BALLARAT'S population has grown 9.7 per cent in the past five years, according to the 2011 census.
The 2011 census results were released this morning, with the Ballarat local government region's population rising from 85,196 in 2006 to 93,501.
The median age in the region increased from 36 to 37, consistent with the national median.
The ratio between Australian born residents to immigrants has remained the same since 2006, with 86.4% of Ballarat residents born in Australia.
People with no religious affiliation has also seen a huge growth in the Ballarat region, jumping from 21.6 per cent to 26.7 per cent.
Catholicism is still the strongest religion for Ballarat, only slightly above no religious affiliation, at 27.4 per cent.
The amount of married Ballarat residents, over the age of 15, has dropped from 46.8 per cent to 44.9 per cent, well below the state wide percentage of 49.1.
Ballarat residents have consistently higher divorced rates, never married, single and separated rates, than the national and state-wide figures.
Census Executive Director Andrew Henderson said the census data is publicly available for free at the ABS website.
"The Census provides a snapshot of the nation, showing how many of us there are, where and how we live."