People in Australia who were born in Indonesia

2016 Census Country of birth QuickStats
Area code 0 by 5202
People 73,217
Male 31,381
Female 41,836
Australian citizen 37.5%
Not an Australian citizen 61.1%
Families 32,990
Couples with children 18,089
Couples without children 10,970
One parent families 2,665
Other families 1,268
All private dwellings 43,022
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,980
Median weekly rent paid $390

(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

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Demographics & education

People Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Male 31,381 42.9 2,997,173 48.6 7,735,362 49.5 11,546,638 49.3
Female 41,836 57.1 3,166,493 51.4 7,880,175 50.5 11,855,248 50.7

In the 2016 Census, there were 73,217 people in Australia who were born in Indonesia. Of these 42.9% were male and 57.1% were female.

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Age
People
Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
0-14 years 4,143 5.7 366,872 6.0 3,777,875 24.2 4,364,607 18.7
15-24 years 12,183 16.6 612,643 9.9 2,197,847 14.1 2,988,390 12.8
25-34 years 16,822 23.0 1,130,884 18.3 1,994,601 12.8 3,368,449 14.4
35-44 years 17,568 24.0 1,021,528 16.6 1,911,355 12.2 3,144,935 13.4
45-54 years 8,783 12.0 961,980 15.6 1,920,340 12.3 3,105,007 13.3
55-64 years 6,246 8.5 840,595 13.6 1,704,198 10.9 2,753,734 11.8
65 years and over 7,475 10.2 1,229,161 19.9 2,109,310 13.5 3,676,765 15.7
Median age 36 -- 44 -- 34 -- 38 --

Of the population born in Indonesia who usually live in Australia, 5.7% were aged 0 - 14 years and 10.2% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Australia who were born in Indonesia was 36 years.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Married 40,113 58.1 3,362,174 58.0 5,158,710 43.6 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,416 2.0 178,867 3.1 376,863 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 3,354 4.9 464,766 8.0 1,021,844 8.6 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 2,166 3.1 326,987 5.6 560,940 4.7 985,204 5.2
Never married 22,027 31.9 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 Indonesia, 58.1% were married, 2.0% were separated, and 4.9% were divorced.

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Education Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Pre-school 275 0.4 21,982 0.4 323,754 2.1 347,621 1.5
Primary 2,081 2.8 197,196 3.2 1,717,830 11.0 1,926,880 8.2
Secondary 2,700 3.7 224,770 3.6 1,211,676 7.8 1,446,506 6.2
University or tertiary institution 9,717 13.3 440,789 7.2 713,008 4.6 1,160,630 5.0
Technical or further education 3,109 4.2 152,909 2.5 267,689 1.7 424,870 1.8
Other 2,253 3.1 97,890 1.6 98,429 0.6 198,383 0.8
Institution attended, type not stated 1,019 1.4 117,292 1.9 329,449 2.1 1,707,023 7.3
Not attending an educational institution 52,069 71.1 4,910,840 79.7 10,953,685 70.1 16,189,980 69.2

Of the population born in Indonesia who usually live in Australia, 28.9% were attending an educational institution. There were 2.8% in primary school, 3.7% in secondary school and 17.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Bachelor Degree level and above 30,400 44.0 1,830,410 31.6 2,320,141 19.6 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 8,072 11.7 587,176 10.1 1,079,954 9.1 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,117 1.6 120,064 2.1 425,836 3.6 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 3,089 4.5 565,803 9.8 1,831,323 15.5 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 16,781 24.3 1,051,623 18.1 1,902,337 16.1 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,249 1.8 200,856 3.5 724,761 6.1 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,201 3.2 418,929 7.2 1,588,715 13.4 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 20 0.0 3,313 0.1 9,848 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 13 0.0 863 0.0 1,266 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,281 3.3 458,176 7.9 1,027,299 8.7 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 420 0.6 114,870 2.0 26,748 0.2 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,023 2.9 264,618 4.6 570,419 4.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of the population born in Indonesia who usually live in Australia, 24.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 6.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Year of arrival Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Before 1941 29 0.0 9,289 0.2 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 451 0.6 84,378 1.4 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 1,598 2.2 321,721 5.2 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 1,299 1.8 590,106 9.6 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 3,227 4.4 541,319 8.8 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 7,678 10.5 768,312 12.5 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 15,470 21.1 766,940 12.4 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 9,581 13.1 559,084 9.1 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2010 12,295 16.8 985,332 16.0 -- -- -- --
2011 - 2016 19,672 26.9 1,324,426 21.5 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 15,615,531 -- -- --

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia, 26.9% arrived in Australia from 2011 - 2016 and 16.8% from 2006 - 2010.

