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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 Indonesia

Code 0 (AUST) by 5202 (BPLP)
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People 63,159
Male 28,038
Female 35,121
Australian citizen 38.1%
Not an Australian citizen 59.7%
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Families 27,483
Couples with children 14,238
Couples without children 9,441
One parent families 2,168
Other families 1,636
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All private dwellings 36,126
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,000
Median weekly rent paid $340
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Total 63,159 -- 5,294,150 -- 15,017,846 -- 21,507,719 --
Male 28,038 44.4 2,593,757 49.0 7,412,598 49.4 10,634,013 49.4
Female 35,121 55.6 2,700,393 51.0 7,605,248 50.6 10,873,706 50.6

In the 2011 Census, there were 63,159 people in Australia who were born in Indonesia. Of these 44.4% were male and 55.6% were female.

Age Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People
0-14 years 4,150 6.6 321,002 6.1 3,640,297 24.2 4,144,025 19.3
15-24 years 11,572 18.3 509,371 9.6 2,205,772 14.7 2,866,475 13.3
25-34 years 17,419 27.6 877,998 16.6 1,912,001 12.7 2,967,018 13.8
35-44 years 11,938 18.9 869,316 16.4 2,028,894 13.5 3,063,014 14.2
45-54 years 6,827 10.8 911,673 17.2 1,878,549 12.5 2,951,545 13.7
55-64 years 6,256 9.9 800,149 15.1 1,565,325 10.4 2,503,360 11.6
65 years and over 4,997 7.9 1,004,641 19.0 1,787,005 11.9 3,012,282 14.0
 
Median age 34 -- 45 -- 33 -- 37 --

Of the population born in Indonesia who usually live in Australia, 6.6% were aged 0 - 14 years and 7.9% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Australia who were born in Indonesia was 34 years.

Registered marital status Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 33,133 56.1 2,928,440 58.9 5,108,631 44.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,177 2.0 153,431 3.1 338,561 3.0 529,281 3.0
Divorced 2,601 4.4 408,625 8.2 950,506 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,748 3.0 302,440 6.1 566,038 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 20,355 34.5 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 Indonesia, 56.1% were married, 2.0% were separated, and 4.4% were divorced.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 40 -- 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

Of people who usually live in Australia and who were born in Indonesia the median age of married people was 40 years. Of people never married, the median age was 24 years.

Education Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Pre-school 247 0.4 21,003 0.4 309,313 2.1 332,843 1.5
Primary 2,186 3.5 167,232 3.2 1,575,657 10.5 1,755,208 8.2
Secondary 2,372 3.8 175,726 3.3 1,149,930 7.7 1,336,043 6.2
University or tertiary institution 8,724 13.8 310,820 5.9 615,500 4.1 932,526 4.3
Technical or further education 2,864 4.5 144,143 2.7 324,322 2.2 473,608 2.2
Other 1,244 2.0 67,731 1.3 92,172 0.6 161,660 0.8
Institution attended, type not stated 1,775 2.8 164,034 3.1 456,866 3.0 1,511,692 7.0
Not attending an educational institution 43,747 69.3 4,243,461 80.2 10,494,086 69.9 15,004,139 69.8
Total 63,159 -- 5,294,150 -- 15,017,846 -- 21,507,719 --

Of the population born in Indonesia who usually live in Australia, 30.7% were attending an educational institution. There were 3.5% in primary school, 3.8% in secondary school and 18.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Year of arrival Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Before 1941 35 0.1 16,681 0.3 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 544 0.9 106,647 2.0 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 1,888 3.0 375,076 7.1 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 1,428 2.3 642,355 12.1 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 3,406 5.4 571,828 10.8 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 7,738 12.3 782,926 14.8 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 15,746 24.9 786,777 14.9 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 10,544 16.7 581,597 11.0 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2011 19,232 30.5 1,190,322 22.5 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 15,017,842 -- -- --

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia, 30.5% arrived in Australia from 2006 - 2011 and 16.7% from 2001 - 2005.

Citizenship Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Australian citizen 24,072 38.1 3,308,898 62.5 14,717,058 98.0 18,261,807 84.9
Not an Australian citizen 37,715 59.7 1,886,266 35.6 61,629 0.4 1,959,288 9.1

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia, 38.1% were Australian citizens.

Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Spouse or partner born overseas 24,813 76.3 2,166,392 70.8 815,212 13.9 3,000,633 33.4
Spouse or partner born in Australia 6,708 20.6 815,212 26.6 4,893,731 83.3 5,724,579 63.8

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia and had a spouse or partner, 76.3% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 20.6% had a spouse or partner born in Australia.

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

Religious Affiliation Charts
English language proficiency Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Speaks English only 10,319 16.3 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 47,127 74.6 2,251,010 42.5 965,711 6.4 3,272,390 15.2
Not well or not at all 4,668 7.4 513,582 9.7 127,514 0.8 655,380 3.0

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia, 16.3% spoke English only at home. A further 74.6% spoke another language but also spoke English very well or well.

