2016 Data in pictures

Australia

People in Australia

Total number of people: 23,401,892

Number of Females: 50.7%

Number of Males: 49.3%

Household Income - Average weekly (gross)

Total income in 2011: $1,234

Total income in 2016: $1,438

Top 5 countries of birth

  1. Born in Australia 66.7%
  2. England 3.9%
  3. New Zealand 2.2%
  4. China 2.2%
  5. India 1.9%

Age

  1. 0-14 years old 18.7%
  2. 15-64 years old 65.6%
  3. Greater than 65 years old 15.7%

Household composition

Average people per household: 2.6 (based on 2016 values for Australia)

Dwellings

  1. Owned outright 31.0%
  2. Mortgage 34.5%
  3. Rented 30.9%
People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Australia % 2011 %
Male 11,546,638 49.3 10,634,012 49.4
Female 11,855,248 50.7 10,873,706 50.6
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 649,171 2.8 548,368 2.5
Age Australia % 2011 %
Median age 38 -- 37 --
0-4 years 1,464,779 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,502,646 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,397,183 6.0 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,421,595 6.1 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,664,602 7.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,703,847 7.3 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,561,679 6.7 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,583,257 6.8 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,581,455 6.8 1,504,143 7.0
50-54 years 1,523,551 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,454,332 6.2 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,299,397 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,188,999 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 887,716 3.8 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 652,657 2.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 460,549 2.0 436,937 2.0
85 years and over 486,842 2.1 402,681 1.9
Country of birth Australia % 2011 %
Australia 15,614,835 66.7 15,017,846 69.8
Other top responses
England 907,570 3.9 911,593 4.2
New Zealand 518,466 2.2 483,398 2.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 509,555 2.2 318,969 1.5
India 455,389 1.9 295,362 1.4
Philippines 232,386 1.0 185,402 0.9
Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Australia % 2011 %
Personal 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,734 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,438 -- 1,234--
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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Australia % 2011 %
None (includes bedsitters) 39,769 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 411,252 5.0 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,562,759 18.9 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,403,190 41.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,670,758 32.2 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 198,351 2.4 143,394 1.8
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Australia % 2011 %
Owned outright 2,565,695 31.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,855,222 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,561,302 30.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 78,994 1.0 70,070 0.9
Tenure type not stated 224,869 2.7 195,213 2.5
LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 27/06/2017

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The information contained in this QuickStat: Data in Pictures has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat: Data in Pictures was 27 June 2017 Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the ##cycle## Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census