People in Australia who were born in Lebanon

2016 Census Country of birth QuickStats
Area code 0 by 4208
People 78,651
Male 40,772
Female 37,879
Australian citizen 87.9%
Not an Australian citizen 10.3%
Families 43,783
Couples with children 29,028
Couples without children 7,865
One parent families 6,493
Other families 403
All private dwellings 49,831
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,000
Median weekly rent paid $360

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Male 40,772 51.8 2,997,173 48.6 7,735,362 49.5 11,546,638 49.3
Female 37,879 48.2 3,166,493 51.4 7,880,175 50.5 11,855,248 50.7

In the 2016 Census, there were 78,651 people in Australia who were born in Lebanon. Of these 51.8% were male and 48.2% were female.

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Age
People
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
0-14 years 1,636 2.1 366,872 6.0 3,777,875 24.2 4,364,607 18.7
15-24 years 3,205 4.1 612,643 9.9 2,197,847 14.1 2,988,390 12.8
25-34 years 9,338 11.9 1,130,884 18.3 1,994,601 12.8 3,368,449 14.4
35-44 years 13,326 16.9 1,021,528 16.6 1,911,355 12.2 3,144,935 13.4
45-54 years 18,938 24.1 961,980 15.6 1,920,340 12.3 3,105,007 13.3
55-64 years 15,875 20.2 840,595 13.6 1,704,198 10.9 2,753,734 11.8
65 years and over 16,344 20.8 1,229,161 19.9 2,109,310 13.5 3,676,765 15.7
Median age 51 -- 44 -- 34 -- 38 --

Of the population born in Lebanon who usually live in Australia, 2.1% were aged 0 - 14 years and 20.8% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Australia who were born in Lebanon was 51 years.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Married 54,101 70.2 3,362,174 58.0 5,158,710 43.6 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 4,580 5.9 178,867 3.1 376,863 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 6,276 8.1 464,766 8.0 1,021,844 8.6 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 4,972 6.5 326,987 5.6 560,940 4.7 985,204 5.2
Never married 7,090 9.2 1,463,996 25.3 4,719,302 39.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Australia aged 15 years and over who were born in Lebanon, 70.2% were married, 5.9% were separated, and 8.1% were divorced.

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Education Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Pre-school 87 0.1 21,982 0.4 323,754 2.1 347,621 1.5
Primary 727 0.9 197,196 3.2 1,717,830 11.0 1,926,880 8.2
Secondary 1,256 1.6 224,770 3.6 1,211,676 7.8 1,446,506 6.2
University or tertiary institution 1,519 1.9 440,789 7.2 713,008 4.6 1,160,630 5.0
Technical or further education 1,236 1.6 152,909 2.5 267,689 1.7 424,870 1.8
Other 774 1.0 97,890 1.6 98,429 0.6 198,383 0.8
Institution attended, type not stated 1,720 2.2 117,292 1.9 329,449 2.1 1,707,023 7.3
Not attending an educational institution 71,327 90.7 4,910,840 79.7 10,953,685 70.1 16,189,980 69.2

Of the population born in Lebanon who usually live in Australia, 9.3% were attending an educational institution. There were 0.9% in primary school, 1.6% in secondary school and 3.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Bachelor Degree level and above 8,547 11.1 1,830,410 31.6 2,320,141 19.6 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 5,540 7.2 587,176 10.1 1,079,954 9.1 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,015 1.3 120,064 2.1 425,836 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 7,378 9.6 565,803 9.8 1,831,323 15.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 14,399 18.7 1,051,623 18.1 1,902,337 16.1 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,486 3.2 200,856 3.5 724,761 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 11,544 15.0 418,929 7.2 1,588,715 13.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 51 0.1 3,313 0.1 9,848 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 22 0.0 863 0.0 1,266 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 13,116 17.0 458,176 7.9 1,027,299 8.7 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 6,660 8.6 114,870 2.0 26,748 0.2 145,844 0.8
Not stated 4,065 5.3 264,618 4.6 570,419 4.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of the population born in Lebanon who usually live in Australia, 18.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 10.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Year of arrival Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Before 1941 75 0.1 9,289 0.2 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 384 0.5 84,378 1.4 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 1,984 2.5 321,721 5.2 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 10,541 13.4 590,106 9.6 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 19,638 25.0 541,319 8.8 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 15,338 19.5 768,312 12.5 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 10,729 13.6 766,940 12.4 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 5,644 7.2 559,084 9.1 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2010 5,582 7.1 985,332 16.0 -- -- -- --
2011 - 2016 5,405 6.9 1,324,426 21.5 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 15,615,531 -- -- --