People — employment
Employment Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 21,524 56.8 1,815,912 60.9 4,481,393 59.4 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 11,160 29.5 810,164 27.2 2,217,300 29.4 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,954 5.2 163,025 5.5 452,103 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 3,254 8.6 192,530 6.5 398,931 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 37,892 -- 2,981,631 -- 7,549,727 -- 10,658,460 --
 
People aged 15 years and over
Not in the labour force 20,471 34.7 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 Indonesia and who were in the labour force, 56.8% worked full-time, 29.5% worked part-time and 8.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,007 11.6 253,078 9.1 823,237 11.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 4,012 11.6 277,755 10.0 658,858 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,145 9.1 279,329 10.0 735,206 10.3 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 7,896 22.8 569,314 20.4 1,218,448 17.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 13,630 39.3 1,246,601 44.7 3,262,942 45.6 4,558,678 45.3

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia and who were employed, 39.3% worked 40 hours or more per week and 22.8% worked 35-39 hours per week.

Median age by employment status Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 35 -- 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 34 -- 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia the median age for those who were employed full-time was 35, while the median age for those employed part-time was 34.

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

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

Median weekly income Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 505 -- 538 -- 597 -- 577 --
Family 1,461 -- 1,485 -- 1,492 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,386 -- 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 Indonesia, the personal weekly median income was $505. Family median weekly income was $1,461 and Household median weekly income was $1,386.

Travel to work Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Car 17,110 49.4 1,731,504 62.1 4,810,606 67.3 6,620,838 65.8
Bus or train 8,256 23.8 350,975 12.6 414,430 5.8 772,912 7.7
Other 5,444 15.7 332,981 11.9 701,390 9.8 1,045,825 10.4

In Australia 49.4% of employed people who were born in Indonesia, travelled to work on census day by car, while 23.8% travelled by bus or train.

Unpaid work Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 37,674 63.8 3,415,647 68.7 8,587,763 75.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 17,157 29.1 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) 3,622 6.1 512,280 10.3 1,353,534 11.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,567 16.2 735,396 14.8 2,321,102 20.4 3,090,874 17.8

In Australia 63.8% of people who were born in Indonesia did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 29.1% cared for a child or children in the two weeks before the census.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 13,366 22.6 1,045,756 21.0 2,795,136 24.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 13,400 22.7 1,281,818 25.8 3,111,380 27.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,617 9.5 596,319 12.0 1,452,979 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 5,289 9.0 491,752 9.9 1,228,268 10.8 1,746,196 10.1

In Australia of people who were born in Indonesia and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 22.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% 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 Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Couple family without children 9,441 34.4 909,186 39.9 1,204,689 36.4 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 14,238 51.8 1,086,957 47.7 1,421,441 42.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,168 7.9 253,606 11.1 623,185 18.8 901,637 15.9
Other family 1,636 6.0 30,804 1.4 64,275 1.9 97,722 1.7
 
Families with a child under 5 6,224 22.6 368,079 16.1 629,491 19.0 997,568 17.6
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 12,092 44.0 847,725 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 Indonesia 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 Indonesia. Of these families, 51.8% were couple families with children, 34.4% were couple families without children and 7.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Families — weekly income
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Families without children 2,084 -- 2,104 -- 2,072 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,107 -- 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 Indonesia 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 Indonesia. Of these families, the median weekly income for families without children was $2,084 and for families with children the median weekly income was $2,107.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families Born in Indonesia % All overseas born % Australian born % Total %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 5,183 21.9 424,216 21.3 583,765 22.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,033 4.4 78,786 3.9 94,329 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,844 16.2 366,187 18.3 628,451 23.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,679 24.0 351,617 17.6 378,600 14.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,722 7.3 123,282 6.2 125,270 4.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,536 14.9 428,908 21.5 451,465 17.2 899,598 19.2
Other 1,375 5.8 114,131 5.7 173,546 6.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,307 5.5 109,016 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 Indonesia 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 Indonesia. Of these families, 21.9% of families had both parents working full-time, 16.2% of families had one parent working full-time and one parent working part-time, and 14.9% 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 Indonesia % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 20,156 55.8 5,773,803 75.7 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,328 12.0 749,880 9.8 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 11,457 31.7 1,033,848 13.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 137 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 Indonesia, 55.8% were a separate house, 31.7% were a flat, unit or apartment, and 12.0% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms People born in Indonesia % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 415 1.1 40,817 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 2,435 6.7 353,399 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 9,501 26.3 1,452,173 19.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 12,958 35.9 3,331,683 43.7 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 10,327 28.6 2,332,594 30.6 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 490 1.4 117,401 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 Indonesia, 26.3% had two bedrooms, 35.9% had three bedrooms and 28.6% had four or more bedrooms.

Bedroom Charts
Dwellings — mortgage & rent
Mortgage and rent People born in Indonesia % All birthplace responses % Total %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 9,012 24.9 2,440,739 32.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 13,187 36.5 2,691,967 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 13,026 36.1 2,265,310 29.7 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 229 0.6 68,118 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 672 1.9 161,933 2.1 195,213 2.5
 
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,000 -- 1,800 -- 1,800 --
Median weekly rent paid 340 -- 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 Indonesia, 24.9% were owned outright, 36.5% were owned with a mortgage and 36.1% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000 and the median weekly rent paid was $340.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition People born in Indonesia % All birthplace responses % Total %
One family households 26,901 75.5 5,365,562 70.3 5,422,469 69.9
Multiple family households 1,132 3.2 127,500 1.7 128,147 1.7
Single (or lone) person households 4,546 12.8 1,818,070 23.8 1,888,697 24.3
Group households 3,048 8.6 316,935 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 Indonesia' includes households in Australia where at least one person was born in Indonesia. Of those households, 75.5% were one family households and 12.8% 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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