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2011 QuickStats Country of Birth

Census - all people - usual residents

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People in Australia who were born in Egypt

Code 0 (AUST) by 4102 (BPLP)
Icon of people
People 36,532
Male 18,998
Female 17,534
Australian citizen 85.7%
Not an Australian citizen 12.6%
Icon of families
Families 17,732
Couples with children 8,665
Couples without children 6,942
One parent families 1,970
Other families 155
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All private dwellings 24,015
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,965
Median weekly rent paid $290
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Total 36,532 -- 5,294,150 -- 15,017,846 -- 21,507,719 --
Male 18,998 52.0 2,593,757 49.0 7,412,598 49.4 10,634,013 49.4
Female 17,534 48.0 2,700,393 51.0 7,605,248 50.6 10,873,706 50.6

In the 2011 Census, there were 36,532 people in Australia who were born in Egypt. Of these 52.0% were male and 48.0% were female.

Age Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People
0-14 years 2,343 6.4 321,002 6.1 3,640,297 24.2 4,144,025 19.3
15-24 years 1,678 4.6 509,371 9.6 2,205,772 14.7 2,866,475 13.3
25-34 years 3,892 10.7 877,998 16.6 1,912,001 12.7 2,967,018 13.8
35-44 years 3,258 8.9 869,316 16.4 2,028,894 13.5 3,063,014 14.2
45-54 years 5,801 15.9 911,673 17.2 1,878,549 12.5 2,951,545 13.7
55-64 years 7,913 21.7 800,149 15.1 1,565,325 10.4 2,503,360 11.6
65 years and over 11,647 31.9 1,004,641 19.0 1,787,005 11.9 3,012,282 14.0
 
Median age 56 -- 45 -- 33 -- 37 --

Of the population born in Egypt who usually live in Australia, 6.4% were aged 0 - 14 years and 31.9% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Australia who were born in Egypt was 56 years.

Registered marital status Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 22,344 65.3 2,928,440 58.9 5,108,631 44.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,241 3.6 153,431 3.1 338,561 3.0 529,281 3.0
Divorced 2,956 8.6 408,625 8.2 950,506 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,574 10.5 302,440 6.1 566,038 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,078 11.9 1,180,210 23.7 4,413,812 38.8 5,962,768 34.3

Of people in Australia aged 15 years and over who were born in Egypt, 65.3% were married, 3.6% were separated, and 8.6% were divorced.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 58 -- 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 60 -- 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

Of people who usually live in Australia and who were born in Egypt the median age of married people was 57 years. Of people never married, the median age was 27 years.

Education Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Pre-school 124 0.3 21,003 0.4 309,313 2.1 332,843 1.5
Primary 1,411 3.9 167,232 3.2 1,575,657 10.5 1,755,208 8.2
Secondary 707 1.9 175,726 3.3 1,149,930 7.7 1,336,043 6.2
University or tertiary institution 1,345 3.7 310,820 5.9 615,500 4.1 932,526 4.3
Technical or further education 689 1.9 144,143 2.7 324,322 2.2 473,608 2.2
Other 346 0.9 67,731 1.3 92,172 0.6 161,660 0.8
Institution attended, type not stated 1,412 3.9 164,034 3.1 456,866 3.0 1,511,692 7.0
Not attending an educational institution 30,498 83.5 4,243,461 80.2 10,494,086 69.9 15,004,139 69.8
Total 36,532 -- 5,294,150 -- 15,017,846 -- 21,507,719 --

Of the population born in Egypt who usually live in Australia, 16.5% were attending an educational institution. There were 3.9% in primary school, 1.9% in secondary school and 5.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Year of arrival Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Before 1941 50 0.1 16,681 0.3 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 1,436 3.9 106,647 2.0 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 4,854 13.3 375,076 7.1 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 7,583 20.8 642,355 12.1 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 4,005 11.0 571,828 10.8 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 5,044 13.8 782,926 14.8 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 4,768 13.1 786,777 14.9 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 2,856 7.8 581,597 11.0 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2011 4,585 12.6 1,190,322 22.5 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 15,017,842 -- -- --

In Australia of people who were born in Egypt, 12.6% arrived in Australia from 2006 - 2011 and 7.8% from 2001 - 2005.

