,444,640

25.6

15 to 29 hours per week

821

10

346,119

10.6

2,075,154

12

30 hours or more per week

444

5.4

281,887

8.7

1,746,196

10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Balmain (State Suburbs), 31.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.4% worked 30 hours or more.

Families — family composition

Family composition

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Couple family without children

1,183

46.9

348,873

33.1

2,150,301

37.8

Couple family with children

979

38.8

522,269

49.5

2,534,399

44.6

One parent family

308

12.2

162,735

15.4

901,637

15.9

Other family

53

2.1

20,527

1.9

97,722

1.7

Of the families in Balmain (State Suburbs), 38.8% were couple families with children, 46.9% were couple families without children and 12.2% were one parent families.

Single (or lone) parents

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population

Male

--

16.2

--

16.1

--

17.6

Female

--

83.8

--

83.9

--

82.4

In Balmain (State Suburbs) 16.2% of single parents were male and 83.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes

Median family income, couple families with two incomes

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Families without children

3,440

--

2,333

--

2,081

--

Families with children

3,603

--

2,586

--

2,310

--

In Balmain (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,603 and those without children was $3,440.

Families — employment status of couple families

Employment status of couple families

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over

Both employed, worked full-time

795

36.7

210,215

24.1

1,015,165

21.7

Both employed, worked part-time

66

3

29,972

3.4

174,795

3.7

One employed full-time, one part-time

416

19.2

173,215

19.9

1,001,907

21.4

One employed full-time, other not working

326

15.1

154,533

17.7

736,322

15.7

One employed part-time, other not working

87

4

47,847

5.5

251,191

5.4

Both not working

167

7.7

153,270

17.6

899,598

19.2

Other

157

7.3

51,793

5.9

291,196

6.2

Labour force status not stated

151

7

50,297

5.8

314,529

6.7

In Balmain (State Suburbs), of couple families, 36.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 19.2% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Dwellings — dwelling structure

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Occupied private dwellings

4,194

91

1,387,438

93.3

7,760,320

89.3

Unoccupied private dwellings

416

9

99,021

6.7

934,470

10.7

In Balmain (State Suburbs), 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Occupied private dwellings

Separate house

1,215

29

816,995

58.9

5,864,574

75.6

Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc

1,538

36.7

179,828

13

765,980

9.9

Flat, unit or apartment

1,369

32.6

383,072

27.6

1,056,237

13.6

Other dwelling

70

1.7

5,429

0.4

66,666

0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Balmain (State Suburbs), 29.0% were separate houses, 36.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 32.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Number of bedrooms

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Occupied private dwellings

None (includes bedsitters)

114

2.7

13,324

1

42,160

0.5

1 bedroom

567

13.5

95,311

6.9

363,129

4.7

2 bedrooms

1,682

40.1

354,302

25.5

1,481,577

19.1

3 bedrooms

1,263

30.1

503,258

36.3

3,379,930

43.6

4 or more bedrooms

511

12.2

395,963

28.5

2,350,132

30.3

Number of bedrooms not stated

56

1.3

25,279

1.8

143,394

1.8

Average number of bedrooms per dwelling

2.4

--

2.9

--

3.1

--

Average number of people per household

2.2

--

2.7

--

2.6

--

In Balmain (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 13.5% had 1 bedroom, 40.1% had 2 bedrooms and 30.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.4. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Tenure

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Occupied private dwellings

Owned outright

1,020

24.3

415,780

30

2,488,149

32.1

Owned with a mortgage

1,253

29.9

482,422

34.8

2,709,433

34.9

Rented

1,828

43.6

445,826

32.1

2,297,458

29.6

Other tenure type

23

0.5

10,135

0.7

70,069

0.9

Tenure type not stated

70

1.7

33,275

2.4

195,213

2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Balmain (State Suburbs), 24.3% were owned outright, 29.9% were owned with a mortgage and 43.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition

Household composition

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Family households

2,506

59.8

1,016,875

73.3

5,550,614

71.5

Single (or lone) person households

1,395

33.3

309,190

22.3

1,888,698

24.3

Group households

292

7

61,374

4.4

321,007

4.1

In Balmain (State Suburbs), of all households, 59.8% were family households, 33.3% were single person households and 7.0% were group households.

