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Australia 2011 Census Demographic Breakdown:

June 20, 2012

The following table is a profile of Australia’s demographic indicators from the 2011 Census released in Canberra today.

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People                                2011 Census    %   2006 Census     %
Total                                  21,507,717  n/a     19,855,290  n/a
Male                                   10,634,013  49.4     9,799,249  49.4
Female                                 10,873,704  50.6    10,056,041  50.6
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander         548,369   2.5       455,026   2.3
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Age                                   2011 Census    %   2006 Census     %
0-4 years                               1,421,050   6.6     1,260,406   6.3
5-9 years                               1,351,921   6.3     1,308,866   6.6
10-14 years                             1,371,054   6.4     1,367,942   6.9
15-19 years                             1,405,798   6.5     1,356,906   6.8
20-24 years                             1,460,673   6.8     1,347,362   6.8
25-29 years                             1,513,236   7.0     1,276,924   6.4
30-34 years                             1,453,775   6.8     1,399,471   7.0
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Age                                   2011 Census    %   2006 Census     %
35-39 years                             1,520,138   7.1     1,466,187   7.4
40-44 years                             1,542,879   7.2     1,471,660   7.4
45-49 years                             1,504,142   7.0     1,446,730   7.3
50-54 years                             1,447,404   6.7     1,315,788   6.6
55-59 years                             1,297,244   6.0     1,234,598   6.2
60-64 years                             1,206,116   5.6       958,079   4.8
65-69 years                               919,319   4.3       757,385   3.8
70-74 years                               708,090   3.3       616,052   3.1
75-79 years                               545,263   2.5       543,604   2.7
80-84 years                               436,936   2.0       404,478   2.0
85 years and over                         402,681   1.9       322,849   1.6
Median age                                     37  n/a             37  n/a
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Registered marital status             2011 Census    %   2006 Census     %
People aged 15 years and over
Married                                 8,461,114  48.7     7,900,685  49.6
Separated                                 529,280   3.0       495,059   3.1
Divorced                                1,460,899   8.4     1,306,916   8.2
Widowed                                   949,634   5.5       936,815   5.9
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Registered marital status             2011 Census    %   2006 Census     %
People aged 15 years and over
Never married                           5,962,769  34.3     5,278,605  33.2
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Education                             2011 Census    %   2006 Census     %
Pre-school                                332,844   5.1       307,817   4.9
Primary - Government                    1,181,787  18.2     1,174,546  18.9
Primary - Catholic                        359,062   5.5       336,732   5.4
Primary - Other Non Government            214,359   3.3       185,520   3.0
Secondary - Government                    774,074  11.9       764,826  12.3
Secondary - Catholic                      307,142   4.7       280,789   4.5
Secondary - Other Non Government          254,828   3.9       229,530   3.7
Technical/further education institution   473,606   7.3       428,026   6.9
University or tertiary institution        932,524  14.3       745,444  12.0
Other                                     161,660   2.5       127,987   2.1
Not Stated                              1,511,694  23.2     1,640,295  26.4
Total                                   6,503,580  n/a      6,221,512  n/a
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Ancestry top responses                2011 Census    %   2006 Census     %
English                                 7,238,533  25.9     6,283,647  24.7
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Ancestry top responses                2011 Census    %   2006 Census     %
Australian                              7,098,486  25.4     7,371,823  29.0
Irish                                   2,087,758   7.5     1,803,736   7.1
Scottish                                1,792,622   6.4     1,501,200   5.9
Italian                                   916,121   3.3       852,421   3.3
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Country of birth                      2011 Census    %   2006 Census     %
Australia                              15,017,847  69.8    14,072,945  70.9
Other top responses
England                                   911,593   4.2       856,939   4.3
New Zealand                               483,398   2.2       389,465   2.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)          318,969   1.5       206,588   1.0
India                                     295,362   1.4       147,106   0.7
Italy                                     185,402   0.9       199,124   1.0
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Birthplace of parents                 2011 Census    %   2006 Census     %
Both parents born overseas              6,876,586  34.3     5,868,729  32.0
Father only born overseas               1,407,270   7.0     1,299,784   7.1
Mother only born overseas                 989,220   4.9       879,691   4.8
Both parents born in Australia         10,757,087  53.7    10,282,282  56.1
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Religious affiliation top responses   2011 Census    %   2006 Census     %
Catholic                                5,439,268  25.3     5,126,885  25.8
No Religion                             4,796,787  22.3     3,706,553  18.7
Anglican                                3,679,907  17.1     3,718,248  18.7
Uniting Church                          1,065,795   5.0     1,135,427   5.7
Presbyterian and Reformed                 599,515   2.8       596,667   3.0
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Language (other than English)         2011 Census    %   2006 Census     %
Mandarin                                  336,410   1.6       220,604   1.1
Italian                                   299,834   1.4       316,894   1.6
Arabic                                    287,174   1.3       243,662   1.2
Cantonese                                 263,673   1.2       244,558   1.2
Greek                                     252,217   1.2       252,227   1.3
English only spoken at home            16,509,291  76.8    15,581,334  78.5
Households where two or more            1,579,946  20.4     1,267,797  17.7
languages are spoken
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics



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