New Census data reveals the ‘typical’ Aussie

Thanks to the 2016 Census Data collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, we now know what the ‘typical’ Aussie looks like – and no, it’s not Hugh Jackman!

According to the data, which was released to the public today, the typical Australian is a 38-year-old woman who is married with two children.

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


The ‘typical’ Australian lives in a three bedroom house, which she owns with a mortgage, and has two cars in her household.

Both her parents were born in Australia and have English ancestry, however the ‘typical’ person from New South Wales, Victoria or Western Australia now has at least one parent who was born overseas.

Interestingly, the ‘typical’ migrant in Australia was born in England and is 44 years old. There are differences between the states, however. The ‘typical’ migrant in Queensland was born in New Zealand. In Victoria, they’re born in India. And in New South Wales, it’s China.

A decade ago, the ‘typical’ Australian would have been a year younger.