Australia

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Australia
Area code 0
People 23,401,892
Male 49.3%
Female 50.7%
Median age 38
Families 6,070,316
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 9,901,496
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,438
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,755
Median weekly rent $335
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Male 11,546,638 49.3 10,634,012 49.4
Female 11,855,248 50.7 10,873,706 50.6
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 649,171 2.8 548,368 2.5

In the 2016 Census, there were 23,401,892 people in Australia. Of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.8% of the population.

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Age Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Median age 38 -- 37 --
0-4 years 1,464,779 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,502,646 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,397,183 6.0 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,421,595 6.1 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,566,793 6.7 1,460,674 6.8
25-29 years 1,664,602 7.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,703,847 7.3 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,561,679 6.7 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,583,257 6.8 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,581,455 6.8 1,504,143 7.0
50-54 years 1,523,551 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,454,332 6.2 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,299,397 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,188,999 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 887,716 3.8 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 652,657 2.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 460,549 2.0 436,937 2.0
85 years and over 486,842 2.1 402,681 1.9

The median age of people in Australia was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Married 9,148,218 48.1 8,461,115 48.7
Separated 608,059 3.2 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,626,890 8.5 1,460,900 8.4
Widowed 985,204 5.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,668,910 35.0 5,962,771 34.3

Of people in Australia aged 15 years and over, 48.1% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Registered marriage 8,001,141 47.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,751,731 10.4 1,476,368 9.5
Not married 7,024,973 41.9 6,413,396 41.3

In Australia, of people aged 15 years and over, 47.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Preschool 347,621 4.8 332,842 5.1
Primary - Government 1,314,787 18.2 1,181,789 18.2
Primary - Catholic 380,604 5.3 359,065 5.5
Primary - other non Government 231,490 3.2 214,360 3.3
Secondary - Government 827,505 11.5 774,076 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 338,384 4.7 307,143 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 280,618 3.9 254,826 3.9
Technical or further education institution 424,869 5.9 473,608 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,160,626 16.1 932,526 14.3
Other 198,383 2.8 161,659 2.5
Not stated 1,707,023 23.7 1,511,691 23.2

In Australia 30.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.7% were in primary school, 20.1% in secondary school and 22.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Bachelor Degree level and above 4,181,406 22.0 -- --
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,687,893 8.9 -- --
Certificate level IV 551,767 2.9 -- --
Certificate level III 2,442,203 12.8 -- --
Year 12 2,994,097 15.7 -- --
Year 11 941,531 4.9 -- --
Year 10 2,054,331 10.8 -- --
Certificate level II 13,454 0.1 -- --
Certificate level I 2,176 0.0 -- --
Year 9 or below 1,529,897 8.0 -- --
No educational attainment 145,844 0.8 -- --
Not stated 1,974,794 10.4 -- --

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

Of people aged 15 and over in Australia, 15.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 15.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.9% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
English 7,852,224 25.0 7,238,533 25.9
Australian 7,298,243 23.3 7,098,486 25.4
Irish 2,388,058 7.6 2,087,758 7.5
Scottish 2,023,470 6.4 1,792,622 6.4
Chinese 1,213,903 3.9 866,208 3.1

The most common ancestries in Australia were English 25.0%, Australian 23.3%, Irish 7.6%, Scottish 6.4% and Chinese 3.9%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Australia (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Australia 15,614,835 66.7 15,017,846 69.8
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null
England 907,570 3.9 911,593 4.2
New Zealand 518,466 2.2 483,398 2.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 509,555 2.2 318,969 1.5
India 455,389 1.9 295,362 1.4
Philippines 232,386 1.0 171,233 0.8

In Australia, 66.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.9%, New Zealand 2.2%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.2%, India 1.9% and Philippines 1.0%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Both parents born overseas 8,051,196 34.4 6,876,585 32.0
Father only born overseas 1,488,092 6.4 1,407,270 6.5
Mother only born overseas 1,094,591 4.7 989,219 4.6
Both parents born in Australia 11,070,538 47.3 10,757,087 50.0

In Australia, 47.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 34.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Australia 12,231,150 52.3 -- --
England 1,403,096 6.0 -- --
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 704,658 3.0 -- --
New Zealand 617,331 2.6 -- --
India 616,939 2.6 -- --

2011 comparison data is not available for this table. For the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses, only whether a person's father was born in Australia or overseas was collected. In 2016, this question expanded to collect the actual country of birth of a person's father.

