The size of Ballarat is approximately 4 square kilometres and has approximately 20,000 homes.
The population of Ballarat in 2001 was 6,028 people. By 2006 the population was 5,639 showing a population decline of 6% in the area during that time.
The predominant age group in Ballarat is 20-29 years.
Households in Ballarat are primarily single parents and are likely to be repaying between $600 - $800 per month on mortgage repayments.
In general, people in Ballarat work in a non-specific occupation.
In 2001, 59.0% of the homes in Ballarat were owner-occupied compared with 57.9% in 2006.
Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is 395,000.