In Australia of people who were born in Lebanon, 6.9% arrived in Australia from 2011 - 2016 and 7.1% from 2006 - 2010.

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Citizenship Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Australian citizen 69,135 87.9 3,652,290 59.3 15,304,785 98.0 19,278,834 82.4
Not an Australian citizen 8,068 10.3 2,402,591 39.0 86,884 0.6 2,507,458 10.7

In Australia of people who were born in Lebanon, 87.9% were Australian citizens.

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Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Spouse or partner born overseas 39,013 72.7 2,533,692 72.3 874,386 14.5 3,432,017 35.9
Spouse or partner born in Australia 13,238 24.7 874,386 25.0 4,975,104 82.7 5,872,893 61.4

In Australia of people who were born in Lebanon and had a spouse or partner, 72.7% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 24.7% had a spouse or partner born in Australia.

Note: Total does not include those spouses or partners who did not state their country of birth.

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Religious affiliation, top responses
Results may include 'nfd' for 'not further defined'
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Islam 34,193 43.5 372,165 6.0 219,936 1.4 604,240 2.6
Catholic 26,876 34.2 1,306,565 21.2 3,895,007 24.9 5,291,834 22.6
Eastern Orthodox 5,636 7.2 196,700 3.2 294,725 1.9 502,801 2.1
No Religion, so described 2,698 3.4 1,647,084 26.7 5,197,438 33.3 6,933,708 29.6
Christian, nfd 1,835 2.3 211,734 3.4 391,430 2.5 612,371 2.6

In Australia of people who were born in Lebanon, the most common responses to the religion question were Islam 43.5%, Catholic 34.2%, Eastern Orthodox 7.2%, No Religion, so described 3.4% and Christian, nfd 2.3%.

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English language proficiency Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Speaks English only 6,866 8.7 2,581,282 41.9 14,190,672 90.9 17,020,421 72.7
Speaks other language and speaks English:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Very well or well 55,549 70.6 2,885,219 46.8 1,122,966 7.2 4,068,598 17.4
Not well or not at all 15,335 19.5 648,470 10.5 157,704 1.0 819,925 3.5

In Australia of people who were born in Lebanon, 8.7% spoke English only at home. A further 70.6% spoke another language but also spoke English very well or well.

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Employment

Employment
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Worked full-time 17,659 52.8 2,052,828 58.4 4,491,739 57.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 10,900 32.6 1,025,198 29.2 2,421,402 31.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 2,039 6.1 158,027 4.5 397,088 5.1 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 2,877 8.6 277,586 7.9 498,013 6.4 787,452 6.9
Not in the labour force 42,515 55.2 2,221,922 38.3 3,913,066 33.1 6,297,600 33.1

In Australia of people who were born in Lebanon and who were in the labour force, 52.8% worked full-time, 32.6% worked part-time and 8.6% 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
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
1-15 hours per week 3,795 12.4 313,561 9.7 890,779 12.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 3,489 11.4 358,890 11.1 706,291 9.7 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 3,613 11.8 352,748 10.9 824,331 11.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 4,862 15.9 705,848 21.8 1,300,092 17.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 12,795 41.8 1,346,985 41.6 3,191,643 43.7 4,591,801 43.0

