Who was the ‘typical’ South Australian in 2016?
South Australia is home to an array of festivals, major sporting events and some of the finest food and wine country in Australia. It’s the only state that shares a border with all the mainland states as well as the Northern Territory. It’s also where we find the ‘typical’ South Australian – let’s call her ‘Charlotte’.
Charlotte is female and 40 years old, a year older than the ‘typical’ South Australian in 2011 and two years older than in 2006.
She was born in Australia, has English ancestry and she speaks English at home. Both her parents were also born in Australia.
What else do we know about Charlotte?
Like the ‘typical’ Australian, Charlotte is married and lives in a couple family with two children. She lives in a home with three bedrooms and two motor vehicles. She has completed Year 12, and does between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week.
The ‘typical’ South Australian home is owned with a mortgage, as it was in 2011, whereas in 2006 it was owned outright.
Like most states, the ‘typical’ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person in South Australia is female. She is 23 years old – a year older than she was in 2011 and two years older than in 2006.
Where was the ‘typical’ migrant born?
The ‘typical’ migrant in South Australia was born in England, speaks English at home, and is female. The ‘typical’ migrant is getting younger. In 2016, she was 49 years old, one year younger than in 2011 and three years younger than in 2006.
We’re an eclectic lot
While the Census provides plenty of info on the ‘typical’ Australian, it also shows we’re a big, diverse community. There’s nothing typical about Australians.
View the media release for South Australia.
The 'Typical' South Australian
|Country of Birth of Person (Mode)||Australia|
|Country of Birth of Parents (Mode)||Both parents born in Australia|
|Language Spoken at Home (Mode)||English|
|Ancestry 1st Response (Mode)||English|
|Social Marital Status (Mode)||Married in a registered marriage|
|Family Composition (Mode)||Couple family with children|
|Count of All Children in Family (Mode)||Two children in family|
|Highest Year of School Completed (Mode)||Year 12 or equivalent|
|Unpaid Domestic Work: Number of Hours (Mode)||5 to 14 hours|
|Number of Motor Vehicles (Mode)||Two vehicles|
|Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (Mode)||Three bedrooms|
|Tenure Type (Dwelling Count) (Mode)||Owned with a mortgage|
• The mode is the most commonly occurring value in a distribution.
• Statements of typical age in this release are median values. The median is the middle value in distribution when the values are arranged in ascending or descending order.
• The most common response for each data item is calculated independently. For example, if the 'typical' person is male and the 'typical' person does 5-14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week, this does not imply that the 'typical' male does 5-14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week.
• No detailed Census data will be issued with this information. Datasets for the above characteristics will be released as part of the main release of 2016 Census data on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.