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Citizenship Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Australian citizen 27,443 37.5 3,652,290 59.3 15,304,785 98.0 19,278,834 82.4
Not an Australian citizen 44,733 61.1 2,402,591 39.0 86,884 0.6 2,507,458 10.7

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia, 37.5% were Australian citizens.

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Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Spouse or partner born overseas 30,167 75.8 2,533,692 72.3 874,386 14.5 3,432,017 35.9
Spouse or partner born in Australia 8,384 21.1 874,386 25.0 4,975,104 82.7 5,872,893 61.4

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia and had a spouse or partner, 75.8% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 21.1% 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 Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Catholic 17,602 24.0 1,306,565 21.2 3,895,007 24.9 5,291,834 22.6
Islam 13,845 18.9 372,165 6.0 219,936 1.4 604,240 2.6
Buddhism 7,346 10.0 400,332 6.5 156,171 1.0 563,674 2.4
No Religion, so described 6,754 9.2 1,647,084 26.7 5,197,438 33.3 6,933,708 29.6
Christian, nfd 6,096 8.3 211,734 3.4 391,430 2.5 612,371 2.6

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia, the most common responses to the religion question were Catholic 24.0%, Islam 18.9%, Buddhism 10.0%, No Religion, so described 9.2% and Christian, nfd 8.3%.

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English language proficiency Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Speaks English only 12,327 16.8 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 54,780 74.8 2,885,219 46.8 1,122,966 7.2 4,068,598 17.4
Not well or not at all 5,614 7.7 648,470 10.5 157,704 1.0 819,925 3.5

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia, 16.8% spoke English only at home. A further 74.8% 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 Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Worked full-time 23,807 52.6 2,052,828 58.4 4,491,739 57.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 15,408 34.0 1,025,198 29.2 2,421,402 31.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,818 4.0 158,027 4.5 397,088 5.1 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 4,242 9.4 277,586 7.9 498,013 6.4 787,452 6.9
Not in the labour force 23,299 33.7 2,221,922 38.3 3,913,066 33.1 6,297,600 33.1

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia and who were in the labour force, 52.6% worked full-time, 34.0% worked part-time and 9.4% 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 Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
1-15 hours per week 4,742 11.6 313,561 9.7 890,779 12.2 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 6,413 15.6 358,890 11.1 706,291 9.7 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 4,255 10.4 352,748 10.9 824,331 11.3 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 9,419 23.0 705,848 21.8 1,300,092 17.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 14,396 35.1 1,346,985 41.6 3,191,643 43.7 4,591,801 43.0

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia and who were employed, 35.1% worked 40 hours or more per week and 23.0% worked 35-39 hours per week.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Professionals 10,134 24.7 815,695 25.2 1,536,662 21.0 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 6,027 14.7 393,619 12.2 1,040,953 14.2 1,449,681 13.6
Labourers 6,006 14.6 354,542 11.0 638,102 8.7 1,011,520 9.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 4,521 11.0 351,854 10.9 789,597 10.8 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 3,984 9.7 242,224 7.5 746,730 10.2 1,000,955 9.4

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia, the most common responses for occupation were Professionals 24.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 14.7%, Labourers 14.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.0% and Sales Workers 9.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Cafes and Restaurants 3,246 7.9 121,097 3.7 130,007 1.8 253,385 2.4
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 1,445 3.5 63,537 2.0 187,929 2.6 254,275 2.4
Accommodation 1,340 3.3 43,933 1.4 67,779 0.9 113,377 1.1
Computer System Design and Related Services 1,321 3.2 82,618 2.6 79,573 1.1 162,884 1.5
Takeaway Food Services 1,184 2.9 50,880 1.6 137,140 1.9 189,447 1.8

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia, the most common responses for industry of employment were Cafes and Restaurants 7.9%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.5%, Accommodation 3.3%, Computer System Design and Related Services 3.2% and Takeaway Food Services 2.9%.

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Median weekly income
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Personal 573 -- 615 -- 688 -- 662 --
Family 1,700 -- 1,725 -- 1,834 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,634 -- 1,562 -- 1,539 -- 1,438 --

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia, the personal weekly median income was $573. Family median weekly income was $1,700 and Household median weekly income was $1,634.

