The ‘typical’ Australian person has been revealed, based on last year’s Census data.
Her name is Claire, she’s 38 years old, and has changed quite a lot from the typical Australian created from way back in 1911, when the first Census was taken.
He was a 24 year old male, but didn’t have a name. Let’s call him John, considering that was the most popular boys name of the time.
(How boring… we were hoping it would be something like Engelbert)
Interestingly, the ‘typical’ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is also female, but she’s a fair bit younger, 23 years old, in actual fact.
The Census also tells us the ‘typical’ Aussie is married with two children, completed Year 12 and lives in a three bedroom house with two motor vehicles. Except for West Aussies, who apparently are more likely to live in a 4 bedroom house. Must be all the space?
Here’s a nice little snapshot of most of the ‘important’ points
- The 'Typical' Australian’s median age is 38
- She’s female
- She was born in Australia and so were both of her parents
- She speaks English at home, and comes from English stock
- She’s married with children, two in fact
- She completed year 12 or an equivalent
- She does between 5 to 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week
- There’s two motor vehicles in the household
- Her house has three bedrooms, and although she owns it, she’s paying off a mortgage
The ABS released a video that sums it all up quite nicely.
Written by: @dantheinternut