2016 Data in pictures

Canberra

People in Canberra

Total number of people: 396,857

Number of Females: 50.8%

Number of Males: 49.2%

Household Income - Average weekly (gross)

Total income in 2011: $1,920

Total income in 2016: $2,070

Top 5 countries of birth

  1. Born in Australia 68.0%
  2. England 3.2%
  3. China 2.9%
  4. India 2.6%
  5. New Zealand 1.2%

Age

  1. 0-14 years old 18.8%
  2. 15-64 years old 68.6%
  3. Greater than 65 years old 12.6%

Household composition

Average people per household: 2.5 (based on 2016 values for Australia)

Dwellings

  1. Owned outright 27.0%
  2. Mortgage 38.4%
  3. Rented 31.8%
People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Male 195,432 49.2 195,739 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 201,425 50.8 201,653 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 6,476 1.6 6,508 1.6 649,171 2.8
Age Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median age 35 -- 35 -- 38 --
0-4 years 26,782 6.7 26,795 6.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 25,428 6.4 25,451 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 22,234 5.6 22,235 5.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 24,468 6.2 24,507 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 31,354 7.9 31,430 7.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 32,426 8.2 32,488 8.2 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 33,587 8.5 33,631 8.5 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 30,131 7.6 30,193 7.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 28,167 7.1 28,216 7.1 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 26,524 6.7 26,556 6.7 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 24,387 6.1 24,433 6.1 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 22,320 5.6 22,357 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 19,110 4.8 19,144 4.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 17,265 4.4 17,285 4.3 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 12,157 3.1 12,168 3.1 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 8,520 2.1 8,519 2.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 5,834 1.5 5,839 1.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 6,155 1.6 6,158 1.5 486,842 2.1
Country of birth Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 269,682 68.0 270,033 68.0 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses
England12,7393.212,7573.2907,5703.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)11,3342.911,3512.9509,5552.2
India10,4052.610,4142.6455,3891.9
New Zealand4,7221.24,7341.2518,4662.2
Philippines3,7891.03,7981.0232,3861.0
Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Personal 1,000 -- 998 -- 662 --
Family 2,445 -- 2,445 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,070 -- 2,070 -- 1,438 --
Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 301 0.2 301 0.2 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 10,198 7.1 10,198 7.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 21,301 14.9 21,301 14.9 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 56,674 39.7 56,674 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 51,557 36.1 51,557 36.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 2,637 1.8 2,637 1.8 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Owned outright 38,555 27.0 38,555 27.0 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 54,832 38.4 54,832 38.4 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 45,346 31.8 45,346 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 952 0.7 952 0.7 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 2,984 2.1 2,984 2.1 224,869 2.7
LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 27/06/2017

Please note that there are small random adjustments made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from table totals. 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: 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