In Australia of people who were born in Lebanon and who were employed, 41.8% worked 40 hours or more per week and 15.9% worked 35-39 hours per week.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Technicians and Trades Workers 6,106 20.0 405,055 12.5 1,021,688 14.0 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 4,697 15.4 403,585 12.5 970,340 13.3 1,390,047 13.0
Professionals 4,137 13.5 815,695 25.2 1,536,662 21.0 2,370,966 22.2
Labourers 3,428 11.2 354,542 11.0 638,102 8.7 1,011,520 9.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 3,121 10.2 393,619 12.2 1,040,953 14.2 1,449,681 13.6

In Australia of people who were born in Lebanon, the most common responses for occupation were Technicians and Trades Workers 20.0%, Managers 15.4%, Professionals 13.5%, Labourers 11.2% and Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Cafes and Restaurants 967 3.2 121,097 3.7 130,007 1.8 253,385 2.4
Child Care Services 955 3.1 42,996 1.3 73,892 1.0 118,234 1.1
Other Residential Building Construction 702 2.3 16,621 0.5 33,685 0.5 51,043 0.5
Takeaway Food Services 699 2.3 50,880 1.6 137,140 1.9 189,447 1.8
Taxi and Other Road Transport 655 2.1 20,253 0.6 9,447 0.1 30,143 0.3

In Australia of people who were born in Lebanon, the most common responses for industry of employment were Cafes and Restaurants 3.2%, Child Care Services 3.1%, Other Residential Building Construction 2.3%, Takeaway Food Services 2.3% and Taxi and Other Road Transport 2.1%.

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Median weekly income
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Personal 408 -- 615 -- 688 -- 662 --
Family 1,334 -- 1,725 -- 1,834 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,298 -- 1,562 -- 1,539 -- 1,438 --

In Australia of people who were born in Lebanon, the personal weekly median income was $408. Family median weekly income was $1,334 and Household median weekly income was $1,298.

Median personal weekly income for persons aged 15 years and over born in the selected country. Excludes those who did not state an income.

Family for the selected country of birth is determined by the reference person and/or their spouse/partner's response to country of birth. Median family income excludes families where at least one family member aged 15 years and over did not state an income.

Household for the selected country of birth is determined by the response of any household member (enumerated in the dwelling) to country of birth. Median household income excludes households where at least one member aged 15 years and over did not state an income.

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Travel to work
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Car 22,624 73.9 1,986,872 61.4 5,009,484 68.5 7,090,101 66.4
Bus or train 1,738 5.7 453,292 14.0 454,116 6.2 915,328 8.6
Other 2,767 9.0 381,664 11.8 672,865 9.2 1,066,965 10.0

In Australia 73.9% of employed people who were born in Lebanon travelled to work on census day by car, while 5.7% travelled by bus or train.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 41,985 54.5 3,964,948 68.4 9,000,198 76.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 24,081 31.3 1,677,392 28.9 3,507,061 29.6 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 12,156 15.8 613,990 10.6 1,489,817 12.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,488 7.1 941,091 16.2 2,634,097 22.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Australia 54.5% of people who were born in Lebanon did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 31.3% cared for a child or children in the two weeks before the census.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Less than 5 hours per week 12,249 15.9 1,234,900 21.3 3,013,177 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 13,265 17.2 1,509,217 26.0 3,371,602 28.5 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 7,241 9.4 678,501 11.7 1,479,061 12.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 9,224 12.0 542,335 9.4 1,136,359 9.6 1,710,970 9.0

In Australia of people who were born in Lebanon and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 17.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

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Family composition Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Couple family without children 7,865 18.0 1,012,440 39.3 1,240,422 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 29,028 66.3 1,248,241 48.4 1,434,939 42.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 6,493 14.8 282,463 11.0 648,590 19.1 959,543 15.8
Other family 403 0.9 34,059 1.3 65,896 1.9 102,559 1.7
Families with a child under 5 9,250 21.1 446,733 17.3 591,182 17.4 1,037,904 17.1
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 20,566 47.0 977,697 37.9 1,379,763 40.7 2,357,465 38.8

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person and/or their spouse or partner was born in Lebanon. Of these families, 66.3% were couple families with children, 18.0% were couple families without children and 14.8% were one parent families.

