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  1. The Pom Queen

    The typical Australian

    The 2016 Census has delivered its first insight, revealing what characteristics make up the 'typical Australian'. According to the ABS, the typical Australian is: 38 years old female born in Australia of English ancestry married living in a couple family with two children in a house with three bedrooms and has two motor vehicles The description of the 'typical Australian' is based on the most common responses to last year’s Census. The 2011 Census data showed the 'average Australian' was a 37-year-old woman, living with her husband and two children in a three bedroom house in a suburb of one of Australia's capital cities. This interactive explores the diversity of Australian suburbia via ancestry, age, food, religion and birthplace data. Find out how your suburb ranks against the rest of Australia and which suburbs are the most diverse. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/interactive/how-diverse-is-my-suburb?cid=inbody:census-2016-the-new-typical-australian-revealed In the 2016 Census the 'typical person' varies from state to state - the average Tasmanian is the oldest at 42 years, while the average person from the Northern Territory is the youngest at 34. The ‘typical’ home in Tasmania and New South Wales is owned outright, while the ‘typical’ Northern Territory home is rented. In 2006, the ‘typical’ Australian home was owned outright. The 'typical' migrant was from England, but the 'typical' migrants in each state come from a range of countries -the average in Queensland was born in New Zealand, in Victoria it's India-born, and in New South Wales it's China Dr Amanda Elliot, form the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney, said she understood why the ABS produced this information, but she argued the 'typical Australian' doesn’t reveal very much about the ordinary Australian experience in everyday life. "It’s fairly meaningless to ordinary people, and it’s fairly meaningless statistically as well,” she said. "The idea of what’s typical really masks our rich diversity, it masks the quite extraordinary multiculturalism, it renders all of that invisible." CENSUS FALLOUT Michael Turkic and William Uy Vu Le are a couple from Lidcombe, in NSW, and say they share the same pressures and stresses of a 'typical' couple. “When people ask me what makes us a typical Australian family or couple, we say the same things that make you a typical family - we have got children to look after,” Mr Turkic said. “We are putting a child through university, we have to worry about the rent, the mortgage the phone bills, the pick-ups and drop offs. “Regardless of the coupling or sexuality you’re in, they're the things that affect us every day." Mr Uy Vu Le also has total hearing loss, one of a group that represents just 0.1 per cent of the population. “For me, to be a typical Australian is to be exposed to a multicultural society from an early age and to be exposed to a diverse range of Australians from a diverse range of backgrounds,” he said. "It’s not just one type of Australian anymore.” Blue Mountains resident Julie Brett, one of 1048 followers of Druidism or Druidry at the 2011 Census, said her religion is not mainstream "but it is a spirituality I feel a lot of people would be drawn to because of the beauty of nature”. "I think a typical Australian's beliefs are diverse and really difficult to explain in a one question answer,” she said. The next ABS Census release, due on June 27, will include datasets for small population groups and small geographic areas, such as suburbs.
  2. brideycollette

    Pet Census 2011 in AU

    Thought this maybe of interest to a few people With the 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics Human Census having just recently taken place, we have decided to ask the nation our own set of questions for our pet community. We are pleased to carry out Australia’s first ever comprehensive pet census - Pet Census 2011. Pet Census 2011 seeks to explore four main areas relating to human-animal relationship, namely, health, finance, social relations and family life. Whilst Australians are already known to be a nation of animal lovers, the findings may show that pets actually play their part in a 'big society' with proof that pets make us more compassionate, happier, healthier and more sociable.:wubclub: You can still do it till NOV 6TH they have extended the date Pet census Brides x
  3. Guest

    Scots in Oz and the Census

    Australia still fails to recognise Scots as a language (even though most of the Northern Hemisphere does). It is not a dialect but a language. So on Census day, if you are Scottish and speak Scots (words such as wee for little or wean for children, or sweeties instead of lollies) then put Scots as one of your languages. Technically I speak Scots as my 1st language, English as my 2nd and Gaelic as my third (then there is French as well but not spoken at home).
  4. tisme


    Don't forget it's census night in Oz tonight. It is compulsory for everyone, and you can get fined for not participating.
  5. What do you think of giving away your life story for the sake of knowing how many people live in the UK? What qualifications do you have? None if I stay on Poms in Oz as much as I do! How many hours do you work? Well if you dont tell the Tax Man this information Im sure youre not going to tell the stranger on your doorstep! What is your Ethnicity? I havent decided on this one yet. Im thinking I may be half Chinese/half Red Indian this time. Last Census I was a different Nationality :cute: Who stayed at your house overnight on the 27th March? :shocked: I bet this question catches out more people than when Google went around filming through everybody's windows :shocked::biglaugh: What is your Religion? Of course, Jedi :wubclub:
  6. rockola57

    Uk census search

    Hi, Has anyone done this?What site do you use?Any info greatly appreciated,Family History etc.Thanks.:biggrin: