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4906.0 - Selected Population Characteristics, 2005 (Reissue)  
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APPENDIX 1 SELECTED POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS

MALES
FEMALES
PERSONS
'000
%
'000
%
'000
%

Age group (years)
18-24
982.6
13.1
945.7
12.3
1 928.3
12.7
25-34
1 398.8
18.7
1 404.5
18.3
2 803.3
18.5
35-44
1 470.5
19.7
1 497.6
19.5
2 968.1
19.6
45-54
1 372.7
18.4
1 398.6
18.2
2 771.3
18.3
55 and over
2 253.4
30.1
2 446.8
31.8
4 700.2
31.0
Country of birth
Australia
5 492.2
73.4
5 651.7
73.5
11 143.9
73.5
Overseas
Main English speaking countries(a)
784.3
10.5
784.5
10.2
1 568.8
10.3
Other countries(b)
1 176.0
15.7
1 225.4
15.9
2 401.4
15.8
Highest non-school qualification
Degree/diploma or higher qualification
2 131.7
28.5
2 260.7
29.4
4 392.4
29.0
Other qualification
2 002.6
26.8
1 324.8
17.2
3 327.4
21.9
No non-school qualification(c)
3 343.9
44.7
4 107.6
53.4
7 451.5
49.1
Labour force status
Employed
Working full-time
4 532.1
60.6
2 343.9
30.5
6 876.0
45.3
Working part-time
866.8
11.6
2 070.9
26.9
2 937.7
19.4
Unemployed
212.7
2.8
202.2
2.6
414.9
2.7
Not in the labour force
1 866.5
25.0
3 076.1
40.0
4 942.6
32.6
Main source of household income
Employee cash income
4 093.3
54.7
3 937.6
51.2
8 030.9
52.9
Unincorporated business cash income
464.6
6.2
387.8
5.0
852.4
5.6
Government cash pensions and allowances
927.7
12.4
1 140.9
14.8
2 068.6
13.6
Other cash income
417.6
5.6
427.5
5.6
845.1
5.6
Social marital status
Married in a registered marriage
4 006.9
53.6
3 789.7
49.3
7 796.6
51.4
Married in a defacto marriage
49.9
0.7
21.4
0.3
71.3
0.5
Not married
3 421.3
45.8
3 882.1
50.5
7 303.4
48.1
Area of usual residence
Capital city
4 800.0
64.2
4 977.4
64.7
9 777.4
64.4
Balance of State or Territory
2 678.2
35.8
2 715.7
35.3
5 393.9
35.6
States and Territories
New South Wales
2 507.9
33.5
2 582.6
33.6
5 090.5
33.6
Victoria
1 805.4
24.1
1 947.6
25.3
3 753.1
24.7
Queensland
1 508.8
20.2
1 468.5
19.1
2 977.3
19.6
South Australia
511.4
6.8
591.8
7.7
1 103.2
7.3
Western Australia
770.5
10.3
742.7
9.7
1 513.2
9.8
Tasmania
205.0
2.7
199.7
2.6
404.8
2.7
Northern Territory
*36.1
*0.5
50.5
0.7
86.6
0.6
Australian Capital Territory
132.9
1.8
109.7
1.4
242.6
1.6
Australia
7 478.1
100.0
7 693.1
100.0
15 171.3
100.0
Other totals
Experienced violence since the age 15
3 744.9
50.1
3 065.8
39.9
6 810.7
44.9
Experienced physical assault by male perpetrator
2 111.1
28.2
1 530.3
19.9
3 641.4
24.0
Experienced physical assault by female perpetrator
641.1
8.6
389.3
5.1
1 030.3
6.8
Experienced violence by current partner
68.1
0.9
160.1
2.1
228.3
1.5
Experienced violence by previous partner
367.3
4.9
1 135.5
14.8
1 502.8
9.9
Women who were pregnant during relationship with violent current partner
-
-
125.5
1.6
-
-
Women who were pregnant during relationship with violent previous partner
-
-
667.9
8.7
-
-

* estimate is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Based on the Australian Standard Classification of Countries for Social Statistics (ASCCSS).
(b) Includes inadequately described.
(c) Includes not applicable, level not determined, don't know and refused to answer.


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