Note: Totals for families with a child under 5 and for families with a child aged 0-15 years does not include those families where the reference person and/or their spouse/partner did not state their country of birth.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Both employed, worked full-time 3,436 9.3 475,278 21.0 600,260 22.4 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,263 3.4 97,948 4.3 103,266 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,379 11.9 424,478 18.8 652,771 24.4 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 6,951 18.8 390,307 17.3 352,203 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 4,499 12.2 156,274 6.9 141,852 5.3 302,037 6.0
Both not working 12,544 34.0 492,423 21.8 488,403 18.3 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,788 4.8 107,664 4.8 152,346 5.7 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 2,032 5.5 116,299 5.1 184,264 6.9 311,381 6.2

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person and/or their spouse or partner was born in Lebanon. Of these families, 9.3% of families had both parents working full-time, 11.9% of families had one parent working full-time and one parent working part-time, and 34.0% of families stated that both parents were not working.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | mortgage & rent | household composition

Dwelling structure

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Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Separate house 38,040 76.3 2,212,954 67.1 5,074,866 76.9 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,903 11.8 466,800 14.1 779,497 11.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 5,406 10.8 585,471 17.7 668,862 10.1 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 299 0.6 20,721 0.6 48,617 0.7 64,425 0.8

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Lebanon, 76.3% were a separate house, 10.8% were a flat or apartment, and 11.8% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
None (includes bedsitters) 163 0.3 17,187 0.5 23,956 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 1,446 2.9 176,922 5.4 254,884 3.9 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 7,020 14.1 658,470 20.0 1,119,772 17.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 20,289 40.7 1,264,755 38.3 2,787,246 42.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 19,653 39.4 1,110,865 33.7 2,287,725 34.7 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,259 2.5 71,635 2.2 126,102 1.9 198,351 2.4

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Lebanon, 14.1% had two bedrooms, 40.7% had three bedrooms and 39.4% had four or more bedrooms.

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Mortgage & rent

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Owned outright 13,949 28.0 970,425 29.4 2,013,505 30.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 17,956 36.0 1,122,252 34.0 2,474,999 37.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 16,104 32.3 1,099,840 33.3 1,907,007 28.9 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 321 0.6 25,380 0.8 59,681 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,507 3.0 81,928 2.5 144,494 2.2 224,869 2.7
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,000 -- 1,950 -- 1,742 -- 1,755 --
Median weekly rent paid 360 -- 370 -- 330 -- 335 --

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Lebanon, 28.0% were owned outright, 36.0% were owned with a mortgage and 32.3% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000 and the median weekly rent paid was $360.

Median monthly mortgage repayment relates only to occupied private dwellings that are owned with a mortgage (including those being purchased under a rent/buy scheme). It excludes 'visitor only' and 'other non-classifiable' households and dwellings that did not state a monthly repayment value.

Median weekly rent paid relates to occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation). It excludes 'visitor only' and 'other non-classifiable' households and dwellings that did not state a weekly payment value.

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Household composition

Household composition Born in Lebanon % Born in Lebanon All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
One family households 40,913 82.1 2,465,248 74.7 4,809,352 72.9 5,751,635 69.4
Multiple family households 3,047 6.1 101,470 3.1 137,593 2.1 155,992 1.9
Single (or lone) person households 5,224 10.5 559,665 17.0 1,403,935 21.3 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 647 1.3 173,452 5.3 248,803 3.8 354,917 4.3

All occupants of a private dwelling complete one census form and are counted as a household. 'Born in Lebanon' includes households in Australia where at least one person was born in Lebanon. Of those households, 82.1% were one family households and 10.5% were lone person households.

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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.