Household income

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Less than $600 gross weekly income

--

15.7

--

19.6

--

23.7

More than $3,000 gross weekly income

--

30.1

--

16.5

--

11.2

In Balmain (State Suburbs), 15.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 30.1% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Median rent

485

--

365

--

285

--

Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income

--

86.5

--

87.2

--

89.6

Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income

--

13.5

--

12.8

--

10.4

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Median mortgage repayments

3,033

--

2,169

--

1,800

--

Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income

--

90.6

--

87.8

--

90.1

Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income

--

9.4

--

12.2

--

9.9

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

None

665

15.9

173,003

12.5

665,852

8.6

1 motor vehicle

2,246

53.6

533,634

38.5

2,778,576

35.8

2 motor vehicles

996

23.8

454,330

32.7

2,802,468

36.1

3 or more vehicles

188

4.5

185,701

13.4

1,279,134

16.5

Number of motor vehicles not stated

98

2.3

40,770

2.9

234,292

3

In Balmain (State Suburbs), 53.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 23.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles

Source: ABS Census 2011

 

 

People — demographics & education

People

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Total

9,783

--

4,028,524

--

21,507,717

--

Male

4,688

47.9

1,985,922

49.3

10,634,013

49.4

Female

5,095

52.1

2,042,602

50.7

10,873,704

50.6

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

96

1

44,599

1.1

548,369

2.5


In the 2011 Census, there were 9,783 people in Balmain (State Suburbs) of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People

0-4 years

721

7.4

275,673

6.8

1,421,050

6.6

5-9 years

511

5.2

251,039

6.2

1,351,921

6.3

10-14 years

340

3.5

244,792

6.1

1,371,054

6.4

15-19 years

278

2.8

251,077

6.2

1,405,798

6.5

20-24 years

390

4

287,150

7.1

1,460,673

6.8

25-29 years

764

7.8

322,398

8

1,513,236

7

30-34 years

1,084

11.1

317,043

7.9

1,453,775

6.8

35-39 years

1,115

11.4

311,496

7.7

1,520,138

7.1

40-44 years

891

9.1

294,284

7.3

1,542,879

7.2

45-49 years

766

7.8

282,288

7

1,504,142

7

50-54 years

619

6.3

262,288

6.5

1,447,404

6.7

55-59 years

640

6.5

227,314

5.6

1,297,244

6

60-64 years

581

5.9

203,207

5

1,206,116

5.6

65-69 years

453

4.6

150,040

3.7

919,319

4.3

70-74 years

242

2.5

114,133

2.8

708,090

3.3

75-79 years

174

1.8

89,244

2.2

545,263

2.5

80-84 years

119

1.2

73,577

1.8

436,936

2

85 years and over

92

0.9

71,482

1.8

402,681

1.9

Median age

38

--

36

--

37

--


The median age of people in Balmain (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.1% of the population.

Registered marital status

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Married

3,352

40.8

1,623,247

49.8

8,461,114

48.7

Separated

209

2.5

89,513

2.7

529,280

3

Divorced

928

11.3

239,634

7.4

1,460,899

8.4

Widowed

272

3.3

161,989

5

949,634

5.5

Never married

3,454

42

1,142,639

35.1

5,962,769

34.3


Of people in Balmain (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 40.8% were married and 13.8% were either divorced or separated.


Median age by registered marital status

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Married

45

--

48

--

50

--

Separated

49

--

48

--

49

--

Divorced

58

--

53

--

54

--

Widowed

72

--

78

--

78

--

Never married

33

--

26

--

25

--


The median age of married people in Balmain (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 33 years.

