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The "typical" South Australian, as revealed by the census


The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the first insights from its troubled 2016 census, and it shows the “typical” South Australian is getting older.

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The census shows the typical South Australian in 2016 was a 40-year-old woman, a year older than the typical South Australian in 2011, and two years older than in 2006.

She was born in Australia, of English ancestry, and speaks English at home.

Like the typical Australian, the typical South Australian is married and lives with her partner and two children.

Her home has three bedrooms and the family owns two motor vehicles.

The “typical” South Australian home is under mortgage, as it was in 2011. Back in 2006, however, the typical local owned their home outright.

She has completed Year 12, and does between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week.

According to the ABS, this typical South Australian’s parents were both born in Australia.

The typical Australian is also a woman, but is 38 years old – reflecting South Australia’s older age profile.

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More data on the 2016 census will be released in June.

On the night of the census, the ABS website crashed after “denial of service” attacks from hackers.




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