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 Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Car 19,807 48.3 1,986,872 61.4 5,009,484 68.5 7,090,101 66.4
Bus or train 10,231 24.9 453,292 14.0 454,116 6.2 915,328 8.6
Other 6,383 15.6 381,664 11.8 672,865 9.2 1,066,965 10.0

In Australia 48.3% of employed people who were born in Indonesia travelled to work on census day by car, while 24.9% travelled by bus or train.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 45,319 65.6 3,964,948 68.4 9,000,198 76.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 22,540 32.6 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) 4,735 6.9 613,990 10.6 1,489,817 12.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 14,232 20.6 941,091 16.2 2,634,097 22.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Australia 65.6% of people who were born in Indonesia did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 32.6% 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 Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Less than 5 hours per week 15,224 22.0 1,234,900 21.3 3,013,177 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 16,029 23.2 1,509,217 26.0 3,371,602 28.5 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 7,253 10.5 678,501 11.7 1,479,061 12.5 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 6,817 9.9 542,335 9.4 1,136,359 9.6 1,710,970 9.0

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 23.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.9% 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 Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Couple family without children 10,970 33.3 1,012,440 39.3 1,240,422 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 18,089 54.8 1,248,241 48.4 1,434,939 42.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 2,665 8.1 282,463 11.0 648,590 19.1 959,543 15.8
Other family 1,268 3.8 34,059 1.3 65,896 1.9 102,559 1.7
Families with a child under 5 7,671 23.2 446,733 17.3 591,182 17.4 1,037,904 17.1
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 15,393 46.7 977,697 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 Indonesia. Of these families, 54.8% were couple families with children, 33.3% were couple families without children and 8.1% 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 Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Both employed, worked full-time 5,886 20.3 475,278 21.0 600,260 22.4 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,421 4.9 97,948 4.3 103,266 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,337 18.4 424,478 18.8 652,771 24.4 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 6,610 22.7 390,307 17.3 352,203 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 2,372 8.2 156,274 6.9 141,852 5.3 302,037 6.0
Both not working 4,620 15.9 492,423 21.8 488,403 18.3 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,345 4.6 107,664 4.8 152,346 5.7 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 1,470 5.1 116,299 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 Indonesia. Of these families, 20.3% of families had both parents working full-time, 18.4% of families had one parent working full-time and one parent working part-time, and 15.9% 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 Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Separate house 23,229 54.0 2,212,954 67.1 5,074,866 76.9 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,301 14.6 466,800 14.1 779,497 11.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 13,110 30.5 585,471 17.7 668,862 10.1 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 194 0.5 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 Indonesia, 54.0% were a separate house, 30.5% were a flat or apartment, and 14.6% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
None (includes bedsitters) 396 0.9 17,187 0.5 23,956 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 3,100 7.2 176,922 5.4 254,884 3.9 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 10,902 25.3 658,470 20.0 1,119,772 17.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 14,670 34.1 1,264,755 38.3 2,787,246 42.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 13,147 30.6 1,110,865 33.7 2,287,725 34.7 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 805 1.9 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 Indonesia, 25.3% had two bedrooms, 34.1% had three bedrooms and 30.6% had four or more bedrooms.

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Mortgage & rent

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings
Born in Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
Owned outright 10,093 23.5 970,425 29.4 2,013,505 30.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 16,130 37.5 1,122,252 34.0 2,474,999 37.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 15,524 36.1 1,099,840 33.3 1,907,007 28.9 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 363 0.8 25,380 0.8 59,681 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 904 2.1 81,928 2.5 144,494 2.2 224,869 2.7
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,980 -- 1,950 -- 1,742 -- 1,755 --
Median weekly rent paid 390 -- 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 Indonesia, 23.5% were owned outright, 37.5% were owned with a mortgage and 36.1% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,980 and the median weekly rent paid was $390.

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 Indonesia % Born in Indonesia All overseas born % All overseas born Australian born % Australian born Total % Total
One family households 32,599 75.8 2,465,248 74.7 4,809,352 72.9 5,751,635 69.4
Multiple family households 1,529 3.6 101,470 3.1 137,593 2.1 155,992 1.9
Single (or lone) person households 5,348 12.4 559,665 17.0 1,403,935 21.3 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 3,545 8.2 173,452 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 Indonesia' includes households in Australia where at least one person was born in Indonesia. Of those households, 75.8% were one family households and 12.4% were lone person households.

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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.