Balaclava Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Balaclava (3183) is a suburb of Melbourne, South East, Victoria. It is about 7 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Balaclava is in the federal electorate of Melbourne Ports.

In the 2011 census the population of Balaclava was 5,383 and is comprised of approximately 49.2% females and 50.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Balaclava is 32 years of age.

58.8% of people living in the suburb of Balaclava were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.6% India, 4.0% England, 2.9% New Zealand, 1.8% Ireland, 1.7% China , 1.5% Israel, 1.4% United States of America, 1.0% South Africa, 0.9% Ukraine, 0.9% Greece, 0.8% Poland, 0.7% Germany, 0.7% Russian Federation, 0.6% Italy.

69.5% of people living in Balaclava speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.9% Other, 5.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Russian, 2.0% Greek, 1.9% Other, 1.5% Mandarin, 1.4% Italian, 1.2% Hindi, 1.0% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Balaclava is 34.5% No religion, 17.7% Catholic, 12.9% Judaism, 8.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.7% Anglican, 3.6% Hinduism, 3.3% Eastern Orthodox, 2.6% Buddhism, 1.5% Other religious affiliation , 1.5% Christian, nfd.

29.7% of people are married, 58.1% have never married and 8.0% are divorced and 1.8% are separated. There are 115 widowed people living in Balaclava.

65.6% of the people living in Balaclava over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.9% are working on a part time basis. Balaclava has an unemployment rate of 5.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Balaclava are 35.8% Professionals, 14.5% Managers, 13.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.6% Technicians & trades workers, 9.3% Community & personal service workers, 8.4% Sales workers, 5.0% Labourers, 2.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.8% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Balaclava work in are 14.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.5% Health care and social assistance, 9.2% Education and training, 8.4% Retail trade, 8.3% Accommodation and food services, 6.1% Financial and insurance services, 5.5% Manufacturing, 5.1% Administrative and support services, 5.0% Public administration and safety.

17.3% of homes are fully owned, and 25.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 54.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $827 per week and the median household income is $1428 per week.

The median rent in Balaclava is $330 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2100 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Balaclava postcode 3183

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