Citizenship Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Australian citizen 31,306 85.7 3,308,898 62.5 14,717,058 98.0 18,261,807 84.9
Not an Australian citizen 4,588 12.6 1,886,266 35.6 61,629 0.4 1,959,288 9.1

In Australia of people who were born in Egypt, 85.7% were Australian citizens.

Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Spouse or partner born overseas 17,392 79.2 2,166,392 70.8 815,212 13.9 3,000,633 33.4
Spouse or partner born in Australia 4,221 19.2 815,212 26.6 4,893,731 83.3 5,724,579 63.8

In Australia of people who were born in Egypt and had a spouse or partner, 79.2% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 19.2% had a spouse or partner born in Australia.

Religious affiliation, top responses Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Results may include 'nfd' for 'not further defined'

Religious Affiliation Charts
English language proficiency Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Speaks English only 7,401 20.3 2,475,678 46.8 13,801,996 91.9 16,509,291 76.8
 
Speaks other language and speaks English:
Very well or well 25,839 70.7 2,251,010 42.5 965,711 6.4 3,272,390 15.2
Not well or not at all 2,913 8.0 513,582 9.7 127,514 0.8 655,380 3.0

In Australia of people who were born in Egypt, 20.3% spoke English only at home. A further 70.7% spoke another language but also spoke English very well or well.

People — employment
Employment Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,594 57.5 1,815,912 60.9 4,481,393 59.4 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,868 29.2 810,164 27.2 2,217,300 29.4 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 999 6.0 163,025 5.5 452,103 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,224 7.3 192,530 6.5 398,931 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 16,685 -- 2,981,631 -- 7,549,727 -- 10,658,460 --
 
People aged 15 years and over
Not in the labour force 16,656 48.7 1,908,619 38.4 3,687,284 32.4 5,729,306 33.0
 
View the labour force fact sheet

In Australia of people who were born in Egypt and who were in the labour force, 57.5% worked full-time, 29.2% worked part-time and 7.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,585 10.3 253,078 9.1 823,237 11.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,589 10.3 277,755 10.0 658,858 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,698 11.0 279,329 10.0 735,206 10.3 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,919 18.9 569,314 20.4 1,218,448 17.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,672 43.2 1,246,601 44.7 3,262,942 45.6 4,558,678 45.3

In Australia of people who were born in Egypt and who were employed, 43.2% worked 40 hours or more per week and 18.9% worked 35-39 hours per week.

Median age by employment status Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 49 -- 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 51 -- 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

In Australia of people who were born in Egypt the median age for those who were employed full-time was 49, while the median age for those employed part-time was 51.

Occupation, top responses Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly income Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 423 -- 538 -- 597 -- 577 --
Family 1,335 -- 1,485 -- 1,492 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,093 -- 1,245 -- 1,194 -- 1,234 --
Family and Household are determined for the selected country of birth, 'All overseas born' and 'Australian born' by the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner's response to country of birth. See explanatory notes for more information.
 
View the income fact sheet

In Australia of people who were born in Egypt, the personal weekly median income was $423. Family median weekly income was $1,335 and Household median weekly income was $1,093.

Travel to work Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Car 10,871 70.3 1,731,504 62.1 4,810,606 67.3 6,620,838 65.8
Bus or train 1,482 9.6 350,975 12.6 414,430 5.8 772,912 7.7
Other 1,107 7.2 332,981 11.9 701,390 9.8 1,045,825 10.4

In Australia 70.3% of employed people who were born in Egypt, travelled to work on census day by car, while 9.6% travelled by bus or train.

