Image shows the 'typical' Queenslander. She's 38, married, lives in a couple family with 2 children, does between 5 and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week, lives in a home with 3 bedrooms, 2 vehicles and the home is rented or owned with a mortgage.

QUEENSLAND

Who was the ‘typical’ Queenslander in 2016?
With five of Australia’s 19 World Heritage areas, there’s no denying that Queensland is a special place.

The ‘typical’ Queenslander – let’s call her ‘Jessica’ – is a 38 year old female. That makes her two years older than the ‘typical’ Queenslander a decade ago. She was born in Australia, has English ancestry, and speaks English at home. Unlike the ‘typical’ person from New South Wales or Victoria, both of Jessica’s parents were born in Australia.

What else do we know about the ‘typical’ Queenslander?
Jessica is married and lives in a couple family with two children. Like the 'typical' Australian, Jessica lives in a home with three bedrooms and two motor vehicles. In 2011, the ‘typical’ Queensland home was owned with a mortgage, but in 2016, the ‘typical’ Queensland home was just as likely to be rented as owned with a mortgage.

Jessica has completed Year 12 and does between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week.

The ‘typical’ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person in Queensland is female and slightly younger than the rest of the country. She is 22 years old, two years older than in 2006.

Where was the ‘typical’ migrant born?
A decade ago, the ‘typical’ migrant in Queensland was a 45 year old female born in England. However, these days the land of the Big Pineapple is attracting more Kiwis. Since 2011, the ‘typical’ Queensland migrant was born in New Zealand.

Like the ‘typical’ Queenslander, the ‘typical’ migrant in Queensland is female. She is 44 years old and speaks English at home.

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 Queensland.




The 'Typical' Queenslander

Median Age 38
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 or Rented


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Median Age 22
Sex (Mode)Female



Persons born overseas

Median Age44
Sex (Mode)Female
Country of Birth of Person (Mode)New Zealand
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.
• In 2016, the ‘typical’ Queensland home is just as likely to be rented as owned with a mortgage.
• 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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