2016 Census reveals how ‘average Aussie’ looks

11 Apr 2017

It’s not Paul Hogan, nor Tony Abbott and it sure as daylight isn’t a rugged bushman.

The first glimpse at census data collected last year has revealed the typical Australian is a 38-year-old married mother of two who lives in a three-bedroom house, which she owns with a mortgage.

Both her parents were born in Australia and have English ancestry.


The Australian April 11, 2017 by  

Social Affairs reporter