Social marital status

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Registered marriage

3,017

41.4

1,486,475

50.2

7,647,042

49.2

De facto marriage

1,177

16.2

218,492

7.4

1,476,369

9.5

Not married

3,089

42.4

1,258,648

42.5

6,413,399

41.3


In Balmain (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

People aged 15 years and over

Registered marriage

44

--

48

--

50

--

De facto marriage

37

--

35

--

35

--

Not married

40

--

31

--

33

--


The median age of people in a registered marriage in Balmain (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Pre-school

176

7.1

71,312

5.6

332,844

5.1

Primary - Government

347

13.9

205,234

16

1,181,787

18.2

Primary - Catholic

142

5.7

67,932

5.3

359,062

5.5

Primary - Other Non Government

110

4.4

39,186

3.1

214,359

3.3

Secondary - Government

92

3.7

141,343

11

774,074

11.9

Secondary - Catholic

89

3.6

69,366

5.4

307,142

4.7

Secondary - Other Non Government

126

5.1

47,668

3.7

254,828

3.9

Technical or further education institution

157

6.3

97,149

7.6

473,606

7.3

University or tertiary institution

511

20.5

219,088

17.1

932,524

14.3

Other

57

2.3

36,045

2.8

161,660

2.5

Not Stated

682

27.4

287,745

22.4

1,511,694

23.2

Total

2,489

--

1,282,068

--

6,503,580

--


In Balmain (State Suburbs) 25.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.1% were in primary school, 12.3% in secondary school and 26.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.


People — cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

English

3,865

28.6

981,541

19.4

7,238,533

25.9

Australian

2,778

20.6

976,130

19.3

7,098,486

25.4

Irish

1,635

12.1

354,674

7

2,087,758

7.5

Scottish

1,127

8.4

323,395

6.4

1,792,622

6.4

Italian

365

2.7

242,576

4.8

916,121

3.3

The most common ancestries in Balmain (State Suburbs) were English 28.6%, Australian 20.6%, Irish 12.1%, Scottish 8.4% and Italian 2.7%.

Country of birth

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Australia

6,214

63.5

2,340,472

58.1

15,017,847

69.8

Other top responses

England

936

9.6

147,429

3.7

911,593

4.2

New Zealand

350

3.6

134,637

3.3

483,398

2.2

Ireland

155

1.6

87,045

2.2

67,318

0.3

United States of America

119

1.2

78,977

2

77,009

0.4

Scotland

106

1.1

69,569

1.7

133,432

0.6

In Balmain (State Suburbs), 63.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 9.6%, New Zealand 3.6%, Ireland 1.6%, United States of America 1.2% and Scotland 1.1%.

Birthplace of parents, stated responses

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Both parents born overseas

3,610

40

1,948,550

52.1

6,876,586

34.3

Father only born overseas

896

9.9

262,650

7

1,407,270

7

Mother only born overseas

544

6

176,079

4.7

989,220

4.9

Both parents born in Australia

3,985

44.1

1,353,546

36.2

10,757,087

53.7


In Balmain (State Suburbs), 44.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

No Religion

3,386

34.6

1,143,736

28.4

4,796,787

22.3

Catholic

2,351

24

707,482

17.6

5,439,268

25.3

Anglican

1,618

16.5

604,324

15

3,679,907

17.1

Uniting Church

228

2.3

206,880

5.1

1,065,795

5

Presbyterian and Reformed

213

2.2

181,111

4.5

599,515

2.8

The most common responses for religion in Balmain (State Suburbs) were No Religion 34.6%, Catholic 24.0%, Anglican 16.5%, Uniting Church 2.3% and Presbyterian and Reformed 2.2%.

Language, top responses (other than English)

Balmain

%

Sydney

%

Australia

%

Italian

119

1.2

177,820

4.4

299,834

1.4

Greek

97

1

133,167

3.3

252,217

1.2

German

75

0.8

131,110

3.3

80,371

0.4

French

70

0.7

84,794

2.1

57,740