2011 QuickStats Country of Birth

Census - all people - usual residents

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People in Australia who were born in Sudan

Code 0 (AUST) by 4105 (BPLP)
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People 19,370
Male 9,836
Female 9,534
Australian citizen 73.8%
Not an Australian citizen 21.2%
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Families 6,246
Couples with children 3,381
Couples without children 636
One parent families 2,035
Other families 194
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All private dwellings 7,894
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,972
Median weekly rent paid $270
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Total 19,370 -- 5,294,150 -- 15,017,846 -- 21,507,719 --
Male 9,836 50.8 2,593,757 49.0 7,412,598 49.4 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,534 49.2 2,700,393 51.0 7,605,248 50.6 10,873,706 50.6

In the 2011 Census, there were 19,370 people in Australia who were born in Sudan. Of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female.

Age Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People
0-14 years 3,314 17.1 321,002 6.1 3,640,297 24.2 4,144,025 19.3
15-24 years 4,907 25.3 509,371 9.6 2,205,772 14.7 2,866,475 13.3
25-34 years 4,303 22.2 877,998 16.6 1,912,001 12.7 2,967,018 13.8
35-44 years 3,428 17.7 869,316 16.4 2,028,894 13.5 3,063,014 14.2
45-54 years 1,949 10.1 911,673 17.2 1,878,549 12.5 2,951,545 13.7
55-64 years 843 4.4 800,149 15.1 1,565,325 10.4 2,503,360 11.6
65 years and over 626 3.2 1,004,641 19.0 1,787,005 11.9 3,012,282 14.0
 
Median age 28 -- 45 -- 33 -- 37 --

Of the population born in Sudan who usually live in Australia, 17.1% were aged 0 - 14 years and 3.2% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Australia who were born in Sudan was 28 years.

Registered marital status Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,019 43.7 2,928,440 58.9 5,108,631 44.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,219 7.6 153,431 3.1 338,561 3.0 529,281 3.0
Divorced 545 3.4 408,625 8.2 950,506 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 702 4.4 302,440 6.1 566,038 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,571 40.9 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 Sudan, 43.7% were married, 7.6% were separated, and 3.4% were divorced.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 38 -- 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 37 -- 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 42 -- 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 51 -- 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 21 -- 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

Of people who usually live in Australia and who were born in Sudan the median age of married people was 38 years. Of people never married, the median age was 21 years.

Education Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Pre-school 37 0.2 21,003 0.4 309,313 2.1 332,843 1.5
Primary 1,734 9.0 167,232 3.2 1,575,657 10.5 1,755,208 8.2
Secondary 2,540 13.1 175,726 3.3 1,149,930 7.7 1,336,043 6.2
University or tertiary institution 1,612 8.3 310,820 5.9 615,500 4.1 932,526 4.3
Technical or further education 2,552 13.2 144,143 2.7 324,322 2.2 473,608 2.2
Other 594 3.1 67,731 1.3 92,172 0.6 161,660 0.8
Institution attended, type not stated 2,131 11.0 164,034 3.1 456,866 3.0 1,511,692 7.0
Not attending an educational institution 8,170 42.2 4,243,461 80.2 10,494,086 69.9 15,004,139 69.8
Total 19,370 -- 5,294,150 -- 15,017,846 -- 21,507,719 --

Of the population born in Sudan who usually live in Australia, 57.8% were attending an educational institution. There were 9.0% in primary school, 13.1% in secondary school and 21.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Year of arrival Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Before 1941 8 0.0 16,681 0.3 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 6 0.0 106,647 2.0 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 42 0.2 375,076 7.1 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 222 1.1 642,355 12.1 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 264 1.4 571,828 10.8 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 454 2.3 782,926 14.8 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 2,799 14.5 786,777 14.9 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 9,785 50.5 581,597 11.0 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2011 4,870 25.1 1,190,322 22.5 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 15,017,842 -- -- --

In Australia of people who were born in Sudan, 25.1% arrived in Australia from 2006 - 2011 and 50.5% from 2001 - 2005.

Citizenship Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Australian citizen 14,295 73.8 3,308,898 62.5 14,717,058 98.0 18,261,807 84.9
Not an Australian citizen 4,099 21.2 1,886,266 35.6 61,629 0.4 1,959,288 9.1

In Australia of people who were born in Sudan, 73.8% were Australian citizens.

Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Spouse or partner born overseas 6,148 93.3 2,166,392 70.8 815,212 13.9 3,000,633 33.4
Spouse or partner born in Australia 282 4.3 815,212 26.6 4,893,731 83.3 5,724,579 63.8

In Australia of people who were born in Sudan and had a spouse or partner, 93.3% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 4.3% had a spouse or partner born in Australia.

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

Religious Affiliation Charts
English language proficiency Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Speaks English only 1,116 5.8 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 14,548 75.1 2,251,010 42.5 965,711 6.4 3,272,390 15.2
Not well or not at all 3,089 15.9 513,582 9.7 127,514 0.8 655,380 3.0

In Australia of people who were born in Sudan, 5.8% spoke English only at home. A further 75.1% spoke another language but also spoke English very well or well.

