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Balcolyn is located in east New South Wales and has a population of around 1,500 (49.1% male, 50.9% female). Around 439 families live in the area and of those 39.4% have one or more children under the age of 15. 18.0% of families have only a single parent while 39.6% of couples have no children. Balcolyn covers an area of approximately 263 hectares (651 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Balcolyn is between $150-$249 per week (17.3% of people). 7.2% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 1.6% of the population.
Of the 549 private dwellings in Balcolyn 42% are owned outright by their occupiers, 33% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 21% are being rented. On average there are around 2.7 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Balcolyn is as follows: 99.5% separate houses, 0.0% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 0.5% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Balcolyn 56% are married, 8% are divorced, 3% are separated, 7% are widowed and 26% have never married.
Balcolyn varies in altitude/elevation from about 2 m (highlight point) to 54 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Balcolyn is 2264.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Balcolyn include Bonnells Bay, Brightwaters, Mirrabooka and Sunshine.
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