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1996 Census of Population and Housing
Australia - Selected Characteristics
 
 


SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
Male
Female
Persons
      Total persons(a)
8,849,224
9,043,199
17,892,423
      Aged 15 years and over(a)
6,875,721
7,164,582
14,040,303
      Aboriginal
154,520
159,600
314,120
      Torres Strait Islander
14,342
14,402
28,744
      Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander(b)
4,969
5,137
10,106
      Australian-born
6,527,013
6,700,763
13,227,776
      Born overseas:
      ......Canada, Ireland, NZ, South Africa, UK(c) and USA
776,813
769,021
1,545,834
      ......Other country(d)
1,174,381
1,187,998
2,362,379
      ......Total
1,951,194
1,957,019
3,908,213
      Speaks English only and aged 5 years and over
6,657,753
6,840,341
13,498,094
      Speaks language other than English(e) and aged 5 years and over
1,225,006
1,262,067
2,487,073
      Australian citizen
7,852,646
8,034,315
15,886,961
      Australian citizen aged 18 years and over
5,674,527
5,961,427
11,635,954
      Enumerated in private dwelling(a)
8,514,393
8,753,432
17,267,825
      Enumerated in non-private dwelling(a)
325,983
287,406
613,389
      Overseas visitor
65,798
73,796
139,594

(a) Overseas visitors are included in these categories. All other categories exclude overseas visitors.
(b) Applicable to persons who are of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin.
(c) Comprises England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and United Kingdom and Ireland n.f.d.
(d) Includes 'inadequately described', 'at sea', and 'not elsewhere classified'.
(e) Includes 'non-verbal so described' and 'inadequately described'.

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