People — employment
Employment Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,992 39.9 1,815,912 60.9 4,481,393 59.4 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,014 26.8 810,164 27.2 2,217,300 29.4 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 592 7.9 163,025 5.5 452,103 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,903 25.4 192,530 6.5 398,931 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,501 -- 2,981,631 -- 7,549,727 -- 10,658,460 --
 
People aged 15 years and over
Not in the labour force 7,814 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 Sudan and who were in the labour force, 39.9% worked full-time, 26.8% worked part-time and 25.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 756 13.5 253,078 9.1 823,237 11.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 568 10.1 277,755 10.0 658,858 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 690 12.3 279,329 10.0 735,206 10.3 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,412 25.2 569,314 20.4 1,218,448 17.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,585 28.3 1,246,601 44.7 3,262,942 45.6 4,558,678 45.3

In Australia of people who were born in Sudan and who were employed, 28.3% worked 40 hours or more per week and 25.2% worked 35-39 hours per week.

Median age by employment status Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 34 -- 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

In Australia of people who were born in Sudan the median age for those who were employed full-time was 36, while the median age for those employed part-time was 34.

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

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

Median weekly income Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 294 -- 538 -- 597 -- 577 --
Family 805 -- 1,485 -- 1,492 -- 1,481 --
Household 814 -- 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 Sudan, the personal weekly median income was $294. Family median weekly income was $805 and Household median weekly income was $814.

Travel to work Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Car 3,793 67.8 1,731,504 62.1 4,810,606 67.3 6,620,838 65.8
Bus or train 691 12.3 350,975 12.6 414,430 5.8 772,912 7.7
Other 435 7.8 332,981 11.9 701,390 9.8 1,045,825 10.4

In Australia 67.8% of employed people who were born in Sudan, travelled to work on census day by car, while 12.3% travelled by bus or train.

Unpaid work Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,601 47.3 3,415,647 68.7 8,587,763 75.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,237 32.6 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) 1,993 12.4 512,280 10.3 1,353,534 11.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,004 12.5 735,396 14.8 2,321,102 20.4 3,090,874 17.8

In Australia 47.3% of people who were born in Sudan did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 32.6% cared for a child or children in the two weeks before the census.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,833 17.6 1,045,756 21.0 2,795,136 24.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,377 14.8 1,281,818 25.8 3,111,380 27.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,044 6.5 596,319 12.0 1,452,979 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,348 8.4 491,752 9.9 1,228,268 10.8 1,746,196 10.1

In Australia of people who were born in Sudan and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 14.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.4% 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 Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Couple family without children 636 10.2 909,186 39.9 1,204,689 36.4 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,381 54.1 1,086,957 47.7 1,421,441 42.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,035 32.6 253,606 11.1 623,185 18.8 901,637 15.9
Other family 194 3.1 30,804 1.4 64,275 1.9 97,722 1.7
 
Families with a child under 5 3,042 48.7 368,079 16.1 629,491 19.0 997,568 17.6
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 4,681 74.9 847,725 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 Sudan 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 Sudan. Of these families, 54.1% were couple families with children, 10.2% were couple families without children and 32.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Families — weekly income
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Families without children 1,991 -- 2,104 -- 2,072 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,727 -- 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 Sudan 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 Sudan. Of these families, the median weekly income for families without children was $1,991 and for families with children the median weekly income was $1,727.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families Born in Sudan % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 332 8.3 424,216 21.3 583,765 22.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 108 2.7 78,786 3.9 94,329 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 375 9.3 366,187 18.3 628,451 23.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 869 21.6 351,617 17.6 378,600 14.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 464 11.5 123,282 6.2 125,270 4.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,224 30.4 428,908 21.5 451,465 17.2 899,598 19.2
Other 255 6.3 114,131 5.7 173,546 6.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 396 9.8 109,016 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 Sudan 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 Sudan. Of these families, 8.3% of families had both parents working full-time, 9.3% of families had one parent working full-time and one parent working part-time, and 30.4% 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 Sudan % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,998 63.3 5,773,803 75.7 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,022 12.9 749,880 9.8 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,841 23.3 1,033,848 13.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 21 0.3 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 Sudan, 63.3% were a separate house, 23.3% were a flat, unit or apartment, and 12.9% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms People born in Sudan % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 75 1.0 40,817 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 315 4.0 353,399 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,607 20.4 1,452,173 19.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,136 39.7 3,331,683 43.7 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,348 29.7 2,332,594 30.6 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 413 5.2 117,401 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 Sudan, 20.4% had two bedrooms, 39.7% had three bedrooms and 29.7% had four or more bedrooms.

Bedroom Charts
Dwellings — mortgage & rent
Mortgage and rent People born in Sudan % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 546 6.9 2,440,739 32.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,443 18.3 2,691,967 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 5,396 68.4 2,265,310 29.7 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 34 0.4 68,118 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 475 6.0 161,933 2.1 195,213 2.5
 
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,972 -- 1,800 -- 1,800 --
Median weekly rent paid 270 -- 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 Sudan, 6.9% were owned outright, 18.3% were owned with a mortgage and 68.4% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,972 and the median weekly rent paid was $270.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition People born in Sudan % All birthplace responses % Total %
One family households 6,388 82.0 5,365,562 70.3 5,422,469 69.9
Multiple family households 268 3.4 127,500 1.7 128,147 1.7
Single (or lone) person households 785 10.1 1,818,070 23.8 1,888,697 24.3
Group households 351 4.5 316,935 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 Sudan' includes households in Australia where at least one person was born in Sudan. Of those households, 82.0% were one family households and 10.1% 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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