In Australia, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 52.3%, England 6.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.0%, New Zealand 2.6% and India 2.6%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Australia 12,643,365 54.0 -- --
England 1,302,147 5.6 -- --
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 699,074 3.0 -- --
New Zealand 608,329 2.6 -- --
India 605,777 2.6 -- --

2011 comparison data is not available for this table. For the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses, only whether a person's mother was born in Australia or overseas was collected. In 2016, this question expanded to collect the actual country of birth of a person's mother.

In Australia, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 54.0%, England 5.6%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.0%, New Zealand 2.6% and India 2.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
No Religion, so described 6,933,708 29.6 4,693,162 21.8
Catholic 5,291,834 22.6 5,439,267 25.3
Anglican 3,101,185 13.3 3,679,907 17.1
Not stated 2,238,735 9.6 1,972,252 9.2
Uniting Church 870,183 3.7 1,065,794 5.0

The most common responses for religion in Australia were No Religion, so described 29.6%, Catholic 22.6%, Anglican 13.3%, Not stated 9.6% and Uniting Church 3.7%. In Australia, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (57.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Mandarin 596,711 2.5 336,410 1.6
Arabic 321,728 1.4 287,174 1.3
Cantonese 280,943 1.2 263,673 1.2
Vietnamese 277,400 1.2 233,390 1.1
Italian 271,597 1.2 299,833 1.4
 null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 17,020,417 72.7 16,509,291 76.8
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,971,011 22.2 1,591,908 20.5

In Australia 72.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 2.5%, Arabic 1.4%, Cantonese 1.2%, Vietnamese 1.2% and Italian 1.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Worked full-time 6,623,065 57.7 6,367,555 59.7
Worked part-time 3,491,503 30.4 3,062,977 28.7
Away from work 569,276 5.0 627,798 5.9
Unemployed 787,452 6.9 600,134 5.6

There were 11,471,296 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Australia. Of these 57.7% were employed full time, 30.4% were employed part-time and 6.9% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
1-15 hours per week 1,218,823 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,079,236 10.1 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,193,445 11.2 1,027,379 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,031,263 19.0 1,808,878 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,591,801 43.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Australia, 11.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Professionals 2,370,966 22.2 2,145,442 21.3
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,449,681 13.6 1,483,559 14.7
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,447,414 13.5 1,425,146 14.2
Managers 1,390,047 13.0 1,293,970 12.9
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,157,003 10.8 971,898 9.7
Labourers 1,011,520 9.5 947,608 9.4
Sales Workers 1,000,955 9.4 942,140 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 670,106 6.3 659,551 6.6

The most common occupations in Australia included Professionals 22.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.6%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.5%, Managers 13.0%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.8%, Labourers 9.5%, Sales Workers 9.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 411,808 3.9 358,989 3.6
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 254,275 2.4 235,773 2.3
Cafes and Restaurants 253,385 2.4 178,462 1.8
Primary Education 231,198 2.2 205,282 2.0
Aged Care Residential Services 211,621 2.0 165,485 1.6

Of the employed people in Australia, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.9%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.4%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.4%, Primary Education 2.2% and Aged Care Residential Services 2.0%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Personal 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,734 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,438 -- 1,234 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Australia was $662.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Car, as driver 6,574,571 61.5 6,059,971 60.2
Worked at home 503,582 4.7 443,941 4.4
Car, as passenger 489,922 4.6 537,637 5.3
Train 488,012 4.6 388,012 3.9
Walked only 370,427 3.5 377,043 3.7
 null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 1,225,668 11.5 1,046,720 10.4
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 7,305,271 68.4 6,819,681 67.8