Unpaid work Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 19,783 57.9 3,415,647 68.7 8,587,763 75.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 7,930 23.2 1,373,956 27.6 3,396,260 29.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,016 14.7 512,280 10.3 1,353,534 11.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,890 14.3 735,396 14.8 2,321,102 20.4 3,090,874 17.8

In Australia 57.9% of people who were born in Egypt did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 23.2% cared for a child or children in the two weeks before the census.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,243 18.3 1,045,756 21.0 2,795,136 24.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 7,234 21.2 1,281,818 25.8 3,111,380 27.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,377 9.9 596,319 12.0 1,452,979 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,930 8.6 491,752 9.9 1,228,268 10.8 1,746,196 10.1

In Australia of people who were born in Egypt and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 21.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.6% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly income | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition

For important information on how migrant families are classified, please see the explanatory notes

Family composition Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Couple family without children 6,942 39.1 909,186 39.9 1,204,689 36.4 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 8,665 48.9 1,086,957 47.7 1,421,441 42.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,970 11.1 253,606 11.1 623,185 18.8 901,637 15.9
Other family 155 0.9 30,804 1.4 64,275 1.9 97,722 1.7
 
Families with a child under 5 2,053 11.6 368,079 16.1 629,491 19.0 997,568 17.6
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 5,033 28.4 847,725 37.2 1,401,334 42.3 2,249,060 39.6

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person was born in Egypt and also include households where the reference person was born in Australia, or did not state their country of birth, but had a partner or spouse who was born in Egypt. Of these families, 48.9% were couple families with children, 39.1% were couple families without children and 11.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Families — weekly income
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Families without children 2,085 -- 2,104 -- 2,072 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,501 -- 2,360 -- 2,283 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person was born in Egypt and also include households where the reference person was born in Australia, or did not state their country of birth, but had a partner or spouse who was born in Egypt. Of these families, the median weekly income for families without children was $2,085 and for families with children the median weekly income was $2,501.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families Born in Egypt % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,267 14.5 424,216 21.3 583,765 22.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 634 4.1 78,786 3.9 94,329 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,346 15.0 366,187 18.3 628,451 23.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,551 16.3 351,617 17.6 378,600 14.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,328 8.5 123,282 6.2 125,270 4.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 5,015 32.1 428,908 21.5 451,465 17.2 899,598 19.2
Other 792 5.1 114,131 5.7 173,546 6.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 673 4.3 109,016 5.5 190,703 7.3 314,529 6.7

These statistics are for families in Australia. They are for families where the reference person was born in Egypt and also include households where the reference person was born in Australia, or did not state their country of birth, but had a partner or spouse who was born in Egypt. Of these families, 14.5% of families had both parents working full-time, 15.0% of families had one parent working full-time and one parent working part-time, and 32.1% of families stated that both parents were not working.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | mortgage & rent | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

For important information on how migrant households are classified, please see the explanatory notes

Dwelling structure People born in Egypt % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 17,092 71.2 5,773,803 75.7 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,675 11.1 749,880 9.8 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4,125 17.2 1,033,848 13.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 95 0.4 63,820 0.8 66,666 0.9

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Egypt, 71.2% were a separate house, 17.2% were a flat, unit or apartment, and 11.1% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms People born in Egypt % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 86 0.4 40,817 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 926 3.9 353,399 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,426 18.4 1,452,173 19.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 9,979 41.6 3,331,683 43.7 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 8,024 33.4 2,332,594 30.6 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 574 2.4 117,401 1.5 143,394 1.8

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Egypt, 18.4% had two bedrooms, 41.6% had three bedrooms and 33.4% had four or more bedrooms.

Bedroom Charts
Dwellings — mortgage & rent
Mortgage and rent People born in Egypt % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 9,921 41.3 2,440,739 32.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,107 29.6 2,691,967 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 5,926 24.7 2,265,310 29.7 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 163 0.7 68,118 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 898 3.7 161,933 2.1 195,213 2.5
 
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,965 -- 1,800 -- 1,800 --
Median weekly rent paid 290 -- 286 -- 285 --

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Australia. For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in Egypt, 41.3% were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 24.7% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,965 and the median weekly rent paid was $290.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition People born in Egypt % All birthplace responses % Total %
One family households 18,393 76.9 5,365,562 70.3 5,422,469 69.9
Multiple family households 611 2.6 127,500 1.7 128,147 1.7
Single (or lone) person households 4,319 18.1 1,818,070 23.8 1,888,697 24.3
Group households 584 2.4 316,935 4.2 321,006 4.1

All occupants of a private dwelling complete one census form and are counted as a household. 'People born in Egypt' includes households in Australia where at least one person was born in Egypt. Of those households, 76.9% were one family households and 18.1% were lone person households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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