The first results from 2016’s absolute wreck of a census have arrived, revealing a truth that’s far less dramatic than how the data was collected: the average Australian sounds an awful lot like your mate’s mum.
— Census Australia (@ABSCensus) April 11, 2017
Some interesting things happen when you have a look at data for individual states. For example, the typical Western Australian is a 37-year-old man, and the go-to Northern Territorian is younger still at 34.
Patterns of migration are also a wee bit different between jurisdictions. The average migrant to Queensland is a Kiwi. In New South Wales, they’re Chinese. Down in Victoria, they’re Indian. All other states still field more English migrants than those of any other nationality. Also, the number of Aussies born overseas is increasing.
Source: Australian Bureau Of Statistics.
Photo: Kath & Kim / ABC.