In Australia, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 61.5%, Worked at home 4.7%, Car, as passenger 4.6%, Train 4.6% and Walked only 3.5%. On the day, 11.5% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 68.4% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 13,143,914 69.0 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,259,400 27.6 4,827,807 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,145,203 11.3 1,896,955 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,620,726 19.0 3,090,875 17.8

In Australia, of people aged 15 years and over, 69.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.6% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

View the data quality statements for: Unpaid domestic work (DOMP) Unpaid child care (CHCAREP) Unpaid assistance (UNCAREP) Voluntary work (VOLWP)

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Less than 5 hours per week 4,298,593 22.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,944,578 26.0 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,189,776 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,710,970 9.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Australia, 26.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Couple family without children 2,291,987 37.8 2,150,299 37.8
Couple family with children 2,716,224 44.7 2,534,397 44.6
One parent family 959,543 15.8 901,634 15.9
Other family 102,559 1.7 97,721 1.7

Of the families in Australia, 44.7% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 15.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Male -- 18.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.8 -- 82.4

In Australia, 18.2% of single parents were male and 81.8% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Both employed, worked full-time 1,084,006 21.6 1,015,164 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 203,596 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,086,460 21.7 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 749,886 15.0 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 302,037 6.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,006,697 20.1 899,598 19.2
Other (includes away from work) 264,145 5.3 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 311,381 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Australia, of couple families with children, 21.6% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 21.7% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Occupied private dwellings 8,286,073 88.8 7,760,314 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,039,874 11.2 934,471 10.7

In Australia, 88.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Separate house 6,041,788 72.9 5,864,573 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,055,016 12.7 765,980 9.9
Flat or apartment 1,087,434 13.1 1,056,236 13.6
Other dwelling 64,425 0.8 66,662 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Australia, 72.9% were separate houses, 12.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.1% were flats or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
None (includes bedsitters) 39,769 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 411,252 5.0 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,562,759 18.9 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,403,190 41.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,670,758 32.2 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 198,351 2.4 143,394 1.8
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Australia, of occupied private dwellings 5.0% had 1 bedroom, 18.9% had 2 bedrooms and 41.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Owned outright 2,565,695 31.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,855,222 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,561,302 30.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 78,994 1.0 70,070 0.9
Tenure type not stated 224,869 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Australia, 31.0% were owned outright, 34.5% were owned with a mortgage and 30.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Family households 5,907,625 71.3 5,550,611 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,023,542 24.4 1,888,697 24.3
Group households 354,917 4.3 321,005 4.1

In Australia, of all households, 71.3% were family households, 24.4% were single person households and 4.3% were group households.

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Household income Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 20.0 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.4 -- 11.2

In Australia, 20.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 16.4% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Median rent 335 -- 285 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.5 -- 89.6
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.5 -- 10.4

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Median mortgage repayments 1,755 -- 1,800 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 90.1
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.2 -- 9.9

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
None 623,829 7.5 665,851 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,881,485 34.8 2,778,575 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,999,184 36.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,496,382 18.1 1,279,133 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 285,197 3.4 234,292 3.0

In Australia, 34.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,172,415 14.1 1,525,107 19.7
Internet accessed from dwelling 6,892,165 83.2 5,962,954 76.8
Not stated 221,494 2.7 272,254 3.5

In Australia, 83.2% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Male 322,171 49.6 270,333 49.3
Female 326,996 50.4 278,039 50.7
Median age 23 -- 21 --

In Australia, 49.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.4% were female. The median age was 23 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- (a) --
Median weekly household income 1,203 -- 991 --

a) There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Australia, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,203.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Australia % Australia 2011 % 2011
Median weekly rent 250 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,660 -- 1,647 --

In Australia, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,660.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.