Image shows the 'typical' Western Australian. He's 37, married and lives in a couple family with 2 children, at least one of his parents was born overseas, lives in a home with 4 bedrooms and 2 vehicles and the home is owned with a mortgage.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Who was the ‘typical’ Western Australian in 2016?
In Australia’s largest state, with more than 12,500 kilometres of coastline, you’re likely to find the ‘typical’ Western Australian. Unlike the ‘typical’ Australian, he is male. Let’s call him ‘Paul’.

Paul is 37 years old, a year older than the ‘typical’ Western Australian in 2011 and 2006.
He was born in Australia, has English ancestry and speaks English at home. Unlike the ‘typical’ Australian, at least one of his parents was born overseas, which was also the case in 2011 and 2006.

What else do we know about Paul?
Like the ‘typical’ Australian, Paul is married and lives in a couple family with two children. He has completed Year 12 and does between five and 14 hours of domestic work per week.

Unlike the ‘typical’ Australian, who lives in a home with three bedrooms, Paul lives in a home with four bedrooms. Similar to the rest of the country, he lives in a home that has two motor vehicles.

The ‘typical’ Western Australian home is owned with a mortgage, as it was in 2011 and 2006.

The ‘typical’ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person in Western Australia is male. This differs from 2011 and 2006, when the ‘typical’ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person in Western Australia was female. In 2016, he is 23 years old, a year older than in 2011 and two years older than in 2006.

Where was the ‘typical’ migrant born?
The ‘typical’ migrant in Western Australia was born in England, is female and speaks English at home. She is 43 years old, a year younger than in 2011 and three 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 Western Australia.




The ‘Typical’ Western Australian

Median Age 37
Sex (Mode)Male
Country of Birth of Person (Mode)Australia
Country of Birth of Parents (Mode)At least on parent born overseas
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)Four 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 Age43
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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