Image shows the 'typical' Australian Capital Territorian. She's 35, married and lives in a couple family with 2 children, completed Year 12, lives in a home with 3 bedrooms and the home is owned with a mortgage.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Who was the ‘typical’ Australian Capital Territorian in 2016?
Surrounded by forest, farmland and nature reserves, Australia’s ‘bush capital’ is the birthplace of the Skywhale, home to our Federal Government, many roundabouts and the person we can describe as the ‘typical’ person in the Australian Capital Territory. Let’s call her ‘Lucy’.

Lucy is female and 35 years old, a year older than the ‘typical’ person in the Australian Capital Territory in 2011 and 2006.

What else do we know about Lucy?
Like both her parents, Lucy was born in Australia, has English ancestry and speaks English at home – just like the ‘typical’ person in the Australian Capital Territory in 2011 and 2006.

Lucy has completed Year 12, and does between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week. She is married and lives in a couple family with two children.

Like the ‘typical’ Australian, she lives in a home with three bedrooms and two motor vehicles – which means she can enjoy warmer weekends on the New South Wales South Coast, which is only a short drive away.

In 2016, the ‘typical’ home in the Australian Capital Territory was owned with a mortgage, as it was in 2011 and 2006.

The ‘typical’ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person in the Australian Capital Territory is male. He is 23 years old, a year older than in 2011, and three years older than in 2006.

Where was the ‘typical’ migrant born?
The ‘typical’ migrant in the Australian Capital Territory was born in England. She is female and speaks English at home.

In 2016, the typical migrant in the Australian Capital Territory was 41 years old, two years younger than in 2011 and five 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 Australian Capital Territory.



The ‘Typical’ Australian Capital Territorian

Median age 35
Sex (Mode)Female
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


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Median age23
Sex (Mode)Male



Persons born overseas

Median age41
Sex (Mode)Female
Country of Birth of Person (Mode)England
Language Spoken at Home (Mode)English




Note:
• 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.

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